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Category: Soybeans

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 19: Surprising soy yields, sprouting corn, plus hay and more hay

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 19, 2018

Photo: Claas

Harvest is rolling, rolling, rolling, and the rush is on perhaps more than most years as the Ontario crop is rushing towards dry and even too-dry at...Read more »

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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 »

New herbicide tackles glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane

By: Bernard Tobin

September 18, 2018

There’s a new tool available for growers in the fight against herbicide-resistant weeds, such as Canada fleabane. Corteva Agriscience has launched...Read more »

‘Grow A Leader’ campaign raises $250,000 for 4-H

By: Bernard Tobin

September 14, 2018

SeCan’s annual Grow A Leader program has raised $52,716 to support 4-H Canada in 2018. Over its five-year history, the program has contributed...Read more »

Resistance Management School: It’s all about diversity

By: Bernard Tobin

September 10, 2018

Herbicide resistance is nothing new to Ontario farmers. It all started in 1973 when triazine-resistant lamb’s-quarters were found on a farm...Read more »

Relay intercropper set to harvest 100-bushel soybeans

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 5, 2018

Indiana farmer Jason Mauck says he isn’t getting much sleep these days. He’s spending many restless nights wondering whether his relay...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Aug 29: Fall fertility, wheat seeds per acre, and the California RoundUp case

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 29, 2018

For a growing season that started so dry for so many, some farmers are now hoping for a string of two or three days of dry weather to get hay done or...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Aug 15: Corn disease risks, a sudden potash deficiency, and cloudy conditions

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 15, 2018

As the summer days stretch and the forest fire smoke settles in over huge areas of the country, farmers are wrapping up wheat harvest in the east and...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 production creeping up in The Netherlands

By: Owen Roberts

July 25, 2018

Jolanda Raadjmakers is one of 90 producers growing soybeans in The Netherlands. Photo: Owen Roberts

The Netherlands, with its moderate climate, may seem like an odd place to grow heat-loving soybeans. But just a few decades ago, that’s what people...Read more »

More seed protection for soybeans pending registration

By: Bernard Tobin

July 24, 2018

Syngenta Canada has applied for registration of Fortenza insecticide in soybeans. The diamide insecticide is currently used in corn, and the...Read more »

Mid-summer crop update: Grazing corn, double crop beans, and timely rain

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 24, 2018

One of the fun things about farm shows is you’ll never know who you’ll run into. Such is the case with Shaun Haney and Dan Foster at the Ag In...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, July 18: Fungicide in a dry year, the price of straw, and protecting fresh silk

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 18, 2018

Photo: OMAFRA

A week of spotty rain has some farmers singing and others moaning, as this challenging growing season marches into mid-summer. The questions for host...Read more »