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WINTER CANOLA PRODUCTION:           TRANSITION TO ROW CROPPINGCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
POTENTIAL GEOGRAPHY FOR SOUTHERN                              US WINTER CANOLA PRODUCTIONCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
PRIMARY CHALLENGE TO         SUCCESS OF WINTER CANOLA                                    T                              DE...
Seed Bed: 200 bu./ac.+Caldbeck Consulting LLC ©                            (12.5mt/ha) BT Corn Stalks
Fusarium Head BlightCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
Winter Canola Seeding Options for Commercial Farming Operations  •   Reduce/incorporate residue with tillage  •   No-Till ...
Residue Reduction and Incorporation with TillageCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
Poor uniformity in Emergence,                            Pounding Rain on structure less soilCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
Caldbeck Consulting LLC ©
Gully ErosionCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
Typical Minimum Till with Surface Residue RetentionCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
Poor Frost Resilience: 24°F FrostCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
Winter Canola / Corn Stalk Interactions                                                            Dead Plant following   ...
Residue Free Plant                            Under Identical                            ConditionsCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
Seeding Winter Canola with      Wheat Seeders  Single or Double Disc OpenersNarrow Seed Distribution 0.5 to 1.0”          ...
Caldbeck Consulting LLC ©
Fluted Roller Metering Mechanisms           Geared down to very low rpm         resulting in “Dumping” of multiple        ...
Caldbeck Consulting LLC ©
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Hypocotyl Extension or              Elevated Crown ruptured by              Spring freeze/thaw cyclesCaldbeck Consulting L...
Healthy Plant: Identical Conditions,        Frozen Soil Surrounding Stem        Preventing        Physical Rupturing.Caldb...
No-Till Winter Canola    (Wheat Seeders)Limited Success in Heavy Corn Stalks   Acceptable Performance in BeanStubble (not ...
Mowed Corn Stalks Planted with a                            Single Disc Opener No-till Wheat DrillCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
Same Drill in Bean StubbleCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
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Stems at Physiological MaturityCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
Vascular DamageCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
Planting Winter Canola With Row           Crop Equipment• Depth Control• Residue management with Row Cleaners• Extensive R...
Row Crop Planter: Sorghum Plates / Brush Meters                   Seed/Sulfur Blend & Min-Till SeedbedCaldbeck Consulting ...
Row Crop Planter 15” Rows Min-Till
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Plates Used In Vacuum                            Planter AssemblyCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
No-Till Winter Canola on HE Slopes 30” Rows with Residue ManagersCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
Planter Plates Used in Vacuum                     Planter AssemblyCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
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Twin Row 7.5”/22.5” Breaking DormancyCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
Twin Row: 7.5”/22.5”Caldbeck Consulting LLC ©
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20” Row No-Till Winter CanolaCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
30” Planter: Double Planting with RTK GuidanceCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
Double Plant 15” Final Centers: RTK GuidanceCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
Wheat Stitched into HE Slope: NRCS CompliantCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
Additional Benefits of Row Cropping                   Winter Canola    •   Fertility Efficiency through Banding P & N    •...
WINTER CANOLA   AMERICAN FARMERS’ NEXT ROW CROPCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
Thank you:   Brian Caldbeck                            brian.caldbeck@caldbeckconsulting.com              Agronomic Suppor...
Winter Canola Production: Transition to Row Cropping by Brian Caldbeck, M.Sc
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Winter Canola Production: Transition to Row Cropping by Brian Caldbeck, M.Sc

  1. 1. WINTER CANOLA PRODUCTION: TRANSITION TO ROW CROPPINGCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  2. 2. POTENTIAL GEOGRAPHY FOR SOUTHERN US WINTER CANOLA PRODUCTIONCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  3. 3. PRIMARY CHALLENGE TO SUCCESS OF WINTER CANOLA T DELTA T 80-90°F Southern US Regions vs. 30-50 °F Spring Canola RegionsCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  4. 4. Seed Bed: 200 bu./ac.+Caldbeck Consulting LLC © (12.5mt/ha) BT Corn Stalks
  5. 5. Fusarium Head BlightCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  6. 6. Winter Canola Seeding Options for Commercial Farming Operations • Reduce/incorporate residue with tillage • No-Till Establishment • Burn Residue and Drill
  7. 7. Residue Reduction and Incorporation with TillageCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  8. 8. Poor uniformity in Emergence, Pounding Rain on structure less soilCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  9. 9. Caldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  10. 10. Gully ErosionCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  11. 11. Typical Minimum Till with Surface Residue RetentionCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  12. 12. Poor Frost Resilience: 24°F FrostCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  13. 13. Winter Canola / Corn Stalk Interactions Dead Plant following early Dec. 7°F freezeCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  14. 14. Residue Free Plant Under Identical ConditionsCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  15. 15. Seeding Winter Canola with Wheat Seeders Single or Double Disc OpenersNarrow Seed Distribution 0.5 to 1.0” vs. Shovel/Sweep Openers 4” to 6” Seed Spread
  16. 16. Caldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  17. 17. Fluted Roller Metering Mechanisms Geared down to very low rpm resulting in “Dumping” of multiple seeds down seed tube Bunching of Small Seed Fluted metering rollerCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  18. 18. Caldbeck Consulting LLC ©
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  22. 22. Hypocotyl Extension or Elevated Crown ruptured by Spring freeze/thaw cyclesCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  23. 23. Healthy Plant: Identical Conditions, Frozen Soil Surrounding Stem Preventing Physical Rupturing.Caldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  24. 24. No-Till Winter Canola (Wheat Seeders)Limited Success in Heavy Corn Stalks Acceptable Performance in BeanStubble (not a very common rotation)
  25. 25. Mowed Corn Stalks Planted with a Single Disc Opener No-till Wheat DrillCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  26. 26. Same Drill in Bean StubbleCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  27. 27. Caldbeck Consulting LLC ©
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  30. 30. Caldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  31. 31. Stems at Physiological MaturityCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  32. 32. Vascular DamageCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  33. 33. Planting Winter Canola With Row Crop Equipment• Depth Control• Residue management with Row Cleaners• Extensive Research on Row Width Flexibility
  34. 34. Row Crop Planter: Sorghum Plates / Brush Meters Seed/Sulfur Blend & Min-Till SeedbedCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  35. 35. Row Crop Planter 15” Rows Min-Till
  36. 36. Caldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  37. 37. Plates Used In Vacuum Planter AssemblyCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  38. 38. No-Till Winter Canola on HE Slopes 30” Rows with Residue ManagersCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  39. 39. Planter Plates Used in Vacuum Planter AssemblyCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  40. 40. Caldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  41. 41. Twin Row 7.5”/22.5” Breaking DormancyCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  42. 42. Twin Row: 7.5”/22.5”Caldbeck Consulting LLC ©
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  46. 46. 20” Row No-Till Winter CanolaCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  47. 47. 30” Planter: Double Planting with RTK GuidanceCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  48. 48. Double Plant 15” Final Centers: RTK GuidanceCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  49. 49. Wheat Stitched into HE Slope: NRCS CompliantCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  50. 50. Additional Benefits of Row Cropping Winter Canola • Fertility Efficiency through Banding P & N • High output equipment: tight planting window • White Mold Management air/stalk diameter • Precise Seed rates matched to moisture/soils • Residue reflectance/moderation of soil temps • Moisture Conservation with No-Till • Superb Depth Control on Row UnitsCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  51. 51. WINTER CANOLA AMERICAN FARMERS’ NEXT ROW CROPCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©
  52. 52. Thank you: Brian Caldbeck brian.caldbeck@caldbeckconsulting.com Agronomic Support for RUBISCO SEEDS LLCCaldbeck Consulting LLC ©

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