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Soybean yields rise over 20 years with less land, energy, and water

Gil Gullickson 12/03/2010 @ 6:46pm Crops Technology Editor for Successful Farming magazine/Agriculture.com

Soybeans yields are saddled with the reputation that their yields lag those of corn. Still, a glance backward shows U.S. soybean yields have risen 29% on average over the past 20 years.

The reason? At October’s Syngenta Media Summit in San Antonio, Vern Hawkins, president of Syngenta Crop Protection, noted the increase is due to:

·      Better technology

·      Glyphosate-tolerant traits

·      Improved seed care

·      Better weed control, including weed resistance management

·      Disease control

·      Insect and nematode control

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