By Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers
Drought stress was the reality for many Manitoba soybean farmers in 2018, and to a lesser extent, 2017. Signs of this included wilted plants, flipped leaves and rapid maturity. What impact did this have on the crop and how can risk be mitigated for the future?
Cassandra Tkachuk, production specialist with the Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers, breaks down yield, soil moisture conservation, plant establishment and predictions for spring 2019 in the latest Bean Report. When it comes to assessing the impact of moisture on soybean yield, timing and amount of rain during the growing season makes the biggest impact. The 2019 growing season is projected to be wetter than the past two years, but it is more important that moisture comes during the critical period of flowering to pod-fill. | READ MORE