by Wayne Flanary, Regional Agronomists, University of Missouri Extension
Soybeans growth stages vary this year due to delayed planting. However, May planted soybeans are moving along with seed fill. July planted soybeans range from pods to flowers.
Early planted soybeans which are in the 5.5 to 6.0 growth stage probably will not suffer from damage from aphids. This is when one of the upper four most nodes have beans in