Below:Hybrid Fall Rye seeded Aug 27 2020 with pictures from: Nov 2, April 27, May 14, and May 26th.
Thanks for joining our summer tours, it was nice to visit with everyone!
I have talked to many people across Western Canada and the majority of them have very poor crops. We are 25% done harvest with no slow down in sight. Our dryland crops were very poor. The crops that have been the best ones were the March seeded peas (may have caught an additional rain vs the rest) and the fall rye. (all was poor) The Irriagted crops are maturing fast. I have a guide on desiccation timing at the bottom of the email.
We are cleaning Daniello rye now and then will move to Propwer rye, Serafino rye, Network winter wheat and then Wildfire winter wheat.
Fall Crop Bookings
Right now there are a number of farms on the fence about fall crops but if a rain comes there could be lots of acres booked. If you are going to graze the crop you could seed now. If not the earliest you may want to go with a fall crop is Aug 20 in the central regions and Aug 25 in the South. Hybrid rye does better with time to tiller out in the fall. Crop insurance deadlines for fall crops is Sept 20 North of the Bow river and September 30th South of the Bow river.
A flyer listing the options of fall crops is lower in the email and you can take a look here: Hybrid Fall Rye or Winter Wheat
We can price and organize seed (including treated seed) delivered to your yard if needed.
Why do we stress the importance of fungicide and insecticide treated winter crops? Take a look at Dr. Brian Beres research on winter wheat: Seed treatments on winter wheat article
New Winter Wheat Launching This Fall
AAC Network launches this fall. It should yield about equal to AAC Wildfire. We are taking bookings now.
AAC Network has:
AAC Wildfire is still available and has VG winter hardiness with top yields
New Hybrid Rye Launching This Fall
KWS Serafino officially launches this fall after a soft launch last season.
KWS Daniello is still available and has VG winter hardiness with top yields and is a nice flex variety for grain or forage
KWS Propower Hybrid Fall Rye for forage use. Information on feed use studies, forage use studies and agronomy research, details here.
How are some customers using hybrid fall rye as a forage?
Fall crops use moisture earlier in the season, provide weed competition and typically avoid heat blasting and fungicide issues such as FHB.
Winter Triticale Seed
We have not done very much with winter triticale in the past and usually have some people asking about it. We did source 1800 bu of Metzger winter triticale so if you need it let me know.
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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