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photoblog image Drying Soybeans

Drying Soybeans

It is that time of year that we see fields of beige, gold, brown or almost black soybean pods air drying.

 

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Drying Soybeans

It is that time of year that we see fields of beige, gold, brown or almost black soybean pods air drying.

 

photoblog image IMG_9362.JPG

 

 

comments (13)

Very nice detail, Mary!
Mary MacADNski: Every year I feel a need to show some soybeans.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Nov 2016, 03:06
Looks like a helluva crop, Mary.

Love your agriscapes...in both colour schemes.

Do Soy beans add nitrogen to the soil?
Mary MacADNski: Yes, they are a legume and a popular rotation crop for that reason.
I like them both equally Mary!
Mary MacADNski: Over the years, I have shown quite a number of soybeans.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Nov 2016, 06:46
No doubt harvested by giant machines before the snow arrives
Mary MacADNski: Everyone grows them so they are harvested from the smallest to the largest combines.
What would we do without soybeans! So glad they are plentiful there, Mary, in both color schemes. smile
Mary MacADNski: They are useful in crop rotation for their nitrogen fixing properties so very popular here.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Nov 2016, 07:15
Wow I never saw this. It looks like they are drying well. Great shot and I like the B&W too.
Mary MacADNski: Just a small piece of the field. The leaves die at the first frost then the beans begin to ripen and dry.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Nov 2016, 07:54
I thought from your b & w that it was a field of locusts!
Mary MacADNski: Thankfully not. I tend to show soybean fields at this time of year as they are part of the landscape.
I have seen this almost black stuff Mary.
Mary MacADNski: There are many varieties and the pods have very differing colours. There was a demonstration plot a couple of km from here this summer and it is interesting to see the different colours of the pods.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Nov 2016, 09:09
A massive crop. Are these grown mainly for cattle feed?
Mary MacADNski: This is just a couple of square feet but a massive crop if you mean soybeans in general. These are grown for their nitrogen fixing properties in potato land so useful in a mandatory crop rotation.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Nov 2016, 13:02
A staple crop now for so many things. I think the colour image shows more detail than can be seen in the B&W version.
Mary MacADNski: It is a poor shot. Everything is lately.
i like both shots, Mary. i think the colour has bit more of the identification factor.
Mary MacADNski: Yes though the pods do come in a variety of colours and shades.
It's almost like a Bean curtain.
Mary MacADNski: Just a very small part of a field and sadly, not in focus.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Nov 2016, 22:13
I haven't seen this bfore. Quite a sight and looking good in b&w.
Mary MacADNski: You must check my blog at this time of year for soybean fields and close-ups too. I most always show some in their season.

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