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  • Aug17Tue

    Grain Fill Stages

    August 17, 2021 Sara Meidlinger
    Filed Under:
    Silage

    Between August and October the corn plant will go through the six stages of grain fill to reach physiological maturity.

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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....
  • 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. 

  • Nov24Fri

    Silage Matters

    November 24, 2017
    Filed Under:
    Silage

    “Feed costs are the largest single cost in livestock production, making up 55 to 70 per cent of the total. Every dollar spent has to count.”

    Doug Alderman
    Vice President, Sales & Marketing
    PRIDE Seeds

     
  • Oct2Sun

    Silage – Preserving Silage Quality

    October 2, 2016 by Aaron Bowman Msc.,
    Filed Under:
    Silage
    When corn silage harvest commences, producers must remember to preserve silage quality.
  • Dec4Wed

    Managing Silage Quality - Storage and Feed-Out

    December 4, 2013 by Aaron Bowman Msc.
    Filed Under:
    Silage
    This article will focus on bunker management during storage and feed-out
  • As the silage crop in Ontario moves away from pollination and towards the grain filling period, harvest management is something that should be taken into consideration, because harvest could only be about one month away.