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U.S. grains: Soybeans firm on fund-driven buying

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures firmed modestly on Wednesday in largely technical trade along with fund-driven buying and strength in allied soymeal futures, analysts said. Corn futures declined and wheat fell on technical selling. Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) November soybean futures settled up one cent at $8.85-3/4 per bushel but stayed below […] Read more


Ready, set go! Harvest reprieve hits Prairies

CNS Canada — Prairie farmers struggling to get crops off fields under wet, cold conditions are about to get a reprieve — if they haven’t seen warmer weather already in their area. Natalie Hasell, a weather preparedness meteorologist for Environment Canada in Winnipeg, said most regions of British Columbia, Alberta, and southern and central Saskatchewan […] Read more

World crop briefs: Black Sea’s oilseed yields seen larger

CNS Canada — The Black Sea region’s oilseed crop for 2018-19 is estimated 160,000 tonnes higher, at 43.36 million tonnes, according to the latest estimates by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In its October estimates, USDA estimated Ukraine rapeseed production would come in at 100,000 tonnes more than previous estimates to 2.7 million tonnes. Turkey’s […] Read more


Canada fleabane seedlings that will be treated with glycine and glyphosate combinations in a growth chamber environment.

Pest Patrol: The continuing fight against glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane

#PestPatrol with Mike Cowbrough, OMAFRA

Glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane is found in 30 counties across Ontario and can cause yield losses exceeding 50 per cent in both corn and soybeans. Since there are only a few other herbicides that are effective at controlling it, this glyphosate-resistant weed has been one of the most troublesome weeds in Ontario. So, what if you […] Read more



Kristen MacMillan says interactions such as bean type, variety, inoculant type and environment can affect how edible beans interact with the N in the soil.

How much N? A soil test isn’t the only answer

Different crops, different varieties, different inoculants, and different soil environments all affect the N-application decision these days

You need to know two things to calculate your nitrogen application — the crop requirement and the available N in the soil. At least that used to be the case, but it’s not now, not since pulse crops have become such an important part of the rotation. When it comes to fixing N, not all […] Read more