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Soybean Growth Stages Chad Lee, Ph.D. Grain Crops Extension Specialist University of Kentucky
► How a Soybean Plant Develops, Special Report No. 53 ► Iowa State University Press ► $2.00 Extension Distribution Center 119 Printing and Publications Building Iowa State University Ames, Iowa 50011-3171 Telephone: (515) 294-5247 Fax: (515) 294-2945 http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/hancock/agriculture/soybe an/bean_develop/ The information in the presentation comes from Iowa State Special Report No.53. This is an excellent resource for any producer or agronomist.
V5V6 Axillary Buds 1)Form flowers that develop into pods 2)Form axillary stems, which form more axillary buds 3)Remain dormant
V5V6 Apex (Growing Point) 1)Dominant in vegetative growth (plant will grow up before growing out) 2)If the apex is destroyed, the axillary buds will produce many stems, causing the plant to “bush out”.