Thursday, May 6, 2010

Beans Beans

This picture was taken this morning from a field that was planted on April 20. Most farmers would say "keep the drill out because these beans don't stand a chance", they will be frozen to death in a matter of days. We will see.
All I know is soybeans are tougher than we give them credit for. The book says because the growing point is always exposed a soybean plant cannot take a frost when compared to a corn plant, which has the growing point below ground up to the 5-6 leaf stage. I guess nature doesn't read the same book because I have seen small corn plants hurt by frost and soybeans in the same field without any damage. Time will tell.

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