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fjlip's Avatar Sep 14, 2020 | 07:49 31
Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
Three frosty nights forecast here this week.

Normal crops won't be affected, a few establishment disasters will be.

Not much(weeds) growing post harvest. Too dry to get anything going. And what was there is struggling hard to survive. Sprayer might be done for the season.
Same here WEEDS are dying, normally green and growing after swathing. Really hard to kill if NOT growing. Like concrete, will wear spikes out in 200 acres! Our soil is normally abrasive even moist. Reply With Quote
biglentil's Avatar Sep 14, 2020 | 07:53 32 Spent Sunday watering my shelter belt around my yard. 10 yr old poplars are dying. Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER's Avatar Sep 15, 2020 | 05:57 33 Like I said The Sat images that Ag Canada is using for yield is a joke. Sort of like the biggest crop ever by sask ag and food. Or private companies a month back it's so big let's kill the market.

Wheat is an average and canola is below. Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 15, 2020 | 07:38 34 Sf, what do you see as average yields anymore? Province wide I mean. Was talking to a friend and we were trying to decide that number on wheat oats and canola. Because we have gotten too good at growing excessive amounts of grain for less, I would say what we say is an average yield now, would be a bumper ten years ago? Ie. guys are disappointed with ONLY 60 bushel wheat?

    What do you figure an average province wide yield would be for a few main crops in 2020, vs. say 2000? Friend and me couldn’t really figure it out. A few great years get people thinking differently, you know? Is average a longer term like ten years, or just the last few? Reply With Quote
    Sep 15, 2020 | 15:00 35
    Quote Originally Posted by biglentil View Post
    Spent Sunday watering my shelter belt around my yard. 10 yr old poplars are dying.
    Got the quad stuck here today. Normally that spot is dry in June. Moisture right to the surface here. At least it’s not caking on the cutterbar like last year. Only watered the flower pots and raised garden bed a few times this year. Quite the contrast. Reply With Quote
    Sep 15, 2020 | 15:17 36
    Quote Originally Posted by SASKFARMER View Post
    The year of the 1/10 will be 2020s story for us.

    Every single rain was just close to a couple tenths. Never a real big rain.

    The one in July was storms all day giving a 4/10 then 3/10 then 2/10
    Ah australia Reply With Quote
    Sep 15, 2020 | 17:27 37
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepwheat View Post
    Sf, what do you see as average yields anymore? Province wide I mean. Was talking to a friend and we were trying to decide that number on wheat oats and canola. Because we have gotten too good at growing excessive amounts of grain for less, I would say what we say is an average yield now, would be a bumper ten years ago? Ie. guys are disappointed with ONLY 60 bushel wheat?

    What do you figure an average province wide yield would be for a few main crops in 2020, vs. say 2000? Friend and me couldn’t really figure it out. A few great years get people thinking differently, you know? Is average a longer term like ten years, or just the last few?
    unfortunately <60 HRS around here is a disappointment. Reply With Quote
    Sep 15, 2020 | 18:39 38
    Quote Originally Posted by MBgrower View Post
    unfortunately <60 HRS around here is a disappointment.
    Here too nowadays. But my point is province wide. Yields have gone up a lot with higher fertility and spraying ten times a year etc. I simply don’t think the “experts” have kept up to reality. And also, many areas do not assume 60 wheat and 50 canola is going to happen every year.

    I think the experts see a guy state he got sixty bushel wheat, look at historic province wide average yields, and gasp and say it’s a bumper! Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Sep 15, 2020 | 19:09 39 I agree also we have gotten really god at Greg good crops thanks to.

    Direct seeding
    Round up
    Seed
    Chem
    Fungicide
    Fall burn off
    Tile drainage.
    Landscaping
    Cats
    Trac hoes
    High clearance sprayers
    Hard work
    Weather stations
    Etc etc.

    So yes a 40 canola isn’t a great year
    A 25 is a disaster

    For wheat a 60 is oh my god
    A fourth is wreck
    25 is wiped out.

    But all this has changed since we started direct seeding in the early 80s and upped our game. Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 16, 2020 | 23:08 40 I have to be honest harvest is still in its early stages here. But one thing that is very consistent and that is surprise and to some extent disappointment. Early results are barley on average down 15-20%, last year consistent yields in this area of 90-100. This year 70 to absolute top of 85, some less than 70. Peas were abismal last year 30-45, this year not much better, tops would be 50. Early results on wheat are all over the map, can’t really comment except yields appear similar to last year with better protein. Canola, so far early yields are down from last year, not convinced this trend will continue but lots of growth with less than expected in the pod, time will tell. Reply With Quote