Rotating Your Crops Pays Off

It is well documented that proper crop rotation is best practice for the sustainability and longevity of your farm. Rotating crops in a 3- to 4-year cycle helps lower disease and insect pressure, prolongs herbicide weed resistance when altering groups and adding tank mixes, and helps in tillage and fertility. There are plenty of benefits. So why do farmers deviate from their rotation?

Thistle Caterpillar Bites into Bottom Line

By Geoff Geddes If you’re not losing sleep over thistle caterpillar, it has yet to eat away at your profits. While its common name – the painted lady butterfly – may sound pleasant enough, it could paint your bottom line red if left unchecked. “The colour of the thistle caterpillar can vary from dark purple… Read more

Importance of Early Weed Control

By Ron Friesen Western Canadian soybean growers face a tough battle against early weeds this spring after an unusually wet fall left fields in terrible shape. A wet September followed by heavy snowfall over the Thanksgiving weekend prevented some crops from being harvested until this spring. Many fields are muddy, heavily rutted and torn up… Read more

Don’t Lose Sleep Preparing the Soybean Seedbed

By Geoff Geddes Between the weather and volatile markets, there is much to keep growers up at night. Fortunately, following a few key principles will let you prepare your seedbed for planting soybeans and rest easy about getting off to a good start to the growing season. “The first step to a healthy seedbed for… Read more

Benefits of Enlist E3™ Soybeans

By Ron Friesen A new soybean trait to Western Canada will give growers another tool in the ongoing struggle against herbicide resistant weeds. Enlist E3™ soybeans contain traits which provide a triple-stacked tolerance to glyphosate, 2,4-D choline, and glufosinate, offering growers three simultaneous modes of action for weed control in soybean crops. Its release marks… Read more

How Soybeans Can Help You This Spring

By Andrea Hilderman Preparing for the 2020 growing season has its challenges due largely to an incredibly ugly 2019 fall. Growers are making final decisions for the upcoming season, so it’s a good time to review the benefits of growing soybeans and determine what they add to the mix. Experts all advise diversified crop rotations.… Read more