Tag: Kristen Podolsky

Soybean School West: Seeding Rate, Inoculant and Seed Treatment Decisions

Soybean planting time brings with it a number of decisions — what’s the optimal seeding rate? Which inoculants should be used, and should they be doubled up? What about seed treatment? Is a seed treatment with insecticide needed? As part of this Soybean School West episode, Kristen Podolsky of the Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers… Read more »

Soybean School West: Assessing soybean maturity and frost risk

Hear that? If you shake soybean plants and hear the rattle of seeds in the pods, the plant has reached physiological maturity. Does that mean the crop is ready to harvest or past being damaged by frost? Not so fast. In this Soybean School video, Kristen Podolsky, production specialist with the Manitoba Pulse Growers Association,… Read more »

RealAg Crop Update: Chilly Nights & Average Daytime Temp Increase Frost Risk of Soybeans

The summer of 2013 is turning out to be nothing like the last two years, which may prove problematic for several first-time soybean growers in the province. While 2013 soybean acres likely did not hit the massive 1.3 million mark once estimated, there are likely about a million acres of the nitrogen-fixing crop out in… Read more »

Soybean School West: Why are my Soybeans Yellow?

There are few things more troubling to a farmer than a sickly looking or well-chewed plant. Environmental stress is unavoidable, but determining the correct stress is important if you’re looking to either a) remedy the situation or b) avoid it in the future. Manitoba soybean farmers enjoy relatively few disease and insect pressures, so far,… Read more »