Hello Everyone and Happy New Year! Be sure to check out our Coop Newsletter when you have a chance and get caught up on whats been going on throughout our company.
The 2017 wheat harvest is in the books and many farmers are probably looking back thinking they should of planted more wheat this year. With the markets being bearish this spring you seen a lot of bean on bean acres across the country side. Given the presence of weed pressure we had this year I see a lot of farmers getting back to their old rotation with wheat. The markets have given promise at times and wheat looks to be a good option for 2018. Not to mention the help it will bring to your fields if suffering from resistant weeds or SCN.
That being said its time to look forward to 2018 and set yourself up for success with planting the industries top yielding varieties. Now there are plenty of high yielding varieties out there to choose from but what sets them apart from one another? First and foremost would most likely be protein. I haven't met a farmer yet that likes low protein wheat. It's always nice to collect that premium the local elevator may be paying. A couple other traits I would be interested in are head scab rating and stand-ability. Now stand can usually be corrected with nitrogen management and seeding rate but head scab rating is something you'll want to pay attention to if you don't plan on spending the money for a Prosaro or Caramba treatment. Looking through the data trials last year we found a wheat that is sure to give your farm the performance it deserves. Croplan 3530 pictured above is what we found to be a dynamite variety that features high yield and protein along with good stand a scab ratings under little management. This variety is showing to be very strong yet again this year through the NDSU program. Attached below are two data reports.
Be sure to check out our plot data page under the agronomy tab for more yield results.
If your planning on wheat next season be sure to keep this variety in mind.
As always thanks for your loyal support!
Jesse Gagner - Agronomy Mgr.
Red Lake County Cooperative