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Assisting Straight Cutting and Swathing Canola at Seeding

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 improved technology in straight-cut headers has led to more acres being harvested in this fashion, as opposed to swathing first.

The advantages of straight cutting include; reduced costs by eliminating swathing, potentially higher yields, green seed reduction, and potentially higher oil content.  Disadvantages include; longer maturity timing, potential combine wear due to increased green material, and possible weather damage of longer-standing plants.

It’s anyone’s guess what the weather will be like during the fall months; however, growers can help mitigate some of the… Read More »

Seed Hawk: Twenty-Five Years at Farm Progress Show

Farm Progress Show Story by Pat Beaujot, .  Innovator and exhibitor.

It is fitting to share this story now as it… Read More »

Wheat ready for straight cutting

Pedigreed Seed Achieves Results

Seed Strategy

The ultimate goal of crop production is to get the highest yield possible while preserving the best grade attainable. Producers deploy fertility programs, chemical strategies, and other technology and management decisions to achieve this.  However, when it comes to maximizing the… Read More »


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