BLUEWATER AGROMART Ltd.

Seed

To View the 2018 Seed Catalogues please click on the following pictures










              Syngenta                                           Elite                                            Dekalb


Bluewater Agromart offers a wide range of seed to meet the needs of growers in our area.  If you are interested in trying a new or unique crop that is not listed here please contact us.









Corn
Bluewater Agromart is a proud distributor of Syngenta corn seed.  Even with decades of experience growing corn we are always working to learn more.  Bluewater Agromart conducts numerous experiments every year on: row width, planting depth, herbicide treatments, fungicides, and population.  Recently the corn technology offered by Syngenta has taken a dramatic leap forward.  Bluewater now carries corn with Agrisure Artesian traits, which offer yield protection under increased drought stress.  


Of all our experiments we have found that the greatest increases in yield can be achieved at the two most critical events in the crops life cycle; Planting and Harvest.  For more information on how phantom yield loss can rob yield at these critical times please check out the phantom yield loss section of this website.


Identity Preserved Soybeans (IP)
Every year groups of Japanese consumers tour the soybean fields and processing facilities of Southwestern Ontario so that they can see first-hand the high level of care that goes into growing the soybeans for tofu and soymilk that they know and enjoy back home.  Our farmers are proud to grow IP Soybeans and understand the level of trust that has been placed in them by the end user of their crops.  Bluewater Agromart is committed to helping our farmers maintain their excellent reputation as the preferred growers of this special commodity.  Bluewater Agromart operates as a satellite for several elevators and contracts IP Soybeans for them.  Preferential trucking rates from the field are given to growers who contract their beans through Bluewater Agromart.

Glyphosate Tolerant Soybeans (GT)
Bluewater Agromart carries a full line of GT Soybeans offered by Syngenta Seeds as well as some public varieties. GT Soybeans are available in a wide range of varieties, treatments, and unit sizes to meet your GT Soybean needs; an ideal choice for fields with a history of weeds.

Edible Beans
Southwestern Ontario provides a large number of tables in the UK with high quality, nutritious, beans.  Our unique climate and soil types result in beans that are larger and of better quality than in most other growing areas, but what really makes the difference is the people who grow them.  Consumers know that our farmers practice good land stewardship and are vigilant in crop management practices.  Edible Beans should not be attempted by everyone, but for those who are up for the task, fixed price contracts are available in most years to compensate for the extra time and work required to grow these specialty crops.  Bluewater Agromart is a satellite of Hensall District Co-op and administers their contracts and quality assurance programs in this area.  Preferential trucking rates are available to those growers who are shipping their Edible Beans to Hensall District Co-op and have contracted through Bluewater Agromart.


Wheat
Some of the best flour for pasta and heavy breads come from the wheat our customers grow. Growing wheat in the humid area beside Lake Huron can be a challenge. We have been helping our customers overcome this challenge for years, resulting in higher more consistent yields.  Do you sell your straw after wheat?  Did you know that experiments demonstrating the benefits of fungicide applications on wheat have shown that straw can be increased by up to 335 lbs/acre on treated fields?  If the price of straw is $0.03/lb that’s an extra $10.05/acre in straw alone, not to mention the yield increase of treated fields vs. untreated in a disease prone year.  This is just one example of how we help our customers maximize their returns.

Canola
An amazing crop to grow and a healthy oil alternative to end users, Canola is grown less frequently in this part of the province compared to on the prairies.  Bluewater Agromart agronomists along with Bayer Crop Science experts are on hand to help those who wish to grow this crop on their farms.  If you do grow Canola, during desiccation try using a product that will keep the canola pods from shattering prior to combining.

Forages
Livestock producers care about what their animals are eating, and keeping a pasture or hayfield in top condition is a top priority for them.  Selecting the right forage is just as important as selecting the right corn variety for field conditions.  Bluewater Agromart offers a range of forage products including different types of alfalfa mixes for different purposes and a variety of forage grasses and clovers.

Cover Crops
Staying on the leading edge of new farming practices is important to us, that’s why we were experimenting with cover crops long before they became widely publicised in farming magazines. Whether you are trying to scavenge or fix nitrogen, increase organic matter, reduce erosion, reduce nematodes, smother weeds, or breakup soil compactions there is a cover crop for you. 

Seed Treatments
So many problems can be solved at the seed level.  New seed treatment products reduce the number of insecticide applications required on growing crops, prevent crop diseases, and can increase vigour in seedlings.  We have invested heavily in this technology because we believe that it can provide great value to farmers and is a critical component in achieving a good yield. Our next experiments will involve micro-nutrient dust applicators that will coat the seed in its own micro-nutrient fertilizer package to prevent seedling nutrient deficiency.  This technology requires the seed to be treated in an application window only 2 seconds wide, and the dust will then stick to the seed and then dry there.  Despite the difficulties in doing this, we are in a region where this early season deficiency is costing our farmers yield and we are determined to provide them with a solution.

Custom Seed Cleaning
Bluewater Agromart has offered seed cleaning for a number of years.  The Clipper Prelude 526 is capable of cleaning between 300 to 500 bushels per hour.  Having seed cleaned is fast and easy with Bluewater’s system.  Once seed is cleaned, it can then be protected with a seed treatment.  Our motto with seed cleaning is “we clean hard”.