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 “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.
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.
In addition, the quality of the seed itself must be tested for the… Read More »
March 8, 2017 Seed Hawk
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 »
January 26, 2017 Philip Korczak
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 »
December 11, 2016 Colby Sproat
Harvest had just begun in South Eastern Saskatchewan when I packed my bags for a trip to Sweden to learn more about the new Fenix III Seed Meter. Trips to Sweden are bittersweet because I would like to see more of the country, but the timing of my trips always seems… Read More »
November 28, 2016 Pat Beaujot
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.