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  • Managing Weed Shifts: Canada Fleabane and Waterhemp

    Managing Weed Shifts: Canada Fleabane and Waterhemp

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  • Seed Treatments Help Make Every Seed Count

    Seed Treatments Help Make Every Seed Count

    ‘No stand, no yield.’ It’s a simple expression that quickly gets to the core of why soybean stand establishment is essential for a successful crop. Uniform seedling emergence requires careful...

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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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  • 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 higher yields and profitability. That’s a...

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  • Control the Controllable for Higher Yield

    Control the Controllable for Higher Yield

    By: Marijke Vanderlaan, Agronomic Sales Representative This fall, many growers harvested 70-bushel soybeans. Much of the success is attributed to Mother Nature who delivered timely rains to...

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  • Playing Detective Puts More Bushels in Your Bin

    Playing Detective Puts More Bushels in Your Bin

    As the soybean crop comes off across Ontario many growers are seeing bin-busting results despite the challenging start to the season. “It's amazing how well the crops turned around,” says Shawn...

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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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  • Get the Most Out of a Crop Tour

    Get the Most Out of a Crop Tour

    ‘Tis the season for crop tours. It’s exciting to check out trials and innovations, but time away from your farm can also be a strain on your productivity. Our Syngenta reps put their heads...

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  • Manage Risk and Increase Yields with Fungicides

    Manage Risk and Increase Yields with Fungicides

    Applying soybean fungicides in-crop has proven to be an effective defense against yield-robbing diseases like white mould. Syngenta’s Agronomic Service Manager Eric Richter believes fungicides...

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  • Don’t Let Insects Take a Bite out of Yield

    Don’t Let Insects Take a Bite out of Yield

    Start strong and stay strong. That’s a simple management philosophy that I encourage growers to follow as they set their sights on higher soybean yields. One thing I talk about a lot is the...

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  • Canopy Index Will Help Maximize Yield

    Canopy Index Will Help Maximize Yield

    As you walk soybean fields this spring and summer pay close attention to canopy management. The two key things to focus on are canopy closure and vegetative growth. If you have too little or...

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  • Do Planters or Drills Fit Your Farm Best?

    Do Planters or Drills Fit Your Farm Best?

    What equipment should I use to plant my soybeans – a row unit planter or a drill? That’s a question Eric Richter, Agronomic Seeds Manager, often gets when talking with growers. He says there...

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  • Managing ‘Beans on Beans’

    Managing ‘Beans on Beans’

    Every year in Ontario, about 20% of soybeans are planted on acres where growers harvested soybeans the previous fall. This practice of planting ‘beans on beans’ creates significant challenges...

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  • Critical Weed-Free Period in Soybeans

    Critical Weed-Free Period in Soybeans

    Author: Leanne Freitag, CCA, Syngenta Agronomic Services Support Manager As you strive for higher soybean yields, do you need to worry about the critical weed-free period in soybeans? The...

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  • Soil Health Starts With Crop Rotation

    Soil Health Starts With Crop Rotation

    In recent blogs, we’ve talked about the payback growers receive when they intensify their soybean management. Topics we’ve already covered – including optimizing stand counts, fine-tuning...

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  • Precision Ag Opportunities for Soys

    Precision Ag Opportunities for Soys

    Putting the right product in the right place to grow a better crop – that’s precision ag in a nutshell. So how do growers capitalize on precision ag systems for soybeans? It starts with mapping...

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  • Think Fertility When Setting High-Yield Goals

    Think Fertility When Setting High-Yield Goals

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  • Tackle Weeds Early for Top Yields

    Tackle Weeds Early for Top Yields

    Don’t let your crop see weeds – that’s leading advice for top crop production. It hasn’t always been a rule of thumb in soybeans, but that’s quickly changing. Growers seeking to harvest the best...

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  • Intensifying Management Doesn’t Cost More

    Intensifying Management Doesn’t Cost More

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  • Grower Spotlight: Essex County Grower Hits 75 Bushels

    Grower Spotlight: Essex County Grower Hits 75 Bushels

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