September 6, 2017 | Kris Cherewyk
Throughout the course of the growing season it was discussed how Seed Hawk technology leads to a crop known for its high quality and yields, in all soil types and conditions. It is during this time of the year, with harvest in full swing, that the full results of utilizing the right tool for the job becomes obvious – in the form of grain being brought in from the field.
As grain is harvested, it’s extremely important to properly sample it for quality grading and analysis. Most grain handling facilities require growers to take good representative samples of all their cereal crops before delivery, as quality control standards become even more strict.
To determine the quality of the grain in individual bins (or bags, etc.), and to minimize the chances of surprises during future grain deliveries, proper grain sampling procedures should be utilized for all crops. Even canola should be sampled in case quality issues arise.
Materials required for grain sampling are as …
August 2, 2017 | Kris Cherewyk
As a grain producer, it’s always a satisfying feeling moving into August to see crops beginning to ripen. Of course, this means that harvest is just around the corner, which also means that it will soon be time for pre-harvest burndown (desiccation). The application of a herbicide before harvest (typically glyphosate) has become an important …