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How to Increase Moisture in Too-Dry Soybeans

November 22, 2022
The Fall 2022 weather conditions could mean that your soybeans were harvested at below the standard moisture content. If your soybean moisture is 11-12%, conditioning may be needed to achieve the standard 13% moisture at delivery time. Here are some important tips from our team to help deal with this situation: Aerate your soybeans when […]

Employee profile: Pierre-Olivier Lussier - Forklift Operator

September 27, 2022
Wondering who are the people working behind the scenes at Prograin? In this article, we’ll introduce you to Pierre-Olivier Lussier, one of our valued employees.  Hi Pierre-Olivier. What do you do at Prograin and how long have you been working here? I’ve been working at Prograin for 12 years. Initially, I was hired to do […]

Tips on Identifying Threshing/Harvesting Losses

September 13, 2022
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 […]

Pre-Harvest Combine Adjustments

September 6, 2022
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 […]

The Bean Leaf Beetles in Soybeans

July 20, 2022
The Bean Leaf Beetle is an increasingly common insect pest in the soybean fields of Québec and Eastern Ontario. Identification Adults are usually yellow, tan, or red in color, with black and yellow legs. The head is black and antennae are yellow with dark tips. The body is characterized by rectangular black markings and an […]

Fungal Diseases and Their Treatment

July 7, 2022
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 […]

Employee profile: Aurélie Savard - Export Clerk

June 9, 2022
Wondering who are the people working behind the scenes at Prograin? In this article, we’ll introduce you to Aurélie Savard, one of our valued employees.  Hi Aurélie.What do you do at Prograin and how long have you been working here? I currently work as the Export Clerk and have held this position since early February […]

Magnesium’s role in soybean nodulation

April 29, 2022
Magnesium (Mg), like nitrogen (N), is essential to soybean growth because it is required to produce chlorophyll, which plants need for photosynthesis. That said, the physiological mechanisms involved in nodulation that depend on magnesium still remain largely unknown.  Nonetheless, studies have highlighted both the consequences of magnesium deficiency and the benefits of receiving an optimal […]

Using a rotary hoe, spiked harrow and heavy-duty cultivator for organic soybean crops

April 29, 2022
As a soybean farmer, you can choose from different types of equipment to help you effectively weed your crops. These tools include rotary hoes, spiked harrows and heavy-duty cultivators. Let’s take a look at what they do and how to use them.  Using a rotary hoe Rotary hoes are made for weeding an entire cultivated […]

Best conditions for successful seeding

April 28, 2022
For good seeding that in-turn will produce good harvests, every effort must be made to provide the best possible conditions for our seeds. Here are four aspects that must not be overlooked: 1) Soil preparation 2) Planting date 3) Variety selection 4) Seeding depth Adequate soil preparation Soybean culture is especially sensitive to soils in […]

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