Soybean Yield Calculator: A New Mobile App

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Soybean Yield Calculator: A New Mobile App Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 SHARE Soybean Yield Calculator: A New Mobile App K-State’s Ignacio Ciampitti (right) demonstrates the new soybean yield estimator app to Garrett Kennedy of Knopf Farms, Saline County. A new mobile app for estimating soybean yields is now available from Kansas State University. KSUSoyYieldCalc is a native Android application that helps with yield estimation of soybeans before harvest following the conventional approach of counting or estimating plant populations, pods per plant, seeds per pod, and seed size, said Ignacio Ciampitti, crop production specialist with K-State Research and Extension. How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Facebook Twitter Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 “If the conditions until harvest will be favorable, then the seed size component should be a lower number to reflect a larger seed size. If conditions are likely to be unfavorable, resulting in a short seed-fill period, the ‘seed size per pound’ number entered into the calculator should be higher. Seed size will be ultimately determined as the crop approaches maturity, but an estimation is needed considering the importance of this factor for influencing final soybean yields,” he said. Name Sym Last Change Seed size normally varies from 2,400 to 3,200 seeds per pound, depending on growing conditions, Ciampitti said. Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 The calculator needs only four inputs for predicting the final yield. The coding for the KSUSoy YieldCalc app was developed by Tania Bandyopadhyay, graduate student in K-State’s Department of Computing and Information Sciences (CIS), under the supervision of Dan Andresen, associate professor of CIS, in collaboration with Ciampitti. SHARE 4. Seed size. Seed size typically ranges from 2,000 (large) to 3,500 (small) seeds per pound, with an average of 2,800 seeds per pound. Previous articleUSGC Presents Ethanol Export Promotion Strategy Next articleSymptoms of Sudden Death Syndrome Begin to Appear in Soybeans Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 By Gary Truitt – Jul 30, 2015 2. Pods per plant. This factor can be obtained by counting all pods per plant in the 21-inch row length. Facebook Twitter Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program All quotes are delayed snapshots Downloads are free and can be downloaded from the Google Play link: Minor Changes in June WASDE Report STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe 3. Seeds per pod. A good average number is 2.5 seeds per pod, but the range available on the app is from 1 to 4 seeds per pod. 1. Plant population. This component can be estimated by counting the number of plants in a 21-inch row length for 30-inch row spacings (1/10,000th of an acre), and by multiplying that number by 10,000. For example, 10 plants in the 21-inch length of row would be the equivalent of 100,000 plants per acre.last_img read more