Sep
12

Winter Tunnel Production

As summer winds down in many areas of the country, it is time to start planning for winter tunnel production. Whether you have a heated, climate-controlled greenhouse or an unheated tunnel, there...

Sep
12

Winter Tunnel Production

As summer winds down in many areas of the country, it is time to start planning for winter tunnel production. Whether you have a heated, climate-controlled greenhouse or an unheated tunnel, there are a variety of crops that do well for winter growing to extend your harvest season. If you live in a climate with consistent temperatures below freezing, many farmers grow in unheated tunnels with layers of row cover over the crops for extra...

Posted 12th September 2019 by Linda Fenstermaker
Aug
26

Fall-Winter Cover Crops: A Guide

Fall-Winter Cover Crop

Aug
26

Fall-Winter Cover Crops: A Guide

Fall-Winter Cover Crop

Posted 26th August 2019 by Linda Fenstermaker
Jul
27

Spokane Area Farms: A Recent Visit by Linda

Here in the Northwest, the farm season is fully underway with spring cool crops of radishes and spinach giving way to the summertime bounty. Our sales representatives are spending time visiting...

Jul
27

Spokane Area Farms: A Recent Visit by Linda

Here in the Northwest, the farm season is fully underway with spring cool crops of radishes and spinach giving way to the summertime bounty. Our sales representatives are spending time visiting farmers in the area and across the country to be as up to date as possible with new varieties and issues facing farmers on a day-to-day basis.

Posted 27th July 2019 by Linda Fenstermaker
Jul
22

Baby Leaf and Creating a Perfect Salad Mix

Finding the Right Lineup

Our goal at Osborne Quality Seeds is to offer a wide assortment of varieties to suit the needs of an eclectic community of growers. When it comes to salad mix, most...

Jul
22

Baby Leaf and Creating a Perfect Salad Mix

Finding the Right Lineup

Our goal at Osborne Quality Seeds is to offer a wide assortment of varieties to suit the needs of an eclectic community of growers. When it comes to salad mix, most growers have an idea of how they would like their product to look—the number of components, the desired combination of colors, and the type and diversity of the leaf shape.

Posted 22nd July 2019 by Rebecca Morse
Jul
16

Simplifying Spinach Variety Selection

At Osborne, our priority is to find the best spinach varieties for consistent performance throughout the year. The key to success is planting the right variety for the season and choosing a...

Jul
16

Simplifying Spinach Variety Selection

At Osborne, our priority is to find the best spinach varieties for consistent performance throughout the year. The key to success is planting the right variety for the season and choosing a variety with resistance to the prevalent races of mildew on your land.

Posted 16th July 2019 by Rebecca Morse
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. 

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
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...

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, 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...

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