Through DLF Pickseed, we operate the most extensive private forage testing program in Canada!
When selecting forages, DLF Pickseed focuses on yield, persistence, re-growth and improved forage quality. The DLF Pickseed research program has seven replicated trial locations throughout the Country.
51,232 forage plots
... across Canada!
DLF Pickseed research stations are home to the only proprietary, replicated forage trials in Ontario. Each plot in a trial is three feet wide by seventeen feet long. Each plot represents 1/1000th of an acre. There are 4 randomized replications of all varieties within each trial.
DLF Pickseed tests against current products, competitor check and experimental varieties. Each trial runs for three production years. This rigorous testing gives an ability to identify varieties with superior yield, persistence, faster regrowth, exceptional forage quality and superior disease resistance using true head-to-head comparisons.
Legume trials are harvested three to four times per season. Grass trials are harvested two to three times per season at the appropriate maturities. We harvest using our RCI Engineering 36A forage harvesters.