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Soybean School – Nodulation, The Fruit of Inoculation

We’ve talked before about the power of inoculants in establishing a healthy plant. Hearing is one thing, but in most cases seeing is believing. Right now is a great time to get out in the field and see if that inoculant has done its job. SEE MORE SOYBEAN SCHOOL. There is no substitute for getting… Read more »

Soybean School – Three Essential Early Scouting Tasks

Early crop scouting is sometimes passed by depending on the weather and growing conditions.  Making scouting decisions by driving by the field in your pick up is not good scouting and can force you into poor decisions on disease and insect control and crop staging. David Townsend, Becker Underwood, provides us with some great quick… Read more »

Soybean School – A Realistic Approach to Double Crop Soybeans

Every day matters when it comes to soybeans. When it comes to double crop soybeans, it matters much more. In a year like this one, where it looks as though that double crop may be a reality, producers in that position have to start thinking about risk management. While getting that crop in the ground… Read more »

Soybean School – Seeing the Difference that Early Planting Makes

Producers and agronomists have both touted the benefits of early planting when it comes to soybeans. Just how much of a benefit is it? Considering the relatively short season for soybeans in Ontario, three to four weeks can pay off at harvest. That early planting doesn’t come without risk. Cold temperatures and other adverse early… Read more »

Soybean School – Making the Most of Your Soil Applied Herbicide

Soil applied herbicides in dry weather can be a bit of a concern for producers who are depending on them. In order for the herbicides to work effectively they need moisture to activate them and move them downward through the soil into the area where the weeds have germinated. Unfortunately, no moisture, no migration through… Read more »

Soybean School – Is this the Year for Double Crop Soybeans?

Unseasonably warm weather has its benefits other than not freezing to death. It appears as though the warm weather in March provided an extra boost to the winter wheat crop, so much in some cases that there is already talk in some circles of the potential for double crop soybeans . Great news for producers… Read more »

Soybean School – Attack Lambs Quarters Early

Early weed control in any crop is important. This especially true when it comes to difficult weeds like lambs quarters. A difficult weed like that often calls for an aggressive strategy.   An extra level of care and attention is required when formulating a strategy with non-gmo soybeans. It involves a good look into your… Read more »

Soybean School: Early Weed Control Strategies Drive Yield

Growing a good yielding soybean crop starts before it’s even in the ground. Planting into a field with the potential for heavy weed pressure can cost you anywhere up to 80 percent of your yield. It’s incredibly important therefore to make sure that ground is as clean as possible both before you plant and after… Read more »

Soybean School: The Power of Inoculants

Establishing a healthy plant stand as quickly as possible is critical in protecting your crops health and ensuring maximum yield potential. Part of that process means that the plant has to be able to access the inputs it needs to get there. That starts with the development of a healthy root system including the development… Read more »

Soybean School – Don’t Get “Snake-Oiled” On Your Soybeans

Every producer is looking for the edge when it comes to their crop. That’s all well and good, but it’s a pursuit that has to be balanced with a good level of realistic discernment. If that discernment isn’t there it can leave producers that are chasing that edge vulnerable to the “snake oil” or “silver… Read more »

Soybean School: Gaining the Advantage with Seed Treatments

As producers get closer to planting their soybeans, now is the time to consider all of the potential issues the year may throw at you and how you can deal with them before you get the seed in the ground. If there is a history or a threat of insect pests or soil borne disease, a… Read more »

Soybean School: Think Like a Plant to Increase Yields

There are big strides to be made in the area of soybean yields. A big part of increasing those yields comes from from finding out what’s holding your plants back. The truth is that their is a wide range of limiting factors that vary from field to field. Instead of becoming overwhelmed with intricate details… Read more »

Soybean School: Establishing an Early Planting Strategy

It looks as though soybean growers in Ontario may see an early planting opportunity this year. Mild conditions through the past few months and especially over the last few weeks have farmers more than ready to get in the fields. With the advantages of early planting in soybeans established, when an opportunity presents itself, farmers… Read more »

Soybean School – Will Soybean Prices Return to the 2008 Highs?

It looks as though the basics of supply and demand are at work in a dramatic way in the soybean market to the point where soybeans could return to the highs of 2008. China is leading the charge on the demand side both from the consumer and the livestock end with growth in global demand… Read more »

Soybean School – When Planting Early, Plant a Longer Maturing Soybean Variety

Planting early is almost always a good idea. There are aspects and elements that we can’t control like the weather that tend to throw the best laid plans out the window, but in general, the theory is simple. The soybean plant is a factory that produces soybeans. That factory runs primarily on sunlight. The more… Read more »