Canola School: Why Seeding Speed is Important

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Seeding equipment continues to get larger and larger which allows for more acres to be covered in a day.  Even with the larger equipment some farmers still find it hard to control the speed of the tractor just so they can say that they covered so many acres in a day.  Everyone needs to remember it is important to be productive and efficient but seeding slower allows you to do things properly and get the results you need.

Many agronomists recommend that you need to increase your seeding rate if you do need to speed up to ensure the proper amount of seed survivability.

I talked to Derwyn Hammond the Manitoba Agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada.

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Shaun Haney

Shaun Haney is the founder of He creates content regularly and hosts RealAg Radio on Rural Radio 147 every weekday at 4PM est. @shaunhaney


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