Soybeans are the leading oilseed crop produced globally. Like other legumes, soybeans are valued for their high protein content, with about 35 to 40 percent of their calories from protein. Because of this high protein content, soybeans are extremely important in the animal feed industry.
If you grow soybeans, you know how important it is to understand the water requirements of the plant. At each growth stage of a soybean plant, specific water requirements must be met to achieve optimal growth and yields. Adjusting your center pivots to meet these requirements can produce a better harvest.
The Crop Types: Soybean Overview course at irrigation.education will teach you the anatomy and growth stages of a soybean plant, plant water requirements, and the basic principles of precision irrigation for soybeans. This free, easy-to-use resource will give you a better understanding of how soybeans grow and how you can adjust your center pivots to achieve maximum yields.
If you already have an irrigation.education account, you can click here to log in to irrigation.education and take the Crop Types: Soybean Overview course. If you would like to sign up for a free irrigation.education account, click here to register for irrigation training. You can then search for "soybeans" in the upper right corner of your screen and click "Crop Types: Soybean Overview." Click the "launch" button to begin learning!
Did you enjoy this article? Check out one of these next:
Data Leads to Smarter Center Pivot Irrigation
The Future of Irrigation: How Smart Panels Became an Integral Part