We had about 50 people attend our fall crops tour, thank you to the speakers and all who came to the hybrid rye and winter wheat tour!
Details on Hybrid Fall Rye
Many people are growing hybrid fall rye for its yield, weed suppressing ability, flexibility and net returns. There are milling and distilling markets but many feeders are using it as an alternative economic feed source. A win/win for the crop farmer and animal farmer.
More details of feed use here & forage use here.
Hybrid fall rye is sold by the unit, 1 unit is 1 million viable seeds.
Farmers target 0.8 of a unit per ac. If the crop is for forage use, organics, or you are seeding late in the fall the use rate could increase.
The amount of lbs per unit will change depending on the seed lot due to germination and seed size. Most seed lots are between 70-90 lbs per unit (56-80 lbs per ac use rate)
We can fill tote bags and usually have some in the warehouse ready to sell in 28 unit bag sizes (35 ac)
Even flowering timing is critical to reduce ergot risk so even seeding depth, slow seeding speeds and any residue management ahead of time is important.
Hybrid fall rye:
I went to Phyto Organix grower meetings this week. They are planning to build a 40,000 MT pea protein plant at Strathmore. These types of facilities will change the types of pea varieties we are growing and the pea market in general. This season we will have CDC Lewochko yellow pea along with AAC Chrome and AAC Delhi. CDC Lewochko is a new higher protein variety with good yields and lodging resistance. AAC Julius is 1.5 years away and has small seed size, top yields, lodging resistance and high protein.
Hybrid fall rye pricing is out now. We have inventory on hand ready to ship.
We have a new to us forage Sorghum available and will stand like corn for fall grazing. You use 10-12 lbs per ac and it is $2.49 per lb. Details below.
Our billing department is behind so it may take a few extra weeks to get an invoice. On that note we are hiring a book keeper/corporate controller if you know of someone, have them send us a resume.
We would be happy to put a sign on your field, let us know the land location or google pin if you would like one.
Late Seeded Options
We are starting to get a few calls about fall crop bookings, and still shipping cover crops, forages (alfalfa & grasses), as well as oats. If you plan to double crop oats or barley or sorghum let us know ASAP as supplies will not be as good this year vs most years but we have brought some oats in.
Grasses, Alfalfa, Blends, Cover Crops
We have been working with Imperial Seed on alfalfa, grasses, blends, & cover crop mixes. https://imperialseed.com shows all the product available to us, please order weeks early so we can make sure it's on time for you.
Here is a link to a PGR study in Western Canada on winter crops we thought you would find interesting: https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/csc2.20472
With the cool spring we have had in Southern Alberta, corn has taken its time to get out of the ground. Anything that was planted early is almost at the same growth stage as fields that were planted later. Looking at the forecast ahead, corn should really take off from here. Be sure to get those in-crop sprays in while you can!
This corn in the picture below is at VE stage
Greg Stamp CCA
We offer a full range of seed treating and inoculant application options:
BASF Seed Treatment
Syngenta Seed Care
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