The production of timothy seed in Alberta
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Published by J.W. Jeffery in Edmonton .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Seed crops -- Alberta.,
  • Timothy-grass.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby H.A. Craig.
SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 82557
ContributionsAlberta. Dept. of Agriculture.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 microfiche (9 fr.)
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19187654M
ISBN 100665825579

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  threshed, or the seed may be injured as a result of heating. The threshing of timothy seed requires a considerable amount of skill on the part of the man operating the machine. From studies made at the College of Agriculture, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, it Cited by: 1.   Timothy Seed Production. One of books in the series: Leaflet (United States. Department of Agriculture) available on this by: 1. Alberta Certified Weed Free Hay Program Alberta Greenfeed and Silage Production Survey Results Bale Silage Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Crop Producers in Alberta - Silaging Effect of Bale Processing on Particle Size and Potential Feeding Losses in Hay or Bale Silage Forage and Grain Feed Testing Heat Damage in Silage and Hay Irrigation Scheduling for Alfalfa Hay in. timothy in eastern Canada. Seed Production Seed production fields should be soil tested before planting to determine soil nutrient levels and fertilizer needs. Seed should be drilled or broadcast into a weed free, firm seedbed. The optimum seeding depth is to cm ( to in). The drill seedingFile Size: KB.

Timothy seed is used primarily in mixes for hay, pasture or silage. It is also used in solid stands for the hay compaction industry. Most seed produced in Western Canada is used in North America; however, some proprietary varieties are grown under contract and shipped overseas, mainly to Europe. Historical price information is available for the most commonly grown turf, forage and legume seed crops of Alberta. Prices provided are yearly averages, and reflect prices given to growers. Dave Wong from AAFRD has compiled Individual graphs of historical prices for creeping red fescue, smooth bromegrass, timothy seed, alfalfa seed, sweet.   Timothy seed is most produced in Western Canada, specifically Alberta and Manitoba. Although much of the product is used throughout North America, some varieties are grown and shipped to international markets. Timothy hay readily produces the seed and it can be harvested for seed as well as for forage. The price of timothy seed is affected by the supply of seed producers in western . Insects Associated with Alfalfa Seed Production. Red Clover Seed Production in Alberta. Legume Green Manuring. Grasses / / / / / / Creeping Red Fescue Seed Production. Timothy Seed Production in Western Canada. Tall Fescue Seed Production in Western Canada. File Size: 1MB.

Timothy forms relatively few basal leaves to promote faster growth after harvesting, and should not be taken down too far when cutting. The best time to collect Timothy is just prior to bloom. If harvested as hay, timothy typically requires at least 50 days of growth before the stage suitable for development. Timothy grass (Phleum pratense) is an abundant perennial grass native to most of Europe except for the Mediterranean is also known simply as timothy, meadow cat's-tail or common cat's tail. It is a member of the genus Phleum, consisting of about 15 species of annual and perennial grasses.. It is probably named after Timothy Hanson, an American farmer and agriculturalist said to have Family: Poaceae. Spring /early summer Prepare for seed crop with a row crop / fallow with thorough weed control Not later than 10 Aug. Sowing: Sowing rate / row spacing of timothy: kg/ha / 12 – 30 cm. Incorporation of kg N/ha into seedbed before sowing or surface application shortly after seedling emergence. Timothy leaves, weeds leaves. Timothy is considered dry at 10%, but it can be harvested at 14% or 15% and dried in an aeration bin. Heat cannot be used as it can affect germination. Seed Yield. Timothy yields have ranged from – lbs/acre net clean seed, with a five-year average of lbs. Residue. Timothy straw must be removed from the field at harvest.