June 10, 2020 | By Rupp Seeds
Some recent stormy weather has brought hail to our market area. Some hail was damaging to the young soybean crop.
Hail damage to soybeans can occur as reduced leaf area, bruising, or plant death. Proper assessment of soybean damage is critical to help determine yield potential after a hail event. Soybean plants have the ability to compensate for defoliation and reduced stand counts; therefore, leaf damage and stand loss can often look worse than they are. Learn when and how to evaluate hail damage and how to estimate potential yield loss in this issue of SeedScoop.
Recovery and Assessment of Hail Damaged Soybean