May 24, 2017 Kris Cherewyk
According to the Canola Council of Canada, Canola is a crop that contributes approximately $26.7 billion to the Canadian economy every year. Biotechnology companies have made great strides in producing varieties with characteristics such as disease resistance, early maturity and reduced pod shattering. However, with all these agronomic advancements, farmers must still contend with the issue of insect damage – with one of the most important pest related to canola, being the flea beetle.
Each canola company treats their seed with an insecticide which gives the young plant protection once it is out of the ground. Unfortunately, this protection only lasts for a certain amount of time. If the plants do not grow past their susceptible early growth stage by the time the seed treatment wears off, it’s open-season for the beetles on your canola investment. Liquid… Read More »
April 19, 2017 Chris Churko
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 »
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 »
February 22, 2017 Brittnye Kroeker
Seed treatments are a great tool to help protect your seed from seed- and soil-borne diseases to give your crop the best possible start. Here are some useful tips to help you get the most from your seed treatment this spring.
Check equipment options
Many types of seed… Read More »