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XiteBio / 04.09.2020

As soybean harvest approaches, some growers may be noticing a low yielding, yellow portion of their crop. Several diseases or health issues may be the culprit, but there is one that can make or break your soybean crops: Soybean Cyst Nematodes (SCN). In this week’s edition of Growing Possibilities, we will discuss the significant impact these nematodes can have your soil, and how you can mitigate the damages they cause. The SCN are present in both Ontario and Manitoba here in Canada, and have been present all across the...

XiteBio / 28.08.2020

As autumn harvest continues, planning and seeding of winter crops is starting. A popular winter crop in both Canada and the US is winter peas. If this is your first time planting them you may be asking: how are they different from spring peas? And how should I plan for a winter pea crop? In this week’s Growing Possibilities, we will explore what makes winter peas unique from their spring-sown equivalents, and how you can prepare for a successful crop this winter. Winter and spring varieties are still of...

XiteBio / 21.08.2020

As harvesters rolling many of you will be planning for winter cereal crops and seeding it soon. It is also time to ask yourself: How should I treat my winter crop differently than my spring crop? In this week’s edition of Growing Possibilities, we will be examining some of the important factors to consider when growing winter cereals, especially winter wheat, including the importance of plant-available soil phosphates. Phosphate is essential for producing a healthy and high-yielding winter cereal crop, with winter cereals having a higher demand for it...

XiteBio / 14.08.2020

When thinking about seeding your pulse or soybean crop, and the multitude of crop inputs available for them, you may be asking yourself: Do I need an inoculant this year? And if I choose to use one, when and how should I be applying it? In this week’s edition of Growing Possibilities, we will be discussing why an inoculant is an essential tool to pulse and soybean growers, and when & how you apply it is important. Soybeans and Pulses have the ability to fix their required nitrogen (N)...