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Year 2018
No. VOL 102(2)

Integrating Crop and Fertilization Management Strategies for Soybean in the Central Pampas

Changes to specific crop management practices increased both biomass and seed yield. Seed yield improvements were mostly achieved through greater production of biomass and seeds. These effects were further enhanced under more intensive fertilizer management. Processes occurring at seed set (R2 to R5) and filling period (R5 to R7) were the most affected. Optimizing the growing conditions within these stages is critical when looking for higher yields. Increased yields under more intensive strategies were associated with higher uptake of N, P, and S.

DOI: 10.24047/BC10226

INTA Soybean Experiment in Argentina

Dr. Fernando Garcia discusses a soybean experiment underway as part of the IPNI working group to improve soybean production.


Breaking Soybean Yield Barriers: Integrating Crop Production Practices & Comprehensive Fertilization Strategies – a Cropping System Approach


Soybean systems experiment at Oliveros, 2014/15

This project is studying the effects of different farming systems on soybean yield in major production regions of the Americas. The specific research objectives are to: 1) quantify soybean yields across various production and fertilization practices, and evaluate the interaction among these practices 2) quantify the yield gap between common farmer practice and more intensive systems, 3) measure nutrient uptake and removal across regions and cropping strategies, and 4) examine nutrient partitioning and movement between soybean plant organs.

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Juan Martin Enrico, Fernando García, Mike Stewart, Eros Francisco, Guillermo Balboa, Ignacio Ciampitti, and Fernando Salvagiotti. 2018. Integrating Crop and Fertilization Management Strategies for Soybean in the Central Pampas. Better Crops 102(2): 6-10. doi.org/10.24047/BC10226