Webinar examines weather anomalies, impacts on soybeans

Shawn Conley
Shawn P. Conley

Soybean producers throughout the United States have experienced an increase in weather anomalies in recent years — greater temperature and precipitation variations, longer lasting extreme conditions and long-term climate trends. These all may affect soybean yields and grower returns.

The Plant Management Network has released a webinar titled, “Climate-Induced Reduction in U.S.-Wide Soybean Yields Underpinned by Region and In-Season Specific Responses.” The presentation is part of the network’s continuing Focus on Soybean educational programs.

Shawn P. Conley, an agronomy professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, leads the 12-minute webinar.

Among the topics are:

• The months in which extreme weather have the largest impact on overall yields,

• Which regions have seen the largest yield gains and losses,

• Which regions may be most susceptible to future monetary losses, and

• Why region-specific management strategies are essential to minimizing negative impacts on yield.

The presentation will remain open access through April 30.

The non-profit Plant Management Network is a collaborative effort among the American Phytopathological Society, the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America.

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