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Aphid Management in 2022: How to Prepare for 2023!

March 9, 2023
Part 2 In 2022, a rise in aphid populations was observed in many fields across Quebec. In July, an average of 250 aphids per plant were observed in 15 of the 65 fields studied by the RAP Grandes cultures, Quebec’s plant protection warning network for field crops. Following these observations, because of the critical plant […]

Soybean Aphid Damage

March 1, 2023
Part 1 The Asian soybean aphid was first seen in North America in the state of Wisconsin in 2000. In 2001, it made its official appearance in Québec, following some severe infestations reported in Ontario. Considered one of the major pests in soybean culture, it is now found in most of our fields in every […]

Employee profile : Jérémie Bélanger - Programmer analyst

December 20, 2022
Wondering who are the people working behind the scenes at Prograin? In this article, we’ll introduce you to Jérémie Bélanger, one of our valued employees.  Hi Jérémie. What do you do at Prograin and how long have you been working here? I have been working for the company for 2 years now! I am a […]

Calculate Your Cost of Production to Improve Your Profitability

December 14, 2022
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 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 […]

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