It’s Planting Season! Contact Us for Drill Calibration!

It’s Planting Season! Contact us for Drill Calibration!

At last, soil sampling has come to an end. With wheat and canola being sowed just around the corner, it is a good time to think about calibrating your drill. If you would like assistance calibrating your drill for canola planting, please contact the agronomy department to set up a time for us to come to your farm and help you.

Consider treating your wheat with seed treatment. For the cost of a bushel of wheat, you can protect your wheat seed with a fungicide and insecticide. Contact your local Plains Partners location for more information on your seed treatment options.

Once again, if you have any questions pertaining to soil samples, planting, or drill calibration, please contact one of your local Plains Partner locations or one of us in the agronomy department. Have a Safe planting season!

SOIL SAMPLE TIME!! Yippee!!

Harvest has at last come to an end. We are now in the process of priming our soil for the next crop. Some things our farmers need to be thinking about are having soil samples pulled as soon as possible.

The amount of fertilizer recommended is all determined on the quantity of available nutrients in the sample, thus, giving you optimum yields for your upcoming crop.

Please contact one of the managers or the agronomy team to have an accurate sample pulled off your field.

Updated Farm Report on Harvest

Kingfisher Elevator

Kingfisher Elevator has been averaging 58.5 lbs. per bushel on the test weight. Moisture on the wheat has been averaging at 12.4 percent. Protein is averaging 13.4 percent. Reported yields for the wheat have been in the high teens and low twenties but averaging right around 20 bushels per acre. For canola, test weight has been running at 47.20 lbs. The moisture is averaging 8.3 percent. The oil is averaging 31.8 percent. Reported yields for canola are approximately 5 as a low and 18 bushels per acre as the high.

Omega Elevator

Omega Elevator has been averaging 58.5 lbs. per bushel on the test weight. Moisture on the wheat has been running at 12.7 percent. Reported yields are approximately
averaging at 20-25 bushels per acre.

Hinton Elevator

Hinton Elevator has been averaging 57 lbs. per bushel on the test weight. It has dropped since the last rain we had. Moisture on the wheat has been ranging from 11.5-15 percent. Reported yields are approximately averaging 25 bushels per acre.

Hennessey Elevator

Hennessey Elevator has been averaging 59 lbs. per bushel on the test weight. Moisture on the wheat has been running 12.5 percent. The yield varies from 10-25 bushels per acre. The canola is averaging a 45 lb. test weight. The oil has been running about 33-34 percent. Reported yields are around 12 bushels per acre.

Okarche Elevator

Okarche Elevator has been averaging 57.5-59 lbs. per bushel on the test weight, 60 lbs. occasionally. Moisture on the wheat has been running dry, around 10.9-12.2 percent. Reported yields are approximately averaging 20-25 bushels per acre. Canola is almost finished. It has been reported at approximately 400-700 lbs. per acre at this time.

County Line

County Line has been averaging 58-59 lbs. per acre on the test weight. Moisture on the wheat has been ranging from 11-13% and Phil has not heard anything on what the yield is doing.

 

Key Points to Harvest Time

With canola and wheat starting to ripen, farmers will begin cutting wheat at the end of next week. It is essential we keep next year’s crops in mind whether it is canola, Clearfield wheat or winter wheat.

Getting fields set up for planting next year begins with management of crop residue when you harvest. An even distribution of crop residue while harvesting is important for fields in which the next year crop will be planted by the no-till, min-till method especially when planting canola into stubble. Also, it is crucial to have soil testing done as the samples are needed to help produce an optimum crop yield.

Some of our farmers have already begun windrowing canola. Make sure you are harvesting at the right time. The optimum stage to swath canola is when 40-60% of the seeds have color change. When seeds in the bottom pods have turned color, seeds in the pods near the top of the main stem and on the side branches are green. However, these later formed seeds should be checked to ensure they are firm and will roll, not squash, when pressed between the thumb and forefinger.

If you have any questions, please contact our agronomy department.

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