Some soybean fields are beginning to drop their leaves, meaning harvest is not that far away.

Dennis Lange is an agronomist at Parent Seed Farms in St. joseph.

He says leaf drop is most noticeable in earlier maturing varieties in the 2400 to 2450 heat unit range.

Lange feels by the end of August some soys may be harvested.

On the edible bean side of things, lange notes cutting has begun with a few light red fields being put down over the past week.

He adds dry beans still standing will benefit greatly from the rain received over the weekend.

Lange says its will help with seed size and will increase yields in later seeded fields.