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We have grown it for several years, have had really good luck with it, seed cost is fairly expensive for hybrid was in the $60-70/acre range. I’m sure will be a lot more this fall. Also requires a lot of fertility, Movement was always good at harvest lots of demand from buyers, and if your in a mixed farming area with livestock, it produces alot of straw which helps make up for some of the input costs. Ergot is the only down side, new varieties are better but it’s still a concern.
 

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The Hybrid varieties have a much tougher time getting through the winter/early spring. They are not nearly as tough as the OP varieties.
That is a double whammy because you are starting with such a low plant count at seeding. That $70/acre seed cost is only buying you about 1 bushel of seed.
 

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I’m growing some this fall, we’ll take it really early next spring before it heads out and then hopefully plant some silage. I got quoted $54/acre for ProGas variety.
It’s a great crop to grow on any field with wildoat troubles
 

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Had some tribiano in last year. Wintered great with minimum snow cover, never had to spray crop at all, it was very quick growing in the spring and just out competed any weeds. Stood great for harvest, and ran good for yield.
 

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Hey Nuck.
Weve grown it for a few years and its been real good for us here north of fort saskatchewan area. Never had to spray it with a wild oat component ( 20$/ ac in savings). On our poorest land ( think 30 bushel wheat in a good year) it did 70 bpa and some of our better stuff did well over 140. It is incredibly winter hardy and survived one winter where none of our 400 ac of winter wheat did. It is far and away the highest yielding crop we can grow here .

The issues with it are.
Fall timing seeding/ combining
Preburn with prepass required for spring weeds
Ergot. Yuck. Ergot loves it... and then you have to either have it cleaned or the ryesters out of calgary will clean it at strathmore ( which is way better as you arent left with a bin full of hallucinogenic poison seeds)

Thr only other issue is that it should be sprayed out if it has any regrowth in fall after harvest in order to kill the plant completely rather than leave it for the winter to kill it ( it may not) and then you need 20 ish days before u can comfortably seed a crop into it due to its allelopathic property.

Nothing like combining august 15th when everything else around here is weekd away from a swather!
 

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Hey Nuck.
Weve grown it for a few years and its been real good for us here north of fort saskatchewan area. Never had to spray it with a wild oat component ( 20$/ ac in savings). On our poorest land ( think 30 bushel wheat in a good year) it did 70 bpa and some of our better stuff did well over 140. It is incredibly winter hardy and survived one winter where none of our 400 ac of winter wheat did. It is far and away the highest yielding crop we can grow here .

The issues with it are.
Fall timing seeding/ combining
Preburn with prepass required for spring weeds
Ergot. Yuck. Ergot loves it... and then you have to either have it cleaned or the ryesters out of calgary will clean it at strathmore ( which is way better as you arent left with a bin full of hallucinogenic poison seeds)

Thr only other issue is that it should be sprayed out if it has any regrowth in fall after harvest in order to kill the plant completely rather than leave it for the winter to kill it ( it may not) and then you need 20 ish days before u can comfortably seed a crop into it due to its allelopathic property.

Nothing like combining august 15th when everything else around here is weekd away from a swather!
My FIL was a farmer in the Sandhills around Leader Sask. He then bought grain for Pioneer. He told me the elevators cleaned the Ergot out and sold it to the Phamaceutical companies for a huge profit.
 
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