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Jul 13, 2020 | 09:02 1 Ok, so where is this irrigation going in? Are there maps?

Soil type? Heat units?

Cost per acre to buy today?

What about 3ph power to run the systems? Reply With Quote
Jul 13, 2020 | 09:08 2
Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr View Post
Ok, so where is this irrigation going in? Are there maps?

Soil type? Heat units?

Cost per acre to buy today?

What about 3ph power to run the systems?
West side irrigation up as far as Delisle and west....

Quappelle south from the Quappelle damage on Lake diefenbaker to buffalo pound lake...


It's just phucking stupid...period ...that taxpayers are picking up these costs....

No performance standards on the money spent.....

And every company that comes calling will be needing government money....sask party calls it an investment....I call it socialism. Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 13, 2020 | 11:02 3
    Quote Originally Posted by bucket View Post
    West side irrigation up as far as Delisle and west....

    Quappelle south from the Quappelle damage on Lake diefenbaker to buffalo pound lake...


    It's just phucking stupid...period ...that taxpayers are picking up these costs....

    No performance standards on the money spent.....

    And every company that comes calling will be needing government money....sask party calls it an investment....I call it socialism.
    We were thinking of expanding onions and carrots westward. Very limited acreage here for doing so... From my super quick research some of the areas you named have heavy clay soil though? I don't get it... Reply With Quote

  • Jul 13, 2020 | 11:47 4
    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr View Post
    We were thinking of expanding onions and carrots westward. Very limited acreage here for doing so... From my super quick research some of the areas you named have heavy clay soil though? I don't get it...
    Yup the Marquis area can easily grow 70bpa of almost anything and when it rains there are potholes ....all that ground would have to be tiled .....the dryland guys won't tile because of the cost....so how will they justify putting up pivots.... Reply With Quote
    ColevilleH2S's Avatar Jul 13, 2020 | 17:24 5
    Quote Originally Posted by bucket View Post
    West side irrigation up as far as Delisle and west.....
    Nope, it goes all the way up north of Perdue to the North Saskatchewan River, and west to Zealandia. Name:  Screenshot_20200713-172038_Drive.jpg
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    Jul 13, 2020 | 19:27 6 Its still stupid at nearing in on a million a quarter subsidy...to grow wheat durum canola and lentils... Reply With Quote
    Jul 14, 2020 | 06:55 7
    Quote Originally Posted by bucket View Post
    Its still stupid at nearing in on a million a quarter subsidy...to grow wheat durum canola and lentils...
    Even the cash rich Saudi government is getting out of irrigating worthless grain crops, and instead is buying and building infrustructure where it can be produced cheaper. Maybe the SK government has plans to grow oranges and mangos in Saskatchewan? Reply With Quote
    Jul 14, 2020 | 07:07 8
    Quote Originally Posted by MBgrower View Post
    Even the cash rich Saudi government is getting out of irrigating worthless grain crops, and instead is buying and building infrustructure where it can be produced cheaper. Maybe the SK government has plans to grow oranges and mangos in Saskatchewan?
    Yup and then Chrystia Freeland opened her big mouth and we don't sell much to the Saudis now....

    The Saudis shittcanned their irrigation ...it will be a hard lesson for the saskparty to learn the SPUDCO fiasco...morons. Reply With Quote

  • Jul 14, 2020 | 07:58 9 How is it that governments never learn from other administrations failures? No one I talk to thinks this is money well spent.The $4B should have been spent on drainage projects and would have made land that is productive now with no irrigation even that much better. To spend that kind of money to grow low valued field crops makes no sense at all. Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 14, 2020 | 08:02 10 Excessive moisture, especially here in the NE causes the loss of more revenue than will be gained by irrigation in the westside project. Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 15, 2020 | 17:25 11
    Quote Originally Posted by Misterjade9 View Post
    Excessive moisture, especially here in the NE causes the loss of more revenue than will be gained by irrigation in the westside project.
    I couldnt agree more, drainage here in the Red river valley region is very good, if it wasnt we couldnt grow much after one too many rains. Reply With Quote
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