Hail Damage

scouted May 14, 2024

Soybeans were scouted at the V3 growth stage and prominent signs of weather related damage consistent with hail was observed. Including defoliation, reduced stand, stem damage and plant death. In this environment, 40-50 acres of soybeans that were planted in early April were severely damaged.
This issue was confirmed by an NC State Extension Specialist as damage from hail. Symptomology associated with hail damage can include snapped hypocotyls in the crook stage, reduced stand, missing cotyledons, defoliation, and stem damage. In this environment, injury was severe enough to cause substantial yield loss, as many of these soybeans will not fully recover, therefore a soybean replant was recommended.

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