R6 Stage: Full Seed

By R6, the “green bean” stage, total pod weight peaks. Seed growth is rapid. Leaves on the lowest nodes will start to yellow. Depending on weather senescence and leaf loss can be rapid.


  • Cercospora Leaf Blight and Purpule Seed Stain Of Soyabeans
  • Managing Delayed or Frost-Damaged Soybeans
  • Stink Bug Damage to Soybeans

Pests to Scout For: 
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Use this information as a guide and it should not be the only factor in making decisions.

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» R3: Beginning Pod Development

» R4: Full Pod

» R5: Full Seed

» R6: Full Seed

» R7: Beginning Maturity

» R8: Full Maturity


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