Murray Hartman, Alberta’s Provincial Oilseed Specialist says this year’s prime seeding conditions will provide growers with an excellent opportunity to gauge how good their seeding rate decisions are based on their individual seeding practices.
With good soil moisture and warn soil temperatures for growers seeding in May, they should be getting desirable plant populations.
If the stands are less than ideal, then its time to find out what the problem is. Sometimes what seems like a good cost saving practice at seeding time isn’t in the end. “Sometimes saving money can cost you profit,” says Hartman.