Wide rows have a number of advantages including the need for only one piece of planting equipment for corn and beans, lower seeding rates, less lodging, and reduced disease pressure. Wide row (30”) soybeans typically have less white mould because of increased air movement, sun penetration, and significantly lower plant populations. One of the most effective management strategies to reduce the impact of white mould is to plant soybeans in wide rows (30” rows) with significantly reduce seeding rates.

Read the entire report here: Narrowing the Yield Gap of Wide Row Soybeans