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Corn Planting Depth
The first rule is to plant securely into moisture. However overly shallow planting of corn (less than 3 cm or 1.25 in. deep) even into moisture, may lead to less favourable positioning of the growing point and first nodal roots. The general rule for planting depth is 3.75 cm (1.5 in.), but ensure seed is planted into moisture. In contrast planting deeper at 5-8 cm (2-3 in.) when soils are cold will delay emergence. As the planting season progresses and as soils warm and dry, planting at depths of 7.5 cm (3 in.) in order to find moisture is less risky.
Latest News & Information
M&R Feeds has often said "Farmers Feed The World." Now the Peterson Farm Bros. have released a video to tell the story. Click below to see the video.
Chick pricing for 2016 is now available:
Alpine Plant Food Discounts
Early payment discounts are now available on Alpine liquid starter fertilizer.
High quality, low ash, hardwood. Delivery available.
Welcome Caitlyn Leblanc, Dairy Consultant
We welcome Catilyn Leblanc to the M&R team as a Dairy Consultant. Caitlyn graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Biology in April 2015. She has been training in western Ontario since graduation. Caitlyn grew up in the Trenton area and will be living in Renfrew.
Another Donation to Shawville Hospital
M&R Feeds and Farm Supply has made another donation to the Shawville Hospital Foundation for $5,000. This brings our commitment to $10,000.
Congratulations to Brett Coughlin, Certified Crop Advisor
Brett has successfully completed his Ontario and International designation as a Certified Crop Advisor. This program is designed to recognize a level of expertise and achievement attained by the crop consultant. Quoting from the CCA website, “Crop advisors provide advice and council producers in their decision making process. This responsibility requires a good understanding of science, food safety, technology, economics and environment. Crop advisors combine knowledge in these disciplines with their local experience to render sound recommendations.”
NEW! We are now the agent for Dupont Pioneer!
M&R Feeds is pleased to announce that we are the new agent in Renfrew and the Pontiac for Dupont Pioneer. This includes Pioneer brand seed corn, soybean, wheat, alfalfa, innoculate and more. Contact us for any questions on this new seed brand.
SmartLic Supplements: A feed product you should know
Extensive university research has gone into developing the innovative line of SmartLic supplements that target crucial areas like health, feed efficiency, and animal show and reproductive performance. Research consistently shows that feeding SmartLic supplements helps improve forage utilization, and that, combined with SmartLic’s low consumption rate results in lower feed costs on a per-day, per-head basis.
The economic driver for a cow/calf operation is weaning weight. Supplementing suckling calves with creep feed while they are young and growing rapidly promotes additional weight gain and can positively impact net return. Click here to read more about creep feeding.
Supporting Farm & Food Care Foundation
M&R Feeds is proud to support the Farm & Food Care Foundation as a Silver partner. This partnership provides for the publishing of The Real Dirt on Farming magazine (see below). This magazine provides for important information on farms and food production in Canada. Copies of the magazine are available free of charge from M&R Feeds locations in Micksburg, Pembroke and Shawville. Online versions are also available.
The Real Dirt on Farming English Version (online)
The Real Dirt on Farming French Version (online)
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