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  • Oct26Mon

    Taking Good Silage Samples

    October 26, 2020
    Filed Under:
    Crop Management, Silage
    Harvest timing:
    • It is best to chop when whole plant moisture is between 60 and 70%
    • Ensure you are harvesting each variety separately
    • Weigh each hybrid immediately after it’s been harvested
  • Oct6Tue

    What we need to know about grain corn late in the season

    October 6, 2020
    Filed Under:
    Corn
    Yield influencing factors (YIFs) are important to identify for all operations on every field. It is key to remember that YIFs are both positive and negative and should be equally considered.
  • Sep16Wed

    Silage-specific vs Dual-purpose

    September 16, 2020
    Filed Under:
    Crop Management, Silage
    Selecting the correct hybrid for silage is one of the most important management decisions for silage programs. The following criteria help growers select the correct hybrids for maximum corn silage production....
  • Jun25Thu

    Soil Fertility

    June 25, 2020
    Filed Under:
    Corn, Crop Management
    PRIDE Seeds Market Development Agronomist Neil McGregor discusses what you need to think about when it comes to nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. He also explains why it's important to test your soil every few years or so.

  • Jun25Thu

    Silage Corn: EDF VS EDP

    June 25, 2020
    Filed Under:
    Corn, Crop Management
    PRIDE Seeds Market Development Agronomist Sara Meidlinger discusses the differences between EDF (Effective Digestible Fibre) and EDP (Effective Dual Purpose) silage hybrids. It's important to know the differences between these types of silage hybrids in terms of digestibility, palatability and harvest window.


  • Jun25Thu

    How to measure planting depth

    June 25, 2020
    Filed Under:
    Corn, Crop Management, Planting
    How do you measure the true depth of seed? PRIDE Seeds Market Development Agronomist Drew Thompson shares a few tips.

  • Jun25Thu

    Fungicides on Corn

    June 25, 2020
    Filed Under:
    Corn, Crop Management
    PRIDE Seeds Market Development Agronomists Drew Thompson and Matt Chapple discuss fungicides on corn, and how the genetics of various hybrids react.

  • The first ever planting of the PRIDE Seeds demo plot in Pain Court, ON has been completed under the direction of Market Development Agronomist Matt Chapple.

    The new demo plot is located on the property of PRIDE’s head office, adjacent to the new PRIDE Seeds Education Centre, which was unveiled earlier this year.


      

    The project...

  • May19Tue

    Corn ear moulds and mycotoxins

    May 19, 2020 Drew Thompson

    For corn, 2018 is likely to be remembered as the year of ear moulds and the associated mycotoxins. Some counties (eg. Haldimand and Niagara) were not as severely impacted by this issue as others, but the issue was felt to some degree across all of Southwestern Ontario. 
    The dire economic consequences of this issue has the attention of all...

  • May19Tue

    Sulfur important for corn production

    May 19, 2020 Drew Thompson
    Filed Under:
    Corn

    The vast majority of producers understand the need importance of sulfur for optimal corn yields, and most are targeting a ratio of 10-12:1 for N:S. This means that for every 10-12 lb ac of N applied to their corn crop they will aim to have 1 lb ac of sulfur – so an N rate of 180 lb ac would have 15-20 lb ac of sulfur.

    This seems to be the...