15 - 2020 Soybean Management Field Days - Soy Planting Date – Sun Capture - Cover Crop

Nebraska Soybean Board & Nebraska Extension Author
09/25/2020 Added
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Sun Capture - Cover Crop - Jim Specht, UNL Emeritus Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture covers the following: When a winter annual cover crop (CC) precedes the soybean cash crop, the CC can capture sunlight from about Apr 15 (when it greens up), but the CC must continue to capture sunlight from May 1 to at least May 15. Let’s examine how the soil health benefit of an April 15 - May 15 CC is offset by the cost of a lower yield when delaying soybean planting from May 1 to May 15.

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