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Soybean fertilizer guidelines

Soybean is an important crop in Minnesota and provides a significant return for many farms. The fertilizer needs of the crop are often neglected while attention is mostly directed at fertilizing other crops in the rotation. Soybean crop yields will decrease when it lacks essential nutrients. Therefore, it’s important to develop a profitable fertilizer program to maximize crop yields. This publication covers fertilizer guidelines that are a key component of profitable production.

Fertilizing Soybean in Minnesota (printable PDF, 2023)


Daniel Kaiser, Fabian Fernandez and Melissa Wilson, Extension nutrient management specialists; and Keith Piotrowski, Director of Soil Testing Laboratory

Reviewed in 2023

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