Management strategies to improve yield and profitability in soybean under different planting dates
Sustainable Production
Abiotic stressAgricultureLand Use Water supply
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Maninder Singh, Michigan State University
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Brief Project Summary:

Earlier planting in soybean in combination with genetic improvement has provided a synergistic increase in on-farm soybean yields in the Midwestern U.S. In addition, recent changes in weather patterns (e.g. early onset of spring) might allow for an earlier planting in northern states like Michigan, as well as cause delay in planting (e.g. wet spring). However, limited research has been conducted on management strategies to maximize yield as well as profitability in soybean planted at various times during the growing season. Selection of maturity group, seeding rate, and application of seed treatment are some of the management strategies that could vary based on planting time and help improve...

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#environmental stress
Information And Results
Final Project Results

Optimum planting date is important for higher soybean yield, quality and profit.
Selection of longer maturity group for early planted soybean.
Seeding rate is low as 90,000 seeds/acre had no significant effect on net return.
Response to higher seeding rate under late planting conditions.
Benefits from seed treatment were limited to stand improvements.

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