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March 26, 2019

Planting soybeans before corn

Ontario trials have shown that, in some years, early planting can provide a 10-bu/ac yield advantage. In the U.S. Corn Belt, aggressive producers have now even pushed planting dates into March, aiming for super yields. So, should a grower consider planting soybeans before corn in southwestern Ontario?

Agri-business division of La Coop fédérée rebrands as Sollio Agriculture

The agri-business division of La Coop fédérée will start operating under the brand Sollio Agriculture. The company is heavily established in Eastern Canada, and recently entered into a partnership with Maizex seeds and invested in a $90-million grain export terminal in Quebec.

Video: All about manure with Jeff Schoenau

Jeff Schoenau covered the nature of manure at the 2019 Soil Management and Sustainability Summit. In our fourth Speaker Spotlight video, Schoenau explains the benefits of manure over fertilizer and provides some take-home messages for farmers when it comes to using manure.
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Paying for DON

Even with the announcement of the corn salvage benefit for 2019, the losses will likely be out of pocket for many growers affected by the DON outbreak that afflicted Ontario corn crops last year. With great corn yields in the province overall, what are the next steps for corn growers that experienced a different looking year? » Learn more
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More competitive soybeans = less spraying

To reduce the risk of developing herbicide-resistant weeds in a soybean crop, focus on faster canopy closure. That’s one finding from a recently completed Manitoba project that looked at ways to reduce the need for additional in-crop herbicide applications by increasing the crop’s competitiveness with weeds. The project evaluated row spacing, plant density and soybean varieties. » Learn more
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Eliminating early weed competition in soybeans

Similar to corn and other crops, controlling weeds early and through the critical weed-free period for soybeans is very important for maximizing yields and crop performance. Although soybeans are quite adaptable, research is showing they are very sensitive to early season weed competition and need all the help they can get until the plants are large enough to crowd out competition. » Learn more

Drayton Farm Show

Mar. 27-28
Drayton, Ont.
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Thunder Bay Spring Farm Conference

April 2-4
Kakabeka Falls, Ont.
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