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What is the Ideal Planting Depth For Soybeans? Find The Answer In This Study!

The results are in from the Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Study showing what the best planting depth is for Ohio Soybeans for the highest potential yields. 

BECK’S Ohio Soybean Planting Depth Study - 2014
What is the ideal planting depth for soybeans? Growers vary from just getting the seed covered to close to two inches. This study evaluates the yield of five different planting depths.
Growers are always looking for an easy way to improve yields without spending more money, and it looks like planting at 1.75-2.25 in. may provide that opportunity. According to the results, planting at 2.25 in. gave a yield increase of 8.7 Bu./A., just covering the seed at 0.75 in. Planting at 1.75 in. resulted in a 6.6 Bu/A. increase, we encourage you to split a field next year to see if you get the same results.

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 302. 

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