Jan
17

Battle of the Brassicas

While at Focus On Farming, we attended a very informative session lead by Lindsey du Toit, Professor and Vegetable Seed Pathologist at WSU Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center. She...

Jan
17

Battle of the Brassicas

While at Focus On Farming, we attended a very informative session lead by Lindsey du Toit, Professor and Vegetable Seed Pathologist at WSU Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center. She reviewed a few of the common diseases that occur on brassica crops in western Washington, including diagnosis, biology, epidemiology, and how to properly manage the crops if the disease is present. We took note on bacterial, fungal, and viral...

Posted 17th January 2019 by Muriah Carlson
Jan
10

Ask A Farmer: Hello, Henry!

We asked some farmers what their favorite & least favorite parts about growing were. To our surprise, the answers varied and we were quite interested in the diversity of the answers. Stay tuned...

Jan
10

Ask A Farmer: Hello, Henry!

We asked some farmers what their favorite & least favorite parts about growing were. To our surprise, the answers varied and we were quite interested in the diversity of the answers. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we report their answers to you, and keep in mind that we want your input too! See more details at the bottom of this blog post for how to send us your story. 

Posted 10th January 2019 by Muriah Carlson
Dec
12

Focus On Farming, 2018

Osborne Quality Seed attended Snohomish County’s 15th annual Focus on Farming trade show event on Thursday November 8th, 2018 where this year’s theme was “Connect, Innovate, and Grow.” Linda...

Dec
12

Focus On Farming, 2018

Osborne Quality Seed attended Snohomish County’s 15th annual Focus on Farming trade show event on Thursday November 8th, 2018 where this year’s theme was “Connect, Innovate, and Grow.” Linda Neunzig, the Agricultural Coordinator for the event, stated that this trade-show was originally created as a space for farmers and grower to discuss opportunities, obstacles, experiences, and information.

Focus on Farming has grown in the last 15 years...

Posted 12th December 2018 by Muriah Carlson
Aug
31

VARIETY TRIALING AT OSBORNE SEED

What is variety trialing and why is it important?

Variety trialing is the process of growing and evaluating several different varieties to compare the distinct characteristics of each variety.  

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Aug
31

VARIETY TRIALING AT OSBORNE SEED

What is variety trialing and why is it important?

Variety trialing is the process of growing and evaluating several different varieties to compare the distinct characteristics of each variety.  

Seed companies breed for new attributes, and it’s our job to test and evaluate those attributes for our growers. It’s their needs as well as the changing marketplace that define our selection. That’s why we grow new varieties and compare them to...

Posted 31st August 2018 by Muriah Carlson
Aug
23

Osborne Seed Germination Testing

WHAT IS GERMINATION TESTING?

Germination testing evaluates the germination potential, or viability, of a seed. We are testing the percentage of seeds that germinate. We test raw seeds once a year,...

Aug
23

Osborne Seed Germination Testing

WHAT IS GERMINATION TESTING?

Germination testing evaluates the germination potential, or viability, of a seed. We are testing the percentage of seeds that germinate. We test raw seeds once a year, and pelleted seeds every 6 months.

 

WHY DOES OSBORNE SEED VALUE GERMINATION TESTING?

Germination testing is an important facet of our quality control program. We can prevent mistakes and mitigate problems by ensuring seed viability. If a grower has...

Posted 23rd August 2018 by Muriah Carlson