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SASKFARMER's Avatar Jun 15, 2019 | 06:56 1 Name:  IMG_0291.jpg
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Well, this was the total up to 8:00 pm last night on one gauge the farm weather station I haven't checked but is in line with this.

South of Town less and South of valley basically nothing all way to Regina. it was such a weird storm. On radar, I swear it started over the lakes and just slowly moved north East. Wave after wave from the valley on. Not downpours but nice slow then a bit hard, slow mist rain type day. Started around 1 with mist then all afternoon and into the night.

Not complaining at all just thank God it finally showed it can rain.

Total for the year 3 inches now
(1 in April after snow and .4 May June combined up to last night). JD weather station says were wet 3 meters down. I guess now we need is just heat and maybe it will finally get this crop growing.

What did others get?

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farmaholic's Avatar Jun 15, 2019 | 07:08 2 .......no more complaining out of you!

Some people have seeds still laying in dry ground waiting.....

Attitude of gratitude! No matter what kind of horse shit hardship(related to farming) rears its head in the next while.

zero here, I MEAN ZERO!!! Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 15, 2019 | 07:09 3 big fat zero. Going to go reseed durum into my shoddy canola field. Better chance of that making it through this fd yr. Reply With Quote
    Jun 15, 2019 | 07:11 4 Zero on 2/3 rds of our crop
    1 to 2/10 on the rest .
    Wheat going backwards now
    Seen peas that are done east of here
    Knolls turning blue .
    Agronomist was out yesterday, broke her two hand spades .
    We have had light showers 6 out the past 10 days at times but it has done nothing.
    Our crop still hanging on but we are a week late now on useful rain

    As far as totals , 1/2 our land base still below 1/2 in from Beginning of May . Some at .6 to .75 in total Reply With Quote
    Jun 15, 2019 | 07:20 5 2.5 tenths, total of 6.5 tenths since beginning of May Reply With Quote
    RTK
    Jun 15, 2019 | 07:29 6 2/10’s since April 1/19 Reply With Quote
    Jun 15, 2019 | 07:31 7 Seed into dust and you will go bust. Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 15, 2019 | 07:32 8 Saskfarmer Your total of 3 inches for the year so far is 2.7 inches More than some areas around here.

    Lentils are Surrounded by big Cracks in the ground Reply With Quote
    farmaholic's Avatar Jun 15, 2019 | 07:34 9 Dribs and drabs barely enough to keep things hanging on!

    There's still some hope here but I think potential is definitely eroding.

    Let's see what the next one off the West Coast brings....

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    Jun 15, 2019 | 07:38 10 Nothing.....last moisture of significance was April 27, 2019..



    That's 48 days...without a tenth.... Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Jun 15, 2019 | 07:42 11 I am not complaining boys this is a perfect rain for us. Crops are delayed and fall frost could be an issue, but an open fall and who knows.

    If this is like 1980 it froze I think. #3 Wheat.

    What is totally weird is how it started after the valley and just slowly wave after wave moved NE.

    This is what they call a Billion Dollar Rain event.

    Most models showed a weird area from the north end of long lake down to USA border and East to Melville for the heaviest. It was sort of from Dysart then East and North.

    Again weather models are wrong for totals etc.

    But Drew is correct we need moisture in the atmosphere to create more moisture events.

    Today and next week now look wet for Farm Progress show. WED Thursday FRIDAY.

    Time will tell but still could help if others get. Some crops are past the point of no return.

    Its rain and its like Lotto max you pay for the weather service and some times you hit and most you don't.

    I'm hoping the rest of you get rain. One good general province-wide rain. Reply With Quote
    Jun 15, 2019 | 07:43 12
    Quote Originally Posted by bucket View Post
    Nothing.....last moisture of significance was April 27, 2019..



    That's 48 days...without a tenth....
    Terrible to hear Bucket
    I am hearing guys spraying er our and calling it a year ?
    It gets to a point .
    If we see no significant rain here ASAP it will not be good either .
    Seeing lots of heavy crop injury the past few days from herbicides.... the crop is in severe stress right now . Frost on Monday did not help . Reply With Quote
    Jun 15, 2019 | 07:44 13
    Quote Originally Posted by mustardman View Post
    Saskfarmer Your total of 3 inches for the year so far is 2.7 inches More than some areas around here.
    If it doesn't rain along the chain lakes then we should all pack it in. That little corridor Regina-FtQ and NE is super reliable for rain fall. Water seems to attack water. Reply With Quote
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  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Jun 15, 2019 | 07:47 14 I agree Furrow the Frost did not help at all. Bucket I hope a rain event builds and gets your farm. I just can't figure out why it's not making the news this drought worldwide. Russia has similar issues. Why no coverage.

    Games.

    One or two guys reseeded Canola ground to Barley last week to West and North West of us. Said piss on Canola. 600 to 1200 acres. Reply With Quote
    Jun 15, 2019 | 07:53 15 Nothing to about 3 tenths. But the 3 tenths is just slowing the dust from blowing. Lots of canola not germinated. Wheat barley canary not tillering. Peas one more week and no rain she’s over. Going to be switching to glyphosate across the board. Reply With Quote
    Jun 15, 2019 | 07:54 16
    Quote Originally Posted by SASKFARMER View Post
    I agree Furrow the Frost did not help at all. Bucket I hope a rain event builds and gets your farm. I just can't figure out why it's not making the news this drought worldwide. Russia has similar issues. Why no coverage.

    Games.

    One or two guys reseeded Canola ground to Barley last week to West and North West of us. Said piss on Canola. 600 to 1200 acres.
    I went with a customer yesterday, seen some very weird frost damage NE of here. Some fields hit hard , others barely touched side by side . High area scorched , low areas untouched. The cold air seemed to stay just above ground level in most areas . But where it settled down it froze hard.
    They had some soil moisture in the worst hit areas so there is recovery on most plants and they did get rains last night through that whole area.
    But the have lost 7-10 days maturity.
    Lots of reseeding in certain pockets here
    The beetles raised hell in certain fields and certain canola. But most issues by far are canola on canola where guys never sprayed ASAP . So it is what it is ..... Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 15, 2019 | 07:59 17 Forgot to mention there is so much Chem damage from neighbors spraying each other it’s unreal didn’t think it could get worse than last year but it has. Booms 3 feet in the air 30 to 50 km winds and the guy doesn’t spray one pass against another guys canola and he’s spraying wheat the spray is going a mile you can see it smell it. There has to be some tougher laws. Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 15, 2019 | 08:00 18 we are in a weird spot here. So some guys around Regina and the province got lucky rains and should be able to carry on to near potential. Other guys have nothing and are going to spray it out or bale it I guess. I am told there is like zero hay.

    But now here we are in the half crop zone. Looks like 20-25 bu across the board if it stays like this. Some guys got their canola going in heavy wheat stubble but thats going to looking for a drink pretty soon. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Jun 15, 2019 | 08:05 19 Oh, this info I got last week, one Dairy and a larger cattle guy sent back all Liberty spray. They both will silage the whole crop. Cows rule. Crops don't.

    Oh, one other tidbit of Info.

    Look for a company that sells nice heavy equipment being potentially bought by a blue company. Reply With Quote
    Jun 15, 2019 | 08:17 20
    Quote Originally Posted by furrowtickler View Post
    Zero on 2/3 rds of our crop
    1 to 2/10 on the rest .
    Wheat going backwards now
    Seen peas that are done east of here
    Knolls turning blue .
    Agronomist was out yesterday, broke her two hand spades .
    We have had light showers 6 out the past 10 days at times but it has done nothing.
    Our crop still hanging on but we are a week late now on useful rain

    As far as totals , 1/2 our land base still below 1/2 in from Beginning of May . Some at .6 to .75 in total
    Seen fields of peas turning blue here too on the knolls. The midslope won’t fare much better. Early wheat going to suffer same fate. Canola the wildcard it can do mysterious things, but like 2013 it shut the tap off completely once the pattern was set. Plan for the worst, hope for the best, thats how we’ve managed here over the years. Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 15, 2019 | 08:21 21 Half inch here that I am thankful for. That will help for a few days. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Jun 15, 2019 | 08:48 22 2 inch total so far. Fastest trip to the farm in a while. Yes, thank you Baby Jesus.

    The storm is wrapping around and coming back but not as strong. Reply With Quote
    Jun 15, 2019 | 09:05 23 8.0 mm or 3.2 tenths. Reply With Quote
    Jun 15, 2019 | 09:34 24 I guess Toronto won't be the only ones holding a parade on Monday. Agrivillers will also holding one to celebrate SK3 getting 2 inches of rain.

    Just couldn't keep it to yourself eh! Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 15, 2019 | 09:45 25 I thought my rain guage might have a leak, pressure tested it with my breath. Nope

    Maybe if I leave some power tools outside or leave some bin lids open, I will finally get some.
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  • Partners's Avatar Jun 15, 2019 | 09:46 26 Only 1.5 tenths..gravel still dry..drops so small..you don't even get wet standing out there.. Reply With Quote
    Jun 15, 2019 | 09:58 27 Getting a welcome rain here now. Going to be messy sorting off yearlings this afternoon. Phase 1 of de-stocking. The rain is too little, too late for the grass. Hopefully it keeps coming and we can still make a corn crop. Reply With Quote
    Jun 15, 2019 | 09:59 28
    Quote Originally Posted by biglentil View Post
    I thought my rain guage might have a leak, pressure tested it with my breath. Nope

    Maybe if I leave some power tools outside or leave some bin lids open, I will finally get some.
    The only way for gauranteed rain is to start farming beside SF3........ Reply With Quote
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  • fjlip's Avatar Jun 15, 2019 | 10:12 29
    Quote Originally Posted by Herc View Post
    The only way for gauranteed rain is to start farming beside SF3........
    Well HIS prayers were heard? …. Get off your knees SF3 or it might not stop raining and you could HOG it all summer. Happened here in 2010. Reply With Quote
    LEP
    Jun 15, 2019 | 10:20 30 According to Austranada my crops have had more glyphosate than rain this year. So far just slightly over a tenth since April 1. Reply With Quote
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