Soybean crops planted weeks ago appear in no hurry to grow. Others arent turning a rich green in color. And while growers might be starting to worry, theres no need to fret, said Ellsworth Christmas, Purdue University Extension soybean specialist.
"There are two basic questions producers have at this time," Christmas said. "No. 1, why are soybeans that have emerged growing so slowly? And, secondly, why are the plants yellow or very light green in color? Both of those concerns are directly related to temperatures - both of the air and the soil."
Although temperatures are beginning to heat up, conditions during and just after planting werent warm enough to activate soybean plants, Christmas said.
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