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One of the trials on the Stamp’s Select Seeds farm last summer took a look at plant growth regulators. (The field on the left was treated with a PGR, the field on the right was not)

Real life on-farm trials in Alberta

Farmers considering on-field trials can learn from this farmer who's been there

During the last growing season I was involved in a number of trials for grain, corn and silage. We found accurate results that I could trust and share with other farmers in the area. The corn trials inspired me to re-think our strategy with our trials regarding chemical products and the seed varieties we are […] Read more

This is a blend of hybrid grazing brassica, tillage radish, crimson clover, fababean and RootMax annual ryegrass ready for seeding.

Planning ahead for cover crops

Be ready early to get your cover crop in quickly and extend your growing season

Cover crops can benefit your farming operation if you have time to plan ahead. There are several possible cover crops including tillage radish, crimson clover, annual ryegrass, hybrid brassica, hairy vetch, fababean, pea, barley, oats, buckwheat and more. We sell cover crop seed to our customers for different reasons. Some intend to use the cover […] Read more


Profiting from winter wheat

When Greg Stamp looks at the numbers 
on his farm, winter wheat pencils in well

With price spreads between feed wheat and milling winter wheat compared to HRSW very narrow this fall, it looks very attractive to grow a winter crop on either irrigation or dry land. Irrigated and dry land winter wheat can yield 20 to 30 per cent more than HRSW. And, if you’re selling into the feed […] Read more

General purpose and soft wheat

Grow higher yielding wheat varieties to target the feed market

With price spreads between feed wheat and Hard Red Spring wheat often very narrow, it may pay to grow higher yielding wheat varieties and target the feed market. General purpose and soft wheat can yield 25 to 30 per cent more than an HRSW. We have been growing Pasteur GP wheat on both irrigation and […] Read more


For the past 10 years we have been growing fababeans on irrigation in southern Alberta and have found them to be an asset to our rotation and crop diversity.

See if fababeans fit on your farm

Greg Stamp shares his per acre costs to help you decide if fabas might work for you

As you crunch the numbers on the net returns on each of your crops brought to your farm this season take a look at the benefits of growing fababeans on your farm. For the past 10 years we have been growing fababeans on irrigation in Southern Alberta and have found them to be an asset […] Read more