Why should you buy Channel Seed???

Channel Seeds not only offers a strong product lineup for our grain producers, but Channel can also provide top milk production per acre with Channel silage products. A local test conducted in 2016 by F.I.R.S.T. trails at Gerald Smith’s farm in Martinsburg, PA shown that Channel had the number 2 and 3 milk/acre hybrids in trail.  The 107 and 110 day hybrids have shown solid performance in the field and in the milk tank for the last several years.  Visit with one of our sales team members for more information.  Channel programs and discounts are currently in place until November 22nd!!  Click on the link to look at the independent test results that are local to our area!!!2016-first-trials-martinsburgpa-silage

IS DROUGHT STRESSED CORN SALVAGEABLE AS A SILAGE CROP??

A lot of area corn crops have been compromised by drought stress and are expected to yield little or no grain.  However, your corn crop may still be salvageable as a silage crop.

With proper management, drought stressed corn can make good animal feed, but there are several precautions to be aware of before harvesting including: proper moisture content for optimal fermentation, potentially toxic levels of nitrates that can accumulate in plant tissues, harvest intervals of pesticides and herbicides recently applied to the field, and consequences of stalk removal on soil fertility and soil moisture retention.  Additionally, be sure to check with your crop insurance agent before harvesting for forage or silage or you may forfeit indemnities.

 

Click Here to read more about utilizing drought-stressed corn for Silage.

 

TIPS TO DIAGNOSE NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES

Nutrient deficiencies usually show up first in distinct areas of the field. As you walk the fields look for patterns that could indicate that you may have a nutrient deficiency problem.
From striped leaves to inverted yellow “V” leaves starting at the tip of the leaf and going back the middle of the leaf could be indications that you have a nutrient deficiency.
Click here to learn more about Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiencies.

Remember… The Bedford Farm Bureau Agronomy Team is available to help with any questions or concerns you may have!!!