Soybean Irrigation Systems

Soybeans need plenty of water during their reproductive stages (once the plants begin to flower), yet across the globe, many farmers and growers aren't giving their soybeans enough to thrive on with traditional soybean irrigation systems alone. Therefore, the best solution and system for the job is Precision Drip Irrigation, which allows for precise measurement of both water and essential nutrients year-round.

The challenge for soybean farmers

Due to the thirsty nature of soybeans in their mid-stages of development, a soybean irrigation system needs to be able to keep up with the demand. Drip systems accomplish this with ease, delivering exactly the right amount of water directly to the root systems of each plant. Not only does this eliminate common problems such as evaporation, overwatering, and overconsumption, but drip systems are optimized to improve the overall quality of the soybeans, which has a significant impact on both yield and profit.

Soybean irrigation is most important from the first flower through to seed fill, during which time the plants need approximately 0.35 inches per day of water at peak. Netafim's Surface Drip Irrigation System (SDI) uses innovative technology to guarantee performance and prevent clogging so that each soybean plant can access the water it needs to grow healthy toward maturity. With full control over your soybean irrigation system and the proper knowledge of how to irrigate soybeans, you can both increase your yield and save on water consumption.

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The goal of a drip soybean irrigation system is to maximize yield without compromising on cost or using (and wasting) too much water.

Drip irrigation enables growers to harness advanced control over the root environments of each soybean plant during their critical developmental stages. More control equates to more soybeans, as soybean yields are heavily affected by the amount of water they receive during stages R1 to R5.

When each soybean plant receives exactly the amount of water and nutrients it needs throughout all stages of development, yields will not only be of higher quality, but of higher quantity, thus allowing farmers and growers to increase their production abilities (and physical acres of soybeans).

Although irrigation is the very important first step, it’s not the only factor that should be considered when trying to ensure the optimal conditions for soybeans. The proper nutrients, soil condition, and even the type of fertilizer and insecticides all matter when trying to yield the highest quality crop possible. The good news is that fertilizers, Biologicals, Bio-stimulants, and even insecticides and fungicides can be delivered through Netafim's Surface Drip Irrigation System (SDI), making it simple to get consistent, high quality yields every single time.

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Grower Stories

Meet the tomato growers using precision irrigation.

After setting the North Carolina State yield record with 107.4 bu/ac on his drip-irrigated soybeans in 2017, Kevin Matthews began the 2018 season with high expectations. He had no idea just how challenging of a season it was going to be. Despite the extreme weather challenges, he was able to turn his worst producing ground into his best producing ground and post North Carolina's highest soybean yield of 2018.

Kevin Matthews

Soybeans, USA

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