V4 Nitrogen and Lactofen Applications For Greater Yield Do Not Pay

BY  | June 13, 2017 - 

Thinking V4 inputs? Hold your horses.

V4 soybeans are shooting up and adding trifoliates. And many growers are starting to think about inputs.

Before you do, consider the findings of the recent USB funded High Yield Project.

  1. Midwestern nitrogen application to v4 soybeans sparked a +3.9% yield change but a 0 to 5% chance of ROI based on 45-75 bushels per acre and $9 beans.  So save your money. Adding nitrogen to soybean does not pay.
  2. Lactofen works on many broadleaf weeds and on white mold. But it does not enhance yield for Midwestern farmers. The Project measured a 0% probability of ROI when farmers used lactofen to defoliate soybeans and promote branching in Midwestern soybean fields.

Go here to learn more about how high input systems may increase yield but not profitability.


Considering Switching From Corn to Soybeans? Read This First.

The long, wet spring of 2017 is frustrating farmers all across Wisconsin. It’s only natural to be thinking of next-case...

Be on the lookout for Palmer amaranth.

The USDA urges farmers to be on the lookout for Palmer amaranth. Pictured above, this problematic weed has broken out of...

Early Spring: Planting Date and Maturity Groups Factors

Doctors Adam Gaspar and Shawn Conley today released an issue of the Soy Report with major implications for Wisconsin regarding...