MSRPC Blog

August’s end is nigh, and harvest is around the corner. As your crop matures your chemical options narrow. Pre-harvest Interval (PHI), or rather the abuse of it, has the potential to affect everyone’s pocketbook. Just what is pre-harvest interval? According…


Reports of soybean aphid populations continue to increase, while the spread of pyrethroid resistant soybean aphid across the northern Great Plains is becoming increasingly evident. Economic control of these little beasts is a balancing act. While long term use of…


According to the latest USDA-NASS report, 75 percent of the Minnesota soybean crop is rated good to excellent, about 88 percent of the crop is in flowering (4 days ahead of the 5 year average) and 59 percent of the…


The third annual Grower-Researcher retreat, sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC), was held this week at Cragun’s on Gull Lake. “This has become a marquee event for growers, researchers, and industry leaders alike,” says MSR&PC Director…


According to the June 25 USDA crop progress report, The Minnesota soybean crop was 97 percent emerged, four days ahead of average. Soybean condition rated 79 percent good-to-excellent. Summer solstice has passed, nights are getting longer and the transition from…


Last week, between showers on account of the summer heat, I toured a few bean fields. As I drove north, at 60 mph, I had to shake my head as I could identify spots of ragweed. Anything big enough to identify…


Following the 1996 U.S. commercialization of glyphosate-tolerant soybeans (Roundup Ready), more than 40 different weed species have become tolerant to the glyphosate herbicide. This diminishes the utility of the glyphosate-tolerant soybean varieties, and threatens the loss of that valuable tool…


Written by David Kee, MN Soybean director of research and Kim Nill, MN Soybean director of market development. Along with my colleague, Kim Nill, I’ve been following the debate on soybean quality. The nerd in me kicks in and my frustration begins to…