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Soybean seeding rates in Minnesota

While it’s essential that producers focus on maximizing yields, carefully managing inputs such as soybean seed will maximize profits.

Since 1998, weed control costs have been shifting more heavily onto the seed in the form of technology fees related to glyphosate resistance. Now soybean seed costs tend to be greater than soybean herbicide costs.

This has led many producers to consider reducing seeding rates.

The basics: Plant populations and yield


Research on seeding rates


Seth Naeve, Extension agronomist

Reviewed in 2018

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