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Soil :Any average, well drained soil.
Position : Full sun.
Frost tolerant : No
Helped by: Corn, snap beans, sunflower, Buckwheat
Attracts: Soybeans are very attractive to deer and Japanese beetles.
Sow and Plant :Plant seeds from late spring to early summer. Soybeans must have warm soil to germinate and grow. Poke holes into a cultivated bed or row to plant soybean seeds about 2 inches (5 cm) apart and one-half inch (1 cm) deep. Thin to 6 inches (15 cm) apart in all directions.
Germination: 5-7 days
Spacing :Single Plants: 5″ (15cm) each way; Rows: 5″ (15cm) with 5″ (15cm) row gap
Feeding : When using soybeans to improve very poor soil, mixing a balanced organic fertilizer into the soil before planting will give better results.
Harvesting :Chop down or pull up plants just as they begin to flower. Nitrogen nodules left behind in the soil add fertility.
Time to harvest: days
Troubleshooting :A mixture of corn, mungbean, and sunflower was found to rid soybeans of aphids. Snap beans act as a trap crop for Mexican bean beetles in soybeans
Notes :Soybean cover crops are used primarily to add nitrogen to poor soil.