Manage in-season potassium deficiency in soybean plants.
The soybean planting progress in Louisiana is slower than normal due to cool, wet conditions. Some acres have been damaged by slugs.
2021 Louisiana soybean planting beginning about a week behind. Cold front causes little to no damage.
The first planting of a planting date trial was sown at the Dean Lee Research Station on March 22, 2021.
Soybean plants have the ability to fix nitrogen, however, the seed should be inoculated with Bradyrhizobium japonicum bacteria.
The Louisiana soybean crop suffered light to severe lodging across the state as a result of hurricane Laura.
The LSU AgCenter collaborates with soybean producers to evaluate soybean varieties directly on farms in the Core-block demonstration trials.
To join the commodity text group for soybean, send a text message to 81010 with @lasoybean in the body of the message.
LSU AgCenter conducts 2020 Official Variety Trial to test 158 varieties in seven locations across the state.
In normal years, even in good environmental conditions, soybean plants will lose over half of the fertilized flowers or pods.
The damage to soybean plants due to flooding depends on several factors including the plant’s growth stage, the duration of the flood, and other conditions.
As of June 28, a total of 72% of the Louisiana soybean crop was blooming and 30% was setting pods.
A deficiency in potassium can limit yield potential by more than 50% in soybean plants if not corrected.
The 2020 soybean planting season in Louisiana nears completion as the planting progress reached 98% by the week ending on June 14.
Louisiana soybean producers were able to plant an additional 6% of the crop during the week ending on June 7, 2020.
If the apical meristem in cut, soybean plants have axillary buds along the main stem. These axillary buds may remain dormant or can produce axillary branches.
A total of 79% of the soybean crop has emerged, and 98% remains in the fair-excellent rating.
LA soybean producer’s progress held steady compared to the five-year average after falling 4% behind during the previous week.
The Louisiana soybean producers continued to make progress in the 2020 planting season.
Soybean plants are able to fix up to 70-75% of their nitrogen requirement from converting atmospheric nitrogen gas (N2) into ammonium (NH4+).
The 2020 growing season has started with two tornadoes and heavy rains across central and north Louisiana.