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Rumsey Soybeans 2015

It all started about 3 years ago. I was trying to figure out what type of crop I could grow in Central Alberta to help alleviate some of the rotation pressure from canola. I had grown yellow peas but the yields were varied and harvesting them can be a pain as most of you know. The other option was flax which I haven't ruled out yet. The issues there were trash management and the late harvesting dates sometimes associated with a crop that has to freeze to cure out.
   With no real previous attempts in my area to grow Soy my information was very limited. So I did some online research. This introduced me to Corn Heat Units or CHU's. This becomes very important in Soy production and limiting where they can be grown. Another factor to be considered was plant type. Some Soy grow tall and some are more of a bush type. Both have their pro's and con's. And lastly and the most difficult was where could I get some to plant.