We stopped growing hrs and went in to sww years ago. Used to yield 10bu acre more but tried some Brandon this year and yielded close to the same. Later growing stuff. ***** to take off dry even in my desert.
We sold some to p and h for like $13 bu last year since they were running low and importing was becoming too expensiveWe used to grow it back when we had a good local market for it with the miller in Lethbridge. However they found it cheaper to import US SWS to mill rather than buy it locally, so that pretty much ended soft white wheat in this area. Always yielded well for us. It was before my time so I don't know what the herbicide and fungicide regime was like. I imagine it's nearly the same as HRS.
We used to grow it back when we had a good local market for it with the miller in Lethbridge. However they found it cheaper to import US SWS to mill rather than buy it locally, so that pretty much ended soft white wheat
We have no problem with rain since were all irrigated. In 2021 with the drought across the south we harvested the soft wheat that yield 100 bu/ac on 110 acre piece. Still was heat stressed though since we have to run the pivot between that and alfalfa field We might be seeding it next year on the same piece where some of our canola was.Saddash is a good variety. It and Andrew were the two main ones grown around our area. Saddash is an earlier easier to manage variety but a little less yield potential. When the ethanol plant came online in lloydminster everyone took a stab at it and seen some success with it but it’s a one truck pony. Most have switched to cps or back to hrs. Yield potential is high with sws provided you keep disease away, have rain, and a good fall. Newer cps and hrs varieties have closed up the yield gap and mitigate limited markets, and longer growing season. Every area is different but our piece of heaven hrs yields are comparable with cps and not far behind sws. I do not know of anyone today growing it except for silage or greenfeed. If you want to grow it seed heavy cause it doesn’t stool well. Treat it and use fungicide because it is susceptible to everything. Be prepared for a 2 week longer season. Feed it well and have fun threshing when ready cause it’s nice to put through the combine vs hrs.
Oh i know it was wild we made some money of that crop. sludge, and sulfur and boron thats it for fertilizer15.02
Local pioneer. That was in early July. Sold a couple of loads. Had more but **** we were looking at a total crop loss so we saved a bunch for seed.
Who would have ever through 15 dollars for ****ty feed wheat. I’m going to photo copy the contract and pin it up somewhere
Think sww and irrigation are suited for one another. It doesn’t lodge easily and yield potential is there.We have no problem with rain since were all irrigated. In 2021 with the drought across the south we harvested the soft wheat that yield 100 bu/ac on 110 acre piece. Still was heat stressed though since we have to run the pivot between that and alfalfa field We might be seeding it next year on the same piece where some of our canola was.
If you're just doing feed wheat and if the feed market doesn't particularly care what kind of wheat it is, is there any advantage to SWS vs say CPS wheat?
Anyone grow HWS?
Theoretically with the new wheat classes there should be more opportunity to grow other kinds of wheat including general-purpose (GP) wheat, but in practice I've not seen any market for them, and grain buyers don't really want it.
you bet. There is a feedlot that farms 60000 acres. Serfas farms have heard they only grow hrs and winter wheat and barley on dryland since canola inputs are too high. They grow sww and corn mostly on irragation also some fall rye and double crop to oatsThink sww and irrigation are suited for one another. It doesn’t lodge easily and yield potential is there.
I tried Paramount and was not impressed. Went back to SadashI grow paramount I love it I like growing sww because for Me it’s all picked up on farm it goes to feedlots I’ve sold it into the malt plant in town and if I want to haul I can take it to the ethanol plant in another town. I don’t miss the days of hauling my hrsw an start hauling then being to,d your falling number is no good or it was graded a 2 now it’s a 3 or one time I got told there train was lost in the mountains ( who comes up with this stuff lol) sww is higher yielding however if it gets hot and dry that really affects yield as stated above. This year I’m going to try and seed it last week of April first part of may. A seed grower told me the sooner it gets seeded the better. It is a longer growing season for sww so be ready for that I should also mention my farm is all non irrigated tto.
When switching to soft white wheat (SWW) from hard red spring, it's essential to adjust seeding rates according to specific SWW varieties. Spray applications may vary based on the target pests and diseases.May be sowing some SWW this year instead of hard red spring.
Ive never grown any before. Is it comparable to hard red in terms of seeding rate, spray applications, etc?