Like a South Dakota snowbird who heads south for the winter, soybeans love to soak up the sun. Capturing sunlight is one of the keys to high-yielding soybeans as the plants convert sunlight to chemical energy. Higher energy conversion means higher yields.
The South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (SDSRPC) is the farmer-led organization charged with wisely investing & leveraging checkoff dollars on behalf of South Dakota soybean farmers.
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Timely planting is recognized as an important factor in achieving maximum soybean yields. Research shows, for most South Dakota farmers, May 15 is the target date for getting seeds in the ground. Early planting may maximize the amount of sun plants capture during the growing season, but it also can put soybeans at risk if soil conditions aren’t ideal.