Seeds and Forages Competition

MARCH 20-21

2021

 

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Saturday March 20th 9AM – 3:30PM
Sunday March 21st 9PM – 3:30PM
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watch soybeans grow from a seed to a plant

Kids Activity: Grow your own plant from seeds in your kitchen!

Seeds and Forage 2021 Competition Winners:

Here are the winners for each class of seed and forage for this year’s virtual College Royal Seeds and Forages Competition! It was fantastic to get so much participation. To abide by the guidelines, seed and forage producers submitted their photos with information to back up the photo submission. With this content, we were able to make a reasonable judgement on the on the score of each sample.

Congratulations to Robert McKinley for being the Grand Champion 2 years in a row! Thank you to the contestants, as well as the sponsor and contributors to help make this event run smoothly online: Pioneer Seeds, Honeyland Ag Services, Ashely Knapton, and Dave Hume.

Reasons: This corn is heavy ending with a test weight of 68.11 kg/hl at 15.5% moisture. Sample is clean with deep uniform kernels. Outstanding colour and overall appearance is very appealing.

 

 

Test Weight Degree of Soundness Heated% Total% Stones% Excreta% Total Cracked Corn&Foreign Materials Other Classes Overall Grade
68.11 No.1 CE 0.3% 2% 0% 0% 3% 5%
5/5 5/5 3/5 5/5 5/5 5/5 4/5 5/5 37/40

Reasons: This is a clean sample of hulled oats with minimal weeds and foreign material present.  These plump oats will provide excellent feed quality, along with the moisture of 10% will offer beneficial storage capabilities. 

 

Test Weight Degree of Soundness% Hulled and hulless Total Damaged% Total Foreign Material Overall Grade
47kg/hl No.2 CE 7% 5% 3%
3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 15/20

Reasons:  Very clean sample of feed barley.  Minimal weed seeds and foreign materials present.   These full kernels have a moisture content of 14.8%, an optimal moisture for storage.  All great characteristics as a grain for feed.

 

Test Weight Total % Damaged Total Foreign Material Degree of Soundness Overall Grade
56.4 kg/hl 2.9% 2.5 No. 2 CE
2/4 4/4 4/4 3/4 13/16

Reasons: Excellent sample of spring canola, having minimal weed seeds present and minimal foreign material.  Very few splits among this sample, holding great integrity at the ideal moisture content of 9.9%.

 

Degree of Soundness Standard of Cleanliness Commercially Pure Seed Total Damage % Total Foreign Material % Overall Grade
No 1. Canada No.2 Canada 3% 1.7%
5/5 4/5 5/5 3/5 17/20

Reasons: No foreign materials present in this uniform large seed size.  Low disease pressure and no discoloured seeds.  Very few splits, with a moisture content 14.5%.


 

Test Weight Degree of Soundness Total Damage % Discoloured % Foreign Material % Splits % Overall Grade
68.2kg/hl No. 1 Canada 3% 2% 2% 10.5%
4/5 5/5 4/5 5/5 4/5 4/5 26/30

Reasons: Good quality hard red spring wheat, producing a test weight 72.3 kg/hl.  This sample has large seeds with good integrity, low disease, minimal weed seeds, with minimal foreign material.  

 

Test Weight Degree of Soundness Foreign Material Overall Grade
72.2 kg/hl No. 2 CERS 1.4%
4/5 4/5 4/5 12/15

Reasons: fresh sweet smell, moisture 66%, 34% DM, adequate grain content that is fairly processed, average particle length ¾”, nice tan colour with accents of green.  

Stage of Maturity Grain Content Colour Odour Impurities  Overall Grade
Optimal High Excellent
27/30 23/25 18/20 19/20 5/5 92/100

Reasons: Third year stand first cut, timothy, brome, fescue, bluegrass, orchard grass. moisture content of 13%, green colour, average leaf to stem ratio, decent fresh smell, low weed numbers.  Cut early boot.

 

Maturity Colour, Odour, and Disease Leaf to Stem Ratio Moisture and Condition Legume-Grass Balance Purity Overall Grade
Early boot Excellent Good
38/40 19/20 17/20 /0 8/15 4/5 86/100

Reasons: Moisture content of 64%. Good colour, mild sweet smell. Very high legume content, some weed presence. Early bud maturity. Consistent chop length – ½”- 1”.

 

Maturity Colour, Odour, and Disease Leaf to Stem Ratio Moisture and Condition Legume- Grass Balance Purity Overall Grade
Early bud- legume Excellent Optimal 90:10 Fair
28/30 33/35 /0 15/15 10/10 7/10 93/100

LIVE CHAT

Guelph Plant Ag Department – with Graduate student Tyler Baxby on Herbicidal Control of Invasive Weed Species (Poision Parnsip) 

Saturday at 9-9:30am

Meeting ID: 893 0122 3712

Passcode: SEEDS

Ashley Knapton, Pioneer Hi-Bred Livestock Specialist – Improving Corn Silage Digestibility

Sunday at 9am-9:30am

Meeting ID: 848 2422 7170

Passcode: SEEDS

Liam Bracken, 4th year Agriculture Science Student – Fun facts about Ontario Agriculture Crops

Saturday at 1pm-1:30pm

Meeting ID: 815 2890 3447

Passcode: SEEDS

Liam Bracken, 4th year Agriculture Science Student – Fun facts about Ontario Agriculture Crops

Sunday at 1pm-1:30pm

Meeting ID: 891 8411 0186

Passcode: SEEDS

Liam Bracken, 4th year Agriculture Science Student – Talk with Liam about Agriculture or the University of Guelph

Saturday 3pm-3:30pm

Meeting ID: 898 4662 1490

Passcode: SEEDS

Liam Bracken, 4th year Agriculture Science Student – Talk with Liam about Agriculture or the University of Guelph

 Sunday 3pm-3:30pm

Meeting ID:  824 4228 3725

Passcode: SEEDS