The first thing to know about maximizing soybean yields is that the two biggest profit makers are planting date and row spacing. That probably doesn't surprise many farmers. But there are a few facts to keep in mind in thinking about how to increase yields and profits.
Ohio State University Extension agronomist Jim Beuerlein shared the following facts in a recent edition of the C.O.R.N. Newsletter:
Yield potential starts to decrease in early May most years and by late May is just over a half bushel per acre per day.