FINDING YOUR SEEDING START DATE SWEET SPOT

There are three factors that have big implications when trying to find your seeding start date: soil temperature, frost potential, and moisture conditions.   Frost Cereals and Peas are the hardier of the crop species when it comes to withstanding the low temperatures that cause frost due to their anatomy (i.e. their growing points are below the soils surface which …

SPEEDING IN A SEEDING ZONE

Our Territory Managers oversee a lot of seeding…it’s what they do, they are our experts in the field.  And when we asked our Territory Managers for just one piece of advice, the “silver bullet” for our readers going into the 2016 seeding season was…Please Don’t Speed in a Seeding Zone.  If your Seeding Speed is too fast, it can most …

FALL BANDING, SPRING BANDING, OR ONE PASS SEEDING

We get a lot of producers that ask us, ‘which method is really best’? Fall Banding, Spring Banding, or One Pass Seeding?  And the answer is unfortunately, it depends… Below is a guide to help you decide which practice is going to be right for you and your farm.   Fall Banding The success of Fall Banding can be simplified …

PREVENTING WEED AND HERBICIDE RESISTANCE

The first weed with characteristics of herbicide resistance was discovered in 1967. To date, there are currently around 61 herbicide resistant weed varieties in Canada and 150 in the U.S, and many more on a global level. But how exactly are these weeds becoming resistant to herbicides? How can a herbicide be completely effective at killing your weeds one seeding …

IS YOUR GRAIN SAFE THIS WINTER?

Things have finally wound down with harvest, producers are just now getting the chance to clean and perform maintenance on their farm equipment, and they are taking a big sigh of relief knowing that their crop is sitting safely in their bins. Or are they? Sadly, a farmer’s work is never done; once the crop is binned it’s not as …

FACTORS THAT AFFECT SEED PLACEMENT

Seed placement is key to producing an excellent harvest. Good seed placement consists of three factors: depth, seed spacing, and seed to soil contact. To meet these needs, you will have to strike the right balance with your direct seeding equipment.   Seeding to the Correct Depth Uneven seed depth leads to varying germination rates across a field. Seeds that …