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Hyola® Hybrid Canola Seed Quality Results








When processing Hyola hybrid canola canola seed, Pacific Seeds attaches stickers to each bag with information regarding the seed contained inside. Please be aware that when reading the germination percentages listed on these stickers, only the minimum germination percentage is displayed. 

This is NOT the actual germination percentage of the seed in that bag and is NOT the figure to be used when calculating your sowing rate.

In order to get the actual germination percentage of your seed, please send a text message containing the batch number listed on the bag sticker to 0409 668 671.

Within a couple of minutes the actual germination information will be will be sent back as a text message. Please use the information below as a guide.

Simply text the batch number (and only that number to avoid confusing the automated reply) to: 0409 668 671

For more information on Pacific Seeds Hyola hybrid canola varieties, contact Toowoomba head office on (07) 4690 2666.

 

Seed Storage Information


Seed is a valuable commodity. Like most biological materials, seed is also vulnerable to many factors that can cause deterioration during storage. Temperature and relative humidity of the storage environment, damage from insects or vermin can all contribute to loss of seed quality. There are however, some basic principles which can help maintain sowing seed in good condition whilst in the seed store or warehouse.

1. Keep it dry
Seeds are hygroscopic. They absorb moisture from a wet atmosphere and conversely lose moisture into a dry atmosphere. All Advanta Seeds’ products are tested and meets strict specification for maximum moisture content prior to packing and dispatch from our processing facilities. Provided it is stored where there is little risk of exposure to rain, especially near open doorways where driving rain or mist is possible, the seed should remain at a suitable storage moisture content.

2. Keep it cool
Storage of the seed in the coolest part of the facility, separate from feed grain and chemicals will all help to minimize seed deterioration during storage. Storing out of direct sunlight, preferably not on the western side of the shed will minimise heating. Although it is usually only feasible to store pallets of bagged seed 2-3 pallets high, having significant ‘head-space’ above the seed to the roof can also significantly reduce temperatures.

3. Keep it clean
The interior of a seed storage facility should be as free as possible of sharp angles, ledges and corners where spilt seed, insects, and vermin and rubbish can accumulate. Hygiene must be thorough and done regularly with any seed spills cleaned up immediately and waste / rubbish disposed of by destructive means regularly.

Adequate lighting (skylights are ideal) is also a good deterrent to vermin and stored product insects. Regular weekly inspection of seed for evidence of insect or vermin activity is essential. Eradication of these pests before they have become established or caused significant damage to the product or packaging is preferable to having to dispose or disguard the seed.