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SASKFARMER's Avatar Sep 19, 2019 | 06:36 1 Name:  A9tpQoizQuWRC2MRanpfpA.jpg
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Well, the above describes the last week. Finally, the sun came out and the heat hit with the wind. Perfect world hey. We were able to get all going us first on peas then the rest in HRS and barley and oats. For one or two days later the storm gods started brewing and out of nothing a huge hail storm and up to 3.5 in of rain hit. We were on edge but got another inch in the process. Were wet is an understatement, but to the north of us, they have an extra 6 inches in the month of September.

Ok here is the report, We did get to 13% done, and this sucks. It is the middle of September, and this is the best we can be. Fourteen inches is the total of rain up to this point since snow left. Thanks, Mother Nature, you're a real ****.

HRS has been downgraded and if in swath bad. Sprouts in Durum and spring wheat standing and swath. High humidity and hot on the weekend didn't help. One more rain event and things go from Bad to ****ED. It's a shit show boys and girls. Guys don't know what to do. Dry or swath or harvest or bale.

Barley is the lost crop of 2019. What looked so fricking promising all over the province is now soaked, and things aren't right.

Peas are finally off for us, and we still have a few neighbours that seeded a lot of acres struggling with mud and peas.

Flax is desiccated and waiting for dry down to clean up these fields, so guys don't have to look at the crop any more. Flax is by far the worst of the crops of 2019.

Oats in the swath, not good standing has no issues yet but do you swath or not is on most guys minds. We haven't had three good days in a row before rain all September.

Canola wow I said if it doesn't freeze till mid to late September, it might make a really big crop. Well, it's big but will it dry down and get harvested. Varieties are also showing some interesting traits this year. I have Pioneer Liberty and right on the next section is new Dekalb Liberty and a mile away is old L252. One doesn't look like the others. Guys are swathing like no tomorrow as most fields are going to make it. Only some just out of flowering. Others are spraying and will direct cut. I still might do the last two sections this year.

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Pastures are coming back very nice and the green feed seeded July one is going to make a lot of bales.

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So to sum up the harvest, it isn't moving very fast. Massive hail storm happened north of Me, and it rains every two days. Oh look tomorrow is a 90% chance of rain — Yea for **** sakes.

To Sask Ag and Food. Don't sugar coat your report please tell it like it is. Were late getting later and it rains constantly, and crop now has grade issues.

Be safe as stress levels are rising and yes I'm pissed we are now back into the mud zone.
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  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Sep 19, 2019 | 06:43 2 Oh, its election season and I can't help out, and it pisses me off. But the harvest is more important anyway. Ralph by the number of KRAM lawn signs I think you're going to get a surprise.

    Oh on Trudeau how can a guy not answer a question.

    Handpick his crowds.

    Then the media doesn't look at protestors at every stop.

    He grabs our new young tennis star.

    He is one sick puppy and what do we do with sick puppies we put them down.

    But this is Canada, and in elections, we get rid of cancer. Wake up Quebec and Ontario and Vancouver.

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    1957 farmers in Canada have been pissed for oh so long. But we had a large land block change hands from an excellent well off renter to a new guy, and the rent is $20 an acre higher than it was last three years. Yea, our area, joined the insane club. Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 19, 2019 | 06:49 3 Curious why someone your size does so much swathing? Around me people are spraying everything left and right trying to straight cut. One neighbor sprayed wheat twice and its still not ready. Reply With Quote
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  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Sep 19, 2019 | 07:02 4 The spray guys who do every acre are further behind than me. We only swath really canola as it goes through a combine like shit through a goose in October. Were planning for October. Not August or Sept. Its going to get real interesting in October.

    The clock is ticking. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Sep 19, 2019 | 07:02 5 The spray guys who do every acre are further behind than me. We only swath really canola as it goes through a combine like shit through a goose in October. Were planning for October. Not August or Sept. Its going to get real interesting in October.

    The clock is ticking. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Sep 19, 2019 | 07:03 6 The spray guys who do every acre are further behind than me. We only swath really canola as it goes through a combine like shit through a goose in October. Were planning for October. Not August or Sept. Its going to get real interesting in October.

    The clock is ticking. Reply With Quote
    Sep 19, 2019 | 07:05 7 Is that a stutter or alzheimers kicking in.....Poke.... Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Sep 19, 2019 | 07:11 8 Both I just about forgot what day it is Reply With Quote
    Sep 19, 2019 | 07:18 9
    Quote Originally Posted by jazz View Post
    Curious why someone your size does so much swathing? Around me people are spraying everything left and right trying to straight cut. One neighbor sprayed wheat twice and its still not ready.
    Not sure how the straight cut canola is going to turn out here for some . A lot of very uneven stands with green areas. The green not changing. Same with some cereals . Cool weather now and short days . Will be interesting Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 19, 2019 | 07:18 10 How much progress will saskag report this week...will they say 50 percent....to keep the prices in check?
    Last edited by bucket; Sep 19, 2019 at 07:21.
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  • Sep 19, 2019 | 07:20 11 You are right about barley being the lost crop.

    Quality issues. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Sep 19, 2019 | 07:24 12


    Yea it was 2001 and you were 30 Trudeau.


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  • Sep 19, 2019 | 07:24 13
    Quote Originally Posted by furrowtickler View Post
    Not sure how the straight cut canola is going to turn out here for some . A lot of very uneven stands with green areas. The green not changing. Same with some cereals . Cool weather now and short days . Will be interesting
    Some are real die hards on the straight cut. They would rather lose a grade on durum leaving it standing and waiting than put it down. I think I can still pull a 1 out but another rain on this stuff and she will fall 2 grades. Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 19, 2019 | 07:26 14 Got 3 days of combining in a row , first time since we started back in August . Rains coming again from SW
    May be last nail in the cereal coffin here. Was still ok , but lots in area not already. A lot of frozen crop showing up north and east.
    Not going to be a good year at all again, especially with terrible prices . Reply With Quote
    farmaholic's Avatar Sep 19, 2019 | 07:27 15
    Quote Originally Posted by SASKFARMER View Post
    The spray guys who do every acre are further behind than me. We only swath really canola as it goes through a combine like shit through a goose in October. Were planning for October. Not August or Sept. Its going to get real interesting in October.

    The clock is ticking.
    FYI, AUGUST IS OVER, unless your referring to August 2020
    SEPTEMBER is basically 3/4 over.
    Better focus on OCTOBER and may be the early part of NOVEMBER.

    Inquire about renting/leasing some more combines if you can find enough asses to fill the seats and enough capacity to get the grain away from them and keep them moving. A standing combine isn't contributing to harvest progress. Reply With Quote
    Sep 19, 2019 | 07:29 16
    Quote Originally Posted by jazz View Post
    Some are real die hards on the straight cut. They would rather lose a grade on durum leaving it standing and waiting than put it down. I think I can still pull a 1 out but another rain on this stuff and she will fall 2 grades.
    Geese and ducks are a big reason for not swathing as well. Reply With Quote
    Sep 19, 2019 | 07:33 17
    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver88 View Post
    Geese and ducks are a big reason for not swathing as well.
    The geese around here live in Wascana park. They fly right over us and sit in the city all spring and fall. Reply With Quote
    Sep 19, 2019 | 07:33 18 The 2 inch rain didn't make it better for swaths around here....they still sprouted....soaked it right up over 4 days...

    Saskatchewan farmers lost close to 500 million if not more with that rain....those numbers don't get reported... Reply With Quote

  • Sep 19, 2019 | 07:36 19 There are 2 more hurricanes coming on shore in the US. I think oct is going to be one fd month. Reply With Quote
    Sep 19, 2019 | 07:41 20 Humidity 97% this morning. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Sep 19, 2019 | 07:42 21 Canola down 3 weeks.

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    Sep 19, 2019 | 07:53 22
    Quote Originally Posted by SASKFARMER View Post
    Canola down 3 weeks.
    Grass green. Must have been swathed on the green side. Reply With Quote
    Sep 19, 2019 | 08:01 23
    Quote Originally Posted by jazz View Post
    The geese around here live in Wascana park. They fly right over us and sit in the city all spring and fall.
    You’re lucky. This year they’re landing right in my standing flat peas and feasting. Last year had oats in swath for a month which amazingly enough took off dry and were still a #2 but quite a few acres completely lost to geese and full of goose shit. Not to mention deer, bear, elk, etc. If I swath in my area need to be able to pick it up in a few days. Reply With Quote
    Sep 19, 2019 | 08:03 24 Biggest producer here still has 1000 acres of 100 bu/ac standing wheat and it is all sprouting. He's going to try and get it off for feed this week and, if not, will all be worked under. Had 10" here since Aug 27. Reply With Quote
    Sep 19, 2019 | 08:09 25 It's one thing to have the setup last year with pretty much ripe crops getting snowed and rained on. It did dry up enough to get most of it off.

    It's quite another to be swathing green canola on Sept 19 and thinking it has a chance. Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 19, 2019 | 08:22 26 If those swaths don't cure, they won't be going through like goose shite in Oct, especially when snow is known to come in Oct.

    Any combines on dealers lots were gone 2 weeks ago(SE Sask), new and used! Buy new and keep your old one till your finished.

    Durum grading #5 before last rain, so there was the last rain, now rain again this weekend, should be a #8 pretty soon.

    Doing canola straight, taking everything, testing 10.0 yesterday, 0% green, the blackest I've ever seen.

    Hope the soybeans make it, no shortage of moisture(except perhaps the first 10 days in Aug) lots of rain before that period and close to 9" since. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Sep 19, 2019 | 08:34 27 Canola two weeks in swath will go any day. Reply With Quote
    fjlip's Avatar Sep 19, 2019 | 08:43 28 Not sure why, but ALL barley done around me, most malt, most straight or behind swather, very little under 13.5. Dryers busy.Wheat a few acres mostly standing. Straight was dry on Monday in the Q L area. Oats started, 16% yesterday, now 90% humidity and cloudy. YUK Reply With Quote
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  • fjlip's Avatar Sep 19, 2019 | 08:44 29
    Quote Originally Posted by SASKFARMER View Post
    Canola two weeks in swath will go any day.
    Depends how green at cutting, 3 weeks here barely dry. So ya 2 weeks nice weather, not in October! Reply With Quote
    Sep 19, 2019 | 08:51 30 Those swath pictures brings back bad memories when we grew canola and combined in October with canola growing through swaths. Reply With Quote