South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council
SIOUX FALLS — Current market conditions have many South Dakota soybean growers considering long-term storage solutions this harvest.
Because storing soybeans into the spring and summer months is a unique practice and the weather this fall has been far from ideal, the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (SDSRPC) reached out for best management practices from Sara Bauder, SDSU Extension agronomy field specialist and Kenneth Hellevang, soybean storage expert, NDSU Extension engineer, Professor.
“Typically, soybean growers expect to sell their soybeans before spring planting and local elevators would be shipping soybeans to the Pacific North West for export. Those markets are not there this year. So, instead of soybeans going to market, we are looking at having to store those soybeans. And, we are not sure how long we need to store them,” Hellevang says.