Canola School – Preparing Your Seeder For a Wet Spring – Rob Woolf, Western Tractor

As you dig out the drifts around your seeder and brush the snow off of it, there is a bit of a pre-seed inspection to be done. There is the standard replacement of broken parts that has to be done, but there are also the small bugs and glitches that hold up the process as well. With what is looking to be a smaller and smaller window to plant this year, farmers are looking to optimize the whole seeding process from start to finish. In a short timeframe, farmers can’t afford to be stuck waiting for parts, working out bugs or bogged down,( literally ) during seeding. Considerations have to be made with regards to equipment choice, field conditions and pre-seed preparation.

Robert Woolf is the Agriculture Technology and Information Manager at Western Tractor Company Incorporated located in Lethbridge, Alberta. We asked him about some of the issues farmers face in preparing to seed canola in wet conditions.

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Shaun Haney

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