Soybeans are irrigated through a variety of methods, including mechanized irrigation (center pivots), hard hose travelers, and solid set irrigation.
Soybeans, grown for both protein and oil, are one of the world’s most important crops and are a critical piece in many crop rotations. Irrigation should provide for good germination and should maintain adequate crop growth through the vegetative stage. Irrigation management is most critical during the reproductive stage—pod development and seed fill. The crop should be fully watered during this time to maximize yield.
Nelson 3030 Series Pivot products offer the best means of matching your crop requirements, soil types, topography, water quality, and other variables to maximize your yield potential. It is essential to consider your entire crop rotation when choosing your sprinkler package and choose what is best for the toughest application and/or most valuable crop.
One constant in agriculture is that you improve your yield by applying water when needed and in a manner that reduces surface sealing and runoff, finding the right mix for your plant material and region. The Nelson family of products will satisfy your specific GeoCropical® considerations.
Irrigating soybeans is a complicated task that depends on everything from your region to your choice of valve. Explore some of the Nelson products commonly used for soybeans below, or get in touch with the territory manager in your area so we can help find the right solution for you.
Radius is king
Pressure: 10-50 psi (0.7-3.4 bar)
Diameter: 50-74 ft (15.2-22.6 m)
Nozzle Size: #12-50
Low maintenance and no drool
Pressure: 6-20 psi (0.4-1.4 bar)
Diameter: 36-60 ft (11-18.3 m)
Nozzle Size: #11-50
Orbitor technology up-top
Pressure: 6-10 psi (0.4-0.7 bar)
Diameter: 32-54 ft (9.8-16.5 m)
Nozzle Size: #12-50
Gentle, rain-like water pattern
Pressure: 10-20 psi (0.7-1.4 bar)
Diameter: 32-56 ft (9.8-17 m)
Nozzle Size: #14-50
Economical / low-pressure
Pressure: 6-15 psi (0.4-1 bar)
Diameter: 30-59 ft (9.1-18 m)
Nozzle Size: #10-50
Regulators for center pivot sprinklers, and solid set or drip irrigation applications.
(0.5-20 gpm / 0.11-4.54 m3/hr)