Soybean seed placement

Submitted by Jeff Shaner, AgVenture's Product & Technology Mgr/Soybeans & Alfalfa Lead

This is the finest looking soybean field in the area (not an AgVenture customer that we know of).  The grower had poor seed placement at planting and I estimated up to 1/3 of his seed came up late or not at all.  Now we can see what happened to those late-emergers that are hiding under the canopy.

This farmer is going to harvest a wonderful crop due to pristine soil and weather conditions at this field.  But an AgVenture Yield Specialist following his planter last spring could have made the adjustments to turn those under-producing late emergers into fully contributing plants and put free extra $$ per acre in this farmer's pocket.