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Inspecting and optimizing bins

December 8, 2020
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 […]

Soybean aeration and drying

December 1, 2020
Soybean quality is highly dependent on how well they were aerated 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 (> […]

Grain handling

November 6, 2020
As you know, soybeans are held to high standards to access certain niche markets. As soybeans are particularly fragile, there are certain basic ways of handling them to ensure they maintain their full potential, regardless of their final destination. Here are our 8 rules to follow: If available, use a conveyor belt to move the […]

How soybean grading works

September 24, 2020
The fields are quickly turning yellow, meaning soybean harvest and grading time has arrived. The following summary will help you better understand the soybean grading process. Step 1 – Sampling and separation Once the harvested soybeans are loaded for transport, the carrier must first stop in the receiving area at Prograin’s storage facility (or any other […]

Before the soybean harvest : inspecting and preparing silos

August 27, 2020
The soybean harvest is only a few weeks away! Depending on the oncoming temperature, soybeans plants will lose their greenish tinge and turn yellow, meaning that they are mature. Let’s hope for more warm weather! Until then, it is time to inspect and prepare the silos for storage. We are sharing with you how to […]

Nutrient deficiencies in soybeans

July 23, 2020
It’s mid-season and maybe you’ve noticed some yellowing leaves in your soybean fields. Do you know what’s going on? It could be happening for a number of reasons, like a soybean cyst nematode infestation, but it’s usually caused by different nutrient deficiencies.  First, remember that when soybean plants reach the beginning seed formation stage, they […]

Managing insects in soybean fields

July 22, 2020
In mid-July, there’s generally an increase in the insect population and it’s time to deal with the pests that ravage your plants’ leaves. With the dry conditions we’ve been experiencing since the beginning of the season, soybean plants that have been suffering through the heat are more susceptible to disease and insects. Plus, insect infestation […]

Fighting sclerotinia with fungicides

July 9, 2020
As flowering begins in soybean fields, it’s time to apply a fungicide proactively to protect the quality of your soybean plants and potential yield. In Québec and Ontario, sclerotinia (or white mould) is the most common disease among soybean plants, and it also causes the most economic damage. Whether it comes from your machinery, poorly […]

Factors for successful direct seeding

June 29, 2020
There are a number of advantages to direct seeding (or no-till farming), including reduced costs, significant time saved in the spring and fall, medium-term improvement to the structure and biological activity of the soil, etc. This technique is becoming increasingly popular with soybean growers. That said, it is still unadvisable to adopt new production practices […]
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Early-season and residual weed control in XTEND and ENLIST E3 soybean fields

June 18, 2020
New soybean production technologies boast residual weed control properties to help you manage weeds. With Roundup Ready® 2 Xtend’s cropping system, you can now use a residual herbicide containing the active ingredient Dicamba. With a 10- to 14-day soil residual activity (depending on the quantity applied), this herbicide has an earlier application window, allowing to reduce weed emergence and keep the field clean even longer. Such early weed control results in a significantly increased yield potential. This strategy can also be used with Xtend soybeans.

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