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Many soybean fields are showing signs of injury, including patches of premature yellowing, says Manitoba Agriculture plant pathologist Holly Derksen. In many cases the cause could be a combination of stressors. (Photo courtesy Holly Derksen, Manitoba Agriculture)

Stressors pile up for Manitoba soybeans

Damaged patches of soybeans around Manitoba this year could be due to a combination of stresses, says Manitoba Agriculture plant pathologist Holly Derksen. “It’s a tricky year for diagnosing these problems,” Derksen said Wednesday during the Crop Talk Westman webinar. “When multiple stressors are present often the soybean plants may respond differently. Not all plants, […] Read more

Rainfall as a percentage of normal for the period of May 6 to 26, 2015. (

Dry Prairies await timely rains

CNS Canada — Mounting dryness concerns in parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan are raising some concerns over crop development on the Prairies — but timely rains are in the forecast for early June. “The entire southern Prairie region hasn’t received normal rainfall for the last month to two months,” said Trevor Hadwen, an agro-climate specialist […] Read more