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Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers (MPSG) is giving an update on the soybean crop.

Laura Schmidt is a production specialist with MPSG.

"Soybeans are setting and filling pods, staging them at R3 to R4. Most fields are showing some signs of drought stress, which mainly presents as flipped leaves during the day to reflect sun and conserve a bit of moisture. That being said, there's still a lot potential for this year's soybean crop at this stage. Critical water uptake for soybeans is during pod formation and fill, so yield will be determined in the coming weeks."

She also touched on the dry bean crop.

"They range from R2 to R3...Continue to scout and assess the risk of white mould development, now that there's been some precipitation. The R2 early pin bean stage is the best time for fungicide applications. So far, spraying has been minimal, limited to fields with thick canopies, in areas with more moisture and minimal wind."

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