Science for Success
Late Season Management
There are still some management actions we can take late in the crop production season to ensure crop success. In this video Dr. Laura Lindsey, Soybean and Small Grain Extension Specialist, The Ohio State University brings to light common misconceptions about soybean pod set (stages R3-R4) that will help producers gain a better understanding of what is happening in the plant between the transition from flowering to setting pods in soybeans.
Dr. Mark Licht, Extension Cropping Systems Specialist, Iowa State University discusses management recommendations during seed set to optimize yield during this final stage of development.
Understanding Green Stem
Green stem in soybeans is when there is delayed or abnormal senescence or maturation in soybean plants. The disorder can be confusing, as the cause is unknown and there are many factors associated with it. This factsheet describes what green stem is, commonly associated factors of green stem, and management decisions for dealing with green stem.