How Soybeans Fit into Your 2022 Rotation

Despite the range in drought conditions this summer, soybean crops in Manitoba performed relatively well versus other crops. Late summer rains enabled a fair number of soybean fields to produce respectable and sometimes even exceptional yields, says Tyler Russell, Western Canadian Manager for NorthStar Genetics. Soybeans can withstand a fair amount of heat. A lot… Read more

Application Considerations of Fungicides on Soybeans

When it comes to using foliar fungicides on soybeans, there is always a debate on whether or not they provide a return on investment. Growers often want a “rockstar” variety that has high yield potential. However, there can sometimes be a trade-off with rockstar varieties, as they may not possess defensive traits and the variety… Read more

NorthStar Genetics is on the Move to Domain

NorthStar Genetics is on the Move to Domain NorthStar Genetics is excited to move to Domain, Manitoba. Currently located in an office complex in St. Norbert, NorthStar Genetics is pleased to announce the purchase of the former Co-op site which became available when Co-op moved to a new location in Domain. “As a locally owned… Read more

Soybean YIELD Challenge

Let’s push for BIGGER soybean YIELDS! We live and breath soybeans in Western Canada. This year we will learn more about how to maximize the yield on your farm. 12 growers from MB and SK will become YIELD CHALLENGERs. Yield challengers will intensely manage 40 acres of soybeans to push for bigger yields, to challenge… Read more

10 Things to Consider to Increase Your Soybean Yields – Part 2 of 2

As shared in Part 1 of our two-part article, the genetic potential within a seed is not realized within a growing season due mainly to abiotic stresses (temperature, wind, sunlight, flood, drought, salt, minerals, etc). Helping reduce stress can have a positive impact on soybean yields.

10 Things to Consider to Increase Your Soybean Yields – Part 1 of 2

Mother Nature needs to provide an August rain in order for soybeans to yield, right? Are we solely at the mercy of Mother Nature or can things be done to reduce the risk of not getting an August rain?

Corn Doesn’t Lie

Do you want to know how well grazing corn is working for your cattle? Check their manure.
If the manure is largely free of yellow corn particles, it means the kernels are soft and highly digestible. If the manure contains a lot of yellow fragments, the kernels are hard and more difficult to digest.