Shatter-Prone Soybeans
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:01 AM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- Pete Bardole's soybean fields are talking to him, and the central Iowa farmer doesn't like what he's hearing.

"You can just stand there and listen, and you can hear the beans popping across the field," he said. "And that's never a good sound."

Bardole's no-till corn and soybean operation near Jefferson, Iowa, has seen about 15 inches of rain since the first of September, he told DTN. After the latest 1.5- to 2-inch rainfall last week, his soybeans began to voice their displeasure.

"They've just been wet and dry so much, the pods are opening up," ...

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