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Canola School: Why Seeding Speed is Important

By: Shaun Haney

April 22, 2010

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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.

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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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