Water Quality and Management
Soybeans need water, but not too much or too little. Lack of water can limit soybean growth at critical points. But too much or poorly timed water due to heavy rains or repetitive weather patterns can also damage soybean crops. Water management includes allowing excess water to drain from fields while protecting water quality as it moves into the watershed, as well as efficient irrigation use. Many tools and resources funded by the soy checkoff help farmers maximize the value of the water they have access to and preserve quality as it leaves their fields.
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. What options should be considered to improve water management this year? Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.