Pre-Harvest Combine Adjustments

September 21, 2023
Part 1 A combine-harvester that is optimally adjusted will improve its efficiency, reduce field losses and maximize the chances of obtaining a good quality harvest. In this first in a series of two blog posts, we offer our best tips for a successful harvest in 2022! Key adjustments Header Make sure the knives (blades) of […]

Tips on Identifying Threshing/Harvesting Losses

September 19, 2023
Part 2 It is not uncommon for the combine harvester to leave grain behind. The loss percentage still needs to be measured to determine whether or not the machinery needs adjustments. In this second in a two-part series of blog posts, you will learn how to calculate the loss percentage and understand the source of […]

Employee profile : Josée Chouinard – administrative assistant

July 27, 2023
Wondering who are the people working behind the scenes at Prograin? In this article, we’ll introduce you to Josée Chouinard, one of our valued employees.  Hi Josée. What do you do at Prograin and how long have you been working here? I have been an administrative assistant at Prograin since 2020. I like to add […]

Fungal Diseases and Their Treatment

July 20, 2023
Common soybean diseases Sclerotinia stem rot (or white mould) is one of the most significant diseases causing significant economic losses in Québec and Ontario’s soybean fields. Sclerotinia stem rot can reduce yields by as much as 20%. White mould is caused by a fungus known as Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, which develops in cool, moist conditions. When […]

Nitrogen and Sulfur Fertilization in Soybeans

July 13, 2023
Insect and weed problems can arise throughout the growing season. But what about mineral deficiencies? Today, we are going to discuss nitrogen and sulfur fertilization in soybeans! Does it improve yield? That is what this latest blog will look at! Happy reading! Nitrogen (N) Even though soybeans capture N from the air, deficiencies are common. […]

Tools for Managing Common Ragweed

June 21, 2023
Common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.) is very widespread in the soybean plantations of Québec and Ontario. As a result, it can reduce yields by up to 50%!  So, today we explain how to manage its occurrence in your fields! The propagation of common ragweed can be attributed to various factors, such as its ability to […]

Assessing Soybean Emergence / Plant Population

June 8, 2023
For most growers, this year’s seeding is done. Now it is time to assess the number of soybeans that have emerged in the fields.These early weeks are the perfect time for growers to accurately examine the density and health of their soybean stand. This exercise provides a short window to reseed if necessary. By the […]

The Seedcorn Maggot

May 11, 2023
The Seedcorn Maggot, also known by its Latin name Delia Platura, is the most common root maggot pest found in Quebec’s soybean fields. As seeding time approaches, you need to be aware of its presence and what it can do to your crops. Read this article to learn more! Life cycle To begin, the Seedcorn […]

Corn Residue Management

April 27, 2023
Good residue management can make the difference between the success or failure of your spring plantings! Whether you use till or no-till , this article will explain how to properly manage your corn stubble for your next soybean crop! No-till There is no tillage in no-till. The corn residue is left on the soil surface […]

Winning Solutions for Weed Control in Soybean Crops

April 12, 2023
Weeds are able to return year after year because of their life cycle and their methods of reproduction. This is why, to protect your soybean crop, it is important to have a good action strategy for every season!  Don’t know how to get started? Read on for our team’s top weed control tips! Start early! […]

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