Science for Success

Early Season Management

During vegetative growth, plant dry matter distributed to leaves, stems and roots enables the plant to “build the factory” for producing seed later in the season. The following resources provide information that can be used to maximize plant growth and development early in the production season.

In this May webinar, topics include cold temperatures at soybean planting, seed treatments, and more! 

Pre-Season Maturity Group, Planting Date, and Biological Seed Treatment Choices in Soybean Webinar

The Science for Success team hosted a three-part virtual webinar series to discuss strategies farmers can utilize to optimize soybean yield. This webinar series explored some of the many management decisions soybean farmers face throughout the growing season. During this session of the webinar series, the team discussed some Pre-Season Maturity Group, Planting Date, and Biological Seed Treatment Choices soybean producers may make. You can find the other sessions of the webinar series under Mid-Season Management and Late Season Management.


Early Fertilization Decisions

Understanding the Effects of Sulfur and Nitrogen Applications on Soybean Yield and Profitability

Soybean has a high demand for the nutrients nitrogen (N) and sulfur (S). There is also a demonstrated interaction between these nutrients, where S can help improve plant N utilization. These resources outline some of our previous research on soybean yield response to N and S fertilization. In the video, Dr. Emma Matcham explores how these crucial nutrients impact not only soybean yield but also profitability for farmers.

Soybean Yield Response to Sulfur and Nitrogen Additions

Nitrogen and Sulfur Fertilization: Contributions of Soil Nitrogen and Biological Nitrogen Fixation Processes