The past few weeks have been mild, hopefully some of the snow is melting into the ground. We just cleaned AB Cattleac barley and have had many calls about wheat & durum. A fair bit of wheat and pea seed have been shipped and we are already doing some treating as customers pick up.
To ensure our crops (canola, quinoa and more) are storing well, we are rolling over the bins, even if the cables say it is okay. In addition we are building a fence around the house in the yard.
Malt Barley Contracts
BC 100 Malt Barley - MolsonCoors is looking for acres for malt barley. You need to be on irrigation and ideally in the highway 3 corridor but North & South of that also works.
At the present time the contracts are only for Southern Alberta on irrigation, as there has been many questions for non irrigated or central Alberta.
If you are looking for other malt barley varieties we do have AC Metcalfe and work with a partner on the varieties CDC Bow and CDC Fraser if you require those varieties.
New Seed Treatment
We will be carrying the new seed treatment from BASF that kills wireworms that eat the seed called Teraxxa F4 . Wireworms only come up to feed once in a while so this may be beneficial to reduce them over time. We also suggest that fields coming out of a forage crop are at higher risk of wireworms because they can build up over time in a forage stand. More info in this article.
Triticale & Soft Wheat
Feed grain prices are high right now, and we have had some questions on what the best options are. Some are going the soft wheat route (AAC Paramount & AAC Awesome are the top 2 varieties), while others are planing to use spring triticale.
Sunray spring triticale can be used for silage or for grain, in drought years on dryland it has yielded about 40% more vs durum (2019). This season we grew it on irrigation and it averaged higher vs our soft wheats at 148 bu per ac avg on good land. (keep in mind 56 lbs per bu standard weight)
Clean Seed On Hand & Ready To Ship:
We have AAC Chrome & AAC Delhi Peas, FB 9-4, Fabelle, DL Rico & Snowbrid Faba beans, Redberry & LeRoy Wheat, Alloy & Succeed VB durum & AB Cattlelac 6 row barley cleaned and ready to pickup if needed. We are now cleaning Fabelle faba beans and then onto AAC Awesome Soft wheat next.
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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