Category: Soybean Disease, Weeds & Insects

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 »

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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: Should you plant now and spray later?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 17, 2017

With fields drying out and warming up soybean planting is moving full steam ahead in Ontario. In many cases the spring conditions are dictating...Read more »

Soybean School: Management Tips for Plant 2017

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 28, 2017

As 2017 soybean planting gets rolling across Ontario, what management considerations should be top of mind for growers? In our planting edition of...Read more »

Soybean School: Keeping Dicamba Application On Target

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

March 24, 2017

Growers and custom applicators will need to be vigilant this spring to ensure dicamba herbicide hits targeted, glyphosate-tolerant Xtend soybeans —...Read more »

Soybean School: Pre-plant Application Best Strategy for Dicamba Tolerant Technology

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

March 16, 2017

In Canada, hundreds of thousands of acres will be planted to dicamba- and glyphosate-tolerant Xtend soybeans this spring. That means growers and...Read more »

Soybean School: What We Learned in 2016

By: Bernard Tobin

December 9, 2016

Growing soybeans in Ontario in 2016 was a real nail biter. Even Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs soybean specialist Horst...Read more »