August 31, 2017 Kris Cherewyk
Over the course of the last number of months we have discussed how using Seed Hawk technology during seeding can assist other areas of a farming operation. The common theme among these topics is that the results would be most recognizable during harvest time, in terms of crop yield and quality.
This year, a large area over the Canadian Prairies and the United States has been hit by severe drought. The Regina area in Saskatchewan had a total of 3 mm of rain for the entire month of July, which was a record for low rainfall. Some of these impacted regions with heavier soil had to rely on built-up moisture reserves to get by, while other sandier areas weren’t quite so lucky.
The lack of moisture has had a direct impact on the ability of plants to utilize nutrients in the soil; this is especially true in several fields comparing side-band technology to inter-row… 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 »
July 12, 2017 Kris Cherewyk
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 »
April 24, 2017 Ray Dowbenko
Seed Hawk Seed Drill System in the field
Seeding can be a challenging process and is only amplified when simultaneous fertilizer application is involved. Too wet or too dry conditions – not uncommon in the northern tier states and western Canada –… Read More »
April 21, 2017 Kris Cherewyk
Hello everyone. With most of the snow melted across the province and the temperature going up it’s hard not to get excited about the upcoming seeding season. Early planting has its advantages including reduced risk of fall frost, taking advantage of early season moisture, etc. … Read More »