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10-Yr Study - Highest Yield Potential Happens Between April 23 and May 8

The results are in from a 10-Year Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Study showing when to plant soybeans in Kentucky for the highest potential yields.  

BECK’S Kentucky Soybean Planting Date Study - 2014
To evaluate performance of soybeans with various maturities planted on several dates throughout the growing season.
This year’s high yielding planting date was May 8th with an average of 66.9 Bu./A. Yields trended lower until June 14th where we saw a slight late season bounce back in yield. While group III & IV  varieties usually obtain the highest yields in the KYPFR area the group V variety Beck 511R4 out yielded all other maturities by an average of 7.4 Bu./A. Figure 1 represents the group III & IV soybeans by planting date over the past ten years. This data shows the highest yield potential (<1 Bu./A. difference) for soybeans planted between April 23rd and May 8th.
Beck’s Hybrids PFR program
 conducts more than 75 different studies across multiple locations (500+ acres) to learn how different management practices and new technologies perform in field environments. Simply put, it is research focused with the farmer in mind. 

To see the entire study, please 
download the PFR Book
 and see page 141.

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