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Sponsored: What’s the Economic Optimum Seeding Rate for Soybeans?
In the second year of this two-year study, Beck's Practical Farm Research (PFR)® team in Henderson, Kentucky set out to evaluate different soybean populations, ranging from 140,000 to 260,000 plants/A., to determine what the economic optimum seeding rate is.
Although 260,000 planted population was the highest yield in 2015, it did not provide the highest return on investment. That being said, Beck's two-year data average shows that 260,000 planted provides the highest net return.
Beck's Hybrids PFR program conducts more than 100 different studies across multiple locations (700+ 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.
Practical Farm Research (PFR)® is a registered trademark of Beck's Superior Hybrids, Inc.