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SASKFARMER's Avatar May 28, 2020 | 05:36 1 Well, another week has come and gone and we continue to move on. Some have reached the finish line in our area and some in the heavy wet area just started Wednesday of this week. That area had very bad hail last year and a 3 in a downpour at day or two later.

We have hit 86% of the 2020 crop is in the ground as of tonight.

Most farmers in the area are now finally done with the harvest from 2019 and are busy seeding behind the combines.

Peas are all seeded and most are up already. Some fields have wild oats pressure others to have zero to no weeds. Lentils are the same. Few more acres in our area but not a massive amount.

Barley is mostly seeded for guys going for malt. Later seeded will be for the feed market. Early is up and most have rows.

Hrs and Durum are seeded or just finishing on most farms. Early is up and growing nicely.

Canola is going in the ground and lots of guys delayed seeding this year due to last years shit show with the early birds. Guys who usually complain about flea beetle control actually always are the early seeders. Talk to any retail and they will explain that. The odd field is up.

Flax is all seeded or just finishing. Nothing up.

Oats are going in.

We have a few guys that took went to the meeting last year on growing rye and grew quite a few fields. It survived the winter really good and has been all floated fertilizer on. Looks good but could use a rain real soon.

Moisture levels in our area are good at the moment. Rains have been hit and miss. 1/4 in here or there and a mile away sweet **** all. Our area did not get much out of the last storms.

Pasture is in need of that good spring soaker to wake it up and get it going. Lots have moved cows out and odd one still drops a bale now and then.

WIND WIND WIND WIND WIND you almost want to join chuck and piss away a few dollars on a wind mill that would go to shut down mode because 70km is a little crazy. Spraying is been done at night or the two calm days guys go nuts.

So keep safe and lets hope we all get that million dollar starter rain real soon. Reply With Quote
May 28, 2020 | 05:46 2 From last year's experience....I think the crop will go into survival mode for about two weeks until the June 10th rain comes here...

Many went crazy spraying in crop in 2019 only to find out that the weeds have better survival tactics than a seeded crop and the crop was polluted because in crop spraying was a bust last year unless you waited for the weeds...many didn't they went by the 23 year old newbie agrologist and what they just finished learning in the textbooks....

I have watched guys do a 2019 preharvest spray to combine.....then a post harvest spray in 2019 and a pre burn 2020 spring spraying .....they love those sprayers ....by my calculations in sprayer cost and chemical thats a good 3 passes at about a total of 50 bucks an acre...
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  • SASKFARMER's Avatar May 28, 2020 | 05:47 3 Name:  C6B2F2DC-085B-4363-A750-ACABBD701883.jpg
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    The odd guy got some crop insurance but most nothing for last years left out crops.

    Skippy and company can’t spell AG or do more hasn’t told him we’re all having mental issues and maybe that will work.

    Basically we live in a country that does zero for primary producers.

    Meng not getting a free get out of jail card is not going to be good for canada.

    I think we need a leader to grow a pair say enough of this bullshit and cancel all Chinese ventures in canada play hard because the gay route of talking and nice socks just doesn’t cut it.

    Farmers will be hurt big time starting real soon.

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    I give up on BoBoo and company and realize we’re all on our own.

    Even on land purchases we’re fighting Canadians who are in bed with foreign investors buying out farms out.

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    May 28, 2020 | 06:45 4 Stayed just above 0



    Wheat coming ok
    A few flea beetles on outside edges on canola
    Most guys here done or close Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar May 28, 2020 | 08:26 5 Name:  image.jpg
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    Cloudy misty here this morning and it spit last night. Reply With Quote
    fjlip's Avatar May 28, 2020 | 10:15 6 +2.5C this morning, 2/10" over night plus 2.5/10" Tuesday, and THAT WIND! Sure hope weeds sprout before June 21, then they grew! Spraying shit show, spray early, spray often...leave $500,000 sprayer idling. Most done or close, oats and canola if any left. Reply With Quote
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  • May 28, 2020 | 10:34 7
    Quote Originally Posted by fjlip View Post
    +2.5C this morning, 2/10" over night plus 2.5/10" Tuesday, and THAT WIND! Sure hope weeds sprout before June 21, then they grew! Spraying shit show, spray early, spray often...leave $500,000 sprayer idling. Most done or close, oats and canola if any left.
    Never leave $500,000 sprayer idling. Many hours are put on those things sitting there while filling or worse yet somebody is scribbling on a chemical box trying to figure out a tank mix while the hours click off Reply With Quote

  • May 28, 2020 | 13:31 8 7 degrees here this afternoon with drizzle. If the sun don't come out soon to warm the house i will have to restart the furnace! Reply With Quote
    May 28, 2020 | 13:39 9 Almost felt like snow showers yesterday working up by Meota . Off and on little shower , cold north wind howled all day lol .
    Ahh well we beat the frost this morning, hopefully good to go now till fall
    Some flea beetle activity, a few guys spraying earlier seed canola .
    Best soil moisture in nearly a decade here now Reply With Quote
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  • SASKFARMER's Avatar May 28, 2020 | 13:51 10 Took out a Bourgualt gear box. Last days shit show.

    Closest is 3 hrs away go figure. Steeling one from another tank on drill Reply With Quote
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  • biglentil's Avatar May 28, 2020 | 13:54 11
    Quote Originally Posted by furrowtickler View Post
    Almost felt like snow showers yesterday working up by Meota . Off and on little shower , cold north wind howled all day lol .
    Ahh well we beat the frost this morning, hopefully good to go now till fall
    Some flea beetle activity, a few guys spraying earlier seed canola .
    Best soil moisture in nearly a decade here now
    Even Prosper is working this year, they must have decided to put the active in after all the Lumiderm claims last year. Name:  20200525_120323.jpg
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  • May 28, 2020 | 14:23 12 Where's the trash on that heavy clay?

    Still waiting for emergence in the Ghetto.
    I don't want to look. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar May 28, 2020 | 18:20 13 Just over Two sections left tonight, very little

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    Dust but the last two nights had showers. Total 1.3 since snow went. Reply With Quote
    biglentil's Avatar May 28, 2020 | 18:58 14
    Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
    Where's the trash on that heavy clay?

    Still waiting for emergence in the Ghetto.
    I don't want to look.
    Burn er black! Joking that was on a compacted area of headland only place I could find flea beatle pressure. Reply With Quote
    fjlip's Avatar May 28, 2020 | 19:42 15
    Quote Originally Posted by SASKFARMER View Post
    Took out a Bourgualt gear box. Last days shit show.

    Closest is 3 hrs away go figure. Steeling one from another tank on drill
    Guess 4 meters, can come in handy, same here never use the 4th one. Reply With Quote
    May 28, 2020 | 19:44 16 No seeding this past week but there’s one less bunch to feed as of today.



    We got the yearlings moved out a couple days ago and hopefully the next couple of days we can get the rest of the pairs out. The grass is actually pathetically short since it’s been so cold. Timothy with heads at 4” tall and ample moisture is odd for us.

    On a brighter note home schooling has now added drivers training to the curriculum.




    I’m now the coolest guy ever when I head out to check cows. 😎

    My brother is headed out with the corn planter to some sandy ground of ours tonight. The clay hills around home will take some sun before anything can happen with them. Hopefully these grey skies don’t get any darker.............🤞 Reply With Quote

  • May 28, 2020 | 20:37 17
    Quote Originally Posted by woodland View Post
    No seeding this past week but there’s one less bunch to feed as of today.



    We got the yearlings moved out a couple days ago and hopefully the next couple of days we can get the rest of the pairs out. The grass is actually pathetically short since it’s been so cold. Timothy with heads at 4” tall and ample moisture is odd for us.

    On a brighter note home schooling has now added drivers training to the curriculum.




    I’m now the coolest guy ever when I head out to check cows. 😎

    My brother is headed out with the corn planter to some sandy ground of ours tonight. The clay hills around home will take some sun before anything can happen with them. Hopefully these grey skies don’t get any darker.............🤞
    Good for you! ChuckChuck, please take note. Reply With Quote
    May 28, 2020 | 20:57 18
    Quote Originally Posted by SASKFARMER View Post


    Dust but the last two nights had showers. Total 1.3 since snow went.
    We’re at that much since Monday. Probably ten times that much since the snow left. Combined with below normal temps have the sloughs fuller than ever. There’s ones running over that nobody remembers doing so. We’ve been unloading stock trailers on the road since the approaches and fields are way to wet.

    Wearing rubber boots and a toque is growing old ............. it’s almost June isn’t it???? Reply With Quote
    May 28, 2020 | 21:21 19
    Quote Originally Posted by biglentil View Post
    Even Prosper is working this year, they must have decided to put the active in after all the Lumiderm claims last year. Name:  20200525_120323.jpg
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    I think its a volunteer canola and you emptied the flea beetle trap beside it! Or picked them off a sticky trap. Reply With Quote
    May 28, 2020 | 21:23 20
    Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
    I think its a volunteer canola and you emptied the flea beetle trap beside it! Or picked them off a sticky trap.
    he is a fat one! Reply With Quote
    May 28, 2020 | 21:27 21
    Quote Originally Posted by caseih View Post
    he is a fat one!
    Lol, look at all the dead ones to the right of the canolie seedlink.

    You only get kuntroll like dat on da Culuny. Reply With Quote
    May 28, 2020 | 21:30 22
    Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
    Lol, look at all the dead ones to the right of the canolie seedlink.

    You only get kuntroll like dat on da Culuny.
    holyshit , i missed the dead ones , lol
    too much sambuca Reply With Quote
    biglentil's Avatar May 29, 2020 | 06:03 23
    Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
    I think its a volunteer canola and you emptied the flea beetle trap beside it! Or picked them off a sticky trap.
    Comon next you'll accuse me of working for BASF. Does look odd I'll give you that but that's exactly how I came across it. Reply With Quote
    May 29, 2020 | 06:30 24 Some pictures from last night on a buddies field...


    They very lethargic . There was lots there but lumiderm seems to be holding off . One more day will tell the tail . 100% striped seen so far.
    Beggars are aggressive, the even did some stem feeding on that windy day a few days ago
    Mostly field edges Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar May 29, 2020 | 09:03 25 Name:  BF57E338-8FF3-415C-9391-FDFCB19044AF.jpg
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    Wheat up nice Reply With Quote
    May 29, 2020 | 10:28 26

    Going to be an issue in many areas possibly Reply With Quote
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  • May 29, 2020 | 10:39 27 Got guys reseeding in the area due to the 70-80 km winds on Wednesday. Neighbour with the planter is redoing all his. Wind just sheared it off with no real furrows to protect it. Some flea beetle damage but nothing like other years. They must have actually put the treatment in this year. Wheat and peas are coming good but Fababeans are slow as all hell. Some rain would help with there progress. Hopefully a little rain and heat will help us all. Reply With Quote
    May 29, 2020 | 10:41 28
    Quote Originally Posted by FarmJunkie View Post
    Got guys reseeding in the area due to the 70-80 km winds on Wednesday. Neighbour with the planter is redoing all his. Wind just sheared it off with no real furrows to protect it. Some flea beetle damage but nothing like other years. They must have actually put the treatment in this year. Wheat and peas are coming good but Fababeans are slow as all hell. Some rain would help with there progress. Hopefully a little rain and heat will help us all.
    Yes , wind shear can be an issue with a planter but less with rain
    The good bad and ugly of all lol
    Our Fabas were very slow as well , but the ground temp cool off so much with those continuous frosts in mid May , that did not help
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    May 29, 2020 | 13:36 29
    Quote Originally Posted by farming101 View Post
    Never leave $500,000 sprayer idling. Many hours are put on those things sitting there while filling or worse yet somebody is scribbling on a chemical box trying to figure out a tank mix while the hours click off
    my damn viper pro takes 8 mins to work , pisses me off
    would shut it off more Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar May 29, 2020 | 17:18 30 Always have issues Last days of seeding today it was the local Fert dealers turn. Shoot stuck wide open. Reply With Quote