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Production Notes from 2007
Precipitation in seasonGeneral weather
April 2 mmstart planting last week April
May 85 mmsignificant frost May 25 and 26
June 136 mmcool days and nights late June
July 23 mmhot and very humid
August 27 mmvery cool through latter half
Total 273 mm
  • Started planting April 29, finished June 1. Only 3 rain out days where could not plant.
  • Frost in May severely set back early seeded canola and winter cereals and hay.
  • Cool days and nights in June slowed or reduced herbicide activity.
  • Sprayed all cereals for leaf and head disease due to high humidity and temperatures. Sprayed virtually all of the wheat for midge. Yield tests vs untreated indicated this was a very good strategy to take. Up to a 15 bu/ac difference and a grade difference.
  • Began harvest fall rye August 9, completed harvest Sept. 29. Rain delays accounted for 12 lost harvest days in that period.

WHEAT:

AC LILLIAN: Secan
• solid stemmed red spring wheat - resistant to sawfly
• very similar to Barrie wheat for yield and agronomics
• yield in the high 40's to 50.
• good disease package.
• has some lodging issues but more than makes up for it with sawfly resistance.
INFINITY: Canterra
• hard red spring wheat
• slightly earlier than Barrie
• yield in the 50's.
• good disease especially rust resistance.
• protein higher than Superb
• can have some lodging issues especially on headlands or highly fertilized areas.
AC VISTA: FarmPure
• CPS white wheat.
• main use now for ethanol production. Preferred wheat stock for Mohawk ethanol plant in Minnedosa, Manitoba. Can also be sold as non-board feed wheat to feed mills.
• 25% higher yield than spring wheats. Yields this year in mid 70's to 80 bu/ac.
• semi dwarf, bearded wheat. Can be easily straight cut.
• not tolerant to fusarium, maturity one day later than Superb.
5400IP - Viterra
• utilized in IP Warburton contracts with Viterra.
• very good yield, 50-60 bu/ac. Protein > 13.8%.
• agronomics very similar to AC Barrie i.e.lodging, disease, fusarium.
• good standability. We straight cut all of it.
• some concern with bleaching vs other HRS varieties.
COMING SOON:
CHIRAZ - Canterra
• likely entering into the "NEW" general purpose wheat category.
• medium height, medium maturity, excellent standability.
• yield 80 bu/ac.
• may have fusarium tolerance.
• entering 1st year seed coop this year. Certified seed may be available 2010.
GOODEVE-FarmPure
• HRS wheat with wheat midge tolerance.
• yield and agronomics very similar to Superb.
• non-bearded.
• early maturity
  • 2 other midge resistant varieties from Secan

BARLEY:

MALT:
AC METCALFE - Secan
• most popular 2 row malt variety available.
• good standability but heads will break off if too mature. We lost 5 bu/ac this year leaving for straight cutting to avoid the wet, fall weather.
• good bushel weight but yield in the high 40's due to late seeding and slow emergence, heat, hail and shattering.
CDC COPELAND Secan
• second most popular 2 row malt variety available.
• good standability with improved shattering resistance vs Metcalfe. Minimal losses after standing through harvest.
• yields in the low 50's. did take a bushel weight hit on account of heat.
LEGACY - FarmPure
• medium height 6 row malt barley.
• medium maturity. Good yield - low 60's,
• didn't let it stand for straight cutting - tendency to break down.
• easy acceptance for malt and was a quick mover. All gone by November.
FEED:
2 Row:
CONLON - Seed Depot:
• 2 row, smooth awned feed/malt barley.
• excellent standability, bushel weight, kernel size.
• easy to straight cut.
FORAGE:
BINSCARTH - WWSC
• 6 row, smooth awned forage barley.
• good standing, high dry matter yield. Slightly better than Ranger, Virden.
• poor seed yield.
• great re-green potential for grazing post harvest.

OATS:

LEGGETT - FarmPure:
• high yielding milling oat.
• yield like Pinnacle with higher bushel weight and lower hull content.
• good resistance to stem and leaf rust.
• medium maturity.
• yielded 120 bu/ac weighing 42 lb/bu.
DANCER - FarmPure:
• very similar to Derby in agronomics.
• good standability
• good bushel weight.
• yielded 110 bu/ac weighing 42lb/bu
CDC BALER - FarmPure:
• excellent forage oat. Leaves like corn plants. Good standability
• Forage tests across the prairies show it as a good green feed or silage component.
• Forage yields 6-7 tonne/ac

PEAS:

YELLOW:
CDC GOLDEN - Crop Development Centre
• medium maturity
• good standability
• medium sized, round pea
• powdery mildew resistant
• yielded in mid 50's

CDC MEADOW - CDC
• medium maturity
• good standability
• medium sized, round pea
• powdery mildew resistant
• yielded high 50's.
GREEN:
COOPER - Canterra:
• tall green pea. Stands up well. Easy to straight cut.
• nice round seed shape.
• powdery mildew resistant.
• good yielding mid 50 bu/ac.
• does bleach fairly easy.
SPECIALTY:
4010 - FarmPure:
• excellent forage/silage pea.
• small seed size with lots of biomass.
• could stretch 5-6 feet long.
• high in sugar content.
CDC TUCKER - CDC
• yellow semi-leafless forage pea.
• biomass 10% > 4010.
• small seed size - low seeding rate.
• good standability.
AC GREENFIX CHICKLING VETCH - SS Johnson Seeds
• long vined, small seeded annual legume plant.
• excellent green manure crop providing most N of all annual legumes.
• tall, multi-colored flower - looks like sweet peas in the flower garden.
• grows up to 5 feet tall but falls over flat when maturing.
• supposedly has tremendous gopher and mole killing potential when early seedling.
• plant around 70 lb/ac.
SNOWBIRD FABA BEAN - Innoseeds
• zero tannin type, annual.
• medium height, medium maturity.
• seed size small for faba beans 260-280 g tkw
• should plant at least 180-200 lb/ac.
• very high N fixing annual legume.
• needs rain in August to fill to its potential.
• yielded 35 bu/ac. Top potential 80+ bu/ac.
• edible market with companies in Manitoba, most feed mills.

CANOLA - PLOT YIELD FOR 2007:

  • planted May 27 with FlexiCoil 5000 air drill. 1 complete pass length of field.
  • 205 mm rainfall in crop.
  • wheat stubble - applied 100N 25P 0K 30S
  • round up applied 3 X 0.5 l/ac in crop.
  • swathed August 30, harvest Sept.25.
IMC 1035 33.26 bu/ac44.6 % oil37.7% protein
Canterra 1852 31.7346.137.9
Canterra 1768S 33.8445.038.3
Canterra 1855 32.3046.040.1
SW3950 28.8445.238.3
83501 31.9245.837.6
93H01 33.0746.637.8
73P01 31.9248.636.1
Brett Young 4362 30.0043.939.8
Brett Young 719 33.0743.138.5
Brett Young 4414 33.0746.237.7
Brett Young 4414 BB 34.0344.538.0
Canterra 1841 32.3046.435.8
Monsanto Z5395 34.147.6
Pioneer 45H26 35.548.1
Monsanto Z5141 36.848.1
Pioneer 45H21 37.046.2
Monsanto Z5140 31.247.3
Monsanto G64275 36.546.8
Dekalb 7145 39.048.3
Lance vs Rovral for sclerotinia controlLanceRovral
Nexera 828 canola29.11 bu/ac28.69 bu/ac

CANOLA MARKETING PROGRAMS:

HELIX XTRA:
  • Superior and longer lasting flea beetle control than Helix or other canola seed treatments.
  • Also noticed earlier emergence and more uniform and vigorous plant stands.
  • Observed earlier flowering and maturity.
  • For the few cents per pound extra would recommend this vs regular Helix treatment on any variety you are given the option of treatment.
MONSANTO 2 SHOT PROGRAM:
  • $21.99/ac which includes TUA + 2 applications of WeatherMax
  • Syngenta will increase rebate with $.50/ac on their program "Premium Power Pack".
  • Round Up and generic glyphosate price likely to increase 8-11% by spring of 2008 finally making this program attractive.
  • application must be made before TUA is signed in June. Also includes RiskShare.
MONSANTO HYBRID PROGRAM:
  • offerred to exclusive Invigor customers.
  • provides significant savings on seed cost and 160 acres of TUA
  • may provide $2500-$5000 savings on 480 acres of canola.
MONSANTO AND SYNGENTA "PREMIUM POWER PACK" PROGRAM:
  • required to buy 20 litre of Dividend and Helix Xtra pretreated. Equivalent acres will then be paid out on use of either Axial and/or Horizon.
  • buy from Sept.1 to Nov.14 and receive $2/ac off of products and $.50 off of TUA.
  • buy from Nov. 16 to Feb. 15 and receive $1.75 off of products and $.25 of TUA.
CLEARFIELD COMMITMENT PROGRAM:
  • BASF now requires Clearfield Commitment Fee of $30/bag of canola seed.
  • price reconciled at the time of seed settlement.
CANOLA VARIETIES WE MARKET::
ROUND UP READY:
DEKALB:
  • 7145 RR:
    • Hybrid
    • Medium maturity, medium height
    • Good standability
    • Good early season vigor
  • 3465 RR:
    • Conventional RR
    • Medium maturity, tall height
    • Tremendous performance under good fertility and moisture
  • 3455 RR:
    • Conventional RR
    • Medium maturity, long flowering
    • Very consistent yielder.
CANTERRA:
  • 1855H:
    • Hybrid RR
    • Excellent yield potential
    • Very good lodging resistance
  • 1852H:
    • Hybrid RR
    • High yield potential, good standability
    • Very tolerant to wet spring conditions.
  • 1841H:
    • Hybrid RR
    • Long maturing
    • Superior standability, easy to swath
  • 1768S:
    • Synthetic RR
    • Very high yield potential, medium maturity
    • Excellent lodging resistance
  • 1818:
    • Open Pollinated RR
    • Great harvestability, short plant
    • High yield potential
BRETT YOUNG:
  • BIOBOOST:
    • Yield enhancing inoculant for canola. Avg. yield increase of 8%.
    • Produces better vigor and a healthier canola plant.
    • Helix fungicide compatible.
  • ULTRACOAT:
    • Phosphate based seed coating used to improve the performance of seed
    • Helps with early seed development and root initialization.
    • Reduces dusting off of insecticide and fungicide seed treatments.
    • Available on top Brett Young varieties at no additional cost.
  • 4414H:
    • Hybrid RR
    • High yield potential
    • Excellent standability
  • 4362H:
    • Hybrid RR
    • Early maturity - good fit for winter wheat production
    • Excellent standability
  • 997:
    • Open Pollinated RR
    • Medium maturity with vigorous plant development
    • Medium tall in height
  • 719; 644; 612:
    • Open Pollinated RR
    • Various characteristics and qualities.
FARMPURE SEEDS:
  • 93H01:
    • Hybrid
    • Excellent yield, with early seedling vigor
    • Maturity similar to checks.
  • 83S01:
    • Composite Hybrid
    • Excellent yield, tall straw but good lodging resistance
    • Very early maturing
  • 73P01:
    • Open pollinated
    • Excellent lodging resistance, matures 1 day later than checks.
    • High oil content.
  • Other varieties:
    SW3950, SW6802, SW Gladiator
SECAN:
  • FORTUNE:
    • Very competitively priced OP RR canola.
LIBERTY LINK CANOLA:
BAYER:
  • 5020:
    • Treated with Prosper
    • Only variety available as all others are sold out.
  • Other Bayer varieties: 5030, 5070, 5440, 8440
FARMPURE:
  • 84S01:
    • Synthetic
    • Competitive yield and early season vigor
    • Excellent lodging resistance
  • 83S00:
    • synthetic
    • Excellent early season vigor and yield potential
    • Excellent lodging resistance
  • 74P00:
    • OP
    • Excellent lodging resistance
    • Very early maturing
CANOLA - CONVENTIONAL:
  • Hudson, SW Wizard

TRITICALE:

FARMPURE
  • AC ULTIMA
    • spring seeded.
    • high falling number, prone to fusarium
    • tall, bearded, excellent dry matter yield
  • BUNKER
    • spring seeded.
    • awnletted variety, slightly better fusarium tolerance
    • earlier maturity, good stem and leaf rust resistance
  • FRIDGE
    • fall seeded
    • excellent winter survival - far better than Bobcat
    • early straw development and good straw strength.

WINTER WHEAT:

CDC BUTEO - SeCan
  • medium height
  • good disease package and kernel quality
  • qualifies for CWB select program providing additional $10/tonne premium

FALL RYE:

HAZLET - SeCan:
  • medium height, medium maturity
  • excellent kernel size, translating into good bushel weight.
  • yielded 81 bu/ac
  • won Grand Champion Fall Rye at 2007 Agribition at Regina.

PERENNIAL RYE GRASS:

  • perennial turf seed grass. Underseeded to HRS wheat in 2006 with good establishment.
  • great yield grossing 1100 lb/ac. Net yield 880 lb/ac @ .40/lb
  • applied Headline fungicide this year in addition to 100lb N and Puma and Attain herbicide.

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