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2019 WHEAT REPORT


Trial Objective: To compare new and industry leading spring and durum wheat varieties from our cereal seed partners.

Year: 2019
Farm: Bennett Farm
Trial Name: Cereal Variety Trial
Crop: Spring & Durum Wheat

Seeding Date: May 7, 2019
Seeding Rate: As per table
Variety: As per table

Fertility:
Actual Nutrients Applied: 84-40-16-10 + 1 ZN + 0.15 B”
Blend Analysis: 30-0-9-0 + 0.08% B, 186 lbs/ac., Side-banded
Blend Analysis: 12-40-0-10 + 1% Zn, 100 lbs/ac., In-furrow

Pre-seed Herbicide:
Roundup WeatherMAX, 0.33 L/ac., May 7, 2019
Blackhawk, 0.3 L/ac., May 7, 2019

In-crop Herbicide:
Tridem, 21 g/ac. (A) + 0.4 L/ac. (B), June 12, 2019
2,4-D Ester 700, 0.25 L/ac., June 12, 2019

Fungicide:
Prosaro XTR, 0.325 L/ac., July 5, 2019

Pre-harvest Aid/Desiccant:
Heat LQ, 0.043 L/ac., September 17, 2019
Roundup Transorb, 0.67 L/ac., September 17, 2019
Merge, 0.2 L/ac., September 17, 2019

Cereal Results
Entry #SupplierVarietySeeding Rate (lb/acres)Test Weight (g/half litre)Falling Number (seconds)Protein (%)GradeMoisture (%)Harvest DateAdjusted Yield (bu/acre)
1Syngenta
SY Obsidian
121375176152CWRS
19October 7, 2019
75
2Syngenta
SY Gabbro
153352272153CWRS
18October 7, 2019
76
3FP Genetics
AAC Viewfield
123361246152CWRS
18October 7, 2019
77
4SeCan
AAC Brandon
152357245153CWRS
19October 7, 2019
82
5SeCan
AAC Spitfire
166336179145CWAD
18October 7, 2019
72
6FP Genetics
AAC Succeed
123345162155CWAD
18October 7, 2019
66
7FP Genetics
CDC Alloy
144344162155CWAD
17October 7, 2019
63
8FP Genetics
CDC Transcend
140355194144CWAD
19October 7, 2019
72

Cereal Variety Notes

Coming off of two consecutive years of drought this spring, we seeded into cool, dry conditions. The challenge was setting the seeding depth to ensure seed was well into moisture without being too deep. Frequent adjustments to the drill and air cart fan speed were necessary to accomplish our target depth. When we sprayed the in-crop herbicide yield potential was looking to be severely reduced. The severe stress was represented by premature node and head extension at the 3-leaf stage. We did not receive moisture until June 18th at which point we received a 2″ rain. There was a lot of residual N left in the soil from previous years yield targets not being achieved. As you can see, the moisture we received throughout the season drastically changed the yield potential even though it came at a time when we would have assumed our yield to already have been significantly reduced.

Trial Objective: To evaluate the effects of various rate structures of a plant growth regulator on plant height and yield.

Year: 2019
Farm: Bennett Farm
Trial Name: Plant Growth Regulator Trial
Crop: Hard Red Spring Wheat

Seeding Date: May 7, 2019
Seeding Rate: 121 lbs/ac.
Variety: SY Obsidian

Fertility:
Actual Nutrients Applied: 84-40-16-10 + 1 ZN + 0.15 B”
Blend Analysis: 39-0-9-0 + 0.08% B, 186 lbs/ac., Side-banded
Blend Analysis: 12-40-0-10 + 1% Zn, 100 lbs/ac., In-furrow

Pre-seed Herbicide:
Roundup WeatherMAX, 0.33 L/ac., May 7, 2019
Blackhawk, 0.3 L/ac., May 7, 2019

In-crop Herbicide:
Tridem, 21 g/ac. (A) + 0.4 L/ac. (B), June 12, 2019
2,4-D Ester 700, 0.25 L/ac., June 12, 2019

Fungicide:
Prosaro XTR, 0.325 L/ac., July 5, 2019

Pre-harvest Aid/Desiccant:
Heat LQ, 0.043 L/ac., September 17, 2019
Roundup Transorb, 0.67 L/ac., September 17, 2019
Merge, 0.2 L/ac., September 17, 2019

Plant Growth Regulator Results
Entry #SupplierTreatmentPlant Heighth (cm)Test Weight (g/half litre)Falling Number (seconds)GradeMoisture (%)Protein (%)Harvest DateAdjusted Yield
2Belchim
Manipulator at 0.35 L/ac
52.4
351 g/hl
225
3CWRS
19.5
14.8
October 7, 2019
73.5

3Belchim
Manipulator at 0.5 L/ac
52.4
347 g/hl
220
3CWRS
19.5
14.7
October 7, 2019
74.5
4Belchim
Manipulator at 0.7 L/ac
51.3
343 g/hl
205
3CWRS
19.8
14.6
October 7, 2019
78.9
5Check53.9
375 g/hl
176
2CWRS
19.2
14.9
October 7, 2019
74.5

Plant Growth Regulator Notes

At time of application the wheat looked very brown and we almost missed the staging as head extension was beginning to occur prematurely. We did see some difference in height measurements. The day after we applied the PGR we received 2″ of rain and it is clear from the yield results that the crop this moisture. After heading plant height ranged from 54 cm to 51 cm of Manipulator.

Trial Objective: To demonstrate the top, industry leading cereal fungicides targeting fusarium head blight, a devastating disease in durum wheat under optimum conditions.

Year: 2019
Farm: Bennett Farm
Trial Name: Fusarium Head Blight Trial
Crop: Durum Wheat

Seeding Date: May 7, 2019
Seeding Rate: 140 lbs/ac.
Variety: CDC Transcend

Fertility:
Actual Nutrients Applied: 84-40-16-10 + 1 ZN + 0.15 B”
Blend Analysis: 39-0-9-0 + 0.08% B, 186 lbs/ac., Side-banded
Blend Analysis: 12-40-0-10 + 1% Zn, 100 lbs/ac., In-furrow

Pre-seed Herbicide :
Roundup WeatherMAX, 0.33 L/ac., May 7, 2019
Blackhawk, 0.3 L/ac., May 7, 2019

In-crop Herbicide:
Tridem, 21 g/ac. (A) + 0.4 L/ac. (B), June 12, 2019
2,4-D Ester 700, 0.25 L/ac., June 12, 2019

Fungicide:
Miravis Ace/Agral 90, 0.42 L + 0.08 L/ac., July 15, 2019
Prosaro XTR, 0.33 L/ac., July 15, 2019
Caramba, 0.27 L/ac., July 15, 2019

Pre-harvest Aid/Desiccant:
Heat LQ, 0.043 L/ac., September 17, 2019
Roundup Transorb, 0.67 L/ac., September 17, 2019
Merge, 0.2 L/ac., September 17, 2019

Fusarium Head Blight Results
Entry #SupplierTreatmentTest Weight (g/half litre)Falling Number (seconds)Moisture (%)Protein (%)GradeVomitoxin (ppm)Harvest DateAdjusted Yield
1Syngenta
Miravis Ace @ 10% anthesis
355
19919144CWAD
0.6
October 7, 2019
76.0
2Bayer
Prosaro XTR @ 10% anthesis
353
19119144CWAD
0.5October 7, 2019
70.0
3BASF
Caramba @ 10% anthesis
352
19819145CWAD
0.7October 7, 2019
73.0
4Untreated Check
348
19419144CWAD
0.9October 7, 2019
71.5

Fusarium Head Blight Notes

This trial was similar to the rest of the fungicide spraying it was showing no signs of disease. As you can see there was a bit of a slight grading factor across the treatments. The yield was a 4.5 bu difference from the untreated check to the new product Miravis Ace from Syngenta