PICKSEED operates the most extensive private forage testing program in Canada. This rigourous testing gives us an unmatched ability to identify varieties with superior yield, persistence, faster regrowth, exceptional forage quality and superior disease resistance, specifically for tough
We test at numerous locations in Ontario, Quebec and Western Canada. Each year approximately 50 new forage varieties enter our replicated trials with each trial being harvested two to four times per year (depending on location). We also perform forage quality sampling and analysis so that we fully understand the benefits that our forages can offer.
PICKSEED’s trials adhere to well-recognized government and
university testing protocols, which require replicated testing
(four plots of each variety in each trial). This thorough testing protocol ensures that only the best adapted varieties are advanced.
PICKSEED selects and advances one to two elite varieties from this extensive testing program every few years.
The emphasis on the development of new forage varieties at PICKSEED provides an unmatched level of genetic advancement. As a result PICKSEED is able to continually introduce outstanding new varieties.