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The drought is getting real

Jun 30, 2017 | 11:04 1 All around the world ! Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Jun 30, 2017 | 11:50 2 Hypocrisy at it's finest.... would like to see it stay a little drier until wheat is done heading and flowering and then let it rain. But in the meantime we are drying out again and I will be "crying" for rain later.... better take what comes and stop being so picky. Like I have a choice anyway.

Canola will likely be hanging in next week's high temps.... probably won't be able to bring enough water up to counter transpiration!

Soil surface is real dry...hardly any danger of fungus' growing! Reply With Quote
Jun 30, 2017 | 12:37 3 We've had the best start in years but its going to start going backwards here with no rain in the forecast for most of the summer according to Drew. I'm going to start whining now. We need rain soon. Reply With Quote
Jun 30, 2017 | 12:44 4 Wondering if it is too soon to start reclaiming slough margins and other ground which has been out of production for past ten years? If July stays dry, maybe best get at it before harvest starts. Reply With Quote
Jun 30, 2017 | 15:26 5 I heard on the radio that Sask Ag. and Food said the crop is in good to excellent condition except for the southern part near the US. Boarder which needs rain. They do not have a clue on what is going on. They never mentioned about the crop that never got seeded. We need a good rain now and if it gets a hot as they are predicting ,our crop will be going backwards. I know our area will not be the only one in trouble. Reply With Quote
Jun 30, 2017 | 16:10 6
Quote Originally Posted by AC man View Post
I heard on the radio that Sask Ag. and Food said the crop is in good to excellent condition except for the southern part near the US. Boarder which needs rain. They do not have a clue on what is going on. They never mentioned about the crop that never got seeded. We need a good rain now and if it gets a hot as they are predicting ,our crop will be going backwards. I know our area will not be the only one in trouble.
The stupid sons of bitches need to drive north , east and west of carrot river, nipawin choiceland , they really dont have a clue Reply With Quote
Jun 30, 2017 | 16:13 7 Why are you guys hurting the feelings of the people elected to do something.....remember the other party cares even less....it's outrageous how fucking stupid politicians and their staff are.....thank you for listening. Reply With Quote
Jun 30, 2017 | 16:16 8 the global drought maps show some issues in nearly every key area Reply With Quote
Jun 30, 2017 | 17:27 9 Dont worry, the rain will come...... in august and september Reply With Quote
Jun 30, 2017 | 17:35 10 Still in a dry pocket here , light shower ain't going to cut it before next week 👎👎 Reply With Quote
Jun 30, 2017 | 17:42 11 Im getting hungery just thinking about it. Just finished incrop herbi! Time to bbq!
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Klause's Avatar Jun 30, 2017 | 17:57 12 Nice slow rain here again started around dinner time Reply With Quote
Jun 30, 2017 | 18:43 13 Interest rates are going up in case anyone didn't get the memo Reply With Quote
fjlip's Avatar Jun 30, 2017 | 19:08 14
Quote Originally Posted by MBgrower View Post
Dont worry, the rain will come...... in august and september
And 6" in October '16... Reply With Quote
Jun 30, 2017 | 20:50 15 We are about to miss the 10 th out of the past 11 th rains since the end of May .
Fukin hard to believe....... Reply With Quote
Jun 30, 2017 | 20:59 16 Not much here Furrow, we need a good soaker. There's a low coming this way. Hope yours and our order gets filled, for sure. Reply With Quote
Jun 30, 2017 | 22:04 17 The last crop report out of Alberta was positive - there are some areas suffering but most according to this are ahead of long term averages.

http://http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$Department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd16390

Really can't complain in my neck of the woods - after a very dry March-May we've had 4.7" in June, nearly all from thunderstorms. Our grass is in excellent shape and has produced well but the peak growing season is over. Our corn jumped with the heat this week and hopefully we'll continue to get both moisture and heat to allow it to play catch up. In the immediate area most cereals look good, lots of crappy small canola and beans. Potatoes (and one pivot of canola) I saw under irrigation today look awesome. Reply With Quote
Jul 1, 2017 | 05:06 18 She's dry again and the forecast is the shits 30 plus all next week and no rain. Not one cloud in accuweathers extended forecast, hope it doesnt live up to its name. Great flowering weather not! Shes a fk'd up year. Need to hit thundershower bingo.
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SASKFARMER3's Avatar Jul 1, 2017 | 05:12 19 Swing and a miss all three tonight went just north by a mile to three or started just east of us. Maybe tonight then major heat . Reply With Quote
Jul 1, 2017 | 06:35 20 Many around here havent had an inch of rain yet since before seeding. Those that have are only a tenth or two over an inch. The crops are still hanging in there but a week of 30 degree weather will take yield away and put some crops at risk of severe losses. Hay crops are poor with many having suffered bad winter kill. Reply With Quote
Jul 1, 2017 | 06:56 21 Grefer where abouts you at ?

Around here there is a band from Turtleford SE through Glaslyn and past Whitkow that's had near perfect June rain
North of that line and becomes very wet to a near disaster at Meadow Lake area
South of that line from Jackfish lake SE is spotty to very dry in areas NE and east of NB . Also SE through to Stoon is very dry in areas but they have had recent rains .
All west is in good shape until you get to the other too wet area west of Paynton / Maidstone . But crops are very late .
I know for a fact if we had lighter land our crop would be toast already .
My guess is less than 10 days for this pocket . Dry stress already showing up on ridges and fields with lighter soils.
One week of hot weather is needed for crop development north and west of here , but locally it's going to cut yields a lot .
Sure has been bizarre to watch the radar the past 4 weeks . It's like there is a wall from Hamlin to the radio towers just north of town preventing rains .
The river valley has a huge influence just west of there though.
Once that pattern sets up in early June this area struggles dramatically.
Seen it many times before . I am sure many other guys on here have seen similar situations over the years .
Will save a fortune on fungicides though lol Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Jul 1, 2017 | 07:19 22 92% humidity here this morning and no dew on the vehicles? 0.02 inches from yesterday/last night's rain. I will need to be careful what I ask for from now on.

This coming week is going to be tough on crops. Let's see how they hang on.

Maybe there will be a thunderstorm lottery with all the heat, but there is very little moisture in the local and surrounding area to feed and fuel any. I think we are going to need a moisture laden low pressure system coming in from the ocean to give relief. Reply With Quote
Jul 1, 2017 | 07:45 23 Hard to believe we can go from it being so wet in the spring that many areas in our fields went unseeded to now where areas in the fields are starting to dry out and go backwards. I am not going to complain though as we are certainly more fortunate than many areas. We have good grass for the cows and our first cut hay looks like it will be decent. I am curious Furrow, what will make your final decision on fungicide. I know I put proline on my Canola last year and my yields were similar to my neighbor who put no fungicide on his canola. I sometimes wonder if I am just throwing money away. Reply With Quote
Jul 1, 2017 | 08:27 24
Quote Originally Posted by Hamloc View Post
I know I put proline on my Canola last year and my yields were similar to my neighbor who put no fungicide on his canola. I sometimes wonder if I am just throwing money away.
Did you also calculate in the cost of damaging all the beneficial fungus and bacteria?

By the look of the forecast the dry areas have just begun to get dry, a couple weeks of 30+ will hurt. Reply With Quote
Jul 1, 2017 | 08:29 25 These weather forecasts are so hit and miss. I will be surprised if it is accurate for the heat. Reply With Quote
Jul 1, 2017 | 09:10 26 Tweety you bring up a very good point . Reply With Quote
Jul 1, 2017 | 09:31 27
Quote Originally Posted by furrowtickler View Post
Tweety you bring up a very good point .
A point farmers have not considered. Any truth to the 'organic farmers don't have fusarium' rumour? Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Jul 1, 2017 | 09:49 28 I am NOT spraying for nothing! The financial and environmental costs...

I realize not everyone is a little too dry at this point and may need to spray, but based on my assessment here.... I can't see it happening. Spraying fungicides in a dry year won't increase yield beaten down by dry conditions....Not logically to me anyway.

Quote from a ChemCo ad:

"Whether it’s the heavy rain and high moisture of 2016, or the dry weather seen in years past, you can count on "_______" for a significant yield and quality increase for your cereal crops. Think of it as a tool in any weather to help you when it matters most: at harvest."

Really? Change your marketing to fit the times! How about dropping the fucking price during these times if you want to see it move.... even then that is hardly a reason to apply it if it doesn't fit into the "best management practice" or "integrated pest management control plan" or a "sound agronomic decision". My goodness guys.....come on! Reply With Quote
Jul 1, 2017 | 09:51 29 Some farmers , more know than you give credit for .
And I have no idea about organic / fusarium thing
Other than most likely not as bad with out round up usage , JMO though Reply With Quote
Jul 1, 2017 | 10:17 30
Quote Originally Posted by furrowtickler View Post
Grefer where abouts you at ?

Around here there is a band from Turtleford SE through Glaslyn and past Whitkow that's had near perfect June rain
North of that line and becomes very wet to a near disaster at Meadow Lake area
South of that line from Jackfish lake SE is spotty to very dry in areas NE and east of NB . Also SE through to Stoon is very dry in areas but they have had recent rains .
All west is in good shape until you get to the other too wet area west of Paynton / Maidstone . But crops are very late .
I know for a fact if we had lighter land our crop would be toast already .
My guess is less than 10 days for this pocket . Dry stress already showing up on ridges and fields with lighter soils.
One week of hot weather is needed for crop development north and west of here , but locally it's going to cut yields a lot .
Sure has been bizarre to watch the radar the past 4 weeks . It's like there is a wall from Hamlin to the radio towers just north of town preventing rains .
The river valley has a huge influence just west of there though.
Once that pattern sets up in early June this area struggles dramatically.
Seen it many times before . I am sure many other guys on here have seen similar situations over the years .
Will save a fortune on fungicides though lol
About 3 miles from the X for the Radisson dopler station. I had a neighbor suggest we should tear it down because the clouds seem to part or disappear as they get close. Its wierd and frustrating at times like this. Reply With Quote