FARM LIFE NEWS
Everything But the Kitchen Sink
Mon Mar 24, 2014 08:40 AM CDT

Recipes to boost soybean yields often include everything but the kitchen sink -- a pinch of sugar here, a fungicide application there. A study to determine if all those ingredients are necessary shows some are more important than others.

Narrow rows provide the most consistent overall yield increases, said Seth Naeve, the University of Minnesota agronomist coordinating the research. Commissioned by the United Soybean Board and financed with national checkoff dollars, the multiple-year effort is aimed at identifying which crop inputs and management practices provide greater yield and profit than others.

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