Mapleseed products are researched and advanced through our replicated forage trials throughout Canada as part of DLF Pickseed Canada. As a brand of DLF Pickseed, this aligns us with DLF Seeds, the global leader in research, development, production and distribution of forage and other seed. We are now part of a worldwide organization with a passion for innovation and a commitment to helping us deliver the best forage products.
60,384 forage plots
... across Canada!
DLF Pickseed research stations are home to the only proprietary, replicated forage trials in Ontario. Each plot in a trial is three feet wide by seventeen feet long. Each plot represents 1/1000th of an acre. There are 4 randomized replications of all varieties within each trial.
DLF Pickseed tests against current products, competitor check and experimental varieties. Each trial runs for three production years. This rigorous testing gives an ability to identify varieties with superior yield, persistence, faster regrowth, exceptional forage quality and superior disease resistance using true head-to-head comparisons.
Legume trials are harvested three to four times per season. Grass trials are harvested two to three times per season at the appropriate maturities. We harvest using our RCI Engineering 36A forage harvesters.