Mac Ross, Director, Market Access and Trade Policy, Pulse Canada As the pulse industry work towards its goal of having…
Production problems in many net exporting countries have changed the tone of international pulse markets, with prices for many commodities looking like the recent upward trend in prices will be maintained.
By the time you read this, you will have talked to seed dealers and compared the data on varieties of pulses and soybeans that are the best fit on your farm.
Starting a new decade, it’s easy to think in terms of what the future will bring us. If only there were an easy way to tell what that would be.
THE ANNUAL GENERAL meeting of Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers took place on day one of the CropConnect Conference on…
We asked for the impossible and we got it. In January of this year, board and staff at Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers (MPSG) locked themselves in a room at the CanadInns in Brandon with the determination to review its strategic plan. We were successful.
The idea of having a one-on-one with the Honourable Blaine Pedersen, Manitoba’s Minister of Agriculture and Resource Development, seemed like a long shot. But what if he said yes?
Dr. Robert Conner is a research scientist. His first computer was a TRS-80 (look it up). He volunteers at the Pembina Valley Humane Society, where he earned the trust and friendship of Simon, an abused rescue dog that arrived terrified and distant. And Dr. Conner was instrumental in revolutionizing the bean industry and he will be retiring this year.
IN 2019, MANITOBA growers planted approximately 13,000 acres of conventional soybeans. Here’s some of the agronomy behind growing these beans.
A survey conducted by prairie farm policy groups showed low farmer satisfaction with the two seed royalty options currently on the table. As individual farmers weigh the cost of accessing the best genetics, grower-led associations such as MPSG are prompted to consider the role check-offs will play in future plant breeding programs.
Photoperiods here in Manitoba are longer than those experienced in traditional soybean growing regions. Understanding the physiological mechanisms and genes controlling photoperiodism in soybeans has been crucial for breeders developing suitable varieties for Manitoba.
THE PORT OF Vancouver is the largest export port and the third-largest overall in North America. It is a marvel of innovation, human potential and global relationships.
IN TODAY’S ERA of high input costs, low margins and considering the ever-increasing need to improve sustainability of the farm operation, validation of agronomic management decisions made on-farm are ever-more important.
IN NATURE, PLANTS rarely grow alone. In some agricultural production, farmers have followed the lead of nature and grown two or three crops together in the same field.
New varieties must combine field performance with canning and cooking quality.
Pigweed has been an issue in Manitoba bean production (edibles and soys) in previous years with confirmation of more populations of Group 2 herbicide-resistant redroot pigweed and increasing occurrences of green pigweed/Powell amaranth. But another pigweed species caught many by surprise in 2019, even though the threat was imminent.
While doing general field scouting of pulse and soybean crops, it is not unusual to find a lot of insects in the fields.
Review of the 2019 Growing Season