From the Ground Up - Blog


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 enters the food supply chain. Each harvest season, grain companies ask producers to take representative samples of their crops as they are loaded into grain bins or bags. Grain handling facilities then grade the samples to determine grade and quality before the producer is given the green-light to deliver. This ensures that the elevator accepts delivery of grain that corresponds with their end-user orders and shipping requirements which can vary in terms of grade (and protein in the case of wheat).

One of the biggest problems regarding wheat grading in recent years has been the… 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 work… 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 of… Read More »

Wheat ready for straight cutting

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 growers,… Read More »


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