Behind The Seeds | CANTERRA SEEDS

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

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: Agronomy, Canola

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

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Tags: Agronomy, Wheat, Education

Time to Start Scouting Canola Fields

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on May 25, '18
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Tags: Canola, Agronomy

Why waiting to plant corn may be your best strategy

Posted by PRIDE Seeds on Apr 23, '18

2018 feels like the winter that just won’t quit, and Western Canada, Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes are all in the same boat it seems.

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Tags: Corn, Agronomy