Posts Tagged ‘seed cleaning Renfrew County’

2000000 pounds


As of today Colin has cleaned over 2 MILLION POUNDS of non-GMO/patent protected seeds.  Seems like not that long ago Colin was at 1 million.  Wow that’s a lot of seeds!

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Colin’s mobile seed cleaner at the Renfrew County Plowing Match 2012

Colin took his cleaner to the show so that Farmers who have not seen it first hand could see how much space is needed when set up. Unfortunately some storage bins on farms have been built with no thoughts on how to get a truck or in this case, Colin’s cleaner anywhere  near them.

The thing that caught most farmers attention were the soybean plants that Colin had pulled from one of his fields and took along.( in front of sign) They are grown from seed (non-GMO) that Colin has been saving for 6 years, and have done very well, even with the drought. Colin was getting tired of people telling him that keeping your own seed doesn’t work, so he took along proof that it does and told anyone who’s interested they can come and see the field!

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The first of the fall wheat was combined the other day.  It’s about 3 weeks early.  Our neighbour came by with a wagon load to get cleaned.

Here’s the wheat straight from the field.

Colin carefully adjusts the cleaner so only the bad stuff gets blown out.

Clean wheat kernels ready for planting .

Trash from the wheat starting to pile up on the ground.  Mostly chaff and light kernels, but if you look closely you can see some seed contamination too.

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