I was at AgriTrade in Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday and I talked Sarah Foster from 20/20 Seed Labsabout how they are finding lower germination results in peas this winter due to glyphosate damage. It is essential that you test your saved seed before you make any plans on planting. Planting high quality seed is critical to giving yourself a chance to have success. If the crop doesn’t germinate you will not have to worry about herbicides or fungicides. If you you dried down your peas this season and intend to save the seed please get your seed tested at a certified lab. This is truly a corner that is not worth cutting in the high stakes game of farming.
A new seed treatment for protection against early season pests of canola will be available from Syngenta next season. The company announced the approval of its Fortenza Advanced label this week that combines two seed-applied insecticides in one product, and is an alternative to neonicotinoid seed treatments. The product offers protection from both striped and…Read more »