Soybean Assessment After Wet Conditions

In this video, three different areas of a soybean field that have been subjected to extended periods of saturated soils to flooding are assessed for damage. Primarily, once soils allow foot traffic, one should evaluate the health of the root system and nodules. Root and nodule recovery is possible once soils drain and aerate (oxygen supply for respiration and growth). White roots are indicative of being healthy, whereas dark roots are compromised. Nitrogen-fixing nodules will either be white (new and developing), red (pink and producing N), or dead (hollow and mushy). Although there will be yield differences in these areas of the field, it is too soon to determine how much.
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