Mixing Up Maturities
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Oct 16, 2014 07:20 AM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- The early soybean doesn't get the worm, but it can make a farmer's life a lot easier come harvest time.

"A lot of growers got caught with late-maturity soybeans that didn't mature in 2014," said University of Wisconsin agronomist Shawn Conley. The combination of delayed spring planting, poor fall conditions, and a trend of northern growers trying their luck with later-maturity groups left many growers with a mess on their hands. "We still have thousands of acres out in Wisconsin full of soybeans that haven't been harvested yet," Conley noted.

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