Tag: Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers

MPSG declares neutral stance on location of potential Manitoba soybean processor

Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers (MPSG) has issued a statement saying it is neutral on the location of a potential soybean crush plant in the province. Rapid growth in soybean acres on the eastern side of the prairies has led to interest from growers and industry in establishing a soybean processing facility. A group of… Read more »

Soybean & Pulse Research Agronomist Coming to the University of Manitoba

With the expansion of soybean acres in the west, Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers and the University of Manitoba are collaborating to address what MPSG has identified as a gap in research. MPSG is matching $400,000 from the federal and Manitoba governments to fund a five-year soybean and pulse research agronomist position in the U… Read more »

Canola School: Keeping P & K in the Bank as Soybeans Grow in Canola Rotations

As soybeans are introduced and grown more frequently in rotations that already include canola in Western Canada, growers may find their soil bank accounts for phosphorus and potassium running low. Both canola and soybeans are heavy users/removers of P and K, explains Laryssa Grenkow of Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers in this Canola School episode,… Read more »

Soybean School West: Testing the Belief that Black Soil is Best for Planting Soybeans

Preliminary research conducted in southern Manitoba is casting some doubt on the common belief that dark, tilled soil is best for planting soybeans in northern growing regions. Greg Bartley, a graduate student working together with Dr. Yvonne Lawley at the University of Manitoba, is in his second year of comparing how soybeans respond when planted into different… Read more »

Federal Gov’t Invests $1.2 Million in Western Corn & Soybean Research Equipment

$1.2 million for the purchase of corn and soybean research equipment was announced by MP Candice Bergen near Homewood, Manitoba this past weekend. The Manitoba Corn Growers Association is collaborating with the Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and the University of Manitoba in purchasing research equipment to be used at 11 sites… Read more »

Could Manitoba Support a Soybean Crush Facility? New Report Says “Yes”

Southern Manitoba has the right combination of soybean production and soybean meal demand to support a 2,000 tonne per day soybean crushing facility, according to a new report funded by the Canada and Manitoba governments and soybean industry partners. Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers partnered with Soy 20/20 to organize and co-fund the study, which was… Read more »

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 »

Manitoba Pulse Growers Add Soybeans to Their Name

Reflecting the explosion in soybean acres in the province over the last few years, the Manitoba Pulse Growers Association announced a change to its name during its annual general meeting at the Crop Connect Conference in Winnipeg. Going forward, the group will now be known as Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers. “Our organization has evolved… Read more »