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About This Plant...
Family: Fabaceae
Genus and species: Glycine max
Growing Season: summer
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: -
When to transplant to garden: not recommended
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 6-12 days
Germination temp.: 65-85 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1 inch
Days to maturity: 75-110 days
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 3-4 inches
Spacing between rows: 24 inches
Growing On...
Pests: Mexican bean beetles, Japanese beetles, aphids, leafhoppers, seed corn maggots
Diseases: anthracnose, bacterial blight, nematodes, powdery mildew, viruses, white mold
Harvest: when pods are plump and seeds are full size but still green; pick when fully mature for dried beans
Growing tips: dust seed with a soil inoculant specific to soybeans (Rhizobium japonica) at time of sowing; plants require a long growing season and do best in alkaline soil, with plenty of moisture and good drainage


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