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  1. 2013 Soybean Variety and Fertility Trials Brian Craig Harvey Cairns

  2. 2013 Soybeans • PEI Soybean Acreage about 2000 acres • Soybean yields .5 – 1.7 Tonnes/acre • Soybean organic average .75 - .8 Tonnes/acre

  3. 2013 Soybean Trials • PEI Organic Grower’s Co-operative Agreement • Carry out yield evaluations at producers farms • Carry out small plot evaluation trials at two locations. • Carry out soybean fertility evaluation trials

  4. Soybean Growers • Mark Bernard – Freetown • Kevin MacAulay– Souris/Goose River • Drew Jeffery – Pownal/48 Road • William Bettie – Heatherdale / Belle River • ChielMiddlekamp – Alberry Plains • Fred Dollar/David Mol – Winsloe

  5. Soybean Variety Supplier • Cardigan Feed Service – Narita, Saska, Taurus, Plantina, Oria • Atlantic Co-Op – Etna, Jari, Dares • McCain Fertilizers– S09L6, S07D2 • William Beattie - Savanna • Mark Bernard - Laurent

  6. Soybean Evaluations • Row spacing • Square meter emergence • Pod height from ground • Pods per plant • Beans per plant • % Protein • % Oil • Application of Potassium Nitrate (0-0-50)

  7. Annual Weed Species Found • Hemp nettle • Corn Spurry • Wild Radish • Smart Weed • Lambsquarters • Wild Radish • Foxtail

  8. Perennial Weeds Found • Field Mint • Couchgrass • Perennial Sow Thistle • Timothy • Buttercup

  9. Freetown Small Plots • Soil Ph 6.5 • Soil Organic Matter 2.6 % • Potassium 98 ppm • Row Spacing 18 inches

  10. Alberry Plains Small Plots • Soil Ph 6.2 • Soil Organic Matter 2.4 % • Potassium 75 ppm • Row Spacing 18 inches