Producers in Saskatchewan have shown a growing interest in Soybeans.

Soybean area in the province this year more than tripled to 850 thousand acres.

Dale Risula is a Special Crops Specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture.

"Soybeans are a type of crop that likes heat and moisture, so the combination of heat we're getting this year is certainly good for them," Risula said. "Not a lot of diseases, there maybe a few insect problems that are showing up here and there, like the thistle caterpillar, which is showing up in parts of Saskatchewan doing damage to the foiler parts of the plant, but not anything serious at this point."   

He says yields will likely be impacted in area’s that didn’t see that precipitation.

"I think I last saw prices in the $12 per bushel range, so it's looking quite favourable, of course, that going to depend on what the yields are like and if yields are low then it's not quite favourable," he said. "Most Saskatchewan growers have been realizing its 27-30 bushels per acre in much of the province."

He says soybean yields could be impacted in area’s that didn’t see rain in late July and early August to set seed and fill the pods.

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