Ideal Soybean Planting Dates for Manitoba & When to Roll 'Em

What’s the yield penalty for planting soybeans in Manitoba in early June? What’s the penalty for planting into cold soil? How much damage will I do if I roll the seedlings early in the morning? Brent VanKoughnet, lead with Agri-Skills, has been running trials for the last two years to answer these and more questions of soybean production in Manitoba. RealAgriculture editor Lyndsey Smith spoke with VanKoughnet after his presentation at CropConnect. After two years of trials, there are some interesting results.

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In this interview below, VanKoughnet gives a brief overview of last year’s findings, plus sets up how this year’s study was slightly different in planting dates. Then, he explains what a month’s difference in soybean planting dates in 2013 meant to yield, plus how much damage he saw from rolling soybeans during a warm afternoon and a cool morning. All that and more in the video below.

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4 thoughts on “Ideal Soybean Planting Dates for Manitoba & When to Roll ‘Em

    1. The advantage was ease of harvest and assurance of no stones in the combine. Although there was some evidence of damage to leaves and a few stalks (mostly in the morning) it did not translate into any yield loss compared to the non rolled.

      1. Yeah the article I posted below seemed to conclude that. I think its more personal preference and knowing what works on your land. If its really prone to blowing (which ours is in Southern Alberta) its likely not worth it.

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