CORN, conventional, irrigated. Overall colour is fairly consistent. The plants are looking pretty good considering the absence of rain up until mid-June. This quarter has been on the full Back To Your Roots program for 4 years with the exception of one year missed for a potato rotation.
Brix = 7
EC = 300-350 ergs
Aerobic zone = 4 inches
BARLEY, conventional, irrigated, 6 years on the Back to Your Roots program with exception of 1 year potato rotation. 14-16 kernels per head. The producer cannot say enough about the benefits of using BTYR Seed Treatment on all fields and varieties.
Brix = 8 *
EC = 250-300 ergs
Aerobic zone = 4 - 5 inches
PEAS (yellow), organic, irrigated, weeds are minimal, some millet but not competing with the crop, 6 years on the Back to Your Roots program. Flowers and leaves taste nice and sweet, lots of feeder roots, impressive nodules and soil aggregates on the roots.
Brix = 12-13 *
EC = 350 ergs
Aerobic zone = 3-4 inches in saline area (remarkable for peas to be growing in saline area at all!)
WHEAT, organic, irrigated, 8-9 years on the Back to Your Roots program, very minimal weeds, nice and clean, beautiful overall color and consistency, 14-16 kernels per head. And yes, did I mention it’s Organic! This crop is amazing!
Brix = 11-12 *
EC = 400 ergs
Aerobic zone = 5 - 6 inches
FORAGE PEAS, transitioning to organic, 3 years on the Back to Your Roots program, no pivot on this quarter, 2 years of drought, the producer decided to go no-till this spring to conserve moisture, used BTYR seed treatment of silica, humic, tea, phos and sugar. Plants are healthy, nice feeder roots, nodules and aggregates (seed treatment definitely shows in the quality of the roots!). The producer planned to silage this initially but with lots of interest in the seed he will combine it instead.
*please take into consideration that brix readings can be lower due to weather disturbances in the area
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Back To Your Roots Soil Solutions Inc.
P.O. Box 1236
Shellbrook, SK S0J 2E0
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P.O. Box 5211
Leduc, AB T9E 6L6