The hangover of 2014’s long, drawn out, wet harvest has already taken a toll on seed supplies of certain crop types for 2015, says Holly Gelech, Biovision Seed Lab’s business development manager. The full fallout, however, has likely not been realized.
“Farmers did a great job this fall getting seed samples in early,” says Gelech, “likely because they knew germs weren’t going to be good.” They were right, of course, and those with low germs last fall had a head start on securing seed supplies for this spring. The tough part, though, is that grain that went into the bin in less than stellar shape may have degraded further due to storage moulds like aspergillus.
In this episode of Under the Microscope, Gelech gives an update on just how low average cereal germs have been, what diseases and moulds farmers should be on the look out for, which seed supplies are tightening and more!
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