Drought stress causes responses in soybeans that are quite striking. With all due respect to a certain much revered farm equipment manufacturer, the colour green in soybeans at harvest time is not a good thing.
And remember those potash deficient soybeans that I had shown in a previous post.
Green seed can also be a problem in the stressed areas, especially for IP soybean contracts. The green seed will be very slow to dry, but if you have a bin and can store them for a few months the green beans will dry down. It just takes time.
And speaking of time, with harvest occurring earlier this year there is a perfect opportunity to spray soybean stubble ahead of or just after wheat planting. Even my buddy Peter Johnson will agree that the perfect time for weed control in your wheat crop is at planting time. Spring herbicide application is too often just revenge spraying. The damage usually has been done before we realize weeds are present or it rains too much, keeping the sprayer out of the field. A fall spray of your favourite glyphosate product will almost guarantee you don't have to spray in the spring.