Planting Genuity® SmartStax® corn allows me to grow 95% of the variety that I want and I only need to plant 5% refuge. The great thing about Genuity® SmartStax® is that the 5% refuge already comes mixed in the bag. This saves me time in the spring and gives me added yield, because I'm only planting 5% refuge not 20%. It's a very simple solution and at the same time allows me to be refuge compliant.
Welcome to fieldtalk.ca where you will find timely information on agronomy questions, industry trends and the fit for new technologies on the farm. “Fieldtalk.ca provides producers with not only a new source of information on timely crop issues, technology and agronomy trends, but also insight and perspective on decisions that have to be made on the farm every year and in every growing season,” notes Doug Alderman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at PRIDE Seeds.
“There are lots of information sources on the web today, but drilling down to the key facts that are needed in decision making is an important part of the information distillation process. We feel this site will help provide that perspective, adds” Denys.
“The site will be a useful tool especially in-season when we will be posting field pictures and videos of issues being encountered in the field that many producers will be able to relate to.”
Posted on October 3, 2016 by Dave
As corn harvest approaches, here is a quick review of late season kernel development & terms.
Kernel development through to maturity can be separated into two stages: The grain fill and the after physiological maturity period.
- Grain Fill
A distinct horizontal line appears near the kernel cap and slowly...More
Posted on October 2, 2016 by Aaron
Preserving Silage Quality
Aaron Bowman, Msc., Market Development Agronomist
As corn silage harvest commences in the province, producers must remember to preserve silage quality through the following simple steps.
- Pack corn silage to a density of 15 lbs dry matter (DM) per cubic foot.
- Fill silo bunker as quickly...
Posted on May 1, 2015 by Aaron
Precision Agriculture is currently the new buzzword in crop production, and while only in its infancy, will offer tremendous advancement opportunities in production yields and cost efficiencies. Read more …More
Posted on April 30, 2015 by Aaron
As technology has advanced to collect, sort and apply spatial data recorded by your planter, sprayer and harvesting equipment, we now have the ability to have control over new variables in the field. From a 3D virtual image of your soil profile, to variable rate seeding, we can use these layers of data to adapt our...More
Posted on April 29, 2015 by
There is no question that Precision Agriculture is the hot topic in field crop production today. While still in the relative early stages of development, rarely has a new sector expanded so fast, and with so much collective energy devoted to it, as Precision Ag. The entire Agronomy industry, from seed companies...More