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Cold Temps Nip Some Soybeans
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Tue Oct 16, 2012 01:53 PM CDT

DECATUR, Ind. (DTN) -- Double-crop soybeans can get dicey as you head farther north. It's easy to find evidence of that this year. DTN found several fields that had been damaged by frost in the Decatur, Ind., region.

Frost-damaged soybeans are generally considered salvageable as grain as long as the plants reached the R6 growth stage prior to the time the killing frost occurred, according to Mike Staton, Michigan State University soybean educator. The R6 growth stage occurs when the beans completely fill one pod at one of the upper four nodes on the main stem on 50% of the ...

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