Wet conditions and delayed seeding in Manitoba can prompt growers to consider alternative seeding options for small-seeded crops, like canola. Broadcast seeding canola is not a well-researched topic, and can have significant drawbacks compared to using a traditional drill or planter. A new factsheet from the province of Manitoba is intended to help guide broadcast seeding, understanding the risks involved.
In extremely wet and delayed years, it may be advantageous to seed a canola crop using a broadcast method, via an air boom on a ground floater or Valmar applicator. Tub spin spreaders are not recommended due to wind effects and small seed density leading to poor seed distribution. | READ MORE