Posted by romeethredge on July 16, 2015
Ultra late soybeans after corn are being planted now and getting them in early will help yields. Here are some links to past information I’ve posted about this subject.
Ultra Late Soybeans Tour Review and Slide Show
Ultra late Soybeans
30 inch Ultra Late Soybeans
Ultra Late Soybean Harvest Going Strong
Ultra Late Soybeans Attractive to Caterpillars
Ultra Late Soybeans – Water Critical
Ultra Late Soybeans after Corn
Here’s some good information from UGA Soybean and Cotton Scientist, Dr. Jared Whittaker, concerning Ultra Late soybeans. Some of these charts represent only one year of data and so we know we could get different results if averaged over several years however it’s still good information and these results follow what we’ve experienced.
It’s important to know that in some years we don’t get these yields. Weather affects this a lot.
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Posted by romeethredge on July 10, 2015
Nematodes can be a problem for many of our crops including soybeans. Here’s some brought in to me this week with a real problem. You can see the leaves showing the stress and nutrient deficiencies due to the impaired root system.
Now, in looking at the roots you can see the Nitrogen fixing nodules, these are good, they are stuck to the side of the root. What we don’t want to see is the root swelling and knoting that we see, too. Most of what’s toward the top are nodules and nematode damage towards the bottom.
Here my finger is behind some of the good nodules.
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Posted by romeethredge on June 26, 2015
The Georgia Soybean News is a good update from our Commodity commission for Soybean. We need our commodity commissions and they all do very good work to promote our crops. Click the link here to read the full report.
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Posted by romeethredge on February 2, 2015
Soybean/Small Grain Expo is this Thursday in Perry, Ga, and it’s always a good meeting.There’s a $20 registration fee. Email Billy Skaggs for more information. email@example.com
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Posted by romeethredge on January 9, 2015
We have four agricultural production meetings planned here in Donalsonville. We will meet at the Lions Hall for these educational programs. Go ahead and put these on your calendar and we look forward to seeing you there. Pesticide applicator credit will be given.
Call or email our office if you plan to come so we can make plans. 229-524-2326 or firstname.lastname@example.org
January 28 – Peanut Production Meeting
11:00a.m. Donalsonville Lions Hall , Lunch Served
Speakers:Dr. Scott Montfort, UGA Extension Peanut Scientist
Dr. Nathan Smith, UGA Extension Ag Economist (by Video uplink)
January 29 – Cotton Production Meeting
12:00 noon Donalsonville Lions Hall , Lunch Served
Speakers:Dr. Jared Whittaker , UGA Extension Agronomist
Dr. Phillip Roberts, UGA Extension Entomologist
Soybean Production will be discussed after Cotton
February 16 – Corn Production Meeting
8:00a.m Seminole/Miller Counties in Donalsonville, Breakfast Served
Speakers: Dr. Dewey Lee, UGA Extension Grains Scientist
Dr. Nathan Smith, UGA Extension Economist
Dr. John Bernard, UGA (Silage)
February 26 – Weed Control Meeting
12:00 Noon Seminole/Miller Counties in Donalsonville, Lunch Served
Speakers: Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Extension Weed Science
Dr. Stanley Culpepper, UGA Extension Weed Scientist
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Posted by romeethredge on December 4, 2014
I was impressed with the first edition of the Ga Soybean Commodity Commission newsletter, that recently came out. It is very informative. If you would like to be added to their list to receive the newsletter then email Billy Skaggs and ask to get on the list.
Billy Skaggs,Executive Secretary,Georgia Soybean Commodity Commission
Greg Mims, Seminole County Farmer, is the Chairman of the Georgia Commodity Commission for soybeans.
Georgia’s soybean farmers collectively invest a portion of their revenue to fund research and promotion efforts. This collective investment is called a check-off. The soybean check-off is a nationwide effort supported entirely by soybean farmers with individual contributions of 0.5 percent of the market price per bushel sold each season. If my figuring is correct that’s 5 cents per bushel if beans are $10.
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Posted by romeethredge on November 14, 2014
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Posted by romeethredge on October 30, 2014
Some of our soybeans that were planted at the regular time, our best planting dates are May 15th to June 15th, are getting mature and harvest has begun.
The Ultra Late soybeans planted after corn harvest are turning yellow and are getting very close to done for the year. Here’s a photo of some and you can see that the pods are full so that is a good sign.
Here’s some of the earlier planted soybeans that are ready for harvest as the seeds have dried down. To be considered dry for no deducts when you sell them, soybeans need to be at 13.5 % moisture.
If you have drying capabilities you can harvest soybeans at 20% moisture and dry them down. If you plan to store soybeans in a bin they should be dried on down to 10% moisture.
Here’s the comparison of the two ages in the field.
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Posted by romeethredge on October 24, 2014
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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Posted by romeethredge on August 27, 2014
Downy mildew of soybean is being found now in most all the fields I go into at low levels. Downy mildew is easily identified as yellow spots on leaves with a characteristic tuft of fungal growth on the underside of each spot. One may need to look carefully to see the fungal growth, which is typically a grey color.
Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Scientist says, “The University of Georgia typically does not recommend spraying fungicides for control of downy mildew because a) the disease is not believed to cause significant yield losses, and b) our fungicides for control of soybean diseases less effective against that type of fungus.”
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