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2019/20 Clearfield Canola Contracts

 

 

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Viterra 2019/20 Clearfield Canola Production Contracts

 

Program key features

  • Free on-farm pickup (quantities of 35 mt during road ban season and 42 mt during non-road ban season).  Odd sized lots are primary delivery.
  • Must sign and production contract in order to be eligible for premium.
  • 5 delivery windows to choose from.  Delivery is secured by a grain purchase agreement (GPA).  Windows subject to close without notice.

 

Delivery Period        GPA Deadline

Sept – Nov                       October 15, 2019

Dec – Jan                          December 15, 2019

Feb – Mar                         February 15, 2020

Apr – May                          April 15, 2020

Jun – Aug                          August 15, 2020

  • GPA must be created by the deadline for all the available windows.

For full details on the Clearfield Canola Production Contracts, contact Viterra, Ste. Agathe (204) 882-2565

Open Fall Weed Control

Dwight Willoughby, P Ag CCSC

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This early harvest may present winter annuals, dandelion or perennials like Canada Thistle to contend with.  Moisture is key for adequate REGROWTH.  As dry as some areas have been up to 6 weeks from swathing could be required to access a herbicide TIMING.  Under good moisture, normally we can see these weeds ready in 3 weeks from cutting.  Having mentioned this, it’s important to harrow early to spread out trash in areas where perennials will be sprayed.

The effect of FROST differs by weed and the duration of overnight temperatures.  Dandelion is more sensitive to frost than thistles so an application should be planned by mid-September in our are.  For Canada thistle, the window is longer.

Wild Buckwheat

Canada ThistlePre

Dandelion

 

When we think about how often any one field in a given year receives more than one application of glyphosate, it’s prudent to use a tank-mix partner to preserve the sustainable life of this NB product, especially in multiple Roundup Ready rotation.

Below are a few herbicide options for post-harvest and winter wheat.

Post-Harvest/Pre-Seed (all added to glyphosate)

  • PrePass FLEX and XC (Florasulam)
    • FLEX-Flexibility to mix with any glyphosate\
    • XC-convenience of glyphosate included for ease of use and compatibility.
    • Multi-Mode of Action for overlapping activity on key weeds.
    • SoilActive technology for extended broadleaf weed control.
    • PrePass FLEX/XC applied after August 1 can be seeded to winter wheat that Fall, or spring wheat, durum, barley, and oats the following Spring.
  • Paradigm (Arylex, Florasulam)**
    • Controls your toughest weeds, including Group 2 resistant cleavers and hemp nettle.
    • SoilActive technology for extended broadleaf weed control.
    • Just GO when you want on big or small weeds, early or late, in wet or cool conditions.
    • Flexibility to tank-mix with any form of glyphosate.
    • Paradigm for pre-seed applied after August 1 can be seeded to winter wheat that Fall, or spring wheat, durum, or barley the following Spring.
  • Korrex II (Florasulam, Dicamba)**
    • Excellent solution for fall Canada thistle control and kochia.
    • SoilActive technology for extended broadleaf weed control.
    • Multi-Mode of Action for overlapping activity on hard to control weeds.
    • Flexibility to tank-mix with any form of glyphosate.
    • Korrex II applied after August 1 can be seeded to winter wheat that Fall, or spring wheat, durum, barley, and oats the following Spring.
  • Distinct
    • Tank-mixable with glyphosate
    • Active on Canada thistle and broadleaf weeds (consult the label for list).
    • Some restrictions for follow-up crops depending on date of application in the Fall.

 

 

 

Assessing Weeds from the Swather / Combine

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Regardless of the crop this harvest, make some notes what fields and trouble spots have broken weed control.  These weeds are next years issues that can be addressed in your 2019 rotation this fall.  My top 3 weeds showing up at harvest in canola, corn, cereals and soybeans following two dry summers are;

  1. LAMBS QUARTERS
  2. RED ROOT PIGWEED
  3. KOCHIA (Mostly this past year)

Glyphosate is the #1 herbicide we use on farms so to preserve the sustainable life of this NB use, it needs some muscle tank-mixes in your rotation for burndown, preseed, post-harvest and in-crop applications where we rotate (especially in multiple Roundup crop rotations).  This is an early harvest and could present winter annuals, late flushes and perennial to contend with.

Below are a few herbicide options for in-crop should a wheat/barley rotation following one of these weed problems.

In-Crop:

Arylex Active Products – Just GO benefits; 95% control or great control on most labeled weeds, controls large and small weeds, in a wide application window, even in cool or difficult spraying conditions.

PIXXARO (Fluroxypyr, Arylex, MCPA)

 

 

 

  • Wheat and Barley
  • Elite control of tough to kill broadleaf weeds
  • – All group 4 chemistry, great for growers needing to rotate group 2
  • Very tank mixable
  • Can be mixed with any group 1 or group 2 graminicide
  • Weed control strengths; Kochia, Cleavers, Hemp Nettle, Field Horsetail, Volunteer Canola (including Clearfield tolerant)

REXADE-ARYLEX, 2,4-D, Simplicity GoDRI

 

 

 

  • Truly the only all in one box grass and broadleaf option for wheat, no surfactant needed.
  • Simple, easy to use, very crop safe – staging 3 leaf to flag
  • Multi-mode of Action for overlapping activity on key weeds
  • Strengths – group 1 resistant wild oats, wild buckwheat, red root pigweed, lambs quarters.

SEED CUSTOMER BONUS

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Seed Customer Reward

  • $1 / acre on Acapela fungicide with matching seed acres ($30/jug)
  • $0.50 / acre Early Booking Reward* on Acapela fungicide with matching seed acres ($15/jug)
  • $2 / acre on Salute with matching canola acres

For full program details, contact your DOW AgroSciences Rep, or give one of us a call at Derek Erb Seeds!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New addition to Derek Erb Seeds!

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Today I realized that we are starting into our 10th year in business as Derek Erb Seeds, Independent sales representatives for DuPont Pioneer. I began thinking back to when it was just Erin and me, running our seed business from my truck and our kitchen table with the goal of providing growers in our area with premium seed, services, and agronomy. 

We’ve been blessed by the friends and neighbors like you who have entrusted us with being able to help your farm operations succeed and grow, and over the years you have helped us do the same. Four years ago, we were lucky to bring on Dwight because of this very reason. 

Dwight has done and continues to do an amazing job helping us achieve that level of commitment to our growers.  And now we find ourselves lucky once again in bringing on a new team member who shares our same values and commitment goals.  Derek, Dwight and Erin are pleased to announce the addition of Richard Dureault to Derek Erb Seeds team. 

Richard Dureault

Richard currently farms in the Fannystelle area with his brother and Dad where they also offer custom planting and grain drying services.  Richard, who completed is Ag Diploma in 2011 and achieved his Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) designation, was appointed to the board of directors for the Manitoba Corn Growers Association in 2016.  

With the addition of Richard, we are also pleased to announce a second soybean bulk treating facility in Fannystelle, operated by Richard and his brother Jeremie on their yard, which will offer Pioneer Hi-Bred varieties specifically suited to our area for their strong agronomic traits.

More information to come, but in the meantime, to all our valued growers out there, we wish you a safe and successful harvest. 

Scouting for Aphids in Soybeans

Hit the Bullseye with 46H75 Canola

Cotegra

This weeks blog is brought to you by ~ Dwight Willoughby, P.Ag, CCSC

In our area canola growers will be loading up their sprayers with fungicides to protect their canola from Sclerotina.  Every year is different for timing, I recall the early infection  last year caught some spraying late.  Recent rains and a strong canopy are setting up environmental conditions to bring disease.  There are a number of very good fungicides.  The newest one;

· Combines two leading sclerotinia active ingredients, Lance and Proline

· Convenient liquid premix 70 acres per case

· Multiple mode-of-action

· Apply 20 to 50% bloom stage

· Strong disease management in a wide range of crops, including canola, peas, and soybeans

Note: A 2nd application can be made 7 to 14 days after 1st application if disease persists, or weather conditions favor disease

Sortan™ IS on Corn

Sortan IS Field Results Looking Impressive

 New Sortan IS is another versatile tool that can be applied from pre-emergence or spike to the V3 stage, which will help growers keep their corn weed free during the critical weed-free period.

 

  • The critical weed free period in corn is from emergence to the V4 (6 leaf) stage.

 

  • Removing weeds during this period is key to minimizing yield loss due to weed competition in corn.

 

Our corn growers fields are approaching V3 leaf stage, so in the next coming days the window is still open to apply Sortan IS. Below are some pictures of recently sprayed weeds in corn.

 

Sortan control in Domain, MB

 

 

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