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Impacts of Heavy Rains on Soybeans

April 30, 2024
In spring and fall, heavy rains are common and can occasionally result in saturated and even flooded soybean fields.  At such times, plants are more susceptible to delayed emergence and slower growth, in addition to being at greater risk of disease. In this article, we explore the factors that influence rainfall impacts on soybeans, as […]

Calculate your Cost of Production to Improve your Profitability

October 25, 2023
Calculate your Cost of Production (COP) makes it easier to understand and manage your business and can help with decision-making. According to a survey of Canadian producers, only 65 % of farms are likely to analyze their profitability; yet there is a noticeable trend towards indebtedness, higher interest rates, and overspending. The benefits of calculating […]

How we Select our Varieties

October 10, 2023
New Prograin varieties are developed by Sylvain Legay (selector) and his team at our research farm. The process of selection involves identifying the best plants among the many that are grown, according to the traits that are most sought after by our customers! It all starts with a cross… The cross is a mix of […]

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 Quebec 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 […]