Seed Interactive is a collaborative effort between the Manitoba Seed Growers’ Association, Farm Business Communications, and Manitoba Agriculture, Food & Rural Development and can be accessed by clicking on: http://www.seedinteractive.ca/
Using the information found in SEED MANITOBA 2015, along with information from past yearly issues of the SEED MANITOBA guide, Seed Interactive allows you to tailor your own output, taking into consideration your agronomic and management requirements.
- Use the variety characteristic report to familiarize yourself with overall yield performance, variety disease resistance and general agronomic attributes.
- Use the Yield Comparison Report to select your own check variety to compare directly to a new or commonly grown variety at locations of your choice.
- Or use the Mulit-Year Yield Summary Report to focus on a group of varieties tested together within a specific time span at the locations of your choice.
Crop types currently on Seed Interactive include spring wheat, winter wheat, barley, oats, flax, peas, soybeans and sunflowers (oil & confectionary).
I invite you to check it out. I have often used this tool while discussing soybean varieties with growers. I find being able to quickly compare specific varieties to each other in one location over multiple years with this online tool is a lot easier than trying to use the hard copy.
Submitted by: Terry Buss, Farm Production Advisor – Crops, MAFRD