DeKalb County Ag by the Numbers – What’s in a Pod?

On average, there are 3 beans in a soybean pod.

The development of those beans in the pod is happening right now in soybean fields across DeKalb County. It’s called, pod fill, which means the soybean is growing and filling the pod space. This happens during the month of August, after pollination.

Each soybean plant averages 40-60 pods.

Soybeans are the second largest crop in the county, grown for its protein and oil and used for livestock feed, in foods, and for industrial purposes.