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Partners's Avatar May 13, 2018 | 08:18 1 It's early.done the wheat.are guys seeding canola yet?
Conditions are Good.
One large farm has over 1200 acres of canola in already.. Reply With Quote
May 13, 2018 | 08:27 2 That's a good question? I will be done everything except canola in a few days and I do remember a few years when seeding canola early really bite hard when it froze bad.

Who would have thought back in early April we would be where we are today. Reply With Quote
May 13, 2018 | 09:21 3 It’s going to be the 15th in two days ... it’s not early now foralmost any area Reply With Quote
May 13, 2018 | 09:55 4 15th to the 20th here in this little micro climate seems to be the best 90% of the time .
Before the 10th we get nailed with frost50% of the time
After the 25 Th fall frost risk jumps .
But every area different, even 10 mile away spring frost far less Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar May 13, 2018 | 09:59 5 Ours is in, done yesterday. Felt we needed to take advantage of the moisture thats there to try and get it establisbed. Seeded a bit deeper on one field than we usually do...down about an inch. But that would likely mean anywhere from 3/4 to 1 1/4, lol. Now if the damned hot dry winds would stay away.

Lerner sent out a bulliten about a possible freeze at the end of this week. Watching frosted canola recover isn't fun. Time will tell.

Take care and work safe. Reply With Quote
fjlip's Avatar May 13, 2018 | 11:37 6 I think 1980 was early spring, turned HOT windy, flea beetles raised hell so most was sprayed late May, June 5 or so hard frost on DRY soil, took 70% of canola. Reseeded SMF 4" deep with a disk press drill to 6 row barley. It was HOT powder, barley up in 3 days anyway. Worst case I guess. Old enough to be fresh in my mind. Heavy straw more risk, black field less. Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER's Avatar May 13, 2018 | 15:26 7 We will start with drill two canola on 16 our usual start day -5 on Friday night I’ve been. Told

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May 13, 2018 | 17:11 8
Quote Originally Posted by SASKFARMER View Post
We will start with drill two canola on 16 our usual start day -5 on Friday night I’ve been. Told

My version of Gods country
Exchange the green hood for red and your right lol Reply With Quote
May 13, 2018 | 17:26 9
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Exchange the green hood for red and your right lol
I really dont like green , reminds me of trudeau Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER's Avatar May 13, 2018 | 17:30 10 Ha ha ha Reply With Quote
May 13, 2018 | 17:48 11
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Ha ha ha
Even your fertilizer is green ? Lol Reply With Quote
May 13, 2018 | 18:10 12 I like seeing red , just not Liberals...

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May 13, 2018 | 18:12 13 I consider myself green though ..
yes I just went around a goose nest in the middle of a field
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May 13, 2018 | 19:43 14 So what are you folks seeing for soil temps? Field we grew corn in last year and grazed over winter has a great litter cover on it really preserving moisture compared to the other fields. I measured it today and reckoned it to be 4.5C at 2" mid afternoon.

We also had a lot of alfalfa killed by frost last week. Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar May 13, 2018 | 19:46 15 SF3 would never destroy a goose nest. He takes the eggs home to an incubator and raises them himself...then releases them and they follow him south in the winter...a true environmentalist! Reply With Quote
May 13, 2018 | 20:00 16
Quote Originally Posted by furrowtickler View Post
I consider myself green though ..
yes I just went around a goose nest in the middle of a field
Had one goose actively sitting in a nest on a lump of straw. Was going to move the whole deal over onto my previous pass, looked no eggs, thought it best she find a new place to lay em. Reply With Quote
May 13, 2018 | 21:45 17
Quote Originally Posted by grassfarmer View Post
So what are you folks seeing for soil temps? Field we grew corn in last year and grazed over winter has a great litter cover on it really preserving moisture compared to the other fields. I measured it today and reckoned it to be 4.5C at 2" mid afternoon.

We also had a lot of alfalfa killed by frost last week.
frost will never kill alfalfa , just sets it back Reply With Quote
May 13, 2018 | 22:01 18
Quote Originally Posted by furrowtickler View Post
I consider myself green though ..
yes I just went around a goose nest in the middle of a field
The only thing I'll drive around is burrowing owl dens. But I haven't seen any for a few years now. Reply With Quote
May 13, 2018 | 22:08 19 Soil temp back to 12 today .
Did drop to 5 in Friday ave , but really that’s the last thing to look at May 13 now Reply With Quote
May 14, 2018 | 01:25 20 Started canola yesterday. Seeding a bit deeper than usual to hit moisture. In fact about 1 plate shallower on a Deere drill than barley and wheat about an inch. This is the earliest in I don’t know how many years we got rolling. Even so drill depth is variable enough if we got froze there’d be enough seeds left to sprout from the bowls of the earth. Seen that 10 years ago. Everyone with disc and paralink had near freeze outs. Guys running shovels, and older type drills didn’t. Wasn’t about black soil any more than seed depth. Reply With Quote
May 14, 2018 | 11:04 21
Canola coming up here. Always the first thing in the ground started seeding canola April 28th Reply With Quote
May 14, 2018 | 11:19 22 Volunteer canola coming up here. Striped flea beetles keeping it in chec Reply With Quote
May 14, 2018 | 11:28 23
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Volunteer canola coming up here. Striped flea beetles keeping it in chec
Theyre just thick here , several on every volunteer plant . Sprayer windshield covered with the little bastards Reply With Quote
May 14, 2018 | 16:37 24 Just started seeding canola. Going to be very uneven germ if it doesn’t rain soon.

We’ve been way to wet for about 10 years and now it’s going the other way.

Grain buyers seem oblivious to how dry it’s getting.

Bins are locked here on old crop and no new crop pricing other than some canola we did awhile ago that starting to wish we hadn’t. Reply With Quote