Welcome to Soy Masters by Syngenta
In your quest to grow the best possible crop, we're here to help you. Visit Soy Masters to hone your production skills, enhance your agronomic knowledge, and find support.
Wireworms Have Multi-year Impact
Bryce Rampton, Soybean Product Development Agronomist for Western Canada, explains soil crusting and how it can affect soybean growth.
Bryce Rampton, Soybean Product Development Agronomist for Western Canada, explains how to decide what to plant soybeans at for population.
Higher Pods Make More Yield and Better Harvests
Understanding the Critical Weed Free Period
Bryce Rampton, Soybean Product Development Agronomist, explains what the critical weed free period is, and why keeping fields clean during this time can help maximize yield potential.
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Grower Insights: What's Your Soybean Weed Control Strategy?
In this episode of the Grower Insights series, successful Saskatchewan grower, Rod Edgar, shares weed control best practices he's developed over the years.
Flagging Fields for Higher Yields
Bryce Rampton discusses the importance and how to properly perform a flag test in your soybean crop.
Managing Dry Conditions
Agronomic Service Representative Doug Fotheringham discusses how to manage dry conditions, inlcuding considerations for zero-till and fertility management.
Product Development Agronomist Bryce Rampton discusses weather trends in Western Canada and why soybeans are still a viable crop going forward.
Inoculant Key to Soybean Success
Agronomic Service Representative Doug Fotheringham discusses inoculants and how Western Canada soybean growers might be thinking about them after a dry season.
Grower Insights: What Are Your Seeding Practices?
In this episode of the Grower Insights series, successful Saskatchewan grower, Rod Edgar, shares his best practices for seeding for success.
Keeping Phytophthora Out
Seedcare specialist Brett Graham talks about the threat of phytophthora in Manitoba. Prevention is the best way to manage this disease.
Seed Treatments Help Make Every Seed Count
We need to manage soybeans with the same expectations as our corn crop. If 20 to 30 percent of soybean seed isn't emerging, it's time to look at environment and management.
Grower Insights: What You Need To Know As a Soybean Grower
In this episode of the 7-part Grower Insights series, Rod Edgar shares what he has learned about this high potential crop.
Closing Gaps with Higher Emergence
Seed genetics should allow for at least 90% germination. Managing residue, planting depth and seed attrition rates can help achieve it.
Field selection is an important factor for even soybean emergence and high yields. Agronomic Service Rep Carolyn Wilson shares her tips.
Manage Crop Residue for Strong Soybean Emergence
Crop residue can impact future soybean yield, impacting both germination and emergence. While there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach, there are 3 things to keep in mind.
Causes of Harvest Loss
Agronomist Bryce Rampton suggests we think about harvest even at planting. By getting out to harvest in a timely fashion and assessing overall loss, you can boost yields.
Shift Your Soybean Mindset
A high yield crop doesn't start with better seed or upgraded equipment – it starts with growers expecting more. Many are skeptical that their efforts will pay off. Eric Richter challenges that idea.
Top 3 Problems in Manitoba: 2018 Season
Syngenta's Product Development Agronomist, Bryce Rampton, discusses the main problems that soybean growers in Manitoba faced this 2018 season, and what it meant for the yield.