IP Soys Checklist!

Markets continue to move towards quality assurance through IP production whether for IP soybeans or other crops. There is no standard contract for IP or non-GMO production. Each contract reflects the requirements of the end user. Premiums vary with level of management, cost or production risk. Just as “no one shoe fits all”, producing for […]

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Septoria Brown Spot in Soybean

Septoria Brown Spot in Soybeans Septoria Brown spot  is caused by the fungal pathogen Septoria glyines and under normal conditions, the disease does not cause major yield loss in Canada. Were yield losses have occurred in the past is when the soybean plants are under prolonged stress conditions. This can result in premature defoliation which […]

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Comparing Herbicide Programs in Identity Preserved (IP) Soybean

Co-Authors: Dr. Peter Sikkema, Dr. Clarence Swanton & Dr. François Tardif (University of Guelph) Field studies at Elora and Woodstock have evaluated soybean herbicide treatments based on their weed control efficacy and the yield protection they provided. Important differences were found among those treatments (Table 1). Table 1. Average visual control of broadleaf and grassy […]

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Stem Canker in Soybean

The conditions this year have resulted in a number of soybean diseases starting early and northern stem canker is one such disease. In most years, stem canker symptoms become apparent later in the seasonafter flowering. This year stem canker started earlier with seedling damping off and early season wilting symptoms which is as stated above […]

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Checklist for High Yielding Soybeans

The Ontario Soybean Growers began a soybean yield competition in 2008. The results were impressive! The winner yielded 72.1 bu/ac near Seaforth. These yields are good examples that with the right weather, soil type, and management, large yields are possible in Ontario. With the big yields and excellent prices in 2008, some producers grossed over […]

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