The Bean Report

Your source for soybean and pulse crop agronomy and research. The Bean Report is a 3-page newsletter distributed bi-weekly throughout the growing season. The goal is to bring farmers and industry timely, independent and unbiased information on the latest crop production issues and research results.


The Bean Report – Keeping the Soybean Honeymoon Alive

Posted: December 5, 2016

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  • Most common vs. most important soybean diseases
  • Move over leaf diseases, let’s talk root and stem diseases
  • Variety selection and crop rotation are key strategies

The Bean Report – Are you selecting the right soybean varieties for your farm?

Posted: November 17, 2016

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A five step guide to choosing soybean varieties using the Soybean Variety Evaluation Guide. Variety selection factors discussed:

  • Maturity
  • Yield
  • Iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC) rating
  • Phytophthora root rot (PRR) resistance
  • Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) resistance
  • Plant architecture

The 2016 Soybean Variety Evaluation Guide referenced in this report is available here. This report was originally published in Pulse Beat December 2015 and has been updated for 2016.

The Bean Report – September 15, 2016

Posted: September 15, 2016

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  • Harvest update
  • 2016 Variety Market Share
  • Soybean Harvest Tips
  • Soybean Harvest Loss Worksheet
  • Sign-up for On-Farm Research

The Bean Report – August 22, 2016

Posted: August 22, 2016

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  • Crop update
  • Dry bean desiccation
  • Phytophthora root rot in soybean
  • Soybean cyst nematode

Suggested read: “The Science and Art of Dry Bean Desiccation” – Dr. Jeanette Gauthier  and Dr. Rob Gulden

The Bean Report – August 3, 2016

Posted: August 3, 2016

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  • Crop update & scouting activities
  • Field pea harvest consideration
  • Potential pests in dry beans
  • Soybean reference material

The Bean Report – July 14, 2016

Posted: July 14, 2016

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  • Hail damage in soybeans
  • Bacterial blight in dry beans
  • Record pulse & soybean acres
  • White mould (Sclerotinia)
  • Fungicide testing in dry bean
  • Fungicide testing in soybean

The Bean Report: June 29, 2016

Posted: June 29, 2016

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  • Soybean Nodulation Assessment
  • Field Pea Aphid Scouting
  • Ultimate Soybean Challenge Update
  • NEW Production Resource – Soybean Plant Development

The Bean Report: June 16, 2016

Posted: June 15, 2016

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  • Crop update and scouting activities
  • Field pea disease scouting and fungicide use
  • Herbicide options for dry beans
  • Root rots in soybeans and pulses

Bean Report: June 1, 2016

Posted: June 1, 2016

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  • Crop update and scouting activities
  • Soybean weed control
  • Ultimate Soybean Challenge (USC)
  • Soybean herbicide options

Bean Report: May 13, 2016

Posted: May 13, 2016

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  • Planting progress and crop update for soybeans and field peas
  • Soybean seeding depth
  • Dry bean planting dates
  • Rolling field peas
  • Soybean seeding rates

Profitable Production Practices for Soybeans in 2016

Posted: April 13, 2016

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The Bean Report – August 25, 2015

Posted: August 25, 2015

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  • Crop update: affect of heat and moisture extremes
  • Seeded acres in 2015
  • Variety market share 2015
  • Edible bean harvest
  • Desiccation timing for edible beans
  • Phytophthora root rot of soybean
  • Soybean maturity guide—a NEW visual tool to predict soybean maturity


The Bean Report – July 30, 2015

Posted: July 30, 2015

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  • Good yield potential
  • Don’t forget about soybeans as harvest begins
  • Important information before you desiccate dry beans and peas
  • Scout for soybean aphid
  • What makes soybean yield?
  • Water use in soybeans
  • SMART Day a huge success 

July 10, 2015

Posted: July 10, 2015

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  • Soybean and Dry bean update
  • Bacterial blight and white mould
  • Soybean acres up slightly from 2014
  • Favorable conditions for white mould
  • Fungicide use in soybeans
  • Soybean insect and disease identification guide
  • Interested in advanced soybean management? Join us July 22 for SMART Day in Carman, MB! 

June 26, 2015

Posted: June 26, 2015

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  • Crop updates for soybeans, peas, edible beans
  • Distinguishing brown spots on soybean
  • Field pea disease identification
  • Herbicide injury or rapid growth?
  • Spraying and hot temperatures
  • Inter-cropping pea and canola

Take a look at last year’s Bean Report (June 27, 2014) for an early season soybean scouting checklist and more details on Iron Deficiency Chlorosis.

June 10, 2015

Posted: June 10, 2015

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  • The following corrections were made on June 12, 2015. The Bean Report file has been updated.
    • The mature stage of cutworms is 1 to 1.5 inches not cm.
    • Options for kochia control in crop include glyphosate, Basagran or Flexstar. The latter two are not registered for tank-mix with Glyphosate.
    • Table 2 # plants/ft2 for dry beans
  • Crop Update
  • Weather summary May 25-June 9
  • Weed control in soybeans
  • What seeding depth did you achieve?
  • Cutworms and established plant stands for soybeans and pulses
  • Field pea crop staging and fungicide timing

Assessing early season frost damage to soybeans

Posted: June 2, 2015

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May 20, 2015

Posted: May 20, 2015

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  • Seeding and weather update
  • Window for planting soybeans remains open
  • Potential concerns for early seeded soybeans
  • Effects of flooding
  • Target plant stand and seeding rates for soybeans
  • Seed and root rot pathogens of soybean
  • Consider a PRE herbicide for soybeans and dry beans

May 12, 2015

Posted: May 12, 2015

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Soybean seeding progress, concerns for early seeded soybeans and target soybean plant stand for 2015

October 15, 2014

Posted: October 15, 2014

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  • Harvest progress slow but steady
  • Dry bean grower survey
  • Phosphorus planning for next year
  • Soybean market trends
  • Identifying soybean seed quality factors
  • Research on managing crop residue
  • Did you notice green soybean plants in your field during harvest?