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Bin-Run Seed Testing for Spring Success

Wheat ready for straight cutting

One of the more common practices amongst grain producers, is the use of cereal crops harvested in the fall for seed to be planted in the spring. A grower’s own grain to be used for seed is commonly known as bin-run. Despite the many benefits of using certified cereal seed purchased from registered seed growers, many producers use bin-run as a means of reducing costs in their operations. Even if the sample from the bin-run seed is graded well at the elevator, it is very important to have grain tested by a lab in order to properly determine quality, germination and vigor which are all critical elements in the success of a cereal crop.

Quality testing is used to determine the amount of disease that is on the seed. For example, fusarium graminearum spores can still be present even with no fusarium damaged kernels (FDK) in the sample. If the bin-run quality does not meet the minimum… 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 »

The Fenix III has Landed in Oxbow, Saskatchewan

Lab testing of the Fenix III Meter was just the start.   We also wanted to make sure that the Fenix III Meter was up to the demands of real life, so we tested it in grower fields with similar conditions to that of most of our customers.  This way we knew you would know that it would also… Read More »

Marvin Redlick’s farm in Biggar, SK

The Fenix III is big, but this is Biggar!

If you drive an hour west of Saskatoon on Hwy. 14, you will come across the lovely town of Biggar, SK. Biggar is known for two things – being the home town of Olympic gold medalist and three-time world women’s curling champion Sandra Schmirler, and the “Hanson Buck” (world record white-tailed… Read More »

SH1- Not Your Average Test Rig

 

Meet SH1. SH1 is a Seed Hawk Seeding System with iCon Control. It includes a 980 Air Cart coupled with an XL Air Drill (84′ with 12″ row spacing). Seed Hawk Research and Development uses this test unit for both in-lab and in-field testing of new innovative features, like the Fenix III Seed Meter. In its short life, SH1 has… Read More »

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