The Soybean and Pulse Agronomy Lab is led by the Agronomist-in-Residence, Kristen P. MacMillan, at the University of Manitoba. The focus of this program is on applied research for soybeans, dry beans and peas, providing results that are directly applicable to the farm. Funding for this research program is provided by Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers.
Established in 2017 and renewed in 2023, this program is a unique collaboration between the Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers and the University of Manitoba that arose in response to the growth of soybean acres, steady dry bean production, re-emerging interest in peas and the overall demand for applied research. This annual report is a summary of the Soybean and Pulse Agronomy lab’s research trials in Manitoba in 2021 and 2022. It has been developed as a reference for farmers, crop advisors and industry members and is meant to provide a concise summary of each experiment and working area.
- Iron deficiency chlorosis and soybean yield
- Effect of simulated hail damage (node removal) on soybeans
- Integrated weed management strategies for soybeans
- Effect of initial weed control timing on soybean yield
- Optimum seed depth for soybeans
- Optimum seeding window for soybeans in Manitoba
- Evaluation of new dry bean inoculants
- Dry bean response to N fertilizer rates
- Effect of preceding crop and residue management on dry bean yield
- Pea response to preceding crop, residue management and P fertilizer
- Pea crop rotation intensity effect on yield and Aphanomyces euteiches
- Intercropping with soybeans and peas in Arborg and Carman (Canola-Pea, Pea-Oat, Soybean-Flax, Pea-Flax)
- Relay cropping with soybeans and peas