Best Practices

  • Growing Soybeans in 20204:16

    Growing Soybeans in 2020

    Bryce Rampton, Product Development Agronomist, says it pays to build a rotation that includes multiple crops, including soys, to manage and maximize environmental extremes.

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  • Measuring Harvest Losses3:01

    Measuring Harvest Losses

    Bryce Rampton, Soybean Product Development Agronomist for Western Canada, explains how to measure and calculate harvest losses in your soybean crops.

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  • How Soybeans Impact Available Nutrients for Following Crops1:34

    How Soybeans Impact Available Nutrients for Following Crops

    Dr. Jeff Schoenau, Professor of Soil Fertility at the University of Saskatchewan, compares nutrient availability for crops following soys, peas and lentils. He shares how it impacts fertilizer rates.

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  • Soy Masters Trivia: What’s Infecting These Roots?

    Soy Masters Trivia: What’s Infecting These Roots?

    It's trivia time! Let's test your soy knowledge. Take a look at this photo and tell us why these soybean roots are covered in creamy white dots.

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  • Managing White Mould with Fungicides and Your Smartphone

    Managing White Mould with Fungicides and Your Smartphone

    Bryce Rampton, Product Development Agronomist, says genetics are your first line of defense against white mould in soys. The Sporecaster app & fungicides are also great tools to protect your yield.

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  • Supporting Soybean Growth in Western Canada2:43

    Supporting Soybean Growth in Western Canada

    Ron Davidson, Executive Director of Soy Canada, shares why research and innovation are key factors in supporting producers learning how to grow a successful soybean crop on the Prairies.

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  • Bean Cam App Makes Stand Counts Easy

    Bean Cam App Makes Stand Counts Easy

    Bean Cam, an app developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is changing the way growers assess their soybean stands and estimate yield. Find out how to put it to use on your farm.

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  • Get the Most Out of a Crop Tour

    Get the Most Out of a Crop Tour

    Checking out new innovations on a crop tour is always exciting. Our reps put together the top three questions to ask when you're walking the plots.

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  • Inoculation & Nodulation3:54

    Inoculation & Nodulation

    Brett Graham, Syngenta Seedcare Specialist, explains how to check for nodulation in your soybeans. This investigative work will help you determine if your crop has enough N to reach yield potential.

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  • Don’t Let Early-season Weeds Bully Your Soybeans

    Don’t Let Early-season Weeds Bully Your Soybeans

    Get your soybean crop off to a great start by taking care of weeds that bully your seedlings and steal yield potential.

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  • Aphids in Soybeans3:06

    Aphids in Soybeans

    Brett Graham, Syngenta Seedcare Specialist, explains that once aphids hit the action threshold, you've got time to monitor & decide if beneficial insects are at work or if an insecticide is needed.

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  • Wireworms Have Multi-year Impact

    Wireworms Have Multi-year Impact

    Get tough on this pest that loves to feast on soybean roots and can devastate your stand.

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  • Soil Crusting1:33

    Soil Crusting

    Bryce Rampton, Soybean Product Development Agronomist for Western Canada, explains soil crusting and how it can affect soybean growth.

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  • Branching Varieties1:57

    Branching Varieties

    Bryce Rampton, Soybean Product Development Agronomist for Western Canada, explains how to decide what to plant soybeans at for population.

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  • Higher Pods Make More Yield and Better Harvests

    Higher Pods Make More Yield and Better Harvests

    Product Development Agronomist Bryce Rampton explains why achieving higher soybean pods protect your yield. Learn how the seeding environment, warming trends and planting depth affect pod height.

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  • Understanding the Critical Weed Free Period1:41

    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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  • Managing Dry Conditions2:36

    Managing Dry Conditions

    Agronomic Service Representative Doug Fotheringham discusses how to manage dry conditions, inlcuding considerations for zero-till and fertility management.

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  • Inoculant Key to Soybean Success1:42

    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.

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  • Flagging Fields for Higher Yields4:18

    Flagging Fields for Higher Yields

    Bryce Rampton discusses the importance and how to properly perform a flag test in your soybean crop.

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  • Keeping Phytophthora Out

    Keeping Phytophthora Out

    Seedcare specialist Brett Graham talks about the threat of phytophthora in Manitoba. Prevention is the best way to manage this disease.

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