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
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

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
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....

Tips for Winter Grazing

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. 

Silage Matters

“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