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  • Keeping Phytophthora Out

    Keeping Phytophthora Out

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    Seed Treatments Help Make Every Seed Count

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  • Closing Gaps with Higher Emergence

    Closing Gaps with Higher Emergence

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  • Manage Crop Residue for Strong Soybean Emergence

    Manage Crop Residue for Strong Soybean Emergence

    Crop residue can get in the way of a lot of things including your future soybean yield. That’s because what’s left in the field from a previous crop can significantly impact soybean emergence....

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  • Shift Your Soybean Mindset

    Shift Your Soybean Mindset

    Ask a typical Manitoba grower how their soybeans yielded and you’ll likely hear a number in the mid-thirties. Most growers are perfectly fine with hitting this five-year provincial average, but...

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  • Choosing Genetics is the First Step to High Soybean Yields

    Choosing Genetics is the First Step to High Soybean Yields

    There is no perfect soybean variety – but if growers choose the best genetics for their field environment, that management decision will deliver yield. That’s a strategy that Bryce Rampton,...

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  • Look for In-season Opportunities to Protect and Increase Yield

    Look for In-season Opportunities to Protect and Increase Yield

    Once soybeans progress past the vegetative growth stages is there anything growers can do to increase their yield as the crop matures? That’s a question Syngenta Agronomic Service...

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  • Critical Weed-Free Period in Soybeans

    Critical Weed-Free Period in Soybeans

    As you strive for higher soybean yields, do you need to worry about the critical weed-free period in soybeans? The answer is yes, absolutely. Once you hit the critical weed-free period, rapid,...

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  • Think Fertility When Setting High-Yield Goals

    Think Fertility When Setting High-Yield Goals

    When it comes to high-yielding soybeans, fertility is absolutely critical. I can’t say it any simpler than that. For many years, soybeans were actually revered for their ability to scavenge for...

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  • Early Weed Control Boosts Your Bottom Line

    Early Weed Control Boosts Your Bottom Line

    Be proactive, not reactive. That’s the key to weed management in soybeans. Even when planted into ideal conditions, soybeans are generally slower to establish as compared to some other crops....

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  • Picket Fence Soybeans

    Picket Fence Soybeans

    Typically, the term ‘picket fence’ is reserved for assessing corn fields, but it’s time to add it to our soybean vocabulary, especially if you want to grow a 60-bushel crop here in Western...

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  • Improving Stand Establishment – How and When to Roll

    Improving Stand Establishment – How and When to Roll

    Rolling soybean fields before or after planting ensures your combine won’t be picking up stones and rocks at harvest. But that’s just part of the return when growers invest the time and...

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  • Getting More Predictable Yields in a Dry Season

    Getting More Predictable Yields in a Dry Season

    Timely rains throughout the growing season certainly make it easier to grow soybeans, but there are management practices that can help growers get more predictable yield in rain-challenged...

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  • Inoculants for Optimal Nodulation

    Inoculants for Optimal Nodulation

    Whether you’re a veteran soybean grower or relatively new to the crop, an inoculant is one of the key ingredients to your success. It provides beneficial soil bacteria (rhizobia) that encourages...

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  • You Can Grow 60-Bushel Soybeans

    You Can Grow 60-Bushel Soybeans

    Do you have a yield target for your soybean crop? In Manitoba, for example, Doug Fotheringham, (Syngenta Agronomist) says the five-year average runs around 37 bushels per acre, but some growers...

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  • Take a Systems Approach to Your Soybean Crop

    Take a Systems Approach to Your Soybean Crop

    There’s no silver bullet when it comes to growing soybeans. It’s not about finding a variety that you can successfully plant across every acre. It requires several components working together to...

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