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Vaderstad Industries Trade Show Month Debrief

Even with the cold weather sweeping across the Canadian prairies, January was a hotbed of activity for agriculture companies as industry trade shows were held in various locations during the month.  Vaderstad Industries takes great pride in the opportunity to meet with growers, industry stakeholders, media and the general public to tell our story.

The month began in Saskatoon SK with the Western Canada Crop Production Show held at Prairieland Park.  Despite the freezing temperatures and adverse driving conditions that accompanied Crop Week, attendance at the show was still quite strong as growers took in the proceedings.  At the Vaderstad Industries booth, the Tempo planter was of particular interest to growers not only because of increasing soybean acres but also the ability to plant canola at a lower rate while achieving the same plants per square foot.  This will allow… Read More

Grain Grading and Emergence

When discussing the idea of drill performance, as it pertains to crop quality, field inspection over the course of the growing season is typically how this is achieved. The grain that is harvested at the end of the year provides a more accurate representation as it is the final finished product that… Read More

Pattison Tillage Demo Day Review

Fall is an opportune time for seed bed preparation and reclamation tillage in Western Canada.  It is generally drier and allows farmers access to areas such as sloughs and depressions that they may not have been able to seed if it was a wet spring.   Once the crop is in the bin, farmers can… Read More

Employee Profile - Ude Osakwe

A company is as strong as the workers employed in the specific company. In this case, Udechukwu-J, Osakwe (who prefers to be addressed as Ude) started working at Seed Hawk since January 2017.  Initially, Ude had previously worked in one of the Gulf Countries where he had certification in Institute… Read More

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Bin-Run Seed Testing for Spring Success

One of the more common practices amongst grain producers, is the use of cereal crops harvested in the fall for seed to be planted in the spring. A grower’s own grain to be used for seed is commonly known as bin-run. Despite the many benefits of using certified cereal seed purchased from registered seed… Read More


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