Now contracting 2016/2017 crop

Soft Red Winter Wheat


15¢ premium

over local Thompsons soft red winter wheat posted bid, for wheat planted from certified Branson seed.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer the Branson program at our Pontypool branch.

Thompsons Advanced Agronomy Solutions special offer:

Thompsons customers who contract Branson wheat acres will receive a $1.50 per acre discount on a 2.5 acre grid soil sampling service or $3.00 per acre discount on intensive zone soil sampling service for acres planted in the fall of 2015 or harvested in the summer of 2016.

Contract details:

  • Delivered to a Thompsons branch or picked up off-farm post-harvest
  • Must be certified Branson seed, and cannot be co-mingled with other wheat
  • Thompsons soft red wheat drying, and storage schedules to apply at time of delivery
  • No restrictions on bushels per acre

Branson Highlights:

  • Very high yield potential across all environments
  • 106 yield index in Area I & II combined (5 year avg.)
  • Responds to intense management
  • Strong disease package
  • Solid winter survival with good spring growth
  • Very good standability
  • Threshes easily
  • Excellent grain quality
  • Good fusarium tolerance
wheat field
Yield potential8.5
Soil typeAll
Test weight7.5
Fusarium tolerance7.0
Powdery mildew7.0
Lodging score7.5
Seed size (lb.)12404
Seeding rate1.2-1.4
Head typeWhite chaff, awnless
Winter hardiness8.0
Straw yield5.49

(Numeric ratings out of 9 where 9 is best)