|Can you spot the tiny little purple flowers?|
According to the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association, pollination works like this:
In July, August and September, the plants bloom. The flowers are small and vary from a white to a beautiful violet or purple. From these blossoms, the soybean plant grows small pods that contain the young seeds. The soybean is a self-pollinating plant, which means that each flower has male and female parts. A single plant can produce seed and essentially clone itself. Soybean plants produce many more flowers than they need, so many flowers never produce pods.
|The flowers will eventually turn into the pods where the soybeans
|Too bad I’m not covering our corn
crop this year — it looks AWESOME!
So tell me – how are your crops? Is the situation where you are similar to us here in Michigan?