Drive for 100 - 2
Mon Nov 9, 2015 06:52 AM CST

Soybean average yields can be better, according to Fred Below, University of Illinois crop physiologist. He has been evaluating "Six Secrets of Soybean Success" and believes the national average soybean yield can climb to as high as 85 bushels per acre. Here is his ranking of influences on soybean yield.

1. Weather. Farmers have no control, but it does affect yield. Below says farmers can mitigate any negative effects with healthy soils and early-season protection. Strong roots help relieve environmental stresses, while early planting can promote vegetative growth and node formation.

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