Soybeans

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  1. Fix

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    So I planted soybeans ( round up ready ) and it's been a month or so. I can barely find them in all the weeds that have grown. Does anyone know at what point I can spray them and kill the weeds.
     
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    The beans here are up about 4-6 inches and the farmers are in full spray mode today.
     
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    Roundup can be applied from burndown through R2 (full flower).
     
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    Thank you! Heading to burn ASAP
     
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    Anytime.

    I had a mishap this year where my 4 strips of 10 rows of sunflowers didn't germinate. I used black oil bird seed sunflowers, they've worked before. Anyway, I replanted soybeans in those rows 2 weeks after the first planting. I sprayed the field and noticed that the late planted beans had just started to emerge. It didn't affect them at all.

    I will say that if you wait until the beans are getting pretty big, they'll canopy and block out any new weeds better than if you spray too early.

    Food plotters can usually do this because we aren't doing it as a cash crop.
     
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    Yeah right now my weeds are higher than my beans. I'm going to burn tomorrow.
     
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    I waited so long once that my sprayer nozzles were dragging in the weeds. I didn't think it was going to work but it did.

    You should have no problem.

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    How many oz gallon do you like of 41%
    I use 6 normally but that's when I wanna burn it all. 2.5 is recommended
     
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    I use 3 Oz per gallon. I use about 50 gallons of spray on about 2 acres of beans. It has always worked well for me.

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    Thank you sir, I will do the same and let you know what happens
     
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    Here's a pic of my beans so far. They were planted on 5/14 and some were replanted 5/28. They were sprayed on 6/5. You can see the smaller strips of beans that were planted where the sunflowers failed. They are catching up nicely but it would help if we had more rain. My neighbors field is leased by a large farm operation who planted a few weeks earlier than me. He also has a much closer row spacing on his planter than I have. Mine plants 30" rows which works just fine for what I do.

    beans 2021.jpg
     
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    It has been very dry around here and we finally had rain for the last 2 days. This picture was taken 3 days after the one above. You can see that the beans are starting to canopy at a good rate.

    beans 2021-2.jpg
     
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    I burned but I don't think I'll see results for a few more days. I'll snap a pic when I do. I broadcasted so it will not look great like yours
     
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    What size is your bean plot and how much seed did you use?

    BTW, the deer have been hitting the beans a bit harder in the last 10 days.

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    That looks better then ANY bean field I've seen in MN this year.
     
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    I'm going to post a couple of pics to show what I was trying to say.

    The top pic is of my neighbors field. It is rented to a large scale farm operation and he is very good at it. He farms 5000 + acres. He doesn't have the luxury of waiting for just the right moment for spraying roundup on his crops or he'd never get it all done.

    He sprayed these beans when the plants were still small, 4-6". The weeds were burned down and the field looked great. Then we had drought conditions and the new weeds thrived. they came back and kept pace with the beans. The entire field looks like this. Mother Nature.

    beans and weeds 1.jpg

    The next pic is of my beans where I have the luxury of waiting for a better time to apply the roundup. I try to wait until the plants are more mature so they out pace the new weeds that will sprout. I still have weeds but not as bad as if I had sprayed earlier.

    beans and weeds 2.jpg

    I just mowed this clover for the second time the day before I took the pic. This plot is right next to my bean plot. Now for more rain!

    mowed clover.jpg
     
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    Looks awesome, I'm heading to my woods today I hope and I'll get to see how the burn went and if any beans grew
     
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    Depends how fancy you want to get, but next year you can add a product like Warrant or Dual with your Roundup. It can be used on corn or soybeans and targets seeds only. It's also got residual so it'll stay effective in the ground for a couple of weeks to kill anything before it emerges. Works great with an application of Roundup. Roundup kills what is up and Warrant/Dual will kill the weed seeds.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I will look into it.
     
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