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.
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.
Reproductive Soybean Growth Stages & Scouting Tips
» R1: Beginning Bloom
» R2: Full Flowering
» R3: Beginning Pod Development
» R4: Full Pod
» R5: Full Seed
» R6: Full Seed
» R7: Beginning Maturity
» R8: Full Maturity
Vegetative Soybean Growth Stages & Scouting Tips
» Vegetative Growth Stages