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Winning Combination: Winter Wheat and Seed Hawk

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 »

Conserving Moisture at Seeding Time

One defining characteristic of the Great Plains is the variability of weather conditions.  While some areas are still recovering from excessive moisture dating back to last fall, a large part of the region has been dealing with substantial drought over the course of this spring and summer.  Even… Read More »

Wheat Midge and the Importance of Early Maturity

Over the last number of months, we have been discussing how a seeding operation affects other areas of farming throughout the year.  With the hot, dry weather being experienced across the prairies, it is a good time to talk about another damaging pest:  wheat midge.  Even though forecast maps often… Read More »

Australian Spring Visit

In October 2016, I assumed the role of International Business Manager to strengthen the link between Australia and the factory. In mid-March, 2017 I took my first trip back to Australia since taking on the new role. One of my key responsibilities now is refining and improving our export process to give our… Read More »

Seed Hawk: More Than A Canola Machine

Hello everyone.  Over the years Seed Hawk has become known for producing quality seeding equipment that provides precise, accurate fertilizer placement alongside the planted seed.  In crops such as canola, where utilization of nutrients early in growth is crucial to vigor and yield, Seed Hawk has gained a… Read More »

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