Irrigated Durum Yield Trial Results 2017 Below we have our irrigated durum yield trial results. One change would be to not use a PGR on a portion of the plots so that stand ability could be looked at. We used Ethrel and all the plots stood great and were about mid thigh - waist high. The yields were fairly close, the blend of all 6 varieties did well but I expected it to outperform the others.
Wheat Trials 2016 This summer during our field tour we looked at our spring wheat yield demo trials. We harvested them after all of our other cereals were done so they matured on their own. They were harvested after a rain as you can see by the moisture numbers in the chart. We adjusted yields to the same moisture content for each variety.
We were amazed by the yields of the Faller CNHR this season as it preformed as well as the Chiffon soft wheat and Pasteur GP wheat. Gross returns on the Faller and Elie HRSW were comparable. Straw strength of the Faller may be a less than the Elie but that may be its only downside.
Penhold CPS stood excellent and yielded well but there is a pricing gap to HRSW this fall. Some years that price gap is not very wide making CPS a good option.
This is only one trial and some farms / farmers can grow different classes better than others and prices will fluctuate making this gross returns chart change. The chart below’s pricing was done in the Fall of 2016.