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Early Soybean Maturing Stages
Stage Description
R1 beginning bloom, first flower
R2 full bloom, flower in top 2 nodes
    On the top 4 nodes:
R3 beginning pod, 3/16" pod in top 4 nodes
R4 full pod, 3/4" pod in top 4 nodes
Later Soybean Maturing Stages
Stage On the top 4 nodes:
R5 One or more pod have beans that can be felt.
R5+ 1/3 of pods have beans that can be felt.
R5++ 2/3 of pods have beans that can be felt.
R6 One pod has touching beans.
R6+ 1/3 of pods have touching beans.
R6++ 2/3 of pods have touching beans.
R6+++ Nearly all pods have touching beans.
R7 One pod has final mature color.
R8 full maturity, 95% of pods on the plant are mature