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Pre-Seeding Tips

Seed Hawk Patented Precision Openers

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 “bin-run”. Cleaning grain at a local facility to separate weeds and chaff from the seed is a common step, however, it is also critical to get the seed tested before it goes in the ground.

Plant Population
To achieve the desired plant population in the field, it is importantrequired to know the germination, vigor and thousand kernel weight (TKW) of the seed in order to properly calibrate the drill. Seeding rates need to be adjusted accordingly, or the plant counts can be either too great or too few.

Seed Quality
In addition, the quality of the seed itself must be tested for the… 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 »

Pat Beaujot- Helping Canada Grow

 

Hello again to all of my viewers. I’d like to take this opportunity to talk about how biotech crops and pesticides have  really enhanced our ability to reduce tillage and conserve soil while increasing crop production. Enjoy watching the video here and I welcome your thoughts and comments. You may also follow me @PatrickBeaujot or our corporate feed @SeedHawk.

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