Behind The Seeds | CANTERRA SEEDS

5 Tips to Prepare for Harvest

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Aug 10, '18

Harvest time is nearly upon us in much of Western Canada. As you start your harvest prep, here are 5 tips from our team to ensure you are prepared.

1. Know Your Crops and Make a Plan

Make a rough outline of the crops and varieties you grew this year. Which crops will mature first, and if you grew multiple varieties of the same crop kind, which one(s) will turn faster? Did you have any fields damaged by severe weather, disease or insects? These fields might mature faster or have issues with lodging and might need to be bumped up the list. Alternatively, you may want to leave a damaged crop until later in the season, knowing it’s yield potential is already limited.

The ultimate goal is to develop a map for your order of harvest. Of course, you’ll also need to keep checking all fields for surprises in maturity and crop development.

Read More

Tags: Education, Harvest

Swathing Canola: Understanding the 60% Seed Colour Change Rule

Posted by Shaan Tsai on Aug 1, '18

 

Canola harvest will be happening soon, and farmers are looking for ways to get as much of their crop in the bin as possible. The traditional approach to accomplish this has been to swath at 60% seed colour change (SCC). Any earlier, and you could lose yield, any later and you can also lose yield – seems like a pretty narrow window! But as many growers can attest, this 60% rule is more art than science. Read More

Tags: Canola, Agronomy

Everything Cereal Growers Need to Know About Plant Growth Regulators

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Jul 27, '18

What are Plant Growth Regulators and Why the Sudden Increase in Interest?

Plant growth regulators are sprayed on plants to modify their growth and development. In western Canadian cereal crops they can reduce plant height and increase stem thickness, which helps reduce lodging.

While plant growth regulators are relatively new to western Canadian cereal growers, they have been widely used in other parts of the world for many years. In Europe, 73% of the cereal acres were treated with a growth regulator, and 37% were treated more than once. Source

Read More

Tags: Wheat, Education, Agronomy

CANTERRA SEEDS joins the craft beer movement

Posted by Sheena Pitura on Jul 16, '18

The folks at CANTERRA SEEDS have long considered ourselves craft beer fans, but until now, we haven’t considered ourselves craft beer producers.

To be honest, we still aren’t brewing our own craft beer, but we have partnered with a few in the industry to create “Connect the Plots” craft beer for 2018.

Read More

Tags: Beer, AAC Connect

Announcing our new TruFlex Hybrid

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Jul 16, '18

Today, CANTERRA SEEDS is announcing plans to launch a TruFlex™ canola with Roundup Ready® Technology hybrid to the market for the 2019 growing season.

Read More

Tags: CANTERRA SEEDS News, Canola

How to make your own canary seed "milk"

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Jun 15, '18

Canary seed, a cereal grain crop previously used as feed for caged and wild birds, was approved for human consumption by Health Canada in January of 2016. This was exciting news for Canadian growers who produce 65% of the world's canary seed.

Looking to give canary seed a try? Here's a homegrown recipe canary seed "milk" recipe from our seed growers - Ken and Lovane Clancy! They make canary seed beverage all the time and have it for breakfast or a healthy drink.

Read More

Time to Start Scouting Canola Fields

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on May 25, '18
Read More

Tags: Canola, Agronomy

Finding Your Optimal Canola Seeding Rate

Posted by Shaan Tsai on May 15, '18

It’s that time of year again where growers are brushing up on their agronomy to help increase yield, minimize costs and maximize ROI. One topic that many like to refresh on around this time is seeding rate.

Read More

Tags: Canola, Seeding

Tips for Healthy Living During Seeding

Posted by Renee McMillan on May 8, '18

Spring is upon us and so are long hours in tractor and truck cabs. Here are some healthy living tips to keep in mind while heading back into the field.

Read More

Tags: Seeding, Safety, Healthy Living

How to Make Sure Your Soybeans Get A Good Start

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Apr 30, '18

Similar to corn, soybeans need a good start to get a strong stand. Along with the field being “fit” for planting, the first 24 hours after being put in the ground are very important. Just like corn, soybeans can get chilling injury from a cold first drink of water, resulting in a reduced stand, and possibly needing to replant.

Read More