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Flea Beetle Defense: How Seeding Can Help

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 »

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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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Pre-Seeding Tips

Hello Everyone

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 »


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