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Crop Profile for Soybean in Canada - July 2006 (49 pp) - Synopsis

In Canada, soybeans (Glycine max), are grown primarily in Ontario and Quebec. These two provinces represent 97% of the soybean acreage in Canada. Limited acres of soybeans are also grown in Manitoba. As a member of the legume family, soybeans have the capacity to fix atmospheric nitrogen and thus are particularly well suited to rotation with field corn.

The Crop Profile for Soybean provides an overview of production and pest management practices for soybean in Canada. Information is provided on abiotic factors affecting its growth. The biology of key disease, insect and mite and weed problems is presented as well as cultural, chemical and alternative methods of control. Detailed information is provided in tabular form on pest occurrence, integrated pest management options and registered pesticides available to growers.

Grower issues/gaps in pest management, identified through stakeholder consultations are described in each of the three main sections (disease, insect and mite and weed) and under each pest description. Research contacts and references used in the preparation of the document are listed at the end of the profile.

Limited crop production and market statistics are provided in the profile to give context to the economic importance of the commodity. For more detailed statistics pertaining to the crop, the reader is referred to Statistics Canada.

The Crop Profile for Soybean in Canada is not intended for use as a crop production guide. Detailed information on crop production and pest management in specific regions is available through provincial ministry of agriculture websites and provincial crop specialists.

The Crop Profile for Soybean in Canada (full report) is available from Government of Canada Publications.

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