Seed and Crop Demos

There are several companies with seed and crop demonstration plots at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show 2016. Read below to learn what each company will be showcasing in their plot this year.


Welcome to the ALPINE Learning Centre, where you will find all of the innovative nutrient practices that ALPINE has to offer!  In June of this year, many growers leapt at the opportunity to visit the Learning Centre field day to see firsthand what an aggressive crop nutrition program can do!  Our day was a huge success, with great root demonstrations and visual benefits observed.  If you missed the opportunity in June, make sure to visit and ask our on-site ALPINE staff lots of questions to get the full picture of what you will observe.  For those of you that were in attendance, don’t miss the opportunity to see how the reproductive stages of the plant have been enhanced.

ALPINE K-Tech and our exciting line-up of new potassium products for both in-furrow and foliar use are looking tremendous.  Also, don’t forget to ask a representative about the point of deliquescence of these new products.  Two new promising corn starters and the ever important addition of Zn are a must see!  The wheat may be harvested, but the importance of adding Zn to your wheat starter will still be on display.

Make the short walk across 11th Line to learn how to incorporate an ALPINE nutrition program into your cropping system, and start maximizing your yields!!

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Country Farm Seeds

This year at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, Country Farm Seeds is thrilled to be showcasing their new product lineup for 2016/17 season. This lineup will include the exciting new Roundup Ready 2 Xtend ™ Soybeans along with our brand new Leafy Silage products. Also to look forward to seeing in our plot are our Roundup Ready® 2 Corn, VT Double Pro® RIB Complete®, SmartStax® RIB Complete® , Agrisure® GT and of course our Conventional Classic products on site as well as our Roundup Ready 2 Yield® Soybeans. Members of our experienced staff will be in attendance all week to answer any questions you may have about our products. This year Country Farm Seeds will be selling T-shirts at our plot with proceeds going to the Canadian Mental Health Association.  

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Dow AgroSciences

New, better solutions for tough weeds, nutrient retention and product formulation

Dow AgroSciences returns to COFS with its new Enlist weed control system for hard-to-control and resistant weeds (including glyphosate). It features multiple modes of action, robust tolerance to Enlist Duo herbicide with Colex-DTM technology, which means it stays where it’s sprayed for better weed control, operator safety and long-term sustainability.

Also come and see how eNtrench™ nitrogen stabilizer can minimize N losses from leaching and denitrification. With flexible application options (apply with urea, UAN or liquid manure), eNtrench can protect your N investment and optimize your opportunity for yield and profit. We’ll show you how it works on corn!

Ask us about our cereal herbicide options, like Pixxaro, for worry-free broadleaf control of problem weeds like, chickweed, Canada fleabane, ragweed (common and giant), lambs-quarters, pigweed and many others. We’re also introducing Simplicity GoDRI, which provides superior control of wild oats, annual grasses and broadleaf weeds in cereals, with no recropping restrictions, a low dose and comes in an easy to use GoDRI RDT (ready to use) formulation for fast and easy tank mixing.

Plus, you can enter to WIN 50 FREE ACRES of Dow Seeds corn seed and 50 FREE ACRES of eNtrench™ nitrogen stabilizer.

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Dow Seeds

Dow Seeds is guided by grower needs and driven by innovation. We are a company committed to excellence in seed and trait technology and to offering you the right product for your fields.  Dow Seeds’ product line includes seed hybrids and varieties for: grain corn, silage corn, soybeans, cereals, edible beans and alfalfa.  We provide a broad range of innovative traits and advanced proprietary seed technologies to help produce maximum yields under diverse conditions.

Come visit us at the COFS and see our products under real field conditions, speak to our knowledgeable sales and agronomy team and learn how we can help drive your business forward!

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Elite Seeds

From the East to the West Coast, Elite Seeds™ knows and understands each region's agro-climatic characteristics and offers farmers hybrids, varieties and technologies that are adapted to their specific requirements.

Elite Seeds is not only high yield and high performance products created from state-of-the-art research; Elite Seeds also provides the buyer with an opportunity to take advantage of the knowledge and know-how of a team of skilled experts. Thanks to their training as agricultural scientists or technologists, Elite Seeds network of experts have the ability to view your business in its entirety and offer you the advice that best suits your specific requirements.

Elite Seeds™ is a trademark of La Coop fédérée.

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Horizon Seeds

This year in the Horizon Seeds plot we have showcased many new and proven corn hybrids. HZ 3790 is a new hybrid with extremely high yield potential that fits all soil types and farming operations. HZ 4353 is a blended refuge hybrid with all modes of control for western bean cutworm, corn borer, rootworm etc. With dry conditions in 2016, HZ 1026A is a proven hybrid with Agrisure Artesian technology to overcome your moisture stressed soils. Also in the showcase are a few of our silage specific hybrids with high feed value numbers to push your dairy herd to maximum production.

We are launching RR2X soybean varieties, showcasing Flex RR2X and Explorer RR2X each with multiple years of data these varieties will be sure to stand out on your farm. Maturities are 0.9 and 2.6 respectively.

Come check out the Horizon Seeds booth and see for yourself the yield potential you achieve with us. Horizon Seeds is proud to be celebrating 10 years of service, and to celebrate we will be serving cake.

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Monsanto welcomes farm show patrons to check out the latest technology and innovations to help transform great yield potential into in-field performance.

In addition to their recurring crop plots that show off the newest corn hybrids and soybean varieties, the DEKALB® brand will be showcasing DEKALB Pro™, an innovative new software tool that allows their field team to mine hundreds of thousands of data points to find and visualize local trends like geographical strengths, soil type preferences and optimal populations for DEKALB corn hybrids as well as compare against competitive products in the grower’s region.  During the farm show, DEKALB will be featuring demo plots that show how their team uses DEKALB Pro to select the optimal hybrid and management practices based plot conditions.

New this year, Monsanto will be launching Climate FieldView™!  Climate FieldView is the first integrated support tool that helps you protect yields and optimize inputs through seamless data flow and visualization. Visit the Climate FieldView tent, on the Monsanto site, and learn how Climate FieldView can transform your data into insights on your farm. 

Farm show visitors will also be able to check out Monsanto BioAg™ products for corn and soybeans: Optimize® ST, JumpStart®, and QuickRoots™ – a new microbial seed inoculant for 2017! While the products work in unique ways to benefit the crop, these biological products are based on microorganisms that work to supply nutrients or improve crop health and productivity.  Visit the site to see these how these products perform in plots. 

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The 2016 Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA)/Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) demo site on 6th Lane South will focus on various aspects and the importance soil health. Climb down into our soil pit, check out our cover crop and interseeding timing plots, and see the runoff effects of various field management practices under our rainfall simulator.  Kids can learn about different soil profiles and to do earthworm counts, while adults can create their own cover crop mix recipes.

Also on display will be some unique cropping alternatives such as pokeroot, lemon balm and bergamot, and a plot featuring switchgrass, miscanthus and sorghum. OMAFRA and OSCIA staff will be on hand to lead hands-on activities, answer your questions and provide information on available funding programs for producers.

Also, all OSCIA members are invited to attend a free breakfast 8:30-10:30 am daily, courtesy of Sylvite Agri-Services, and we will have coffee and water available for everyone all day, every day.

Be sure to stop by and check out our plots and tent – we look forward to seeing you!

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PRIDE Seeds is proud once again to be part of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Everyone is welcome to visit our team at the PRIDE Pavilion located in the northwest corner of the show site. Tour our plots to discover what’s new in seed and technologies for the 2017 planting season. Our new products will be featured at the show including the PRIDE G-Series hybrids, PRIDE XRN Soybeans, and our TRS Silage hybrids. Talk with our Agronomy team to learn about updates ‘from the field’ and timely tips heading into the harvest season.

We are excited to have special guest Randy Dowdy, the U.S. Corn Yield Champion on Wednesday, September 14th offering 3 sessions:

SESSION 1 (12:00 – 1:00 pm): Hoping vs. Knowing
SESSION 2 (1:15 – 2:15 pm): Understanding the Law of the Minimum
SESSION 3 (2:30 – 3:30 pm): Finishing Strong

Our other special guest, Agronomist Peter 'Wheat Pete' Johnson, will be Reporting Live at the PRIDE Pavilion both Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30 pm. Come visit and have your questions answered in person.

We have a lot to share this year, and are looking forward to seeing our customers and friends in Agriculture. See you at the show!

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This year, PROSeeds created a golden moment by partnering with Legend Seeds to offer a carefully selected Legend Seeds corn line-up. You’ve known PROSeeds as leaders in Identity Preserved (IP) soybeans. We now also offer a full line-up of traited soybean seed that includes Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ herbicide tolerant traits, offering options for consistent, flexible weed control.

While in Woodstock, visit one of our many plots – like the one at our Woodstock plant on Hwy. 59, one road east and one road north of the show – where you will see crop performance in different growing conditions.

Our team is here to help you grow healthier, more profitable crops. Our dedication to growing, expanding, and investing in your future means more choice, value, and flexibility for your farm.

We would be happy to talk to you about our show plot soil issues. This is our opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to finding solutions. We meet challenges head on and persevere to help you grow successfully.

With Legend Seeds corn and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybean varieties, PROSeeds is now your complete crop solutions provider. Try PROSeeds and create a golden moment for your farm.

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