Does double inoculation pay?

Using a liquid inoculant on soybean seed and a granular inoculant in the seed row has become standard practice for growers planting beans on virgin fields. This is intended to quickly establish a population of rhizobia bacteria in soil on which beans have never been planted. Some agronomists say one inoculant — on the seed […] Read more

U.S. forecast to plant more soybeans than corn

Four million acres above previous year | Increased acres in 2015 means prices could fall, say market analysts

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Soybean acres could eclipse corn acres in the United States next year for the first time since the early 1980s, says Informa Economics. The firm is forecasting 87.7 million acres of soybeans and 87.3 million acres of corn in 2015-16. It would be four million acres more than last year’s record […] Read more

Rating soybeans based on region: heat units or day length?

Kevin Elmy planted soybeans June 15 last year, which was much later than normal on his farm. Elmy, an experienced bean grower from Saltcoats, Sask., knows that date is too late for soybeans, but he was conducting a plot experiment on his farm. Elmy seeded six varieties sold in Saskatchewan with similar company heat unit […] Read more

Soybean industry plans national organization

Soybean industry plans national organization

Canada’s soybean industry could have a new national organization by this fall. Grower associations, exporters and crushers are developing the mandate and role of Soy Canada, which will become the industry’s national and international voice. “We’re looking at soybean acres (and) the potential to expand right across the country,” said Dave Buttenham, secretary-manager of the […] Read more

Higher prices needed to ration soybean use

Negative carryout possible | High demand would send prices soaring

One number stood out for Darin Newsom among the plethora of figures contained in two recent U.S. Department of Agriculture reports. It was the 992 million bushels of soybean stocks in all positions on March 1 in the Grain Stocks report, which is down from 2.15 billion bu. as of Dec. 1. “To me this […] Read more

New soybean variety targets early maturity for Sask. growers

INDIAN HEAD, Sask. — The name of a new soybean variety from NorthStar Genetics Manitoba reflects where the company thinks the future of soybeans is heading. NSC Moosomin is still in trials and should be available in two years. NorthStar is known for naming its varieties after Manitoba communities, but geographically at least the community […] Read more

VIDEO: Growing soybeans on the Canadian Prairies

Got beans? More than 150,000 acres of Saskatchewan farmland has soybeans growing for 2013. In Manitoba the crop is passing the one million acre mark. Attractive as a low input crop, despite its high seed price, soybeans offer fair margins with yields as low as 25 bushels per acre, provided the price of the commodity […] Read more

Man. soybean, corn acres hit record

Manitoba farmers propelled soybean and corn to new acreage records in Canada this year, growing 35 percent more soybeans and 22 percent more corn than last year. According to Statistics Canada’s field crop estimates released in June, Canadian growers planted 4.6 million acres of soybeans this spring, a gain of 440,000 acres from last year. […] Read more

Oilseed stakes raised

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — U.S. soybean growers are determined to win back the considerable market share they’ve lost to Canadian canola and other oilseed crops. The United Soybean Board, which administers the $88 million U.S. soy checkoff, is throwing its weight behind high oleic soybeans. The USB has entered into a partnership with DuPont Pioneer and […] Read more