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Soybean Production and Management Topics

The major objective of a crop production system is the interception, fixation, and storage of sunlight energy. There are many components of a system that will accomplish that objective. The most important are early planting, narrow rows, productive varieties that resist disease, the control of weeds, insects, and diseases that rob energy from the system, and providing soil nutrients in adequate amounts. Other inputs to the system must not limit energy fixation or slow the process. Following is a discussion of the effects, interactions and relationships of various inputs of an efficient soybean production system.

Variety Selection Late Planting 
Variety Performace Trials Row Spacing 
Disease Control Plant Population
Crop Rotation Replanting
Tillage Planting Depth
Producing Soybeans Without Tillage  Fertilization Recommendations
Rhizobium Inoculation Insect Contol 
Planting Date Weed Control 

Check out the Soybean & Small Grain Agronomy website=> Step Up Soybean

C.O.R.N. Newsletter Articles

  1. Author(s): Aaron Wilson

    Please join Drs. Maggie Lewis, Horacio Lopez-Nicora, and Aaron Wilson on a webinar titled Weather Trends and Pest and Disease Impacts on Soybeans on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, from 8:30-10:00 am ET. We will update the latest climate trends pertinent to soybean-related pests and diseases, including increasing winter temperatures and extreme weather. We will investigate how abiotic stressors linked to global climate change impact insect pests, from changes in population growth rates to geographic range and phenology.

    Issue: 2024-16
  2. field of soybeans

    You can now find our most recent on-farm research reports at Explore new and past studies using our search tool, or filter reports by county with the clickable map of Ohio.

    Issue: 2024-15
  3. Author(s): Kendall Lovejoy

    The Ohio State University (OSU) Extension Office in Fulton County is excited to invite you to the 18th annual Corn-Soybean Day, scheduled for January 19th, 2024. The event will kick-off at 8:00am from Founder’s Hall in Archbold. This regional agronomy meeting is a key event for producers, agronomists, and industry professionals seeking the latest row crop insights and research.

    Issue: 2023-42
  4. Author(s): Laura Lindsey , Author(s): Allen Geyer , Author(s): Fabiano Colet

    In July, we wrote an article reporting hail damage to soybean and corn in Preble County, Ohio ( (Figure 1). As a reminder, soybean plants were at approximately the R2 (full flower) growth stage, and corn was at late vegetative stages to early reproductive stages (R1) when the damage occurred.

    Issue: 2023-41
  5. Author(s): Laura Lindsey , Author(s): Allen Geyer

    Results for the 2023 Ohio Soybean Performance Trials are available for all locations: We will update the report with seed protein, oil, and size as we finish analyzing samples.

    Issue: 2023-39


  1. Managing Soybean Rust, Bulletin SR2008. Publication covers specifics of soybean rust identification and  management. General section of the publication cover the use of fungicide sin general for disease control including description of products and their activity, application information and modes of action.

  2. Profitable Soybean Cultural Practices, Bulletin 918. This bulletin focuses on management practices for Ohio soybean production. Suggestions on topics such as growth and development, crop rotation, tillage practices, planting varieties, nutrient management, pest and disease control, and the 13 steps to profitable soybean production are included in this guide.

  3. 06/2019

    Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Alfalfa Field Guide, Bulletin 827.Looking for a handy guide to take to the field to diagnosis various pest and production problems? This guide is the answer! You will want one of these guides in the truck and maybe a second in the tractor.

  4. 04/2017

    Ohio Agronomy Guide 15th Edition, Bulletin 472. The newly revised Ohio Agronomy Guide serves as the official compilation of adaptive results and recommendations from research and educational programs. Described in this manual is information on Ohio's climate and soil, soil and water management, soil fertility, and corn, small grain, and forage crop production and management. Also, seed evaluation and weed control for the previously listed crops are discussed.

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