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  • 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
    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...

  • May19Tue

    Corn seed sizing

    May 19, 2020 Matt Chapple
    Filed Under:
    Corn

    Corn seed sizing has always been an important part of the seed ordering process. 
    For generations we have felt that a medium flat would be the right choice for finger pickup planters, or possibly a round size would be better to meter on a vacuum unit.  
    Other considerations included the fact that the germination rate is...

  • Feb4Mon

    Tips for Winter Grazing

    February 4, 2019
    Filed Under:
    Silage

    Characteristics of a good grazing hybrid:
     

    Early silage hybrids are the best option for winter grazing.

    Choose hybrids that will reach 50% milk at first killing frost. 

    Select hybrids that produce high forage yields and high digestibility.

    Choose hybrids with known standability.