I do use herbicide about a week before I plant soybeans. Soybeans are not competitive and won’t perform well if there is weed competition. I often plant 80+ pounds per acre of Eagle Seed forage soybeans because most of my plots are small (less than two acres) and I like a lot of stems per acre to get ahead of browse damage when the soybeans are small.
Another advantage of planting more pounds per acre is that the soybeans form a crown (block sun from reaching soil) faster and this limits weed growth. Using this technique I usually only have to spray one more time – or two times all year. This saves money and compensates for planting more pounds per acre.
October 28, 2015