McKennon Seed Plant
|McKennon Operation Seed Plant Hours Fall 2015 |
|Monday - Friday: 7:00AM to 5:00PM |
Saturday: Call 541-310-8333
|Contact Info |
|McKennon Seed Office: 541-278-5077 |
Joe McDonald: 541-278-5070
Dale Kline: 541-278-5081
Mike Comstock: 541-278-5077
Rodney Bullington: 541-278-5066
|Address and Map |
|Address: 4600 NW Mckennon Rd. Pendleton Or. |
|Seed Delivery Available |
|We can deliver to your location and have a pneumatic blower truck and belt veyors available to unload your seed order. Price depends on distance and quantity. Please contact us for more details. |
2015 Available Seed Varieties
The PGG McKennon Station Seed Plant is now receiving and processing new crop seed wheat in preparation for this falls planting season. We will have the following varieties listed below in inventory and if there is something not listed, give us a call and we can possibly source it for you.
Some varieties are in limited supply, we honor those who place orders first so please help us provide your seed needs by placing an order early. Please note that varieties that have a ** require a signed agreement before you can take delivery.
|Soft White Winter ||Soft White Club ||Hard Red Winter ||Dark Northern Spring |
|ORCF 102 ** ||Cara ||Norwest 553 ** ||Jefferson |
|Mary || ||Jet ** ||Solano ** |
|Legion ** || || || |
|Ovation ** || || || |
|Westbred 528 ** || || || |
|Art Deco ** || || || |
|Bobtail || || || |
|Canola ||Triticale ||Barley ||Other |
|Amanda (conventional) ||Forerunner ||Haybet ||Austrian Winter Peas |
|HyClass 115W ** ||Trical 141 ||Lenetah ||Forage MIx |
|HyClass 154W ** || ||Champion ||Conservation Grass (CRP) |
The McKennon Station seed plant is equipped with a Gustafson “Mist-O-Matic” Seed applicator, this applicator provides coverage superior to that of other seed plants nearby. Our standard treatment will be Albaugh PNW Custom Blend .50, higher rates of Insecticide can be added if you have heavy Wireworm pressure or will be exposed to aphids. If you have a request for a custom treatment, please ask, we will do our best to try and accomodate your needs. Seed Starters such as Take Off or Pro-Seed can generally be added.
|Pendleton ||Athena ||Alicel |
|McKennon Station, this is our plant location and most products will be available in Bulk, Tote bags, or 80# bags |
|We have several products in the bulk tanks at Athena. |
|We will have ORCF 102, Ovation, Bobtail, and possibly Mary available in bulk, and a limited amount of seed available in Tote bags and 80# bags. |
|541-278-5077 ||541-278-5077 ||541-969-1674 |
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Choosing a seed varietyMany factors go into selecting the variety or varieties that you will plant on your farm. It is not just yield potential, factors such as thresh-ability, plant height, resistance to lodging, test weight, straw management, winter hardiness, and other disease tolerances go into that equation. Each grower may weigh those factors differently. We suggest looking at variety trial results on several sites and over several years data, combined with talking with other growers in similar environments and farming practices. Do not rely on someone who may cherry pick trial data. Last year a seed dealer advertised one of their products topping the yield at an OSU site when only 15 miles away at another OSU site that variety was the bottom out of 40 varieties. My point being, look at more than one trial over multiple years of data. Several sites you can go to for variety testing information are: Cereal Central/OSU; Cereal Variety Testing, Washington, Oregon Elite Nursery Performance Data.
Technology AgreementsThe varieties above that are noted with an * are Proprietary and require that a technology agreement be signed. This is basically a “NO SAVE SEED AGREEMENT” that protects the parent companies property rights. PGG cannot load seed until these agreements are in place. If you have not been to the agcelerate.com; web site and signed these agreements please do so before you get close to seeding. We would suggest that you do agreements for OSU, WSU, UofI, Westbred, Limagrain, and Syngenta. Also the Monsanto agreement if you ever plan to use any Roundup Ready Crops. Scroll through the seed suppliers and click on PGG Inc.. You may also enter other suppliers at this time that you may get seed from. When you get on the agcellerate.com web site, click on the “grower” box and it will prompt you through the process. There is a help line phone number if you need any assistance, If you do not have internet, drop by and we will help you through it or have a PGG representative bring an Ipad out to get it done. BASF is the only company we deal with that has not signed on to the AgCelerate program, they still require a paper agreement be signed annually for the “Clearfield Wheat” program. If you plan to use Clearfield seed we will get one of these agreements to you.