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  • Ear Flex

    March 29, 2021
    Filed Under:
    Corn

    Ear type is an important agronomic trait to consider when optimizing planting population.

  • Mar26Fri

    Planting Soybeans Early

    March 26, 2021
    Depending on crop rotation, fall tillage, and acreage, there may be perceived constraints to some growers being able to do so, however, there are several reasons why it should be considered.
  • Mar18Thu

    Corn Seeding: Proper Depth is Crucial

    March 18, 2021
    Filed Under:
    Corn, Silage

    And just like that, planting season is right around corner. When it comes to planting corn, it is important to get the depth right, as it is essential for proper root development, growth, and maturity. 

    In Western Canada, corn needs to be planted deeper than other crops grown (canola, flax wheat, barley, oats, etc.). Ideal planting...

  • Mar9Tue

    Corn Grazing Considerations

    March 9, 2021
    Filed Under:
    Silage
    PRIDE Seeds talks with Dr. Bart Lardner, a Professor in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • How to make your planter dance

    February 12, 2021 Sara Meidlinger

    Our Spring Focus on the Planter:

    • Meter Set up & Seed Size
    • Get the Planter Level
    • Check the seed disc’s
    • Row Cleaners
    • Down Pressure
    • Seed Depth
  • Jan5Tue

    Seed Treatments

    January 5, 2021

    Seed treatments are not the remedy to all problems and should be used in conjunctions with crop rotation, effective weed control and other agronomic practices to chase high grain corn and silage corn yields. Ultimately seed treatments protect your seed investment during the critical early developmental stages.

  • Nov10Tue

    Plot Results and Interpreting Data

    November 10, 2020
    As seed selection is a critical decision for farmers, seed companies participate in agronomy and hybrid/variety trials to provide insight to farmers about how their products perform in numerous locations. Once harvest results are released, farmers can use this data to help make their decisions for next year.
  • 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
  • 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....