R8 Stage: Full Maturity

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.

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