Still Trying To Figure This One Out
23 Aug 233 min 13 sec

Temple is trying to figure out how to prevent the first set of soybean branches from aborting pods when the plants become dense and crowded. 

00:00 A lot of the pictures that you see on the internet. Well, you know, guys hold, you know, showing their beans and their beans look tremendous. Um, 00:08 but all the guys that, you know, we work with, they all, they all go through the same things. You know, 00:13 when you look down at the bottom of the plant, um, and you get a really dense crop like this, these were only planted at not quite a hundred thousand. 00:22 I think final stand is like 85 ish. Um, this crop becomes so dense that we can't get air down there. So, you know, one of the things that we do, we put out a lot of fungicides. Absolutely. 00:35 We're trying to, um, keep disease outta this plant because it's kind of a disease infested down there. We don't have any air down there. We don't have any sunlight down there. 00:45 So I mean, if, if I pull up a plan here, you know, any plant, it doesn't matter when you look, I'll pull up, pull up a bunch of 'em here. 00:52 When you look at 'em, they're, they're really yellow. Look at all these bottom leaves. They're yellowed out. That's how you know, they're in the center of the field. Um, the second thing that we run through, 01:03 we end up with a lot of plants that they branch out right on the ground. Um, these particular ones aren't right now. 01:10 I don't know if some of that's variety, but we have a tremendous amount of plants that the first set of branches, it sends them out across the ground and it's wasted energy because we lose a lot 01:21 of these fruiting positions because when it lays on that dirt and the heavier they get, a lot of times they'll break off. Now, 01:27 we thought years ago that calcium was our issue and that we could, we could, you know, alleviate some of that, adding some more calcium. 01:35 And I don't know that that's necessarily true. Um, I haven't seen tremendous differences. Um, so what we're trying to do is when we start to see that, 01:46 and maybe I need to cut back more on ye on population. I'm not sure we've cut, cut way back. We've gone the other way. We've gone everywhere in between. 01:56 We've tried stunning and we've stunted the plants with chemistry. We've stunted 'em with fertility. 02:01 We're working with some more fertility this year, um, with one of our good partners at Nature's. Um, he's blended up some stuff for us. 02:09 What we've generally kind of blended up at home here with some, uh, sulfur and some other things. And we kinda stunted that plant with fertility. 02:18 It's, you know, we kind of, uh, you know, it's two edges there. You know, you, you, you get a, you get a bang for your buck a little bit. Um, 02:27 but when we get into a situation where we know they're, they're getting too dense in, they're, and there's just not a lot down there. One of the things that we're doing is we're going back in with a P G R similar 02:37 to like onward max, um, with a heavy load of fertility or micro packs or whatever, and we can restimulate those plants and we can make 'em blossom again and we can 02:49 get the blossoms at the top of the plant up here where they're gonna get air. So a lot of those pods that we're seeing down at the bottom, 02:56 on the bottom branches, it's Going to abort them. And if I could figure out a way that they could quit aborting them, I don't know what a yield that we could all obtain. 03:06 But right now we haven't overcome that hurdle.

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