Why Winter Canola is powerful. You ask for it.
Rotationally the best choice with a third or
fourth crop that drives yields up in soybeans, wheat and Corn.
Yield jumps of 10% up to 20% with Winter Canola in the rotation.
Cover cropping receives a powerful economic competitor and big economic answers, it is simple, change the rotation and make more
shattered seed was observed at the soil surface on July 27th,
Obviously the volunteer is coming from hail or wind damage in early
Planting date of 30 inch row Winter Canola was September 10, 2016.
At an elevation of 3,800 feet at Goodland, KS, An area that has deep
and productive soils.
A 62 bushel winter canola crop at 39% oil was harvested about
July 22, 2017. Some hail created about a 2 to 3 bushel loss on the
The volunteer Winter Canola appeared healthy about Aug 15, 2017.
If the final second harvest had been carried out with an additional
3 inches from the irrigation pivot. The estimated additional net
revenue is anticipated at 2 ton per acre of Haylage.
A green chop possibility. About $250 to $300 more gross income per
acre with very little input. Net Income additional estimated at $150
per acre. Green Chop Haylage Harvest costs at $50 per acre.
Additional water costs at $15.00 per inch. About $95 per acre
Value of the extended rotation is phenomenal. Maybe 10% to 20%
jump in corn production combating historical problems with corn
nematodes. Also about a 10% jump in yield for winter wheat.
Winter Canola Volunteer August 15,2017, about 22 to 25 days after
harvest at Goodland, KS.
Center pivot production system with 30 inch row spacing following a
2016 100 bushel winter wheat crop.
25, 16 tillage date with naked strip till. The standing stubble is
Hornet which was planted about 15 days later in September of 2016,
The crop had a 30 inch No-tillage, strip-till preparation prior to
planting follow a 100 bushel winter wheat crop.
The Orthman strip till bar was utilized to move winter wheat residue
from the row area.
The 30 inch Deere 1710 planting date of Rubisco Hornet was September
The singulation RRV plates were not installed. Milo plates created
metering havoc with seed rates than hurt yields.
Even so the winter canola crop averaged 62 bushels per acre.
The Harvest date was July 22, 2017. The harvest was very late due to
the very cool and wet spring.
The rain-fed volunteer started about July 29 to August 1.
The Aug. 15, 2017 picture date brings on the Haylage, Green Chop
approach with a 14 month double crop potential and full utilization
of the daylight and heat units.
Typically protein in the canola plant is 28% with good feed valve.
However, the volunteer with previous crop stems would probably
Only No-tillers need apply for this assignment. Don’t forget
the Oats and fast growing grasses can be No-tilled into the canopy,
Oats can be inter-seeded right into the volunteer canola following
harvest. Oats adding feed value in the Haylage crop or for improved
grazing in a late summer early fall pasture.
Grazing cattle could be a better choice, and then spray out the crop
in late winter early March, the goal being to develop deeper root
Harvesting excessive soil nitrate and suppressing Nematodes over
Remember, Corn, Wheat and Cotton prefer Ammonium not nitrate.
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Winter Canola, Raising The Top 80 to 100
bushel per acre yields on the Great Plains. You must have a good
The Rules of 4 x 5.
Winter Canola Plant in row Spacing is 4 to 5 inches between
plants. If one plant fails producing a double space the adjoining
plants will compensate at 8 to 10 inch spacing. This is a rock solid
and adequate spacing for top yields.
The maximum depth of the soil stored moisture line is about 4 to
5 inches below the surface for good stands at 150 gallons per
acre on 10 inch spacing and 50 gallons per acre on 30 inch row
If your soil has shown to have 4 to 5 basic problems for
Winter Canola stand establishment. 1. a propensity to have low
OM areas, 2. Sandy soil areas at low CEC, 3. compacted soil areas
such as lands, or 4. weeds that are out control. 5. Spotty stands
due to calcareous or sodic deposits….. the SRS should deliver at the
Maximum flow of 75 gallons per acre on 20 inch and 50 gallons per
acre on 30 inch row spacing. Do not shortcut the water.
The Winter Canola must have a one-time emergence within 4 to 5
days in a 99% stand.
If your inadequate fertilizer in row planter can deliver 15 gallons
per acre You will need 4 to 5 times more flow on 20 inch row
If your inadequate fertilizer in row planter can deliver 10 gallons
per acre, You will need 4 to 5 times more flow on 30 inch row
Dividing 4 gallons into 5 gallons and results in 1.25 gallons per
minute of flow to 1.75 gallons flow maximum flow is required in
each seed row.
With winter wheat the description of plant population is by weight
at time of seeding and is. “ A Bushel and Peck” to get a Forty
With Winter Canola it is “4 x 5” to get a top yield at lowest
cost using SRS. With winter canola 1 seed can produce tremendous
Thus a ˝ bushel hybrid winter canola seed rate 60,000 can produce a
150 bushel per acre yield of 18 million seeds per acre in top notch
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