Cover Crops For Fall & Government Funding
Below in this email, Blair has compiled some key points from the On Farm Climate Action Fund and how to qualify.
Some people use traditional fall rye as a cover once hills are formed in potatoes by spreading on, others are seeding barley between their bean windrows and having good luck reducing erosion.
Rye, Winter Wheat, Barley, Daikon Radish, Clovers, Italian Ryegrass and more is available.
Let us help you plan a rotation / cover that works for you and look below for some possible funding for seed.
This program asks that you go beyond the routine farm or project site practice to be eligible.
Cover crop eligible activities:
Deadline to apply for the 2022 growing season is November 7th,2022. They must be approved by a professional agrologist or CCA prior to submission. It reopens February 13, 2023 for the following growing season. Greg Stamp is a CCA and can approve these plans. Any questions on this can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The website with more information: https://rdar.ca/ofcaf/
Each Farm is allocated a maximum of $75,000 total in all the years.
Farm must cover up front costs, keep receipts of everything and then submit from there even if the activity has already happened.
We do have barley, fall rye, winter wheat, italian ryegrass, clover, radish, and blends available but some items may be 5 business days away.
Any questions on this can be directed to email@example.com
Harvest is in full swing here! We have finished the Hybrid Fall rye, Lewochko yellow Pea, Wildfire winter wheat and are working on AAC Chrome yellow pea now. We are cleaning all of this off the combine so it is busy!
Fall crop shipping
We have clean KWS Serafino hybrid rye ready to ship as well as our other varieties. Great as forages and net returns very good even into the feed market (grain net returns below)
AAC Wildfire winter wheat we have clean seed on hand and testing is at the lab currently.
Net Return by Crop Type
Below I have a few rough charts showing some prices and net returns both dry land and irrigation. Fall rye net shows very well even as a feed.
Rye Week Concluded
Look on our Twitter @stampseeds for the hashtag #RyePro to see what we tweeted about with tips and tricks on growing rye (and fall crops in general).
Below I have a rye buyers list, so scroll down if you need ideas on opportunities.
For any seed bookings you can call Blair Balog at 403-634-4349 (calls & text)
Dryland Costs & Net Chart of fall rye to other crops:
Irrigation Costs & Net Chart of fall rye to other crops:
Forage Fall Crop Yield Trial Data
We had our demo plot field with all of our cereals including fall rye, winter wheat, soft wheats, barley, oats on it. We have taken silage samples for yield and also TDN and more. Blair Balog our seed specialist has compiled the fall crop forage information in a chart for you to make fall crop seed booking decisions with. Grain data will come when we have it. This in not replicated or scientific data, just side x side on small scale as we cut a 3'x10' spot and sent a sample to Down to Earth Labs to get these results.
Cell: 403-634-4349 (calls & text)
Tadeus Fall Triticale will be available next fall. (none this season)
For more detailed feed analysis, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bigger images of these charts are located here https://www.stampseeds.com/forage-trials.html
Thank you for attending our summer events, we had a lot of fun touring the plots with you. There is still time to come and take a look at the plots, if you are in the area, as we will not be harvesting them for a bit.
Harvest Starts Today
We started harvest today with CDC Lewochko pea, AAC Julius pea, & AAC Coldfront winter wheat. Next up will be KWS Serafino Hybrid rye mid week.
Winter wheat & hybrid fall rye pricing is available now. Customers have had increased yields wth hybrid rye over winter wheats and of course spring cereals and finding homes in the feed market for rye at slightly lower vs feed wheat values but with net returns being better vs other crops.
I have more details on hybrid rye sales and agronomy below or click this link https://www.stampseeds.com/hybrid-fall-rye.html
Look on our Twitter @stampseeds for the hashtag #RyePro to follow along with our rye week later this week with tips and tricks on growing rye. (and fall crops in general)
Please contact us for a current list email@example.com
PCDMN sent a tweet about bacterial blight in cereals. It seems to be becoming more of an issue. Click here to see the thread.
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:
Blair Balog - Seed Specialist at Stamp Seeds
We offer a full range of seed treating and inoculant application options:
BASF Seed Treatment
Syngenta Seed Care
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