Tag: David Townsend

Tips for Inoculating Soybeans for the Prairies’ Spring Conditions

Should you double up on soybean inoculant? Do you go full rates of both or half? Should you worry about some sort of extender if the soybeans sit for three weeks before popping up? For farmers (and ground!) new to growing soybeans, there are several things to consider when inoculating soybeans ahead of the growing… Read more »

Soybeans in Manitoba for 2013: What to Decide Now

Western Canadian farmers would be well advised to start making some key decisions now in regards to soybean production in 2013 as Manitoba soybean acres alone are set to surpass a million for the first time. While some farmers in the province are working on a decade of growing the crop, there will be many… Read more »

Soybean School — 3 Decisions to Make Now for Soybeans in 2013

The soybeans are in the bin (or very nearly) which means it’s now time to think about…2013. Well, take a break first, but while you’re harvesting corn or otherwise winding down from a busy harvest season, there are key soybean production decisions best made between now and the end of the year. David Townsend, product… Read more »

Corn School – Corn Harvest has a “Best Before” Date

Harvest is always a busy time and weather and mechanical delays are to be expected. But if all is going reasonably well and you’ve got several fields ready to harvest all at once, have you ever thought about the best way to prioritize harvesting one field over the other? Right now, there are still soybeans… Read more »

Soybean School – Getting Back to Your Roots

Getting into your field on a regular basis to scout is extremely important. Walking your field scouting for disease or pest activity can help you to get ahead of any potential situation that may arise. As important and as necessary as that is, it’s also extremely helpful to see what’s happening below ground. Digging up… Read more »

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. ┬áMaking 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 »

Why Should I Buy? — Corn Seed

This episode of “Why Should I Buy” may have you looking ahead to next spring as we talk to representatives from Syngenta, Dekalb, Pioneer and Pride Seeds regarding corn seed. Todays episode takes place from the grounds of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock Ontario where we talk to Bob Thirlwall of DEKALB, Steve Denys… Read more »