Nebraska soybean farmer expects bumper crop this fall

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Nebraska soybean farmer expects bumper crop this fall

A Midwestern soybean grower says he’s expecting to harvest one of his top three crops. 

Greg Anderson raises continuous soybeans near the North Central Nebraska town of Newman Grove. “Turning the calendar from July 31 to August 31, I don’t think I can recall a time where it looked any better,” Anderson says. “It was just absolutely fantastic. We had no issues, no problems and very little insect pressure.”

He says applying fungicide, an early planting date and late rains were critical for soybean maturity.  “We had pretty skimpy rain there from the first 15-20 days of August but then we were blessed with over 3 inches of rain there late August,” he says. “It came just in time to capture those soybeans at the critical stage of pod development and pod fill.”

Andersons serves on the Nebraska Soybean Board. 

Brownfield interviewed him last week at the NSB annual meeting while touring UNL soybean research plots near Mead.