Reducing losses at harvest requires a combination of due dilligence and attention to agronomic conditions.
Take time to effectively calibrate your yield monitor to assess performance. An accurate and reliable data set will prepare you for success next year.
Make sure that moisture is available for harvest. Overly dry seeds risk injury and shattering during harvest.
Check that the correct settings are in place for all equipment. Improper reel speed and position can lead to shattering and large yield losses.
Select the proper thresher speed. A slower threshing speed can decrease threshing severity and minimize split damage.
Limit forward speed to 2.5 to 3.0 miles per hour. Slower speeds can reduce shatter and stubble losses and maximize yield potential.
Green stem syndrome can cause significant yield loss. To manage, it may be necessary to wait until after a killing frost if possible.
Stress at different times during soybean development can have various impacts on soybean appearance, such as wrinkled seed coats and green beans.