Starter, High Yield
Soybeans were planted in 30-inch rows at 120k seeds/ac in Minnehaha Co. on May 25, 2022. Starter fertilizer was applied in-furrow during planting. Soybeans were harvested on September 30, 2022, and yield analysis was conducted on the from the middle harvest pass from each treated strip. This field only had a high yield zone (>55 bu/ac).
Soybeans receiving starter fertilizer yielded 1.1 bu/ac higher than those without starter (Figure 1 & Table 1), which was considered significantly different (90% confidence interval) because it exceeded 0.5 bu/ac.