CROPS NEWS
Plan for Big Beans
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Sun Dec 23, 2012 08:25 PM CST

AUBURN, Ill. (DTN) -- To hear Tim Seifert talk, you'd think his 2012 soybeans were as big as marbles. "Some of the biggest I've ever seen," Seifert told DTN. "Those late rains we got in September really bulked the beans up. It was great for yields, but I'm guessing seed availability in normal sizes might be tight next spring and we'll all have some planter adjustments to make."

The seed industry is scrambling to deal with soybean seed size that is trending larger. There's a shape issue shaping up as well, with surviving beans swelling and spreading out to become ...

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