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Local Research Fosters Local Success

October 28, 2021
The climate in Canada is drastically different from province to province, and even within the provinces. For this reason, the same crops will perform differently across the country. What this means for Prograin is if we test a variety in the east, there’s no sure way to know exactly how it’ll grow in the west. […]

Keep an Eye on Your Profitability with FIXX

October 9, 2021
Last month, we officially announced the Western Canadian launch of our brand-new app called FIXX. One of our main goals as a company is to support the farming community as they grow, face new challenges, and thrive. To support our growers as holistically as possible, we wanted to bring the relationship to the next level […]

Our Year at a Glance: Challenges, Discoveries and Growth

September 23, 2021
Reflecting on 2021 Beginning in late August, much of Canada started to wrap up the 2021 growing season. As we at Prograin reflect on the season, we’ve begun to see what went well in the industry, and what could’ve gone better. Progress at Prograin  2021 was the second year that Prograin acted as a direct […]

Prograin, soybeans and exports in the year 2020- Story of a year like no other

August 26, 2021
To say that 2020 was an unusual year is a bit of an understatement. It was true for us, soybean growers, and for the entire population who was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Today, we want to take the time to recount what happened on the export front at Prograin, which is the part […]
Buyback

Prograin’s Competitive Buyback Program for IP Growers

August 18, 2021
It’s a fact—demand for the highest quality soybean is rising steadily.  Growing demand = a need for more product = a need for more growers  Growing soybeans, especially for the first time, poses many challenges like learning when to seed, finding a variety that works on your land, and dealing with pests.  Here at Prograin, […]
Soybean diseases and aging

Accelerated aging: which disease are we dealing with?

August 2, 2021
It’s not always easy to identify the primary cause of early crop maturity in soybeans, as it can be simultaneously induced by a range of environmental factors, including common diseases. However, a close examination of the plants can reveal the presence of rot around the roots and stems, which could indicate something unusual. To help […]

Two-spotted spider mites and soybeans: damage, scouting and intervention thresholds

August 2, 2021
The two-spotted spider mite is a species of phytophagous mites that feeds on vegetation. Of all spider mites, this species causes the most damage to soybean crops, especially in hot, dry summers. In this article, you will learn more about the damaged caused by this pest. We will also explain how to scout for its […]

Pre-harvest herbicide use in soybeans

August 2, 2021
Pre-harvest herbicide use can contribute to a better harvest. It can also help soybeans achieve food grade when the fields have a certain weed density that could potentially stain the soybeans and in turn affect its grading for human consumption. The effectiveness of this solution is determined by: (1) the choice of the right herbicide […]

Building Relationships to Change the World

July 8, 2021
As we move into the height of the 2021 growing season, Prograin is reflecting on the importance of our relationships across Canada.  Since our foundation in 1980, Prograin has expanded our roots throughout Eastern and Western Canada, but we haven’t forgotten where our roots began. We were founded by a family of farmers who value, above […]
Prograin : A Brief Look at Western Canadian Soybean Exports

Soybeans around the world: a brief look at western Canadian soybean exports

April 29, 2021
In the last few years, soybean popularity has increased drastically worldwide, and Prograin has been at the forefront of quality food grade soybean production and exportation, taking the lead in the North American market for conventional and organic soybean production and export. While many people are aware that Canada imports and exports food, they often […]

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