Grant Borgward talks about
Farmer and National Sales Manager for RLFs
Grant Borgward talks about The Best Preparation for your Seed
So, I’m a farmer and I’ve just harvested my seed for the year and it’s in the silo.
What I am now aware of, is the need to keep that seed clean. I’m also aware of the need to keep the weevils out of it and keep it in the silo so that it’s in good condition for the next year.
What I don’t think so much about is the paddock variability that’s in the paddock that I’ve just harvested. Really, it is all sitting there in that seed lot. This means that some of my seeds are going to have good zinc and good phosphorous, and a lot of them are going to have low zinc and low phosphorous, low copper and low manganese.
The seeds are highly variable.
So, if I take just one seed that’s got low zinc, and seed it in an area of the paddock that has high zinc, I’m going to be in trouble from day one. The plant’s level of zinc is simply too low.
That’s the main reason RLF introduced BSN Seed Priming technology.
It allows a farmer to get phosphorous, zinc, copper, manganese and molybdenum into the seed. We’re able to get significant levels of the trace elements into the seed, enough to allow for an extra 1-tonne per hectare of yield production.
The phosphorous in BSN will increase the total phosphorous by 30%.
This sets the plant up for a much more vigorous germination and gives it the building blocks to put bigger root systems on, and to go down further and get more of the granular fertiliser.
Grant farms nearly 10,000 ha of mid-west land located southeast of Geraldton in Western Australia. A son of a farmer, Grant’s been bought-up on farm all of his life. In professional life Grant is the National Sales Manager of RLF for the last 18 years.
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