August 17, 2017 Kris Cherewyk
It’s an exciting time on the prairies as harvest is getting underway. The satisfaction of bringing in a year’s worth of planning and hard work is one of the biggest reasons growers love what they do. For some producers, it also means the beginning of the 2018 crop year with the planting of winter wheat. Our agronomy discussions earlier this year have talked about the various ways that Seed Hawk technology can improve the performance of wheat over the course of the growing season such as even maturity. It is therefore important to discuss the various seeding tips that pertain to winter wheat specifically.
The ideal seeding dates for winter wheat are between September 1st and 15th depending on conditions. Winter wheat growth at greater than the three-leaf stage provides ideal crown development for re-growth in the spring. However, if the plants have grown too much… Read More »
July 19, 2017 Kris Cherewyk
When it comes to harvest time, producers are always looking to increase both efficiency and yields. An increasing trend amongst canola growers in recent years has been the use of straight cutting technology to harvest their crops. New canola varieties with pod-shatter resistance, combined with… Read More »
April 11, 2017 Chris Bettschen
Before you get in the field seeding, it’s always a good idea to make sure your seeding system is spring-ready after sitting idle all winter. Here are the top areas to check from our resident expert Chris Bettschen, International Business Manager for Seed Hawk, to ensure a smooth start up for spring… Read More »
April 2, 2017 Kris Cherewyk
As we turn the page on the calendar into April, I’d like to take this opportunity to discuss an important step before seeding cereals this spring.
Cleaning Bin-Run Seed
Many producers continue to use their own seed grown the previous year for planting – a practice commonly referred to as… Read More »
January 7, 2017 Kirk Muyres
Growing up on a grain farm in St. Gregor, Saskatchewan, my daily routine throughout the spring and fall was: wake up, go to school and spend the whole day thinking about getting off the bus and heading out to the farm to get as much time as possible in the tractor…… Read More »