Soybeans in Colorado as a Rotational Crop
"Well, I am on a rotation with corn and wheat. And every two years I put two of my seven circles in soybeans. And then we followed up by planting wheat in the fall and then harvesting wheat the next year. And it's a great rotation in that we get to take the weeds out that affect corn and we get to take weeds out that affect the wheat. And so it's great rotation."
Hahn says that soybeans are also a benefit when it comes to soil health.
"And then of course the soybeans. With their nitrogen fixing roads. We get the benefit during pollination and setting of the kernels on the year we get the additional nitrogen at the soybeans leaving the ground."
Once again that is Rod Hahn. He farms in Yuma, Colorado, which is in the far northeast corner of the state. He points out that with Colorado being an arid state, there are fewer bug issues and less white mold issues however soybeans are susceptible to Colorado hail storms.
Hahn was appointed as the Western representative to the national Soybean Board back in December of 2022 by USDA. He also currently serves as a Colorado corn Administrative Committee President.