Considerations for Switching Soybean Maturity Groups for Delayed Plantings

Shawn P. Conley, State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist and John Gaska, Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin

Delayed corn planting coupled with frequent rainfall events and poor planting conditions have postponed soybean planting across many parts of WI. Since we are rapidly approaching the hybrid maturity switch date for corn in southern WI (May 20th, given 2014 costs and prices) three common questions have arisen regarding soybean plantings. These are: 1. When during the planting season should a producer switch to an earlier maturing soybean variety?

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