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Jul 9, 2017 | 09:29 1 About the most advanced canola field I've seen in my area. Suffered poor germination on the hilltops as we were so dry early on. Canola on canola, seeded with old equipment. Step in post is 34" for those of you not familiar with them.

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Klause's Avatar Jul 9, 2017 | 09:47 2 Looks good. How long did it flower for?


You can't seed canola with old equipment. Everyone knows that on here. Hahahahaha
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SASKFARMER3's Avatar Jul 9, 2017 | 10:17 3 Looks good but what's your total rainfall this year and subsoil moisture just curious? Reply With Quote
ALBERTAFARMER4's Avatar Jul 9, 2017 | 11:52 4 Seen great looking canola yield 30bu/ac and horrible looking canola yield 50bu/ac. Reply With Quote
Jul 9, 2017 | 12:25 5
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Looks good but what's your total rainfall this year and subsoil moisture just curious?
Subsoil would be good last fall then 5 feet of snow over winter. 1/2" April, 3/4" May, 4 7/10ths June and two 1/4" shots in July already. Reply With Quote
Jul 9, 2017 | 18:34 6 Grassfarmer, that canola appears a bit stunted. Was there frost or fertility issues I wonder? Reply With Quote
Jul 9, 2017 | 19:06 7 Certainly no frost Braveheart, fertility maybe an issue it's a bit of an old fashioned outfit!

Klause, I wasn't paying a lot of attention but I'd guess it's been flowering 10 days at least. Reply With Quote
fjlip's Avatar Jul 10, 2017 | 15:14 8 Check fields when we got home... still moisture 1-2 " down, can make a mud ball.
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Hitting our peas with fungicide little flower blast but over all could use that second inch. So far 2/10 last two nights. Reply With Quote
fjlip's Avatar Jul 10, 2017 | 20:03 12 Utmost wheat

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Jul 10, 2017 | 20:30 14 Well the traders were right after all. No production problems, crops are just fine. Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER3's Avatar Jul 10, 2017 | 20:40 15 Yes tweety your correct only problem its back to normal weather the palliser triangle is dry and the normally wetter areas are still getting rain and have sub moisture.

Were back to normal finally. Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER3's Avatar Jul 11, 2017 | 05:45 16 Some times you get the shower and you look like the best farmer in the area the next time you get shit all and its like WTF happened.

Ill be honest if we miss the july rain we are not going to do very well either. So far two tents in two rains over two nights. Sat and sunday.

I guess this weeks crop report will show a drop big time. Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2017 | 06:28 17 Wasn't lotto max or maximillions, but we were in the middle of a 1"-1.25" rain last night, I'd say 20 miles by 30 miles. Will keep things going for another week of heat.
BTW, I'm not apologizing for something that is random and beyond my control. Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER3's Avatar Jul 11, 2017 | 06:33 18 Don't worry about apologizing rain is rain and when it comes to a area its great. Your very fortunate and yes that will go a long way for the next week of heat. Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2017 | 06:48 19 I gotta admit I'm with tweety on this one. How can anyone complain about crops that look like that? If those are poor crops I'd love to see what the good ones look like. Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER3's Avatar Jul 11, 2017 | 06:51 20 Yes they look good but another week of extreme heat and wind and down hill they go. Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2017 | 06:59 21 But another rain and they are bumper in a week also????

There are some people with no crop seeded and some with crop seeded but it's bad. I really feel for those people because it's already over as far as generating something good.

And yes another week of dry does put those good crops at risk. I got some hail not sure what extent yet. Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER3's Avatar Jul 11, 2017 | 07:09 22 Yea your right. One rain and we're back on excellent for late canola and later hrs and barley. Peas are in full flower 6 will be 4 then 2. So yes one rain still would change things but like I said in spring 4 separate one inch rains makes a excellent crop one in may then in June after spraying or in middle one early july and then one Ex week in Regina. Then dry till after harvest Reply With Quote
biglentil's Avatar Jul 11, 2017 | 07:31 23 I cherry picked a couple photos of my nicest stuff trust me none of my neighbours have crops that look like that. My canary is headed out and looking like 10bpa. Flex header will be key. My cereals are looking like 30 tops. Neighbours with later seeded lentils will be lucky if they can get em on the cutter bar. Canola what a fk'ing disaster a one trick pony.
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Jul 11, 2017 | 18:03 24 Pictures of my crops would make you all cry. I could crowd-source maybe, there's an idea especially if I cut off one leg for the picture in the Canola field. Every crop that starts with a "C"is the craps. Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2017 | 18:29 25 t soybeans are looking nice for never growing them before Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2017 | 18:36 26 So....... where's the pics of the supposed bad crops? Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2017 | 19:38 27
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So....... where's the pics of the supposed bad crops?
Like. Agree. Reply With Quote
biglentil's Avatar Jul 11, 2017 | 19:40 28
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Ok coming soon will take em all in a 5 mile radius Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2017 | 19:42 29
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Ok coming soon will take em all in a 5 mile radius
Good!! I'm tired of the bullshit !! Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2017 | 19:58 30
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So....... where's the pics of the supposed bad crops?

Let those guys with the worst crops maintain some pride and dignity. Everyone wants to put their best foot forward.

I know I wouldn't want to post my worst spots. We have some sandy patches that are burnt.

What amazes me is how well our crop is hanging on(over all). It's not GOOD, but we'll hopefully(I'm sure we will) get something, and maybe more than some other guys. It's not over yet either. It has to fill and I'm not very optimistic it will even be average when all is said and done.

The soil surface is dust and below that is concrete and hopefully below that is a bit of reserve to carry this "less than mediocre crop" through to the point we can at least break even if no more rain comes before it is absolutely too late to do any good.

In general, as I've said before, we had "decent" establishment for the conditions we were given. So the fields have a crop in them. We've had basically no meaningful rain since that near 2 inch blessing June 14 and I'm sure some people never even got that.

I will have to set aside my pride and after harvest report the results, and if you want, then you can chastise me for crying wolf all spring and summer.

ps... got a couple of texts today for canola at $12.12 July and $12.25 NOW!!!

Hang in there everyone, and a special shout out to the cattle producers in the worst affected areas. Reply With Quote