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WILL AND JEAN VAN ROESSEL
BOX 490, BOW ISLAND, AB T0K 0G0
Office: (403) 545-6018 Cell: (403) 952-0913
Office Toll Free 1-866-545-6018
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Web site: www.specialtyseeds.ca

January 2009

Dear Friend:

We hope you had a good crop this year so that you were able to sell your production for some exceptional prices early in the season. Unfortunately, our farm was hit with a major hail/wind storm on July 15 which took over half of the crop and damaged a lot of bins and pivots.

Good quality pedigreed seed is an excellent way to start your production program for this year. Here is some information that might help you make some of your seeding plans.

We have the following varieties of seed available at this time. If you are interested in other varieties, we can usually direct you to a supply or else bring some in to our yard for you to pick up here.

* WHEAT

SUPERB - This has proven to be the best yielding hard red spring wheat for both irrigation and dryland (assuming the sawflies didn't get it).
Superb Technical Bulletin Available here [PDF format]
AC KANE - This is a new variety for sale this spring. It has one of the same parents as Superb and it looks very similar in the field. Improved kernel quality, especially sprout resistance, is its main advantage. Yield and lodging resistance appear to be similar to Superb.
AC KANE Technical Bulletin Available here [PDF format]
AC ANDREW A very high yielding soft white spring wheat variety that has a good history of production for milling. It is now becoming the preferred variety for ethanol production.
AC ANDREW Technical Bulletin Available here [PDF format]

* DURUM

AC® STRONGFIELD Very good yields, good lodging resistance, large kernel size and very good shatter resistance make this an excellent durum variety.
AC® STRONGFIELD Technical Bulletin Available here [PDF format]

* PEAS

  • CDC GOLDEN YELLOW PEA This variety has everything going for it. It stands well, yields well, has powdery mildew resistance, medium size seed and strong seed coat. The seed is affordable because there are no royalties on seed sales.

  • CDC MEADOW YELLOW PEA New this year! It stands slightly better that CDC Golden and flowers a few days earlier to beat the July heat. Supply is quite limited.

  • CDC SAGE GREEN PEA This variety has the best rating for standability for a green pea and is resistant to powdery mildew. It also has a good rating for seed coat breakage and resistance to bleaching. No royalties on this variety either!

* SEED TREATMENT


We have a modern seed treating system to treat your wheat or pea seed.

* FORAGE SEEDS

We are dealers for Brett-Young Seeds, who sell all sorts of grasses and legumes including AURORA Timothy and HYBRIFORCE-400 hybrid alfalfa. They will custom blend any order to your needs.

* INOCULANTS: Becker Underwood and Novozymes

We sell nitrogen inoculants for all pulse crops and legumes as well as phosphate inoculants for almost every crop. If you order in January, we can get you some excellent prices, and you won't have to pay until May.



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