V5 stage: Fifth trifoliate

When five trifoliate leaves have developed, the plant is at V5. Lateral branches may grow to compensate to some degree for low plant populations or wide row spacings. However, they can't compensate fully for underseeding. At V5, plants reach 10 to 12 inches. In the top stem, axillary buds develop; they'll grow into flower clusters (racemes). The total number of nodes the plant can produce is set. If something damages the growing point, the axillary buds will branch off and grow profusely. If the plant breaks off below the cotyledon node, the plant will die. It's now about a week until flowering begins.


Pests to Scout For:
Click on the insect or disease for more information.

Use this information as a guide and it should not be the only factor in making decisions.


Close this Tab

Weather Dashboard

See All | Customize

The latest data for your fields at-a-glance.

Today's Forecast
Time Temp Precip Wind
5-Day Forecast
Date Low High
Close this Tab

Markets Dashboard

See All | Customize

The latest data for your fields at-a-glance

Commodity Futures

Quotes delayed 20 minutes.
Commodity Price Change Last Updated
Commodity Futures Feed Not Available
Quotes delayed 20 minutes. Data provided by FutureSource

Local Cash Markets

Commodity Price Basis Last Updated
Local Cash Market Feed Not Available