Seeding Deadline for Winter Crops
Below: Hybrid fall rye seeded Oct 26th almost emerged (pic taken last week)
Many times I talk to farmers who decide to stop seeding fall crops like winter wheat or hybrid fall rye by a certain date. We have done some late winter crop seeding over the years and it typically works well. I think more farmers should consider it as it can take the pressure off of spring time operations. I think with the use of seed treatments the plant can survive more stress from late planting. We can increase the seeding rate as the season gets later as well to help with healthy spring plant stands. A later seeded crop will mature slightly later the next season. 1 week later seeded may translate into only 1-2 days later maturity next season.
We have a new variety of Timothy available from BrettYoung called Catapult with Excellent yield, quality, regrowth & winter hardiness https://www.brettyoung.ca/forage-seed/grasses/timothy/catapult
New: Alfalfa - AAC Trueman is a brand new branch root alfalfa that is unique because it can tolerate extreme conditions very well compared to other Alfalfa including flooding & drought. It was bred in Canada over a very long period to make it suited for tough conditions, more info here: https://www.canadiancattlemen.ca/2019/10/22/new-branch-rooted-alfalfa-cultivar-hits-the-market/
New: Hi-Gest Alfalfa is a high yielding, low lignin variety. It has 73% multi-foliate leaves and can increase crude protein levels in the sample by 3-5% and total digestibility by 5-10%. It has great disease ratings as well. PDF below this post:
We have had continued success with silage, grazing & grain corn from Thunder Seed. http://thunderseed.com/canadian-seed/
A few people are also trying some non herbicide tolerant corn to reduce cost as they were already mixing in residual herbicides in corn https://imperialseed.com/portfolio-items/corn/
FCC Crop Input Financing:
If you have any year ends you need to pre pay for any products let us know.
If you are planning to use FFC crop input financing for next season with us, talk to FCC as some farm corporations need more paperwork so money can be allocated to retailers like us.
We are cleaning seed (Redberry HRSW right now), booking and shipping seed, as well as working on job descriptions for our management team, attending meetings and events, so we are keeping busy!
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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 at 8:50 am
Stamp Seeds Office - Enchant AB
8:50 AM Coffee
9:00 AM HRSW, Barley, Hybrid Fall Rye & Winter Barley - Trial Results - Greg Stamp
9:30 AM Falling Numbers - Jeremy Boychyn - Alberta Wheat & Barley
10:30 AM Bill Coors 100 Malt Barley Irrigation Contracts - Kris Smelser - MillerCoors
11:00 AM Export Contracts - Jumbo Pea, Yellow Flax, Faba Bean, Maple Pea - Christos Lagouriatis - XPT Grain
11:30 AM New Varieties & Opportunities for 2020 - Greg Stamp
12:30 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Cover Crop Q/A - Kevin Elmy - Cover Crops Expert
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Barley Yield Trials
Our plots were taken off at the end of harvest, which had the big snow on them that impacted grade and quality. Yield was lower than some of our other fields but that is normal for the field it was on (moving fields next season). I would have liked to have this out sooner but November- December is very busy in the office for me.
Moisture was higher on a malt variety compared to the others, maybe it is a malt type issue.
AB Cattlelac is a new 6 row feed and forge type. It yielded the best for us with good bu weights and all the data on forage yields looks good as well!
The malt variety Bill Coors 100 is being contracted on irrigation in Southern Alberta and Kris will be at our Dec 17 meeting to talk about the Coors program. (our main seed field averaged 153 bu per acre, yield map here)
Click here for a closer view of the trials picture on our trials page
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