Category: Soybeans

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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Wheat Pete’s Word, June 13: Weevil whacking, the nitrate report, and dry bean replants

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 13, 2018

It’s dry, dry, dry in some areas of Ontario, but some relief could show up as many forecasts are calling for rain. Just how dry is it? As Peter...Read more »

Is the dicamba spray window closed?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 9, 2018

Spray early, that’s the mantra with Xtend technology for soybeans. An early dicamba application means pre-emerge or early post-emerge — so, have...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 »

Wheat Pete’s Word, June 6: Weed height and corn yield loss, weevils, and a stripe rust alert

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 6, 2018

Photo by Debra Murphy, 2014.

If everything goes south from here on in, we can blame Peter Johnson, host of the weekly Wheat Pete’s Word, as he proclaims this week that things...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 »

Wheat Pete’s Word, May 30: Skipping through growth stages, nozzle angles, and correcting deficiencies

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 30, 2018

As the calendar inches ever closer to June, host of Wheat Pete’s Word and resident agronomist, Peter Johnson, is tackling your top agronomy...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: Understanding the total yield cost of bin-run seed

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 2, 2018

There are certainly unknowns and risks that come with planting bin-run soybean seed versus certified seed, but one significant piece of information...Read more »

New insecticide promises to take bite out of soybean aphids

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 19, 2018

Soybean growers will soon have a new tool in the fight against yield-robbing soybean aphids. BASF expects to launch Sefina, a new insecticide it says...Read more »

Soybean School: Understanding iron deficiency chlorosis risk heading into planting

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 13, 2018

As planting decisions are finalized, the risk of iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC) is one of the factors soybean growers in Western Canada and the...Read more »

What’s new for herbicides in Ontario for 2018

By: Bernard Tobin

March 28, 2018

Planting is just around the corner, and if you’re in full-on crop planning mode you’re likely curious about what’s new, what’s old, what’s...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 »

Aerial application on the rise in Ontario

By: Bernard Tobin

March 16, 2018

Thinking about using an aerial applicator this year to fly on fungicide, fertilizer, or cover crops? If so, you better grab your phone and book a...Read more »