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How soybean grading works

March 4, 2019
The fields are quickly turning yellow, meaning soybean harvest and grading time has arrived. The following summary will help you better understand the soybean grading process. Step 1 – Sampling and separation Once the harvested soybeans are loaded for transport, the carrier must first stop in the receiving area at Prograin’s storage facility (or any other […]

Nutrient deficiencies in soybeans

March 4, 2019
It’s mid-season and maybe you’ve noticed some yellowing leaves in your soybean fields. Do you know what’s going on? It could be happening for a number of reasons, like a soybean cyst nematode infestation, but it’s usually caused by different nutrient deficiencies.  First, remember that when soybean plants reach the beginning seed formation stage, they […]

Managing insects in soybean fields

March 4, 2019
In mid-July, there’s generally an increase in the insect population and it’s time to deal with the pests that ravage your plants’ leaves. With the dry conditions we’ve been experiencing since the beginning of the season, soybean plants that have been suffering through the heat are more susceptible to disease and insects. Plus, insect infestation […]

Fighting sclerotinia with fungicides

March 4, 2019
As flowering begins in soybean fields, it’s time to apply a fungicide proactively to protect the quality of your soybean plants and potential yield. In Québec and Ontario, sclerotinia (or white mould) is the most common disease among soybean plants, and it also causes the most economic damage. Whether it comes from your machinery, poorly […]

Early-season and residual weed control in XTEND and ENLIST E3 soybean fields

March 4, 2019
New soybean production technologies boast residual weed control properties to help you manage weeds. With Roundup Ready® 2 Xtend’s cropping system, you can now use a residual herbicide containing the active ingredient Dicamba. With a 10- to 14-day soil residual activity (depending on the quantity applied), this herbicide has an earlier application window, allowing to reduce weed emergence and keep the field clean even longer. Such early weed control results in a significantly increased yield potential. This strategy can also be used with Xtend soybeans.