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Growers are well into the planning process for the 2022 crop and with harvest complete it’s time to evaluate last year’s input purchases to ensure you made the most out of your budget.
Inoculants are often not top of mind during this process, but they are a critical component in pulse and soybean production as a poor nodulation can’t be corrected in-season and can devastate a crop’s yield potential.
Dennis Friesen considers himself one of the lucky ones.
Friesen is a third-generation farmer who operates a family-owned farm in Lowe Farm, Manitoba, a small town of about 400 people located 10 minutes west of Morris. While many of his farmer friends suffered through a devastating growing season due to this summer’s extreme heat and dangerously low precipitation levels, Friesen was able to grow a decent crop of soybeans, canola and wheat.
Give your canola crop the best start right from day one!
At BrettYoung we have the canola varieties to fit the needs of your farm. With DefendR-rated genetic disease and pod-shatter protection in all major herbicide systems there is an amazing portfolio of hybrids to choose from. And to ensure you get canola seed with the best seed treatment options for your conditions we offer an industry-leading number of choices.
2022 Canola Seed Treatments
With Ted Labun
For the past 40 years, Ted Labun has been one of Syngenta Canada’s go-to people when it comes to managing pests with crop protection products. Now, as Seedcare Technical Lead for Western Canada, Labun works closely with clients like BrettYoung to introduce new products and provide training on how to use these products effectively.
Even after four decades on the job, Labun still marvels at some of the advances that have been made in pest management, particularly when it comes to canola.
With Jason Henderson and Allan Wilson
This hasn’t been an easy year for farmers in the Prairies. Extreme heat and record low levels of precipitation this summer have meant significantly reduced yields for most crops.
Soybean growers weren’t immune to the pressures of the long, hot summer, which had producers bracing for low yields after seeing other crops suffer during the drought.
With Jesse Mutcheson
The subject of pod shatter has been on the minds of canola growers in Western Canada for some time now. Without protection against it — not only can pod shattering result in significant harvest losses, but it also limits the options you have to harvest your canola crop.
That’s why the recent introduction of Pod DefendR, canola with shatter-tolerant technology from BrettYoung and canola breeding partner DL Seeds, has the potential to be a game-changer for your fields.
At BrettYoung, we know that sometimes good just isn’t good enough, and it was with that knowledge that we developed our line of resistant genetic traits for canola: DefendR®.
Growing forage and turf seed is a great way not only to diversify the risk and spread out your farm workload, but to also be able to take advantage of two separate uses from a single field – income from the seed crop, and also the straw and forage regrowth that is produced as a by-product in some crops.
With Scott Davie
Annual ryegrass has been grown for forage production by farmers in Western Canada for many years, but when it comes to seed production, it’s typically been an afterthought.
However, you may want to rethink that approach and start taking a closer look at what annual ryegrass has to offer, says Scott Davie, a Seed Production Specialist with BrettYoung.