The Soysoap was not applied to this field until the picture was taken 14 days later than treated field. These Soybeans in same field produce 14 less bushels acre.
Which lead us to believe that production determination is happening within those 14 days.
The Soysoap was applied on this field at 3 leaves. The fields had same everything, soils, seed, fertilizer, weather, etc, Picture taken July 17.
When the farmer noticed the difference between the two fields, he sprayed the untreated one, but it was to late as he had missed the determination cycle of the plant!
I would say 98% of the farmers wont spray small plants because they dont believe it helps them.
This Soybean field pictures was August 10. Due to the later spraying of the untreated field it had 14 less bushel production, which had been sprayed at the three-leaf stage.
Both fields had received only 3/4 inch of rain and dew since the seeds were planted. Farmer learned an about lesson, application timing on small plants increases brix and increased
carbon dioxide consumption. In other words you cant get maximum genetic potential from a plant without maximum brix.