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2002 Long Term Rotation Trial, Wheat

Dickinson, ND

Rotation1


Yield


Height
Seeds
per
Pound

Test Weight


Protein


Returns
bu/acincheslbs/bu%$/ac
Organic -(1)32.6231813459.016.1236.35
Organic -(4)21.12117,32862.115.0152.98
Continuous27.82617,12862.216.4128.81
Cool (1)33.32617,75859.316.3153.97
Cool (3)36.42617,33660.516.7168.62
Cool/Warm37.22615,69660.516.3172.08
Trial Mean31.42517,23060.616.1168.80
C.V. %14.68.46.72.94.2--
LSD .056.02.7NS2.30.9--

NS = No Statistical Difference

1 Organic= (1) hard red spring(HRS) wheat + alfalfa - (2) alfalfa - (3) alfalfa plowdown - (4) HRS wheat - (5) corn - (6)oat + pea(hayed)

Continuous= HRS wheat grown continuously

Cool= (1) HRS wheat - (2) field pea - (3) HRS wheat - (4) canola

Cool/Warm= (1) HRS wheat - (2) field pea - (3) corn - (4) buckwheat

*Organic returns were calculated based on a 2002 food grade price of $7.25 per bushel .

Returns were calculated by multiplying the 2002 yield by protein premium or discount paid at the Southwest Grain Terminal located at Gladstone on September 12. The price paid on this date was $4.59/bu, assuming that grain protein concentration was 14%. An additional $.01/bu was paid for each additional 0.25% increase in grain protein up to 15% protein, above which an additional premium was not paid. Grain was discounted $0.02/bu for each 0.25% reduction in grain protein from 14% to 12%, below which no additional discount was not assigned. Returns factored in discounts for grain with a test weight <58 lb/bu [-$0.01/bu for 0.5 lb/bu between 58 and 57 lb/bu; -$0.02/bu for 0.5 lb/bu between 57 and 55 lb/bu; -$0.03/bu for 0.5 lb/bu between 55 and 50 lb/bu; and -$0.04/bu for 0.5 lb/bu between 50 and 46 lb/bu].

 


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