Spring wheat and barley growers, especially those in the black soil zones, may appreciate a new Axial brand from Syngenta. Axial Xtreme combines the broad-spectrum annual grass control of Axial Herbicide with the broadleaf herbicide fluroxypyr. Axial should deliver a high level of control of common annual grasses such as wild oats, green and yellow… Read More

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

As soybean planting begins there is a lot discussion about the potential for some acres swinging into soybeans.  Peter Gredig and I had a great discussion on it this morning over the phone. Peter indicated to me that from his discussions with retailers and other farmers most of the swing into soybeans will be from… Read More

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

 I have written before that the future is in seed treatments and fungicides for the traditional crop protection companies. The additional point that I should of included is the growth potential for the biological market in the seed treatment product area.  The interesting point is that biologicals are designed to work in conjunction (stacking) with… Read More

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

All winter we hear about the condition of the South American soybean crop.  For many of us, countries like Argentina feel very far away yet the impact on our farms has become incredibly large.  Soybean prices have launched higher in 2012 which has created major opportunities for Canadian and American soybean producers.  Demand has been… Read More

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

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