a little sunshine today, but we've had some rain since Monday. You
can see that our field is still wet. It has been cool as well, but
I think these soybean plants are growing. Let's look a little
in the row appear to be healthy. The unifoliolate leaves are
unfolded and the cotyledons are still attached to the stems.
There's still some feeding on the unifoliolate leaves by some
unknown critter. I looked around but couldn't find any insects
that are causing the problem.
we look a little closer at these plants, we can see the new leaves
starting to unfold. This leaf is called a trifoliolate leaf.
"Tri" means three, so this leaf will have three
leaflets. This will be easier to see next week. This can be
compared to the unifoliolate leaves ("Uni" means one.)
that are just below the young trifoliolate leaf. How many
trifoliolate leaves will these soybean plants have .... Five? Ten?
or Twenty? You'll just have to wait and see!!