Several different cropping systems are used in the northeast to bring soybeans to the bin. Soybeans need a good, level seedbed and a pH level of 6.0-7.5. Ideal soils are medium-textured loam with high levels of P and K, but low to medium levels of nitrogen. If nitrogen levels are high in soybean fields, nitrogen fixation will be diminished and weed pressure will increase. Moisture must be available in the upper layers of the seedbed, especially during germination, flowering, and podfilling.