Category: Nightshade

Soybean School: Pre + post = successful IP weed control

What’s the best herbicide program for food-grade, non-GMO, identity preserved soybeans? It’s a common question OMAFRA weed specialist Mike Cowbrough gets from growers and we have the answer on this edition of RealAgriculture Soybean School. Cowbrough says there’s no magical herbicide that can handle all the challenges food-grade soybeans face during the growing season. But… Read more »

Soybean School: Late-Flush Nightshade Could Sabotage IP Premiums

In early July, IP soybean growers aren’t typically thinking about weed control. But when it comes to nightshade, growers need to be diligent and watch for late flushes that could compromise the quality of food grade export markets, explains Huron Commodities agronomist Wayne Wheeler. In this episode of Real Agriculture Soybean School, Wheeler explains that… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Oct 28 — 100bu/ac Variances, Combining Nightshade and Inedible Apples

In this week‘s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, provides an update on harvest conditions in Ontario. He also answers a plethora of feedback related to everything from nightshade plugging combines to last week’s special edition on neonicotinoids. Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014… Read more »

Soybean School: The Theoretical Top End of Soybean Yields And How to Edge Ever Closer

Perhaps you’re already acquainted with the wild world of theoretical yields. A theoretical yield is a measure of the genetic potential a plant has, if absolutely nothing hampered yield — not the growing season, environment or pests. Can you guess what soybeans’ theoretical yield is? Roughly 350 bushels an acre. Outlandish? Well, it sort of… Read more »

Soybean School: Mid-Season Insect Scouting, Weed Escapes & Planning for Harvest

If soybean yield is made in August, what, if anything can farmers do to achieve those big yields? It starts with scouting, and leads to planning ahead, says Shawn Brenneman, with Syngenta. In this Soybean School episode, Bernard Tobin joins Brenneman in the field to talk weed escapes, the possibility of a pre-harvest application to… Read more »

VOTE NOW: Which UofG Crops 4240 Group Made the Best Weed ID Video

This semester at the University of Guelph, Ontario Agriculture College, Francois Tardif and Mike Cowbrough‘s Crops 4240 – Undergraduate Weed Science students were given the assignment of making a weed identification  video for a weed commonly found in Ontario. The objective is for the students to discuss identification at different growth stages and  methods of control of… Read more »