AFSC crop insurance used to have hard deadlines for fall crop seeding of Sept 20th for North of the Bow River and Sept 30 for South of the Bow River. This has changed to just a recommendation a few years ago but generally adhering to those deadlines is the best practice. A good 2 week forecast can be a good indication of how late you can seed.In very dry situations we have seeded into dry soil aiming to have no seeds germinate allowing for a later but even germination or swelling of the seed when an October snowstorm eventually hits the field.
Seeding rates should be on the upper end of the chart as you seed later to make the crop fill in faster as you will get limited fall tillering with a later seeded crop. Hybrid fall rye benefits the most from tillering in the fall.
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Blair Balog - Seed Specialist at Stamp Seeds
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