Pub.811 Agronomy Guide for Field Crops: Chapter 2

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Pub 811: Agronomy Guide > Soybeans

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Chapter 2 - Soybeans

Over 809,000 ha (2 million acres) of soybeans are grown annually in Ontario. The development of earlier maturity varieties, a wider selection of herbicides, adaptability to no-till production and the relative low cost of production have contributed to the widespread adoption of soybeans in the province.

Glyphosphate-tolerant varieties make up about two-thirds of the crop, while about one-third is non-GMO (genetically modified organisms). The demand for specialty soybeans with identity preservation (e.g., food grade, non-GMO, organic, etc.) has created marketing opportunities for Ontario beyond the traditional end use of soybeans for oil production and livestock feed.

 


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Creation Date: 29 April 2009
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