Behind The Seeds | CANTERRA SEEDS

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: Wheat, Results, Harvest

Combine Tips for Harder to Thresh Wheat

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Aug 21, '18

With every variety you take the good with the not so good….in the case of AAC Connery CWRS, it has excellent protein, high-quality retention and grade retention, however, some growers find it harder to thresh. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your AAC Connery crop.

The ultimate goal is to maintain straw and head integrity until it reaches the threshing components of the combine.

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Tags: Wheat, Harvest, Combine Tips

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: Wheat, Education, Agronomy

10 Little Known Facts About Midge Tolerance

Posted by Cosmin Badea on Apr 2, '18
There is a lot of information available about midge tolerant wheat in Canada, variety performance, how to steward the trait, where and how to buy it, etc. Instead of providing you that same information, we dug deep to find 10 quick facts you may not know about this important trait.  Read More

Tags: Wheat, Pests

Check out the Updated data - Research continues to Support strong FHB Resistance of AAC Cameron VB

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Mar 1, '18

Manitoba Agriculture has updated their research to include 2017 data. This research continues to support AAC Cameron VB having the lowest FHB levels among all CWRS varieties tested.

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Tags: Wheat, Results, Disease

The 5 Things You Need To Know About Changing Wheat Classes

Posted by Cosmin Badea on Feb 9, '18

Changes are happening to the wheat classification system and here is what you need to know prior to August 1st.

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Tags: Wheat, Education

5 Things That Can Ruin Your Plan to Use Saved Wheat Seed This Year

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Feb 2, '18

Every year farmers are faced with many decisions, including the decision to budget for the purchase of new Certified seed, or to allocate time, labour and resources to clean and re-use your own saved seed.

If you are still considering your options, here are 5 things that could ruin your plan to use saved wheat seed this year:

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Tags: Wheat, Education

The 5-Step Journey to Certified Wheat Seed

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Jan 24, '18

The concept of Certified seed is one that is understood by most farmers in Western Canada. But when asked to describe the 5-step journey to Certified wheat seed, can you name all of the steps?

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3 Examples of Certified Wheat Seed Boosting Your ROI

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Jan 18, '18

Every year many growers are faced with the decision whether or not to buy new wheat seed, or to go back to their bin. At first, it may seem as though going to the bin is the least expensive option. In fact, there are many ways that buying new Certified wheat seed can improve your ROI.

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AAC Cameron VB Added to Warburtons IP Program

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Oct 30, '17

The new CWRS from CANTERRA SEEDS has been added to Warburtons IP Program for the 2018 growing season on a market development basis.

AAC Cameron VB is a new, high yielding CWRS with resistance to the orange blossom wheat midge. It is higher yielding than Unity VB, with a significantly better lodging resistance. It has also been shown to have the lowest levels of FHB among CWRS vareities tested by Manitoba Agriculture. 

Find out more about AAC Cameron VB

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