Plant Seed Crops on Time – Seed Production Planning Part 4

This is the fourth part of a series on crop planning for seed production. Seed production planning part 3 covered calculating how much to grow to meet your farm and marketing demands. The next step is choosing when to plant your seed crop to get a reliable seed harvest. (Most of this article was originally … More Plant Seed Crops on Time – Seed Production Planning Part 4

Seed Production Planning Part 3 – How Much To Grow

This is the third part of a series on crop planning for seed production. Seed production planning part 2 covered calculating how much seed to harvest to meet your farm and marketing demands. The next step is determining how many plants you need to grow to produce the amount of seed you need. We’ll look … More Seed Production Planning Part 3 – How Much To Grow

Balancing Crop Profitability and Plant Populations

Today’s post wrap up this series on seed economics (that began here.) The topic of plant population sizes came up during the last ECOSGN meeting as we compared the profitability of selling seeds by packet vs. bulk. The Challenge: Profit vs. Population Size Andrea Berry (of Hope seeds) noted that seed companies that mainly distribute … More Balancing Crop Profitability and Plant Populations

Profitability in Space for 4 Crop Families

Let’s conclude the discussion on profitability in space by comparing a few crop families commonly grown in Eastern Canada. (This discussion began  here.) To make today’s comparisons, I assumed the following: Yield estimates are from the low end of our farm yields Prices come from discussion at an ECOSGN meeting Weights are quantities a small seed … More Profitability in Space for 4 Crop Families