Why Should I Buy? – Soybean Seed

Soybean harvest is about to get revved up in Ontario and farmers get to see firsthand just how well their varieties performed. Now is the time when farmers start to evaluate some of the claims attached to their soybean seed suppliers and maybe do some coffee shop comparisons.

Considering the obvious factors like planting date and weather throughout the growing season, there are some questions producers will inevitably ask. Were those genetics as good as they claimed? Did those plants mature when they said they would? The answer to those questions may lead you to ask if you are happy with your brand or is it time to shop around?

In this episode of Why Should I Buy?, we talk to representatives from Syngenta, Pioneer, PRIDE Seeds and Dekalb about their Soybeans and what it is that gives their product the edge over their competitors.


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Shaun Haney

Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. He creates content regularly and hosts RealAg Radio on Rural Radio 147 every weekday at 4PM est. @shaunhaney


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Anyone know of some good, very short season soybeans that would fit on dryland in Southern Alberta? Any 1st hand experience?

Looking at fertilizer prices and how they don’t seem to be dropping, maybe some different pulses in a tighter rotation will be a good option. Also see a lot of posts on AgTalk that seem to show that Soybeans are very tolerant of hot and dry summers (compared to their corn at least).

Heard from a good source that there will be soybean processing in Southern AB by the end of the year.


Warrens from Northstar Genetics were the earliest variety on the market this past year but with the release of RR2,s and the abolishment of RR1,s nobody knows what will be the earliest or the best variety next year. My advice to you would be to check out the Seed Manitoba Guide book once it’s released this winter to see what RR2 genetics have the best chance of fitting your heat units. I personally have no idea what we are going to grow on our farm at this point either. I’m not very happy with monsanto getting rid of proven high yeilding varieties when we really have no idea what’s coming down the pipline.


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