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Enhance Your Harvest: Edible Bean and Soybean Desiccation Tips

August 28, 2023

In this issue, we’re diving into the world of edible bean and soybean desiccation, sharing valuable insights to help you optimize your harvest.

Understanding Desiccation: A Vital Harvest Step

Desiccation is a critical practice that can significantly impact your crop’s quality and yield. By accelerating the drying process, you can achieve better control over harvest timing, reduce the risk of shattering, and enhance overall crop quality.

Edible Bean + Soybean Desiccation Pointers:

Timing Is Key: Monitor the crops maturity closely. When the lower leaves start to drop consider scouting your fields more regularly.

Product Choice: Select desiccants wisely. Choose from contact or systemic desiccants based on your specific crop and local conditions. Be aware of the required pre-harvest interval for your chosen desiccant or herbicide to ensure compliance. Always double check with your contracted buyer that you have selected the right product for your crop.

Weather Watch: Opt for desiccation on sunny days with minimal rain chances to ensure effective drying.

Proper Application: Follow manufacturer guidelines for application rates and techniques to avoid overuse or inadequate coverage. Please make sure you use the right rate and type of surfactant. Calibrate your equipment accurately to achieve consistent application and avoid uneven drying. Always read and refer to product labels.

As you gear up for harvest, implementing effective desiccation techniques can make a notable difference in your results. Remember, each crop is unique, so adapting these tips to your specific conditions will lead to the best outcomes.

Stay tuned for more agronomic insights and expert advice in our upcoming newsletters. We’re here to support your journey from seed to harvest and beyond.

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