Category: Soybean School

Soybean School: Rolling your way to higher yields

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 12, 2017

(Credit: Dennis Lange)

Can rolling soybeans pump up your yields? If you get the timing right it looks like there’s a two bu/ac payoff, according to research conducted...Read more »

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Soybean School: Learning from Ontario’s 2017 crop

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 7, 2017

It’s not official, but it looks like Ontario’s 2017 soybean yield will come in at around 43 bushels per acre. That’s down from the 46-bushel...Read more »

Soybean School: Rotating resistant varieties key to controlling SCN

By: Bernard Tobin

December 1, 2017

Soybean cyst nematodes have been stealing yield in Ontario fields for more than 20 years. SCN-resistant varieties are a key tool to help defend...Read more »

Soybean School: Putting the pinch on cyst nematode

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

October 30, 2017

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) continues to spread across Ontario. The yield-robbing pest was first discovered in the southwest of the province in 1988...Read more »

Soybean School: Is doubling up against herbicide resistance worth the risk?

By: Bernard Tobin

October 19, 2017

For OMAFRA weed specialist Mike Cowbrough there are three fundamentals when it comes to weed control in soybeans. The first thing growers need to...Read more »

Soybean School: Reducing residue could fend off sudden death

By: Bernard Tobin

October 10, 2017

When it comes to integrated disease management, experts have always considered corn a non-host for diseases like sudden death syndrome (SDS) in...Read more »

Soybean School: Why are plant leaves turning red?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 15, 2017

Cold nighttime temperatures in recent weeks across Ontario are causing soybean plants to shut down. That’s one of the reasons why many growers are...Read more »

Soybean School: No payback for white mould revenge spraying

By: Bernard Tobin

August 24, 2017

Photo: Daren Mueller

White mould is showing up in soybean fields across Ontario, especially in areas that have consistently seen wet weather and moderate temperatures...Read more »

Soybean School: Pre + post = successful IP weed control

By: Bernard Tobin

August 21, 2017

Soybean weed control trial at the Elora Research Station.

What’s the best herbicide program for food-grade, non-GMO, identity preserved soybeans? It’s a common question OMAFRA weed specialist Mike...Read more »

Soybean School: Taking a closer look at soybean aphid thresholds

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 18, 2017

The combination of increased soybean acres and high soybean aphid pressure on the prairies in 2017 has sparked conversations about thresholds,...Read more »

Soybean School: Preventing those yellow patches next year

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 15, 2017

Most of the yellow patches in soybean fields in Western Canada and the northern U.S. have disappeared as the plants have recovered, or turned...Read more »

Soybean School: One-pass vs. two-pass weed control

By: Bernard Tobin

August 14, 2017

OMAFRA’s Mike Cowbrough compares weed control in two fields at the Elora Research Station.

Should you spray your soybeans once or twice? In this episode of Real Agriculture Soybean School, OMAFRA weed specialist Mike Cowbrough takes a look...Read more »

Soybean School: Painted lady caterpillar dines on thistle and soybeans

By: Kara Oosterhuis

July 24, 2017

Painted lady or thistle caterpillar (Harald Süpfle, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons)

The painted lady caterpillar, also known as the thistle caterpillar, is typically something pulse growers in Western Canada have seen as a beneficial...Read more »

Soybean School: Getting fungicide timing right

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 13, 2017

A stretch of sunny, dry weather in Ontario has soybeans on the comeback trail. That also means that soybean fungicide timing is sneaking up on many...Read more »

Soybean School: Hail management akin to planting double-crop soybeans

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 30, 2017

Soybeans – hail

When hail hits first trifoliate soybean plants in late June, should you replant? In most situations, RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson would...Read more »

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