Winter Canola at 140 bushels per acre
on 30 inch row spacing.


Harvesting 5,500 lbs per acre of Dwarf Essex in 1984.

Direct cutting, No Roundup harvest label, Winter Annual control with Chemhoe PPG-135.

The 110  bushel per acre harvest followed July seeding and a short 1 year of a 1983 Chemfallow.

A top yielding Dwarf Essex crop takes 12 months from water injection seeding to harvest.   

Winter Canola and Winter Rape are truly 12 month crops for top yields.

Exactrix SRS always makes the top yield.

The Winter Canola planting date is critical….AJ Foster, KSU, Garden City says, ”The Plant date at Garden City, KS is optimum Sept. 1”.  

That is probably the last day you should plant winter canola since a cold fall can greatly reduce the root development and quality of the crown. GJS.  

If you have a pivot and SRS…get it up with 95% stand in 4 days.

Every day makes a big difference as observed by Dick Sterret and Dale Bathurst.

In Kansas conditions…plant at the earliest possible opportunity based on work load…Move clear ahead up to 1 month. GJS 

Optimum date in the PNW in the Rolling Palouse, same as Dwarf Essex on Chemfallow, July 4 th.

Best Stands with a true Biennial are greatly improved on the yield side.  

Great yields require SRS Seed Row Saturation in the planter row on 30 inch at 50 gallons per acre…., 99% emergence in 4 days.  

Winter Canola takes 11 to 12 months from planting date to harvest date for top yields with deep rooted plants.  

Highest Winter Canola yields are achieved with a mid-July plant date in the PNW. 

This early plant date is assumed to be true on the Great Plains on chemfallow and irrigated production.   

Plant Winter Canola early, fertilize in October and November.  

Treat this crop right and it will payback big.  

Yield production to 140 bushels per acre is possible in the PNW and 100 bushels per acre on the Great Plains.



Jack Brown, U of I breeder and Jake Gross, SHB also breeding spring canola for BASF.  

Seed Row Saturation at 30 inch spacing with 50 gallons of water per acre is the goal.

Additives include, micro amounts of Zinc Sulfate.

K-Row 23 can also be considered.  

Insecticide should be used in the row.  

SRS will produce the best stands under a pivot for sure.  

To maximize yelds on the Great Plains, the plant date needs to be moved ahead to Aug. 1 to Aug 15….to build big crowns before winter.  

Field margins will need to treated with insecticide at planting.  

In the PNW, producers can move the plant date to June 20 to July 20, and get the high quality, high yielding stand with SRS.  

Emergence rates of up to 99% on 30 inch are possible.  

July 15 to July 20 is the typical plant and seeding date for Dwarf Essex.  The Fourth of July is the new target date for Dwarf Essex and Winter Canola.



Water Injection, or SRS at 150 gallons per acre on 10 inch spacing. Field wide average 5,500 lbs. per acre.
PPG, Chemhoe 135 applied in the fall of 1983 to grassy weeds such as cheat and wild oats.
Seeded July 15, 1983, harvest July 15, 1984. Palouse Washington.  

This early stand design of Winter Canola will cover the land much faster, and get the plant to deep root and survive the winter.  

Producers can green chop the crop to in August.  

Producers can use Plant Growth Regulator when the label is available.  

Producers could also petition for PPG, Chemhoe 135 as the late fall weed control selective grass herbicide with some broadleaf activity.  

Chemhoe was the best chemical in the 80’s for low cost winter fallow.   

Side dress the crop  with single disc TAPPS and TAPPKTS plus micros in October or November.  

TAPPS and TAPPKTS  has ammonium and two types of sulfur which is required  for top yields on chem-fallow in the 5,000 lbs. per acre to 7,000 pounds per acre range.





Reporting in May 19, 18…Aaron Frank. A top notch stand of Winter Canola.  

Winter Canola grower, Aaron Frank, 22 miles North of Stratton Co at 4,200 feet.  

Irrigated Production. Quartz on 30 inch with Deere Planter and sugar beet sensor tubes.  Part number included.  

Used ½ inch water to get the crop going on September 7 th plant date.  

Big Rain September 18 th.  
His best stand close to Hwy 36 at Kirk, Co.   

CSU has a variety plot at his farm.  

Take away the risk under center pivots….in row SRS is time proven to reduce risk of a stand.

The stand must be completely emerged in 4 days at 95%. Target stand, 60,000 to 100,000 using VRT-Site Specific is a success with the highest quality seed at  99% emerged in 6 days with planters and good sensors.



Not too far to Goodland for Aaron Frank, the close proximity can make a big difference.   

The Delivery point improves the economics.   

Mobile crushers are coming on to provide help to producers over 3 hours away from the crushing plant.  

Cattle and hogs are an important part of the mystery.  



Cows, Hogs, Dairies….Winter Canola producers can use mobile crushers to provide on farm meal at 36% protein and high gain potential.

The sample in the bulk tank can be very trashy. The harvest can be greatly improved by keeping the seed in ag storage bags at 9% moisture. The Ag bags can be set up right at the feedlot service area.
The oil goes directly to Houston. The oil is 20% in a farm site crush.
The crushed meal remains high in fat…much higher than the big mega crushers.
Mobile Crush also stops the dockage by the big mega crushers, what you see is what you get.



Beat down the transportation costs, and get your crop in the cows belly.  

Highest return for stranded winter canola growers.  

Mobile crushers also work for Organic oil, Hemp oil and Dwarf Essex, Durola etc.  

Mobile crushers can also get to your farm for salvage operations.


Counting Canola Seed is Possible at +-1%. 

Looks like a solution to counting up to 180,000 population and higher of Winter Canola with a strong performance this last summer close to Kirk/Joes Colorado at Frank Farms, 

Here is the story and the bill of material.

In steep Palouse slopes producers must have accuracy of seed placement….in VRT Site specific the planting rates will run from 60,000 to 120,000 population using SRS.

The seed is planter grade and is being tested for germination.  

The Seed Tube from Deere and is a Sugar Beet Tube…Qty. 1 per row.

The Deere Part Number is A56787,

The seed tube should be ideal for steep slopes in holding the seed in place to the release. Very important.  

The sensor is from Dickey John, Ag Express in Grand Island. 308-381-2905, Ryan Rose. About $137 to $150 each

High Rate Plus for Deere Flush Face tubes….thus a shim is needed as shown.

The expensive sensor has a built in memory that improves it’s ability to count and send the signal forward to the display.

Part number is DJ462833003S1.




Note: A shim pack is required to hold the sensor in place.

3 cable ties are required.

The sensor has a memory system that keep track of the seed in a memory chip .

The sensor builds up a memory of the seed size and tracks the seed with this memory capability.  

The sensor evidently has a tough time if you move into another seed size, such as wheat….since it has stored in the memory.

So you will need to maintain a profile of Winter Canola and Spring Canola only.  

Personal Notes:

Aaron reports a high level of satisfaction at 180,000 last summer about Sept. 7 plant date.

He felt the level of accuracy was about 1 the memory chip is very important with the Winter Canola seed.  

Ryan Rose was very helpful and detailed as to the performance with a heads up discussion about the memory chip.

This girl will only dance with one fella, due to the memory chip….so it may be used with other small seeds but I would not count on a good start up.  

Aaron raises sugar beets also….so the sugar beet tube came from his collection of tubes, so it appears that the combination is ideal for rolling ground and steep slopes.



Picture taken May 18, 18 at Kirk, Colorado, Aaron Frank.

24 row, Deere 1790 with Precision Planting Meters, Delta Force on the Row Cleaners , Yetter Sharks Tooth Clean Sweep Row Cleaners.

30 inch rows at 180,000 population. Figured the accuracy at somewhere between 1% to 2%.

Variety is Quartz at 4,200 feet. ½ inch of water with the pivot following planting…big rainstorm Sept. 18, 18

970 630-4328 cell.

Aaron Frank has a great start with Winter Canola….and since he has sugar beets in the rotation there is a good chance that the carryover chemicals will not cause problems.

Funny, In ND Canola is not considered in the rotation due to sugar beets in the rotation.



Goodland, KS, Greg Sederstrom, Fall 2016…got the Winter Canola up and big, Strip Till, Annual Crop.   

A good look at how to raise winter Canola at  

The power to move a mountain is improved with
SRS whereby there is 99% germination in 4 days.
Winter Canola requires SRS for a 99% stand in 4 days.



Time for a better crop. Raising a better crop that is good for the soil and the pocket book.  

News about Water. This information is well known in the PNW and obviously not to you if you are 60 and younger.

Prior to the internet here is the news. 

Iranian Student at Oregon State. F. Noori. A PhD in Water Injection, Winter Wheat In Tillage.  

On the plains of Oregon and in the Willamette Valley, the fall start of winter wheat can be difficult requiring special, HZ split Packer drills in heavy tillage, black fallow 2, year rotation wheat on wheat.   

The shallow soil areas of North Central Oregon cannot take much more tillage, since they had virtually no soil to begin with. Travel down highway 97 to Bend Oregon from the Columbia River, Somehow the Ash went right over the top of the Basalt Plain.   

So the intention was to use water to start the germination of winter wheat in black fallow systems, with a soil stored capillary moisture line that could not be maintained well in the germination zone in volcanic ash soils of the Cascade range.



History Note: Old Yeller, 1974. First No-till drill of North America. A monster at the time. 

There will be a powerful stand of winter canola with Seed Row Saturation.

Support in several scientific journals. Seed Row Saturation can also include germinating aids, MGPA, KMAG and Zinc Sulfate.







A potential great payoff with Corn and Milo, anytime the seed is expensive consider SRS.



Up to 108 gallons per minute for 120 foot planters.
Looking Glass Manifolds and low hydraulic flow is now possible
Nominal Reports and Exactrix Techniques, at less than 2.5 to 3 gallons hydraulic flow per minute at 40 feet.

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Yields go up 13% in Canola.
the environmental disaster was a perilous event , but Sulfur as Thio-Sul still made a big difference.

Just in, in time for
a Hugoton Winter Canola Meeting.
Dr. AJ Foster, KSU on the left and to the right Dr. Bert Bock TKI.



March 1, 2017, Soil Sampling Winter Canola prior to randomized and replicated plots of TAPPS and TAPPKTS at Hugoton, KS.

Tessenderlo Kerley Inc, TKI, sponsored plots carried out by AJ Foster of Kansas State University.



Barry Hittle and Joel McClure, Hugoton, KS, Z road, This is a Test Plot site on April 28th just prior to Winter Storm Ursa.

Irrigated Production technique builds confidence, and shows the potential of hybrids.

Potential set at 80 to 100 bushels per acre with Rubisco Hornet on the job. A great fall start.
TAPPS and TAPPKTS makes a difference when S is 30 lbs.

That is about 10.5 gallons of Thio-Sul. With about 4.8 gallons 10-34-0 or 18 P.

Total N in the plots was always 70 lbs. N and NH3 was adjusted between 51 to 65 lbs. N based on the N in the Thio-sul® and the APP.

Oil remained the same at 39%, Roundup Harvest Label, Cut Direct, Rubisco.

Even with the storm and reduced yield of the crop the yields jumped 13% from 23 bushels to 26 bushels when the rate of S was increased 150% from 20 lbs. S and 30 lbs. S.


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Lance and Ronny Helberg at Lohn, Texas, 2,000 acres of winter canola…out of 7,000 acres of wheat, cotton, peas.

·       Champion growers of Winter Canola.  TAPPS and TAPPKTS in low rainfall in the Heart of Texas.

·       Mustang Tool Bars lower operating cost by 50% of nominal in No-tillage.

·       Winter Canola at Lohn Texas is proving high returns….about twice that of wheat.





GJS reporting in, April 28, 17 just prior to Ursa and 15 inches of snow for 10 days.  

About May 8th it began to grow again and bloomed a total of six weeks. .
Hugoton, Irrigated, Ursa Storm resulted in very low yields but, the discovery is still pretty simple.

It takes sulfur to make yields, and it may not be enough sulfur yet to get the protein to go up and get the oil premium.

We are reviewing additional Thio-sul® on the sandy soils of Hugoton, KS.


Check out this broadcast e-mail for exceptional news about Winter Canola.
All fertilizer types including Anhydrous Ammonia can be applied No-till
especially so with a Yielder Drill.  



The most crop available source of N is ammonia nitrogen, NH3 as Exactrix TAPPS.

Rooted in the Yielder Drill you find Anhydrous Ammonia application perfected by Exactrix engineers.



A No-till Rotational Grid in 14 different crops. Spring Canola, Argentine and Polish going reproductive.



Plant Breeders hold the key, is there a better crop?   
Jack Brown, University of Idaho, Spring and Winter Canola, Winter Rapeseed and Mustard Breeding Program.



Raising a better crop with deep roots and fumigation qualities.
The plant breeders
have finally develop a viable Hybrid Winter Canola replacing Dwarf Essex.


28  Changing needs in Kansas.  Sulfur is required in Canola.


Your Great Plains Reporter,

            Guy  J Swanson.

2017 Compendium

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May 27_2018 Park the Planter. ....Must have 65 gallons per acre in the row.
May 21_2018 Winter Canola at 140 bushels per acre on 30 inch row spacing.
May 14_2018 A Spokane Symphony of Spuds. Not all men were created to raise seed potatoes.
May 13_2018 News about Yielder 4015, Mustang. High Speed Deep banding TAPPS and TAPPKTS Formulators for Corn, Wheat, Cotton, Canola and Soybeans.
Apr. 22_2018 Uniform NH4 in the deck, in liquid streaming flows, It works.
Mar. 20_2018 Young Farmers Get Help.  Winter Canola is 4 times Better Than Winter Wheat or Spring Canola.  University of Idaho, Winter Canola, Vs Winter Wheat, vs Spring
Mar. 16_2018

Solving the Palouse Problem. The Problem: 5,000 generations to build and 4 generations to alter the land and tear it apart.  

Mar. 13_2018 The Cover Up on the XIT
Mar. 02_2018 Winter Canola Goes North of 20 cents by July. 15 and 30 inch standard Spacing, SRS, Side Dress Nutrients.
Feb. 28_2018 It Works Every Time Across North America.
Feb. 27_2018 Lake Erie and the Palouse Clean Up. The Roots of No-Tillage and Fertilizer Placement.
Feb. 14_2018

True Stories after 80 years of Engineering Excellence with NH3.  The 2018 Agriculture Scenario vs. the 1938 return to profitability. An Agricultural No-tillage Revolution.

Feb. 11_2018 Raise 300 bushel corn with $64.00 nutrient expense. Level 300 producers with VRT-Site Specific.
Feb. 06_2018 Exactrix Update. Dryland and Irrigated Winter Canola and Double Crop, SDI
Reverse Feeder Dike. SRS-1  Spokane, WA., Ag Expo - Feb. 6, 7, & 8, 2018
Feb. 02_2018 The New Anhydrous Ammonia,  NH3e breaks record in Idaho Hard Red Winter Wheat.
Jan. 29_2018

NH3, A Better Hydrogen Source. Use less, get more. “If it cost less, raises more crop, and producers use less, then you have built a pretty good product. ”The payback is
most likely one crop or less.

Jan. 22_2018 Late October, 300 miles south of Grand Prairie, Alberta. 500 miles south of Manning Alberta at 58 degrees North.
Jan. 18_2018 Questions Answered, Why No-tillage is different. Emergence of Soft White Winter Wheat with Water Injection.
Jan. 12_2018

Two Records Set, Nitrogen and Phosphate Application, NUE at .5 lbs. N/Bu/A. Set at Dalhart Texas.

Jan. 04_2018 Uniform NH4, NH3 Pricing .Soybeans, Corn, Milo, Sudan, Iron Chlorosis, Platte Valley Yellows.  Potential for July NH3 Price drop, More soybeans indicated. Low $125 per Ton, New Orleans, High $450 per Ton Iowa
Dec.29, 2017 Why Stick With It? News About Water. Dr. Noori, OSU, Imbibed Seed, SRS, Abscisic Acid, Wheat, Winter Canola. OSU, WSU, U of I, KSU, Dr. Noori.
Dec.18, 2017 Two Brand New John Deere Tractors Get No Respect.  The Underground Herd Moves to the Feedlot. Exactrix Update on Dairy Manure.
 A big Award from the Washington State Dairy Commission, Emissions and Worms.
Dec.11, 2017 Drive Seed Costs Down with a Yield Jump.  Seed Row Saturation, The SRS Challenge.
Seed Row Saturation has improved with Exactrix SRS systems.
Nov.13, 2017

Exactrix Plots a Solution. Thio-sul gets a little More, about 11 bushels. Fall Banded. Kevin Medow, Land Values ready for upward trend. It takes Less to Raise More.

Nov.08, 2017 Deere Owners, 10 Tips and Hints. The 1890 machine must be re-rated. If it is No-tillage, If you want an improved stand in all cropping scenarios, it is best solved with a Swing Arm Weight of 65 to 105 lbs. Stack Weights.
Oct. 31, 2017 Way up North in October,  The SDX is the undisputed the king of fixed angle openers and 3 to 4 inch banding
Sept. 09, 2017 Adding Billions of Dollars of Cash Flow For Soybean Producers. What Adds 20 to 30 million acres to Exactrix Market Potential?
Sept. 07, 2017 Making More Money In No-tillage Farming. And with less risk.
Aug.24, 2017 2017 Compendium - CANOLA
Aug.22, 2017 Winter Canola, The Wonder Crop of the Great Plains.
Aug.21, 2017 Changing Kansas Machinery Needs. Why and How is SRS similar to Seed Priming. Discussions of Osmo Priming, Zinc Sulfate, Corn, Canola, Wheat and others.
Aug.10, 2017 Yields go up 13% in Canola. Ursa environmental disaster, but Sulfur as Thio-Sul still made a big difference.
Aug.09, 2017 The Germination Trigger.
 How do get a No-till stand in Kansas Soybean production.
Aug 01, 2017 Get The correct information, No questions left unanswered.
July 29, 2017 Guy J Swanson Announces Two Exactrix Meetings and Seminars.
July 17, 2017 Profitable, Complementary and Powerful Winter Canola Acreage
will increase up to 4 times, Canola Plots. At Hugoton.
 Storm Ursa, Discoveries. SRS, Hybrids, Thio-sul. MGPA.
July 07, 2017 NH3 pricing, $245 per ton or about $147 per ton Exactrix Equivalent.
June 29, 2017 Champion of Winter Canola, Greg "Killer" Sederstrom, Sederstrom Uses Magic, At Goodland, KS. Winter Canola is great.
June 28, 2017 A big deal in Texas, Manganese Deficiency on the XIT
with Andy Cover of Cover Farms.
June 13, 2017 Reducing Planting Costs up to $80 per acre.
Water Savings, UNL, McClure, SRS, Yielder, Hypocotyl.
June 09, 2017 Record Yields, Reduced Costs, Red Alert for Corn Producers.
Why Exactrix TAPPS Is So Successful
May 30, 2017 What Is Better Than A Cover Crop?
Winter Canola, Has the potential to bring good revenues and clean up ground and outperform cover cropping.
May 23, 2017 The 100 year Story of Winter Canola.
May 10, 2017 Moving On, Available to Exactrix Owners and Top Notch Producers going to 260 to 280 bushels per acre Corn. Monosem Planter, Exactrix P-51C Mustang Openers, Moore Built Tool Bar. Hand and Glove. A powerful combination with Fall Banding of TAPPS
Apr.22, 2017 Winter Canola, moves ahead, Hittle, McClure, Mercedes.
 April 14,17, 20 inch planted, Mustang TAPPS Exactrix Banded.
Apr.10, 2017 Improving Agricultural Economics with a change in rotation. Raising a crop that has demand.
Mar.24, 2017 The Little B, Boron, Corn, Canola, Milo, Sunflower. Wheat, Alfalfa, Triticale, Seed Production Crops, Certain crops are very sensitive to Boron.
Mar.17, 2017 Powering Up Winter Canola At Dormancy Break. An Update, Hugoton Gas Field Exactrix Clinic, Kansas. 4 to 5 inch spacing on 20 inch. Big Plant with survival.
Mar.16, 2017 Finally, Ethanol does out compete gasoline, 5 more years it will be 50% of gasoline GHG Emissions.
Feb.27, 2017 High Oil Content Winter Canola, Exactrix TATS Side Dress Growing Canola with Thio-sul®, NH3, cZn. Exactrix Update and Meeting at Hugoton, Feb. 28, March 1, 2017.
Feb.24, 2017

High Oil Content Winter Canola, Exactrix TATS Side Dress Growing Canola with TATS.

Feb.21, 2017

News about raising Canola, the Five Big Bets, at Hugoton, it is working well.

Feb.03, 2017 We found the problem.  Winter Canola in Washington State. Dryland.
Jan.17, 2017 Roll the dice twice with Winter Canola.
Jan.02, 2017

Yielder® Technology Produces 264 bu./A to 278 bu./A average yields.  Corn Efficiency Record Set With Exactrix®.

Dec.29, 2016 Plant Nutrient Engineering, Agronomy, Economics, Exactrix Guide, 2017.Highest Yields achieved, Exactrix owners make more money.
Nov. 30, 2016 Winter Canola has excellent returns when matched with top notch management.
Nov. 08, 2016 Black Dirt Days, Only A Memory.
Oct. 21, 2016 Less Winter Wheat And More Winter Canola, The Market Says So.
Oct. 11, 2016 Interesting Facts about Kansas, Southwestern Explorer Report, Great Plains Reporter.
Aug. 23, 2016 Exactrix Winter Canola, Fall Establishment,
Winter Hardiness, Fertilizer Practices.
June.15. 2016 Up The Big N, Anhydrous Ammonia and Snow,
 Another High Water Mark in Washington State and Idaho.
Apr. 09. 2016 Get Technology On Your Side Of The Fence.

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