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How do I know if I have enough seed?

How do I know if I have enough seed?

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For most cases in the Red River Valley, growers should seed 5.6 to 9 kg/ha (5 to 8 lb/ac).  If seeding less than the recommended rate [ for example; 3.4 to 4.5 kh/ha (3 to 4 lb/ac)],  consider the following conditions;

  • the intended field is relatively free of weeds or treat with an effective herbicide system with early timing.
  • the seedbed is moist and warm with little crusting potential
  • the seedlot is vigorous
  • seed placement is accurate and shallow with good seed to soil contact.

In contrast, situations were there is poor seedbed conditions, increase the rate about 6.7 kg/ha (6 lb/ac).  Below is a useful tool called the CANOLA SEEDING CALCULATOR.  It is a free APP on iTunes provided by Pioneer. canolacalculator

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