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eilerman1931
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24-d waiting time before you can plant soybeans

The book says 7 days waiting period between spraying 2-4d and planting beans. We plan on going to plant on the 6th day. Anybody else push up their planting date.

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Jim Meade / Iowa City
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Re: 24-d waiting time before you can plant soybeans

Local chemical dealer says "4-5 days" but I think the longer you wait the safer you'll feel.

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Pupdaddy
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Re: 24-d waiting time before you can plant soybeans

The "Book"..is one of those carved in stone things that rarely applies in agriculture. It's pretty much a function of whether you got rain on that 2,4-D after you applied it or not. If you applied it..got no rain..and don't expect any for 4-5 days..you could probably plant soybeans 2 days after applying it..especially if the ground is cold and the soybeans aren't emerging in that 4 day period we see sometimes. But if you get an unexpected rain...the emergence of your beans will be seriously effected if you planted them 2 days after spraying. It's all about how confident you are that you won't get rain.

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