Champions of Winter Canola and Spring Canola
 Canola requires producers pay attention to the details.
The Magic of SRS resolves the viability of low cost planting, high quality stands, with top yield projections.

Two of the best, University of Idaho, The Leader in Oil Seeds, Jack Brown, Brassica Breeder.
Jake Gross of Spokane Huetterian Brethren contract breeders for Bayer hybrid Spring Canola, InVigro®
Inspection of Winter Canola plots at Craigmont Idaho. June 29, 17.

Deere 1710, 40 feet, 24 row, 20 inch planter modified with Exactrix® SRS delivery in single or dual tube for flows to 65 gallons per acre.

Dual Tube delivery is used for flows to 100 gallons per acre on 15 inch spacing.

Pump sizing is 65 gallons per minute for 60 to 90 foot planters.

Precision delivery of H2O plus MGPA and or KMag is assured with no splashing of the planter components. .

The next chapter, SRS or Seed Row Saturation, assures Winter Canola stands….in 4 to 5 days at 100 degrees F on windy days with even seedling emergence.

· A chance to raise great crops in Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma and the PNW.

· Water flow rates are about 65 gallons per acre to 50 gallons per acre on 20 inch spacing.

· Lower water flow rates are an exercise in wishful thinking.

· Mandatory for dryland and irrigated Winter Canola whether drilled or planted.

· More news to come. Soybeans and Sunflowers march to war together at 99% stands in 4 to 5 days.

Hugoton, KS, June 19, 2017, Planting Sunflowers and Soybeans in dryland and center pivots assures more even and uniform stands.

The Santa Fe Trail (1821-1881) is located directly under the Deere 40 foot, 20 inch row planter and water trailer.

Directly under the Santa Fe Trail tracks and the planter is the largest Gas Field in North America, the Hugoton Gas Field.

Alongside the planter and the water supply trailer tanks is the Cimarron National Grassland and now one of the driest true rivers in North America

The Cimarron river dry stretch or the dry trail cutoff. . The “La Jornada” of the Santa Fe.

Comanche Indians and water dominated the experience along the Cimarron dry trail.



The Butterfield Overland Dispatch. Russell Springs, Sharon Springs. Cheyenne Wells.

In Kansas you are always fighting Indians and looking for drinking water.

The plains Indians moved to Oklahoma and the water eventually utilized to raise good crops with irrigation. 

SRS now offers another benefit using water to create a good crop stand.

Keep your eye on the Grain Bins. 

This is Greg Sederstrom 

· on the horizon is Goodland and the grain bins, South of Goodland highway 27 to Sharon Springs which is on the Butterfield Trail.

October 2, 2017, sprayed with a grass killer Select, not good, a no no this late in the game.

Fall fertilizer did no good. The crop became very risky.

Fall fertilization of Winter Canola is dangerous unless it is side dressed very late.


Greg Sederstrom, Nov. 2. 17 This crop is too big, this is too much growth, 14 true leaves is about right, this crop had 42 leaves and counting.

This crop should not have been fertilized in the pre-plant mode

The Hornet Winter Canola is too thick as the population is way too high especially in one row….fall fertilized with the strip till bar.

TAPPS was applied pre-plant Strip Till at 50 lbs. N as NH3, 15 lbs. P and 15 lbs. S and .5 lb. AZn……This should not be done….Naked Strip Till is required.

One row is very heavy with a defective metering plate. Milo plates were used which are too big. RRV (Red River Valley) Canola plates are preferred for the Deere 1710.

Your planter is good to go at 60,000 to 80,000 population.

Some of the best farmland in Kansas is at Goodland. Deep soils and a good moisture pattern can be expected.

Greg raises very good crops. The Winter Canola was established in 100 bushel per acre winter wheat residue.

The winter wheat made top yield and excellent protein with TAPPS application with Mustang Openers in the spring.

Following the Exactrix Colby Meeting on Dec. 7, 2016. 

Dec. 8, 16 Snowfall overnight and then -15 degrees F. Great Plains Weather was cooling down slowly crop was dormant.

Late March, The Crop Is Pronounced Dead by Swanson. It will never make a top yield. Corn is a better choice.

Guy Swanson told Greg to get ready with the corn planter, survival was at about 2.

Rubisco, Brian Caldbeck said to “hang in there”. “The critical hybrid, heavy duty crown design, looked good, The Crowns were OK.”

The crown generates the potential, this is why it is so critical to not run machinery over the crown and to consider late fall banding with Mustangs and side dress.

The crowns must be healthy in the spring as they grow through the winter months. The Winter Canola bolt starts close to the Vernal Equinox on the high plains.

  • Side dressed with Mustangs, P-51C and TAPPS April 10, 2017. 

  • Greg Sederstrom figured he could plant corn if it did not make.

  • The Rubisco, Hornet and Mercedes came alive after Mustang side dressing Exactrix TAPPS at 50 lbs. N, 15 lbs. P and 15 lbs. S, ZN and B. 

  • When Brian Caldbeck talks, you listen up.

Goodland May 23, 17 

Mike Stamm, KSU, Winter Canola Plant Breeder on Tuesday eve at Goodland May , 23. 2017 just before our Goodland Canola Training meeting by ADM.

A cordial and expanding relationship exists between the breeders of Open Pollinated KSU and OSU varieties and Rubisco Hybrids from Europe. 

DeKalb and Pioneer seem to have a passing interest.

Goodland, the Bins are still in sight barley as the Winter Canola reaches full elongation, May 26, 17

May 26, 17 going to full bloom at Goodland.

June 17, 17, Sunset at Goodland, and the Grain Bins are blocking an extreme northwestern sunset.

The WC still has a few blooms and filling nicely….Greg will add about 2 more inches of water to get a complete fill to the top.
At least 7 - 7.5 weeks of bloom.

Goodland, Canola production, looks pretty good. Rubisco, Mercedes and Hornet Varieties selected. The banker said it could not be done.

This is a bankable crop, .considering Greg tried to kill it about 5 times. Now this is what is great about Goodland, KS.

“Everything seems to work. Magnetic Goodland and Magic Sederstrom.” GJS.

Crowns get big with a planter. Winter Survival and high yield potential with reduced costs.

Rubisco, Hornet, Planter is Deere 1710 on 20 inch about 80,000 pop, grew through the winter…picture is March 3, Hugoton, Joe McClure.

Late Winter/Spring Storm Ursa is on the way in about 58 days, about April 28 to May 1. Snowfall was 15 inches with 60 mph winds at 30 to 32 degrees F. The cattle herd was reduced by 20,000. The death and destruction in the adjoining Grant County occurred by May 1, 17. Some areas close by received 22 inches of snowfall on growing winter crops moving to maturity. .

The crowns are the secret to survival and a good crop, they store the energy and reset the plant.

The crowns work and economically grow best at 4 to 5 inch spacing. Row cleaners required, SRS is now required, TAPPS Mustang Required. Hybridization helps the plant to regenerate and come back after grazing.

Do not run over the crowns with the tractor or sprayer if you can avoid it, side dressing TAPPS with Boron and Zinc, Copper on 30 inch is critical to top yields. On sandy soils with high pH and low CEC requires Manganese the Boron.

TAPPKTS with a complete micro nutrient metals package is also a good choice on sandy soil. Don’t short the micro nutrients and they should always be banded and not foliar applied.

Feb 28, 2017, From the soil pit. Fibrous roots go deep and wide…overall width is 48 inches and depth to 8 feet. 20 inch rows to 30 inch rows work well.

SRS is the next chapter. SRS, Seed Row Saturation, beats your expectations every time. Proven in the 80’s with Yielder Drills in steep Palouse slopes.

Seed Row Saturation allows expensive seed to be more efficient. Assures a stand every time. Allows future undiscovered crops to be planted with good results.

June 29, 17, This is Cadie Pruss. DC for Lewis and Clearwater Counties. District Conservationist Cadie Pruss

This is the administrator for the Clearwater Conservation District checking out the PNW, U of I plots at Craigmont, Idaho.

She is 5 foot 10 inches in height with the Mercedes Canola going over her head.

She is an advocate of No-tillage, nutrient management and clean water for the seagoing fish of the Clearwater River and Salmon River. One of her jobs is to help the Steelhead (Sea Going Trout) and Sockeye Salmon find their breeding grounds in Bitterroot range of Idaho and the Sawtooth Range at Redfish Lake

Jack Brown’s staff provides valuable information on Canola. A valuable conservation tool.

Water infiltration into the soil is 3 times faster with measurements made following Spring Canola on Winter Wheat as compared to Spring Wheat on Winter Wheat.

In fact Winter Canola is even better news than Spring Canola….at 4 times faster water infiltration. Thus the solution is simple…better yields become even better understood. Is it fumigation? Is it nitrate harvesting? Is it nematode habitat suppression? The power of this winter crop rotation is well known. 

Youngest NH3 plant in the USA and the most advanced, Fortigen, Geneva, NE. June Ready, Set, Go for the next 100 years….Starts in July.

Small NH3 plants are regionalized (100 mile R) to overcome transportation and market manipulation using transportation to drive NH3 shortages and much higher prices.

Market assurance is provided by a large Coop with financial punch to own 50% of the deal. Mid-America pipelines provides the natural gas.

Adequate NH3 storage on farm makes more sense every time you look at the game of NH3 pricing. World Market pricing is expected to hit $140 per ton in late fall 2017.

Transportation and locked down, inland markets drive the NH3 price higher.

From Zimbabwe and the Kalahari desert, An African production method from the 3rd world.

Check out the plant in row population, not the per acre rate, but the in row population.

Developed for top dressed Urea and the extreme seed corn population. Application date is June 23,17 with expensive treated Urea with an assured tie up in the residue.

With this design seminal roots go deep fast with pressure from adjoining corn plant seminal roots. 

Hill planting producers a similar rooting effect.

The goal is store unused, soil stored moisture, for later access by exploratory branching fibrous roots…and to open the canopy to light with the off row light effect.

This is a Great Plains scenario…and highly questionable compared to current corn VRT, site specific and placement of TAPPS with 1% uniformity of application.

Mustang openers allow banding to 8 inch depths directly under the row using Thio-Sul® to stabilize the TAPPS bands. Phosphate goes to work fast.

The Skip row technique is not compatible with Rotational Band Loading for future crops. Most likely not insurable in your area.


The Third World designs allows this Great Plains producer to minimize the investment in machinery and operate with a salvage technique. 

A 60 foot planter has 12 openers in skip 2 and plant 2, and the metered plant population is about 2 to 2.5 times greater than it should be. 

The Urea is top dressed above the rows. Seed row phosphate is applied in dry form with the same applicator towed behind the planter.

This is a very difficult method to make zinc and micronutrients work economically.

Planning for failure and Non Insurable. Low risk, and backwards technology but not too bad in failure mode.

Sunset on the Canadian River Valley, North of Pampa, Texas.

A small part at the eastern edge of the very large Hugoton Gas Field and good farming area at Perryton, Texas.

Your Great Plains Reporter.

Guy J Swanson


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John will help you spend about $40,000 annually to make $150,000 more annually by spending only $60 per acre in irrigated production for fertilizer. John understands the cycles of agriculture and how to keep your balance sheet looking good.

At the end of five years you will own a powerful machine that continue to produce good returns having already been paid for at the end of the first year.  You can even apply for your neighbors with a Mustang Tool Bar.

At 1,000 acres of corn, An internal bottom line savings of $750,000 over five years on 5,000 acres of corn.  

An Exactrix Mustang Tool Bar capable of producing $550,000 of internally available funds in five years.   

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