Category: Soybean Disease, Weeds & Insects

Soybean School: Bean leaf beetle making a comeback

By: Bernard Tobin

June 14, 2018

Photo: OMAFRA

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 »

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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 »

Soybean School: Mind your fencerows to reduce weed resistance

By: Bernard Tobin

March 29, 2018

Are we doing enough to reduce the herbicide-resistance weed seedbank on Ontario farms? That’s a question AGRIS Co-operative agronomist Dale Cowan...Read more »

Soybean School: Preparing to battle SCN when (not if) it is found in Western Canada

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

March 20, 2018

A low-temperature scanning electron micrograph of soybean cyst nematode and its egg — magnified 1,000 times. (source: USDA Agricultural Resource Service)

Soybean growers in Western Canada have not yet had to face a soil-borne pest that has hurt yields in other soybean growing regions, but it’s only a...Read more »

Soybean School: New coalition tackles growing nematode resistance

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

March 12, 2018

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the crop’s number one yield-robbing pest, and the problem is only going to get worse as the pest continues to...Read more »

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 »

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

As SCN resistance grows, varieties using the PI 88788 resistance source become less effective .

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: 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 »