Soybeans by richard mercer

Production- The production is a depended on the farmer, Whether he fertilizes it or not or if it's planted in the right type of ground. When planted the farmer checks the soil and the amount of moisture in the soil.
Early season maintenance- When getting ready for the harvesting season you need to check all of the equipment to make sure the oil level is good and or if it needs to be changed. You need to check the water/ anti-freeze to make sure it does not cause anymore problems. you need to check the header to make sure every thing runs right on it. Another thing is to check tire pressure. When equipment is running on bean stalks they are able to go through tires.
Maintenance- When it comes to having what you need it pretty basic when you think about it. Some of the basic stuff you will need is.. A tractor, Planter, Sprayer, Harvester, and Wagons or a truck and trailer. That was the equipment part now for the chemicals and seed part. When searching for seed you always look for which kind has the best growth and the best rated label of soybean seed. Now chemicals, When searching for chemicals you have to be careful.
Maintenance- The reason you have to be careful when choosing a type of chemical to spray is because you want to kill the weeds but at the same time you want to not kill your crop.
Late season maintenance- When season ends you want to check your equipment to make sure nothing is wrong. you want to blow off the dust and powerwash to make sure things don't build up. You want to get in side of the hopper on top of the combine and clean up the grain that has not been able to get out. Finally you want to put your equipment in a dry and secure area.
Harvesting- Most of the time soybeans are planted in the late spring and start to flower. In the summer they can produce up to 80 pods, which can contain up to 2-4 pea sized beans. When soybeans are ready to harvest they are a golden brown. Most farmers carry a grain moisturizer with them to check to see how much moisture the grain has in them. When the grain moisturizer reads under 14.00 its a good time to start depending on where you live.
Harvesting- Another way to tell if beans are ready to be harvested is get a pod of beans and take the beans out of the pod and stick a bean in your mouth and bite down. If the bean smushes it means its to wet if the bean cracks that tells you that they are ready to be harvested.
Buying- When buying you product you need to be careful not only by getting ripped of in price. Some people you buy seed off of could tell you things that is not true. Buying seed is expensive so you need to be sure you got the right kind so you don't lose you money off of it.
Selling- When it comes to selling grain it all depends on the bushel, wetness, price and timing. When it comes time to sell grain which is usually during the winter season, you need to call grain takers near you to see what they will give you for the bushel, as of right now they are around 9.25$ a bushel.
Thank you for listening to my powerpoint over, soybean production, maintenance, and harvesting.


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