We are about 75% done harvest and about 30% of our winter crop plan has been seeded. It has been a really good stretch of weather in our area. Irrigated wheat has been average, durum, flax & peas above average. Canola & faba beans looks to be average also. Dryland yields for early planted crops looks to be excellent in Southern Alberta.
We are cleaning peas and faba beans straight off the combine and clean test results are starting to come in on new crop pulses.
We have had some customers try the AAC Marvelous flax and some field averages are in the mid 60's!! It will be a hot variety this winter.
We decided to bring in a hybrid rye called Serifino from the USA, Its shorter vs Daniello and should yield more and have higher falling numbers with similar low risk for ergot as Daniello. Going forward we will be growing seed of both Daniello & Serafino.
If you are considering fall crops like hybrid fall rye or winter wheat let me know!
We also have KWS Propower forage type available (more details below)
AFSC crop insurance deadlines for winter crops are Sept 20 for North of the Bow River and Sept 30 South of the Bow. You can seed later and still get spring crop insurance on it but you will not have winter coverage. Seeding late can be more risky if the fall is very cold like last year. There have been years where we have seeded into mid October with success but there can be more risk and you may want to increase seeding rates in October.
If you feel it is dry in your area but want to seed a fall crop we have seeded into dry soil and then waited for the rain or snow to arrive to germinate it.
Details on hybrid fall rye click here
Wondering where to sell rye? Many brokers & grain buying companies, for milling & distilling as well as feed. The feed market is growing and can be attractive because of the big yields rye can achieve and less herbicides and fungicides needed typically.
Rye is a scavenger so it is a more efficient user of nutrients and water making it yield very well for the conditions vs other crops allowing it to be competitive as a feed product.
Details on feed use in Pigs, Cattle, Chicken rations
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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