Most people in Kelly's area are planting a 2.2 to a 2.5 maturity soybean, but Kelly is really pushing it this year with a 1.1 maturity bean from Hefty Seed. He believes that any yield drag that he experiences will be made up through the other opportunities that an early maturing variety offers.
Always looking for the perfect combination, Kelly decided to play with the soybean populations this year, planting a range of populations from 150K all the way down to 34K. If all goes well, Kelly thinks that the yields will be consistent across all populations. Here is what he is seeing so far.
Kelly pays a visit to Bush Bottom, one of his 2021 NCGA contest fields. Planted on May 10th, this field was planted with Integra Seed 6061 at 36K and 38K populations. In this video Kelly talks about the stand and the products he used in-furrow and in the 2x2.