Water Management and Quality

Jan 2024

When it rains, it pours. But then it turns off dry. Weather patterns like these challenge soybeans. Too much water can drown plants or limit growth. But too little water also limits crop growth, especially during critical stages like pod set and pod fill. Managing water helps farmers navigate both scenarios, from draining excess water from fields to irrigating efficiently. Protecting and improving water quality is key to managing this resource well. The soy checkoff supports research, tools and resources that help farmers optimize the value of rain and irrigation water, while preserving its quality.

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How are you addressing challenges with water availability or quality?

Too much or too little water creates challenges for soils and soybeans. Farmers, researchers and industry stakeholders discuss managing availability of water to crops and quality of water moving from fields into watersheds. Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.