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Category: Soybean School

Soybean School: What can you do about green soybeans?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 18, 2018

Soybeans are most often grown places that get abundant rain, particularly in August. This usually happens in southern Manitoba, so an unusual problem...Read more »

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Soybean School: A fall plan for tough-to-kill weeds

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 13, 2018

Pre-harvest is actually a great time to get a handle on tough-to-kill weeds in the soybean crop or ahead of next year’s crop. But fall weed control...Read more »

Soybean School: Tips to keep soybeans free from volunteer canola

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 30, 2018

Glenda Clezy, Soybeans

When glyphosate-tolerant soybeans made their appearance on the Prairies people were very excited about the crop and the potential for good weed...Read more »

Soybean School: Feeding for Yield

By: Bernard Tobin

August 10, 2018

How do you turn a 55-bushel soybean crop into a 65-bushel crop? Timely planting? Better weather? Choosing the right variety? A little luck and better...Read more »

Soybean School: Trade the hula hoop for boots and a measuring tape

By: Bernard Tobin

August 7, 2018

What’s the gap between your soybean seeding rate and final stand count? It’s a key management consideration if growers want to get a handle on...Read more »

Soybean School: Rescuing soybeans suffering from poor nodulation

By: Kelvin Heppner

July 30, 2018

If there are less than 10 nodules per soybean plant, a rescue nitrogen treatment should be considered, says Laryssa Stevenson.

Soybeans in parts of Western Canada have started to show visual signs of nitrogen deficiency due to poor nodulation and dry conditions. The symptoms...Read more »

Soybean School: Stick to first or second trifoliate when rolling soybeans

By: Bernard Tobin

July 11, 2018

Rolling soybeans at third trifoliate produced quite a few plants with broken stems that will not recover.

OMAFRA soybean specialist Horst Bohner is back on his tractor and rolling soybeans for a second year as part of a multi-year research trial. The...Read more »

Soybean School: How Pre-till vs No-Till stack up for optimal plant stand counts

By: Bernard Tobin

July 6, 2018

On the first day of summer how many soybean plants per acre are required to maintain 100 percent yield potential? The answer is simple – 150,000...Read more »

Soybean School: Planting twin rows in strip till

By: Bernard Tobin

June 29, 2018

Strip tillage in corn is growing in popularity in Ontario, but we don’t often see the tillage strategy employed in soybeans. On this episode of...Read more »

Soybean School: Assessing your plant stand as summer arrives

By: Bernard Tobin

June 22, 2018

Potash deficiency sometimes is a symptom of soybean cyst nematode.

Summer has officially arrived, and it’s time to get out and assess soybean plant stands. In this episode of RealAgriculture’s Soybean School, we...Read more »

Soybean School: Bean leaf beetle making a comeback

By: Bernard Tobin

June 14, 2018


Many Ontario farmers will remember when they routinely sprayed soybean crops to control bean leaf beetle. That changed 10 years ago with the...Read more »

Soybean School: No quick fix for managing protein

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 7, 2018

The introduction of protein price discounts by at least one soybean buyer in Western Canada this past winter has left soybean growers wondering what...Read more »

Soybean School: Why tackle herbicide resistance with multiple modes of action?

By: Bernard Tobin

June 5, 2018

Leaf browning and burn after glyphosate application could be an indication of herbicide resistance when the weeds do not die, says OMAFRA’s Mike Cowbrough.

Many agronomists talk about the importance of multiple modes of action when planning a weed control program. In this episode of RealAgriculture’s...Read more »

Soybean School: Scout to evaluate your stand and when to go rolling

By: Bernard Tobin

June 2, 2018

What’s your strategy when scouting a newly emerged soybean field? When Agromart Group agronomist Steph Kowalski walks into a soybean field this...Read more »

Soybean School: Does row orientation impact weed pressure and yield?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 15, 2018

By François Tardif Many master gardeners would tell you that to maximize your vegetable yields, rows need to be oriented in a north-south manner....Read more »