Tag: Shad Milligan

Wheat School: Seed Treater Checks & Maintenance, Plus Safety Tips for Applicators

The cool and sometimes downright cold conditions of spring can really throw a wrench in the seeding schedule. The seed treater isn’t immune to the cold either, and working in less than ideal conditions takes a bit of a different approach. There’s also general maintenance and calibration that should be done every year. In this… Read more »

Wheat School – Application is the Key to Seed Treatment Effectiveness

Applying seed treatment isn’t what it used to be. Long gone are the days when someone would yell “turn up the red!” as the seed came out of the treater. There is a lot more than just a visual O.K. that goes into treating your seed properly. Over application isn’t cost effective and under applying… Read more »

Wheat School: How to Make Wireworm Bait Balls

Wireworms are one of the pests that come with a lot of speculation and misinformation for many farmers.  Patchy stands are often blamed on poor seed or conditions when the blame should be placed on wire worms.  Dr. Bob Vernon’s research shows that wire worms are not isolated to the light brown soil zone of… Read more »