Soybean has become a dominant crop in world oilseed trade. Soybeans are adapted to a wide range of soil types in southeastern Saskatchewan. Soybean is ideally grown on loamy soils, but may also perform well on clay soils providing conditions are favourable for rapid seedling emergence. Soybean is sensitive to drought and do not perform well in sandy soil conditions. They are a warm season crop requiring sufficient heat units to perform well and mature in a timely fashion. Soybean varieties in Saskatchewan are rated between 2325 and 2450 corn heat units. This limits production of soybeans to areas receiving sufficient heat.
All information in this section is adapted from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture: www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca