soybean production, drought stress, soybean yields
In late July, the hot, dry weather accelerated the maturity of the soybean crop about 8 days ahead of normal. About 85% of the crop had bloomed and 25% had started to form pods. This publication discusses 1) how drought stress affects potential soybean yields, 2) how to estimate potential soybean yields prior to harvest, and 3) alternate uses of drought stressed soybeans.
Hall, Robert C. and Twidwell, Edward K., "Effects of Drought Stress on Soybean Production" (2002). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 254.