Category: Soybeans

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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Growing farm leaders $1 at a time

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 3, 2017

SeCan’s Brenda Trask and Jeff Reid presented a cheque for $64,880 to 4-H earlier this year.

How do you grow a farm leader? SeCan and their seed customers are doing it one dollar at a time. Entering its fifth year, the SeCan Grow A Leader...Read more »

Taking a closer look at Climate FieldView

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 22, 2017

Farmers who visited the 2017 Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS) in Woodstock, Ontario had an opportunity to watch the Climate FieldView  in...Read more »

New residual herbicide tackles resistant weeds

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 20, 2017

Canadian corn and soybean growers have a new tool to tackle resistant and tough-to-control weeds. Zidua SC, a new Group 15 herbicide from BASF, will...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 rubber compound hitting the road in new Goodyear tires

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 12, 2017

The display announcing Goodyear’s tires containing soybean oil at the 2017 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois.

New tires coming from Goodyear this fall will feature a rubber compound derived from soybeans. Not only is there a sustainability story to using a...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 »

More pieces needed to solve dicamba drift puzzle

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 10, 2017

As the dicamba drift situation unfolds in soybean growing areas of North America, with millions of acres affected, there are some serious questions...Read more »

Syngenta receives rights to Enlist soybeans and corn

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 8, 2017

Syngenta plans to sell soybean and corn varieties with the Enlist herbicide tolerance trait after reaching non-exclusive licensing agreements with...Read more »

Dynamic soybean demand keeps this incoherent market afloat

By: Shaun Haney

August 7, 2017

When crops reach record high acreages on both sides of the border the market should respond negatively to higher supply levels. Increased supply has...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 »