When scouting a newly planted cornfield, it is important to understand the fundamental growth habits and what the plant should look like above and below the soil surface.

Ear Flex

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

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.
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.

How to make your planter dance

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

Seed Treatments

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.


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.
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