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Semi-Determined
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Aug 3, 2015 11:21 AM CDT

The fertile, irrigated river bottoms of southeastern Nebraska have blessed Greg Peters and his son, Chris, with big, beautiful soybean plants.

A little too big.

"The beans have a tendency to get really tall, with a lot of space in their internodes," Greg Peters says of his fields, near DeWitt, Neb. "In a windstorm, they're so tall or heavy with pods, they start leaning and tend to lodge really badly."

Two years ago, one of his 15-inch row soybean fields produced a towering 6-foot-tall stand. "You step out into a field like that and just disappear," Greg recalls. "You had ...

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