Soybean Response to Nitrogen Application Across the U. S.

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist

U.S. soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] production has increased by 60% from 1996 to 2016 due to a 30% increase in area planted to soybean, and due to better genetics and improved crop management practices. While these historic seed yield increases have been substantial, U.S. soybean producers continually search for opportunities to optimize crop management and increase soybean seed yield, including applying fertilizer N to soybean.

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