Behind The Seeds | CANTERRA SEEDS

Early Maturing Corn and Soybeans - exclusive from PRIDE Seeds

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Oct 19, '18

CANTERRA SEEDS is very excited to offer two new and exclusive products from our partners at PRIDE Seeds this year - PS 00078 XRN soybean and A3993G2 RIB corn. Both of the products are very early maturing.

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Tags: Corn, Soybeans

CS2000 Compared to L241C

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Oct 9, '18

Recently, InVigor canola sent a marketing piece to farmers in Western Canada. It looked like this:

Inside there are summaries of their Demonstration Strip Trial (DST) trials from 2017, including comparisons of CS2000, the clubroot resistant hybrid from CANTERRA SEEDS.

It's not surprising that BASF sees CS2000 as the hybrid to beat. It's been a top product in the clubroot region of Alberta since its launch. The combination of yield, maturity and unique disease resistance simply cannot be beat. 

But when we take a closer look at the yield data they included, we are concerned about the way CS2000 is being represented.

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Tags: Canola, Results

All About Seed #2 - The Importance of Harvest Samples

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Oct 2, '18

In this second installment of the All About Seed Series, learn about harvest sampling, and why it is important.

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Tags: All About Seed Series

The Impact of Boron on Corn

Posted by PRIDE Seeds on Sep 26, '18

This post is from our partners at PRIDE Seeds.

In this photo, the cob on the bottom shows the obvious impact of a boron deficiency. 

In late August, PRIDE Seeds agronomist Drew Thompson was called to visit a grower’s corn field where the complaint was ears that were small, misshapen and poorly pollinated. 

The grower was frustrated, but also confused as the same seed had been planted into another field, a few concessions away with a different soil and crop history, but the same fertility and agronomic program.

“The other field looked just great,” said Thompson, with near perfect pollination and big, boast-worthy cobs. “What was going on,” he wondered.

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Tags: Corn, Agronomy

All About Seed #1 - Midge Tolerance In Canada

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Sep 21, '18

In this first instalment of the All About Seed Series, learn about Wheat Midge Tolerance in Canada.

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All About Seed Series

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Sep 21, '18

 

At CANTERRA SEEDS, we are all about seed. The company was started by 9 seed growers, and today we have grown into the most diverse seed company in Western Canada. Our diverse portfolio includes over 50 varieties in 10 different crop types.... to put in simply, we know a lot about seed.

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Tags: All About Seed Series

Wheat Standability in the Snow

Posted by Cosmin Badea on Sep 17, '18

Last week the Peace Region received an early dump of snow. Much of the crop is still in the field to be harvested.

Amidst the snow, an interesting result that was observed by Jesse Meyer, our Peace Region Territory Manager, was the standability of AAC Connery.

Compared to the other varieties on his farm, AAC Connery stood up the best, and was largely unaffected by the snow. This will allow farmers to get back in the field sooner, and will also help with grade retention.

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Tags: Harvest, Results, Wheat

Brian Knull Memorial Scholarship

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Sep 13, '18

The Brian Knull Memorial Scholarship honours the memory of Brian Knull, our coworker and friend.  

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Tags: About us

2018 Local Trial Results

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Sep 12, '18

Being a full portfolio seed company, CANTERRA SEEDS invests in a full network of local performance trials across Western Canada every summer.

Some of these trials are managed by our in-house team, like the Success Site at Portage la Prairie, MB.

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Tags: Results

How to Estimate Your Soybean Yields

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Aug 30, '18

There are numerous factors that affect soybean yields - management factors, weather, variety choice. But an estimate of your yield can be calculated by looking at the number of pods, seed size and number of seeds per pod.

Here is a calculation that will allow you to estimate your soybean yield.

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Tags: Soybeans, Calculator