Can You Estimate Soybean Losses By Seeds on the Ground?

Questions have been coming in on the what the number of soybeans on the ground after the combine goes through means for yield loss.  For example, if you have 4 soybean seeds on the ground behind the combine, would that be about a one bushel loss?

In order to get an accurate representation on harvest losses, first you need to establish an area of 10 square feet.  Then within that area, count the soybean seeds on the ground.  Approximately 40 seeds with the 10 square foot area would equal a one bushel loss.

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