Soybeans Slow Growing

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As I travel around two counties I am seeing many early soybeans that are having slow growth issues or seem to be shorter than expected not due to variety or deer damage which is visible. The slow growth has been due excessive rain creating low levels of oxygen which creates and environment for less root growth and development. There also could be contributing factors such as damping off disease, and other rot type diseases. Soybeans need to get height to close rows for weed control and in most cases higher yields. We have had rains since May way over 10 inches in a week to two week period. With the humidity we are bound to see more rain. In some cases the soybeans after wheat are catching the ealier planted soybeans in height not in maturity.

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Photo of Gary Cross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGary CrossArea Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops (919) 603-1350 (Office) gary_cross@ncsu.eduGranville County, North Carolina
Posted on Jul 12, 2017
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