Tips for Inoculating Soybeans for the Prairies’ Spring Conditions

Should you double up on soybean inoculant? Do you go full rates of both or half? Should you worry about some sort of extender if the soybeans sit for three weeks before popping up? For farmers (and ground!) new to growing soybeans, there are several things to consider when inoculating soybeans ahead of the growing season.

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First off, inoculant is alive. Storage, handling and days-on-seed all play a role in survivability. But what happens once it’s in the soil? Should you worry about the longevity in cold soils like we typically seed into on the Prairies? RealAgriculture put that question to Dave Townsend, with BASF, to find out when double-application is necessary and how to manage for less than ideal planting conditions for soybeans on the Prairies.

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