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SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 29, 2020 | 06:01 1 We have heavy dew again today and it cooled down nice last night. Plants look like they recovered very good but we still have 10 more days of heat.

Farming where you can grow a crop on 4 inches with timely slow rains. But miss the last one and yield is lower.

Those areas that are really wet have shallow roots and the Sw is going to be 5 C higher than our area. Heat stress will happen.

But our Ag minister was almost giddy yesterday on TV talking about all the rain sask received in July and we are well on way to a bumper crop.

Come on wake up and quit BSing the City folk. Reply With Quote

  • Jul 29, 2020 | 06:38 2 With dewy mornings disease pressure will only increase. According to the “specialists” a late fungicide could save the crop and boost yields. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 29, 2020 | 06:54 3 I sprayed all the wheat and i think it was worth it this year. Yes, the yield will be affected with the heat but shit is happening in the crop. Fungicide on Canola was a total waste of time. Glad I parked the sprayer early. Reply With Quote
    Partners's Avatar Jul 29, 2020 | 07:05 4 The real late blooming canola and just heading oats could turn out ugly.
    But there will be a positive spin put on by the media regardless. Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 29, 2020 | 07:07 5 Dew in the Garden of Eden is to Dust in the Slum of the Ghetto. Reply With Quote
    Jul 29, 2020 | 07:42 6 Yesterday we had a high of 96 degrees F with a nice 30 mph SW wind. Crops that were green last week are turning now, whether we like it or not. Anything on stubble does not look good . Rubbed out a few durum heads on some durum stubble (had lots of groceries thrown at it I might add) and the kernels are almost dead ripe and shriveled bad. Summerfallow crops will not be far behind if the wind and heat keep going for another 10 days.


    For all you guys that are tired of F%^&*#g rain , I will take some! Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 29, 2020 | 08:03 7 we are getting the worst of two worlds here
    3 miles north of town 75% of crops gone from the hail , rained every second day since hail storm
    2 miles south hasn't rained since weed spraying, crops going backwards
    probably 12-14" north
    probably 3-4" south, no hail Reply With Quote
    Jul 29, 2020 | 08:07 8
    Quote Originally Posted by SASKFARMER View Post
    I sprayed all the wheat and i think it was worth it this year. Yes, the yield will be affected with the heat but shit is happening in the crop. Fungicide on Canola was a total waste of time. Glad I parked the sprayer early.
    do you remember what petaigan, squaw rapids, NE of carrot river country looked like, could be worse , lol
    i agree fungicide on canola was a donation, thank christ we lost those 9 quarters before we were able to "donate" on them Reply With Quote
    Jul 29, 2020 | 09:01 9 No rain for a month. 2 in since seeding. Wheat holding . Soy sucking canola shrinking. Reply With Quote
    helmsdale's Avatar Jul 29, 2020 | 14:00 10
    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy View Post
    It was a bout mid July when my Pride began to sank

    I put on my Sundays best and Headed into the bank !
    As long as you dont have to take knee pads and a tube of grease... Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 29, 2020 | 14:22 11
    Quote Originally Posted by helmsdale View Post
    As long as you dont have to take knee pads and a tube of grease...
    No knee pads or grease needed on the SeedHawk, he doesn't need 6 tubes of grease and half a day to grease his drill like the Bourgaults. Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 29, 2020 | 14:35 12 Bins will be rattling around here after this harvest. Hot and dry makes me cry! No joy in seeing crops suffering all friggin year. Even year crappy, just enough to let crop insurance off the hook - maybe. Reply With Quote
    Jul 29, 2020 | 15:28 13 Could be another year of feed shortages especially hay in the south. Even the nw here hay crops no screaming hell but every chunk of grass getting knocked down. Every antique pos running down ditches making hq hay. Too cold in spring and old stands don’t make big yields. Grain guys here are seeding greenfeed and doing well. Reply With Quote
    Jul 29, 2020 | 15:43 14 Not to make light of anyone going through drought (been there before), and we definitely will be loosing yield as well, but in our area in SW Sask, the heat is somewhat welcome. The durum is finally being pushed into doing something after nearly sitting still for the first 2 weeks in July. After the past 2 late harvests and having snow on crops, I wasn't looking forward to the strong possibility of another late harvest. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 29, 2020 | 18:15 15 Only place crap insurance will payout is if the entire farm had real bad hail and you're below your coverage.

    It's a win-win for insurance companies. Reply With Quote
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  • makar's Avatar Jul 29, 2020 | 21:53 16
    Quote Originally Posted by SASKFARMER View Post
    Only place crap insurance will payout is if the entire farm had real bad hail and you're below your coverage.

    It's a win-win for insurance companies.
    Horse hockey, if you below average for whatever reason you collect, you expect cheques on good crop? Reply With Quote
    Jul 29, 2020 | 22:01 17
    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy View Post
    Since I've bee 5 years old looking thru the window pane

    There's been debt growing in the fields every years the same !
    I spend most my time drinkin' liquor...

    Hopin' this year ends quicker. Reply With Quote
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  • Blaithin's Avatar Jul 29, 2020 | 22:03 18 Every time I read this thread title I get Sinead O’Connor stuck in my head. Reply With Quote
    Jul 29, 2020 | 22:07 19
    Quote Originally Posted by SASKFARMER View Post
    Only place crap insurance will payout is if the entire farm had real bad hail and you're below your coverage.

    It's a win-win for insurance companies.
    Crap Insurance pays out every single year in the swamp. No hail needed.
    Last edited by Dr Tone; Jul 29, 2020 at 22:09.
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    Jul 29, 2020 | 23:41 20 Bring on the heat baby🌞👍

    I’ll take all the heat I can. Humidity, rain, fog, clouds, and calm days can disappear for ten days and I’ll be happy. Been cutting hay like crazy and we got 60 hours without rain and it was fantastic. Finally able to load out grain since the yard is dry-ish and I don’t mind cleaning the flat bottoms out I just wish it wasn’t in the afternoon when the bin runs out😉

    Currently sprinkling.......... again but looks like a couple kinda decent days are coming. Gotta stop every hour or two to clean the discbine rad screen since it plugs with mosquitoes. Mowing down more frogs than mice which is different.

    Amazing how different things are across the prairie. I’ve got knee high corn, canola that’s going to be dukeing it out with Jack Frost, and hayfields begging me to shave them. Another fun year for sure. Reply With Quote
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