New Webcast Tracks the Effects of Weather Variation on Soybean Yields

Producers in the soybean growing regions of the United States have experienced an increase in weather anomalies in recent decades. Greater temperature and precipitation variations, longer lasting extreme conditions, and long-term climate trends have shown to cause considerable soybean yield and monetary impacts. 

The Plant Management Network (PMN) has released a new presentation entitled “Climate-Induced Reduction in US-Wide Soybean Yields Underpinned by Region- and in-Season-Specific Responses,” now available in the Focus on Soybean resource for growers, crop consultants, and extension agents.

Developed by Shawn P. Conley, Professor of Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, this webinar illustrates how climate variation and extreme weather events over the past 30 years have affected soybean crop productivity. Professionals will learn:

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


The 12-minute presentation will remain open access through April 30, 2016 in the Focus on Soybean webcast resource.

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Climate-Induced Reduction in US-Wide Soybean Yields Underpinned by Region- and in-Season Specific Responses

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