Posted 11/8/2018 11:22 (#7092743 - in reply to #7092695) Subject: RE: Planting soybeans way too deep
Either put them in moisture or put them in perfectly dry dirt and hope it rains. I've planted beans .5"-3"+ before, just depends on the year. This last spring was very dry, I had some beans that laid for over a month before coming up. It actually helped me because we had rain late and the early beans already started to mature and late ones were still filling.
Guys who cover cropped also paid a dear price. I'm cutting for a guy with some good bottom ground but only has about half a stand. The beans are still yielding well for the year but our beans 2 miles away with no cover crop are yielding 5-8 bu better.