Planting Rates for Soybeans, 2016

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Dr. Jim Dunphy, NCSU Soybean Extension Specialist, has long been encouraging farmers to look critically at their soybean planting rates. Past a certain point, increasing the seeding rate will have no impact on yield, and therefore is simply a subtraction from your bottom line. However, Dr. Dunphy notes that farmers may have questions about “what soybean population to plant this year, with the poorer seed quality and lower germination percentage than usual.” To assist farmers with those decisions, Dr. Dunphy has prepared the following table: soybeanplantrat