At R8 (full maturity), 95 percent of the pods are mature in color. From this stage, it takes only 5 to 20 days of good drying weather to get soybeans below 15 percent moisture, ideal for harvest. Growers should harvest soon to avoid losses.
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
Vegetative Soybean Growth Stages & Scouting Tips
» Vegetative Growth Stages