Is Your Soil Ready for #Plant17?

9 things you can do to prep your soil for your 2017 corn and soybean planting.
Spring is officially here, the Easter bunny has come and gone (for those of you who celebrate such things), and so our thoughts turn in earnest to planting season. While there are many factors to plan for, one of the first […]

By |April 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is Your Soil Ready for #Plant17?

Deep thoughts part 1: Optimal planting depth for soybeans

A recent article “Soybean Planting Depth Matters” from the Soybean Management and Research Technology (SMaRT) project posted on ilsoybeanadvisor.com notes that: “Soybean seed is very sensitive to planting depth, so producers need to be careful and get their crop off to a good start.”

So how deep should you plant your soybeans? The answer, as with […]

By |May 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Deep thoughts part 1: Optimal planting depth for soybeans

Should I plant my soybeans in narrow rows?

With planting season upon us, growers must make their final decisions on planting variables such as seeding rate and row width. In today’s tight ag economy, something as simple as changing to a narrower row width can have a meaningful impact on soybean yield, and thus on a farm’s bottom line.

Brett McArtor, Iowa Soybean Association […]

By |May 5th, 2016|Soybeans, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Should I plant my soybeans in narrow rows?

2016 Crop Permitted Crop Protection Products

It’s finally almost time for planting season!

As part of our IP contract commitment to international buyers, Sevita provides a list of all crop protection products used on the soybeans we export. Furthermore, both Sevita and its customers perform chemical residue tests on representative crop samples to ensure all products meet permitted residue levels. We are […]

By |April 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2016 Crop Permitted Crop Protection Products

Early Planting: Risks and Rewards

In the aftermath of the spring ice storm that hit Ontario and other regions last week, growers may be reconsidering any ideas they had about early planting. While we are unlikely to see any more storms with snow and ice accumulation of that magnitude, another cold snap is not impossible – even well into the […]

By |March 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Early Planting: Risks and Rewards

Important reasons for conducting Soybean research & demonstration plots

Soybean research and demonstration plots are planted and harvested at many Ontario locations on an annual basis. Plots are planted for various reasons including:

Product brand recognition,
Product performance and yield evaluation,
Comparison against competitive varieties of similar maturity, and
To determine variety disease tolerance in situations of actual field production based on various soil types, field drainage and […]

By |December 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Important reasons for conducting Soybean research & demonstration plots

Neonic Reg Compliance – Two Methods of Pest Assessment

As Ontario growers are likely aware by now, to plant more than 50% of their land with Neonic treated soybean or corn, growers must conduct and submit a Pest Assessment Report demonstrating that there is a pest problem. There are two methods of pest assessment:

Soil Inspection:

To assess for wireworms and grubs
Has phased-in schedules for who […]

By |October 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Neonic Reg Compliance – Two Methods of Pest Assessment

Canadian bees in crisis? Latest data says no.

There has been much debate across Canada, and in Ontario in particular, about whether or not use of neonics are causing a crisis in the bee population, or whether there is a bee crisis at all.

While politics have resulted in the introduction of new regulations related to neonic use – more on these regs in […]

By |July 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Celebrate Ontario’s Spring Bounty

It’s Local Food Week in Ontario (June 1-7, 2105)! While local soybeans are far from ready, having only just gone in the ground, we can celebrate the spring harvest of our fellow growers during this week dedicated to local food. There’s nothing quite like fresh asparagus and juicy strawberries grown right around the corner.  For […]

By |June 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Celebrate Ontario’s Spring Bounty

Calling all IP Growers! Introducing Moe Agostino’s Weekly Soybean Insider Report

Here at Sevita International we do our very best to offer the best customer service and products possible. In addition to our superior customer service, our IP (identity preserved) growers now have the opportunity to receive an exclusive weekly update on the soybean markets from Moe Agostino, Chief Commodity Strategist from Farms.com Risk Management.

 

The marketing […]

By |March 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Calling all IP Growers! Introducing Moe Agostino’s Weekly Soybean Insider Report