Seminole Crop E News

Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Soybeans yellow and Dropping leaves

Posted by romeethredge on October 24, 2014

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Here’s a pivot that has full season soybeans on the left side. On the right a crop of field corn was grown and then these Ultra late soybeans were planted and they are still green and growing strong. The beans that were planted early are turning yellow and dropping leaves as they approach maturity.

I’ve had questions lately about irrigation termination on soybeans. You are generally safe to terminate irrigation if you have good soil moisture when the seeds fill the pods and the pods start to change to the yellow color in the top 4 nodes of the plant. Mississippi State has a good blog post concerning this subject.  Soybean Irrigation Termination

Some full season soybeans will be harvested soon. These warm days will help finish out the season for the Ultra late planted soybeans.

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One Response to “Soybeans yellow and Dropping leaves”

  1. […] Ag Agent Rome Ethredge posted about irrigation termination on Seminole Crop E-News saying, You are generally safe to terminate irrigation if you have good soil moisture when the seeds […]

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