The Saskatchewan blog posts will be based on the trial site near Medstead which is located 90km north of North Battleford. The site was seeded with the Dekalb 74-44 variety on May 14th, 2015 at a rate of 5.3lbs/acre. The fertilizer was 130-40-0-30 of actual nutrient as liquid sidebanded with 0.3lbs/acre of boron in liquid form. There was 15lbs/acre of actual seed placed dry phosphate as well.
Following seeding, the lowest temperature reached was -7.1 degrees Celsius on May 18th. The plants had not emerged yet and so remained unharmed. From May 18th -June 4th the area had received 23.6mm of precipitation.
The crop had some flea beetle damage but had not reached the economic threshold of 25% leaf defoliation. A first pass of roundup was applied on June 3rd at a rate of 0.34L/acre.
Medstead UCC site on June 4th, 2015.