Crop Update

Monday, November 20th:

Seed Meetings are here!!! Mark your calendars for the following events:

Hilleshog - Monday (Nov 20th) @ Prante's - 5:30 PM

SES/VdH & Holly Seed - Tuesday (Nov 21) @ Prante's - 12:00 PM

2017 Station data posted at the bottom. 


Crop Release


Posted is the process Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative (MDFC) will use to release sugarbeet fields in 2017. It is the same procedure MDFC has used in the past. Your agriculturist is also aware of the process. No crop insurance agent has the authority to release fields for MDFC. When in doubt contact your agriculturist for further details.


Procedure for 2017-Crop Release Fields or portions of fields that are 100% lost can be released effective June 21.Fields in which there remains no viable, manageable acreage can be released effective June 21.All other fields or portions will not be released until July 15 (Tuesday).Two Agriculturists plus consultation with the VP of Agriculture/Research Agronomist/Ag Operations manager are required prior to release being granted.The grower can destroy acreage 0.1 acres per share below the current overplant without approval at any time, however no release form will be granted by Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative unless it meets the criteria listed below: 

Criteria for Release:


Fields may be released when the following conditions are met: 75% of the field is lost due to but not limited to wind, flood, disease or insect damage.The entire field may be released if the remaining areas not affected are not contiguous and would cause significant management problems for the balance of the crop year.The beets are unfit for long-term storage (disease). Fields will not be released due to poor weed control. Those fields could be rejected at the receiving station if the weeds cannot be removed and left in the field.

Text Message Signup:


The revised text message system is now up and running. To sign up, go to the "Grower Practice Records" tab. Next, log in using your login and password, click the "Messaging" tab and proceed by following the instructions. For each account you will need to input a name, phone number (twice) and carrier. In addition, you will need to select which station/s you wish to receive info from and whether you wish to receive the info year around or just harvest.


You can also enter an email address to receive the same information on your smart phone or computer. We would prefer users with smart phones/phones with email capability to only enter the email address. Emails are free and text messages have a charge associated with them.
One common error during the input process is forgetting to hit the “add” button after entering phone number twice. If you don’t hit the add button and go right to the finish button all your information will be lost.

If all of this seems a bit much you can email the information to Danyell (dmund@mdf.coop) and Shannon (smeyer@mdf.coop) with your name, who you want to add with their phone number and carrier. You need to specify if the text messages should be sent out “year around” or for “harvest only”. You can also sign up to receive the same information via email. To do so contact Danyell and Shannon via email for help in setting this up.  One final point, those of you wishing to receive "lime hauling" notifications you will need to contact the same Shannon Meyer (701-671-1339)or Danyell Mund (701-671-1321). 

 

Planting Progress Results:

 Year April 15
April 30
Final TPA
 201745,000
 58,50032.3
 2016 50,000  110,000 32.4
 2015 86,000
 113,000 26.5
 2014 0
21,300
22.0
 2013 0
0
25.4
 2012 50,000
100,000
26.7
 2011 0
2,000
16.2
 2010 18,500
107,000
27.1
 2009 0
20,900
20.7
 2008 0
32,700
24.8
 2007 0
10,000
20.5
 2006 50
70,000
25.9

 

July Sample Results:

 Crop Year
Population
Tons Roots
Tons Final
 201744,400 8.532.3
 201644,200
12.6
32.4
 2015 42,900 8.0
26.5
 2014 42,600
3.4
22.0
 2013 44,300
5.1
25.4
 2012 43,500
13.1
26.7
 2011 43,000
3.9
16.2
 2010 44,000
10.6
27.1
 2009 39,600
3.4
20.7
 2008 42,700
4.6
24.8
 2007 38,800
6.5
20.5
 2006 44,100
6.9
25.9
 2005 43,000
2.6
17.7
       


August sample results:


 Year Population
Tons
%S
%P
Final TPA
 2017 44,400 26.913.2
87.7
32.3
 201638,700
28.0
13.5
86.5
32.4
 2015 41,000 23.6
14.2
87.2
26.5
 2014 39,100
18.1
12.9
86.8
22.0
 2013  42,100 17.0 15.6
87.0 25.4
 2012  41,600 27.8 15.7 87.2 26.7
 2011  39,900 15.4 12.7 84.6 16.2
 2010  41,600 25.3 13.8 85.7 27.1
 2009  34,900 15.4 12.3 82.2 20.7
 2008  40,500 18.2 11.7 82.7 24.8
 2007  35,900 17.8 14.2 85.2 20.5
 2006  42,100 20.0 15.4 86.5 25.9
 2005  38,900 16.2 12.5 82.7 17.7



2017 Crop Statistics:

 Station  Acres  Tons  % Tare
 % Sugar
 % Purity
 Tons/Acre  Sugar/Ton  Sugar/Acre
Tyler 11,592 407,932
2.5
16.7
89.1
35.2
279.9
9,849
Factory West
8,150
279,792
2.4
16.7
89.1
34.3
280.7
9,637
Gorder 7,972
239,771
2.4
17.8
89.9
30.1
302.6
9,101
Factory East
14,399
487,380
2.2
17.0
89.3
33.9
286.9
9,712
Hawes 5,878
185,851
2.7
16.4
89.4
31.6
276.4
8,741
Yaggie 10,560
342,044
2.6
17.0
89.3
32.4
286.1
9,266
Lehman 11,816
350,716
2.7
16.0
86.8
29.7
257.5
7,644
Lyngaas 6,503
208,161
2.5
16.7
87.8
32.0
275.3
8,810
Peet 13,303
408,000
2.2
17.9
89.9
30.7
304.6
9,341
Total 90,172
2,909,615
2.5
17.0
89.4
32.3
287.0
9,262






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