Category: Soybean School

Soybean School: How do researchers unlock higher yields?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 31, 2018

Does throwing the kitchen sink at your soybean crop provide an economic yield response? The answer is a definitive “No” says University of...Read more »

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Soybean School: How wide is your spring burndown window?

By: Bernard Tobin

January 17, 2018

If you have weeds pop up prior to planting soybeans you can control them with a burndown herbicide application. But what happens when rain and wind...Read more »

Soybean School: Investment needed to fend off nematodes

By: Bernard Tobin

January 8, 2018

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the leading cause of yield loss for the oilseed crop across North America. And unless a new source of resistance is...Read more »

Soybean School: Make resistance a priority when selecting varieties

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 22, 2017

Sudden death syndrome (SDS) in soybeans.

Next time you chose a soybean variety, don’t just consider yield trials. Be sure to take a close look at disease trials; they help determine...Read more »

Soybean School: Ontario growers better positioned to manage dicamba

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 18, 2017

In 2017, many U.S. growers struggled to manage dicamba use with increasing acres of dicamba-tolerant Xtend soybeans. The dicamba story in Ontario,...Read more »

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 »

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 »