Testing soil for soybean cyst nematode

OMAFRA Field Crop Report for September 17

Reading Time: 2 minutes Soybean harvest has begun, and many growers have asked if they could sample for soybean cyst nematode this fall. For many growers, managing soybean cyst nematode (SCN) means planting SCN resistance varieties BUT effective SCN management does not end when you have selected your soybean varieties! It is imperative to not only know your SCN […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Chinese demand leading factor in bullish soy market

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — China’s demand for U.S. soybeans has been the major factor behind the bullish soy complex at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), according to Terry Reilly of Futures International in Chicago. China has been on something of a buying tear, with sales being announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on a […] Read more

Don Kabbes, general manager of Great Lakes Grain (at right) checks out a soybean plant during the Great Lakes Grain crop tour. Also shown (from left) are Laura Kroeker and Rachel Duesbury.

Big Ontario corn and soy yields ahead?

Earlier planting and heat and rain when needed have boosted potential harvest yields

Reading Time: 2 minutes [AUDIO: Listen to John Greig, editor of Farmtario, talk with Don Kabbes, general manager of Great Lakes Grain about corn and soybean yield projections.] [UPDATE: Sept. 14, 2020] Ontario is in line for a record soybean crop. That’s the result from the recent Great Lakes Grain yield tour. The 11th edition of the tour, which […] Read more

VIDEO: Ontario soybean yields could be a record

Great Lakes Grain crop tour finds potentially high yielding corn and soybean crops in Ontario

Reading Time: < 1 minute Great Lakes Grain recently finished its annual crop tour and is predicting top yields for Ontario soybean and corn crops. Hear what Don Kabbes, general manager of Great Lakes Grain, had to say about the actual yield numbers and why crops have grown well this year in this interview with John Greig, editor of Farmtario.

USDA lowers soy, corn yield expectations

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Adverse weather over the past month cut into the yield prospects for soybeans and corn in the U.S., according to updated estimates released Friday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Average soybean yields in the country are now forecast at 51.9 bushels per acre. That was down from the August estimate of 53.3 […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Canola shows volatility after long weekend

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Although there remains a lot of canola to be combined, one trader believes most harvest pressure on the market has already passed. “The farmers who wanted to sell off of the combine or shortly after, probably have done so already,” said Jerry Klassen, an independent Winnipeg commodities trader. There will still be some […] Read more

The Ontario soybeans crop is looking like it could hit a 50 bushel per acre average.

Soy price rises with Chinese demand and deteriorating U.S. crop

Ethanol, feed demand help raise corn prices in North America

Reading Time: 6 minutes Over the past 30 days, Ontario temperatures have been one to two degrees above normal while precipitation has been quite variable. A large portion of the Ontario growing region, mainly north of Toronto, received 100 to 150 mm of precipitation. Isolated pockets south of Toronto down to Windsor have received 40 to 90 mm of […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Seasonal harvest pressure weighs on soy, corn

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Market activity on the Chicago Board of Trade has been characteristic for September, with harvest activity keeping pressure on values. “The trend for September turns to the downside as harvest starts to pick up,” said Steve Georgy of Barrington Commodities at Barrington, Ill. However, next week’s world agriculture supply and demand estimates (WASDE) […] Read more


Road application of the soy-based dust suppressant.

Soybeans provide greener solution for road dust suppression

Biodegradable solution is more environmentally friendly

Reading Time: 3 minutes A soy-based dust suppressant developed by researchers at North Dakota State University (NDSU) is now being commercialized and brought to market in North America. It is sprayed onto dusty areas like gravel roads, mining operations and parking lots, but since it’s biodegradable and environmentally friendly, it could also be used on agricultural operations. Why it […] Read more

Above normal temperatures could reduce Ontario’s soybean yield.

Six-month Canadian dollar highs weigh on crop prices

Larger expected corn and soybean crops in the United States affecting prices

Reading Time: 5 minutes Over the past 30 days, the Ontario growing region has received above normal precipitation while temperatures have hovered two to five degrees above average. Quick look Soybeans: U.S. soybeans exports increasing with Chinese demand. Corn: Aim to make targeted corn sales this winter, as large rallies are unlikely. Wheat: Wheat harvest continues around the world, […] Read more