Science for Success

Late Season Management

Late-Season Desiccation Decisions in Soybean

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 Late-Season Desiccation Decisions soybean producers may make. You can find the other sessions of the webinar series under Early Season Management and Mid-Season Management.

Pod Set

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. 

Seed Set

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.

Understanding Green Stem in Soybeans