Assessing the influence of row spacing on soybean yield using experimental and producer survey data

In a bean pod…

  • We developed an approach to evaluate the influence of row spacing on U.S. soybean yield using both producer and experimental data.
  • Experimental data showed a consistent yield advantage of narrow versus wide row spacing.
  • However, data from producer fields indicate no yield difference between narrow and wide rows.
  • This complementary approach can help evaluate yield increase derived from a management practice.

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Contributors include: José F. Andradea, Juan I. Rattalino Edreira, Spyridon Mourtzinis, Shawn P. Conley, Ignacio A. Ciampitti, James E. Dunphy, John M. Gaska, Keith Glewen, David L. Holshouser, Herman J. Kandel, Peter Kyveryga, Chad D. Lee, Mark A. Licht, Laura E. Lindsey, M. Angela McClure, Seth Naeve, Emerson D. Nafziger, John M. Orlowski, Jeremy Ross, Michael J. Staton, Laura Thompson, James E. Specht, Patricio Grassini