Soybean Management

Delayed Planting The spring of 2019 was unprecedented in Ontario. Cool temperatures and constant rainfall delayed planting of much of the crop. Most soybeans were planted in June and for some growers it was July. There are often pockets of the province that can’t plant due to wet soil conditions, but we have not experienced […]

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Best Management Practices for Late Planted Soybeans

Soybeans are incredibly adaptive and can yield well when planted late. Although early May planting is ideal weather in August and September often has more influence on final yield than early planting. When planting is delayed, fewer days are required to reach maturity because of the plants ability to adjust to the season. A one […]

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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Course for Corn and Soybeans

  Online and In-Class course offered for FREE until August 31, 2016.  Starting on August 31, 2016, successful completion of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Course for Corn and Soybeans will be required in order to purchase or plant neonicotinoid-treated corn and soybean seed. Following successful completion of the course, farmers will receive a certificate […]

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Flood Damaged Soybeans

Much of the province received welcome showers over the weekend. A few areas were hit with heavy rains that caused flooding in low lying areas. In most cases water drained away quickly but standing water could still be found in some fields two days after the rain. See picture #1.   Flooded soybeans on June 1st, […]

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Impact of Dry Conditions on Soybeans

Horst Bohner, Soybean Specialist, OMAFRA, Stratford Albert Tenuta, Field Crop Plant Pathologsit, OMAFRA, Ridgetown Prolonged dry conditions can reduce soybean yield at any stage of development, but plants are more susceptible during germination and the reproductive growth stages. Dry soil conditions during germination will reduce plant stands. Severe moisture stress is evident by leaf wilting […]

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