Seminole Crop E News

Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Adam’s Soybeans

Posted by romeethredge on October 27, 2015

Dryland or you could say rainfed soybeans are a risky proposition especially in sandy soil. Soybeans need water when they need it for a good crop. Dryland yields in Georgia range from 5 to sometimes 50 bushels per acre and the main reason for this variation is water. Drought during the critical fruiting period really hurts yield.

Local grower, Adam Hopkins, grew some pretty good soybeans this year without irrigation as you can see here. He will harvest them next week when it dries off.

He said he got rain at the right times, on some fields.

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