September 30, 2008 – Dried Soybeans

Here’s a shot for all of you who always wondered what a soybean plant looks like right before harvest.

This field is ready to harvest.  You can see each pod contains about 3 beans and each plant has multiple pods.  These are not the edible soybeans more commonly known as edamame, nor are they specialty beans destined for tofu, but soybeans that will probably be used for oilseed production or animal feed.

one year ago…”Turkeys and a Storm”.