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What a year 2015 has been! Record cattle prices as we entered 2015 with history making highs in the feeder and live cattle market as we rolled through the year into September.

When establishing a pure forage stand, using only one species in the stand, seeding density varies. Please download this convenient chart to help you determine the seeding density for the legume or grass species you are looking to establish.

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It is not uncommon during this time of year for Canadian Grain Commission inspectors at grain terminals to occasionally find some grain deliveries contaminated with treated seed. To prevent contamination, the Canadian Grain Commission asks producers to take precautions at seeding and harvest.

A seed sorting technology currently being tested at the University of Saskatchewan’s Canadian Feed Research Centre (CFRC) in North Battleford promises to create value for farmers, deliver consistent product to processors, and protect export markets.

Farmers could allocate resources more efficiently, improve seed placement and maximize profits by uploading site-specific information about the soil’s ability to supply nutrients into an upgraded smartphone application.

As U.S. corn producers continue the push toward more and more corn acres — surpassing 96 million acres in 2012 — the pressure on the entire production system has mounted exponentially. Nowhere is that pressure felt more than at the beginning of the corn cycle — growing hybrid corn seed.

Stephen Denys is carrying on a local tradition by being named president of the Canadian Seed Trade Association for 2012-13.

Northstar Seed Ltd. is a truly integrated seed company specializing in the production, marketing and distribution of cool season grasses, legumes, corn and lawn seed. FIND OUT MORE…

Alfalfa seed production requires the use of these small but efficient pollinators to increase seed yields and profitability but new uses in fruit crops such as cranberries, wild blueberries, melons, grapes and apples continue to be explored.