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Soybeans 2008

  • Variety: LS0036RR
  • Seeding date: May 16th, 2008 into soybean stubble
  • Seeding rate: 220,000 seeds per acre (55 pounds per acre)
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Seeder: Bourgault 8800 with 2130 tank, 4" spoons
  • Inoculant: CelTech SCI and TagTeam for soybeans
  • Seed treatment: CruiserMaxx for soybeans
  • Fertilizer: 0-0-0-0
  • 5" stored water at seeding
  • 2007 crop: LS0036 soybean
June 1, 2008

May 15 to June 1 Cumulative CHU*: 186
There are some with yellow cotyledons, possibly from the cool temperatures but no damage.
June 5, 2008

May 15 to June 5 Cumulative CHU*: 241
June 11, 2008

May 15 to June 11 Cumulative CHU*: 295
June 16, 2008

May 15 to June 16 Cumulative CHU*: 344
June 20, 2008

May 15 to June 20 Cumulative CHU*: 428
- Had to move image location over about 30 centimeters. Earlier location ran over by the sprayer and did not look good!
June 24, 2008

May 15 to June 24 Cumulative CHU*: 520
- 2.42" of rain since May 15th
- Should have the 2nd trifoliate out by the end of the day (V2 stage)
June 30, 2008

May 15 to June 30 Cumulative CHU*: 642
- 115 mm of rain
July 5, 2008

May 15 to July 5 Cumulative CHU*: 725
July 9, 2008

May 15 to July 9 Cumulative CHU*: 818
V3 stage, just starting flowering on some plants
(Height measured in inches)
July 15, 2008

May 15 to July 15 Cumulative CHU*: 938
(Height measured in inches)
July 25, 2008

May 15 to July 25 Cumulative CHU*: 1130
- 259 mm rain
(Height measured in inches)
July 29, 2008

May 15 to July 29 Cumulative CHU*: 1246
- 264 mm of rain

(Height measured in inches)
August 5, 2008
    
May 15 to August 5 Cumulative CHU*: 1394
Lots of plants are in R3 stage.
- 277 mm of rain

(Height measured in inches)
August 12, 2008
    
May 15 to August 12, 2008 Cumulative CHU*: 1554
For comparison, May 31 to August 12, 2007 (when we seeded last year's beans) the CHU were 1469.
These images show top pod development at about 2 inches. Growth stage is now into R5.
August 20, 2008
    
May 15 to August 20, 2008 Cumulative CHU*: 1718
Growth stage is between R5 and R6
Leaf drop on bottom 20" (50 cm). Center image shows the top pods.
August 28, 2008
  
May 15 to August 28, 2008 Cumulative CHU*: 1856
Full R6 staging - Full seed - pod filled with green seed in 1 of 4 upper most pods.
September 6, 2008

May 15 to September 6 Cumulative CHU*: 1979
- 315 mm of rain
September 12, 2008

May 15 to September 12 Cumulative CHU*: 2038
- 318 mm rain
- Staging is R8 (most plants have a brown pod on the stem)
- You can almost see the yellow patches grow during the day.
September 19, 2008
 
May 15 to September 19 Cumulative CHU*: 2127
- 321 mm of rain
Staging is R8
September 26, 2008
 
May 15 to September 26 Cumulative CHU*: 2195
October 2, 2008

May 15 to October 2 Cumulative CHU*: 2229
- We will be doing a moisture test on this field either Saturday or Monday. We are at 99% leaf drop.
October 14, 2008

October 14
- We received 2-3 inches of snow over the last 2 days, with 160 acres of soybeans in the field (all standing). We haven't seen any lodged patches.
October 18, 2008

  • Harvest started October 3rd, and finished on October 18th.
  • We received 2 inches of rain, 3 inches of snow, and actually combined for 4 days.
  • Soybean grade would be a 1 or 2.
  • Average yield across 440 acres was 28.4 bushels per acre, with moisture ranging from 10.8 to 14.7%.
  • Harvest losses were around 1 bushel per acre (pods too close to the ground).
  • 2008 Inoculant Trial Data Sheet [PDF file]

* Corn Heat Units (CHU) reported on Farmzone.com at the Yorkton Airport.

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