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Winning Solutions for Weed Control in Soybean Crops

February 21, 2024
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! […]

Employee profile : Samuel Bussières – Team Leader and Versatile Replacement

February 7, 2024
Wondering who are the people working behind the scenes at Prograin? In this article, we’ll introduce you to Samuel Bussières, one of our valued employees.  Hi Samuel. What do you do at Prograin and how long have you been working here? I am a Team Leader and all-rounder replacement. I have been with the company […]

Understanding the basics of soybean closing prices

November 1, 2023
After rain comes sun, and after the harvest comes the time to sell your soybeans. As a soybean grower, you probably know everything there is to know about your seeds and which techniques yield the best crops. But do you know how your soybean crop’s cash price is established? Keep reading to learn more about […]

Inspecting and optimizing bins

November 1, 2023
Now that we’ve determined how to adequately aerate and dry soybeans, we must proceed to inspect and optimize bins as the storage begins. Methods and guidelines will vary depending on the season. Here’s a brief overview of the best practices throughout the year. Fall It is very important to level the grain in the silo […]

Calculate Your Cost of Production to Improve Your Profitability

October 25, 2023
Knowing 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 your […]

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 […]

Soybean ventilation and drying

October 5, 2023
Soybean quality is highly dependent on how well they were ventilated and dried. These factors are critical to safeguarding the processing and germination potential of domestically grown soybeans. Soybeans can be dried either at a low temperature or with ambient air. Let's take a look at both options! Low-temperature drying When soybeans are damp (> […]

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 […]

Accelerated aging: which disease are we dealing with?

August 3, 2023
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 […]