Soybeans are the second most common crop grown in the United States with about 85 million acres of land dedicated to growing it. Once the soybean crop is harvested, it is processed to make various products such as biodiesel, cooking oil, soy milk, and many other products.
To reach maturity and maximize yield, soybeans require various nutrients throughout the growing season. On average, 1 bushel of grain requires 3.8 pounds of nitrogen, 0.8 pounds of phosphorous and 1.5 pounds of potassium (Iowa State University). As a result, nutrient requirements directly correlate to yield. In 2020, the average soybean yield was 50.2 bushels per acre, with United States soybean production totaling 4.14 billion bushels (USDA). We offer numerous solutions to help the soybean crop meet its top potential.
Use the images below to diagnose nutrient deficiencies in your soybean fields.