Ellis Seeds provides quality seed processing services to its customers in the Wawanesa area. Capabilities include:
Seed Cleaning: Our state seed cleaning plant is the anchor of our business.Through it, we control the quality of the seed we sell. Our system removes all small, diseased, unthrifty seeds while not losing any of the biggest high yielding seeds. The result is your seed will have the potential to out yield others by 10%. (*based on research conducted by Dr. Elmer Stobbe in 1992 at the University of Manitoba). That yield difference is more than the yield difference between varieties. If you are entering any yield challenges this year, get your bin run seed cleaned by our plant… you will like the results.
Grain Cleaning: using the same seed plant, we are able to clean your grain to whatever standard you need. We can plump your malt barley; remove tombstone and ergot from your wheat or barley.
Our state-of-the-art system:
• Has the ability to be cleaned in 5 minutes, so there is no risk of contamination between varieties or crop kinds.
• Can apply multiple treatments at the same time.
• Chemical distribution is near perfect.
• Product rates are within 1% of the target.
• Treating speeds range from 50 bushels per minute to an astounding 100 bushels per minute.
Ground Proofing Service
Soybean seed treatment check
For 6 years, we have tested treated soybeans against untreated soybeans. We have not seen a benefit to treating soybeans. We have verified this by checking with other growers across Western Canada who are doing the same test. The result is that we are happy to treat your seed, but we will never promote the practice unless we start seeing results.
Canola seed yield check
We want to know how much of the yield increase in canola claimed by today’s hybrids is due to improved genetics, and how much is due to improved cultural practices. This is a multi-year project. Year one was 2014. We planted AC Excel canola from seed produced in 1996. AC Excel is an open pollinated, conventional variety. The seed we planted was so old and weak, that it hardly made it out of the ground, however the seed we harvested germinates 98% and will be used to run the first head on yield test against today’s hybrids in 2015. Certified #1 AC Excel will cost $1.00/lb.
• Seed Multiplication
• Variety Evaluation