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Jul 30, 2022 | 16:35 31
Quote Originally Posted by AlbertaFarmer5 View Post
Yes, a few farmers tried faba beans locally after a string of wet years, thinking they were the answer to tolerating the water. And of course it didn't rain, and they were pitiful. Which has scared me off of growing them.
This goes back to my original post, if we had any decently usable long term forecasts, we could plan accordingly. Dry year such as last year, grow canola and barley, wet year such as this, faba beans, wheat. etc. I haven't found any forecasts to be that useful yet.
Gotta say I think wheat is the better choice for dry years. Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 30, 2022 | 17:58 32
    Quote Originally Posted by redleaf View Post
    Gotta say I think wheat is the better choice for dry years.
    Around here, it is the better choice for wet years and dry years and hail years and cold years and hot years.
    And just right years. Everything else is a wimp compared to wheat. Reply With Quote

  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 31, 2022 | 18:15 33

    combines rolling in ontario in winter wheat and it’s good. now soy and corn poor due to dry conditions Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 31, 2022 | 18:24 34

    combines rolling in ontario in winter wheat and it’s good. now soy and corn poor due to dry conditions Reply With Quote
    Aug 1, 2022 | 17:29 35 I wish I could send you our rain now Wiseguy. It rains every night intermingled with 4 inch and 2 inch thunderstorms. Our lentils are almost totally ruined and forecast is for more thunderstorms this week. Usually we are crying for rain. This year is different and rain path repeats again and again. We are sitting at 11 1/2 inches on the main farm ( where the poor lentils are drowning). Reply With Quote
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  • Aug 2, 2022 | 04:16 36 Finally finished up haying the other day and while the crop looked great only 2/3 or 3/4 of normal. Really good quality though.


    The corn is loving the heat although some sandy spots are rolling up their leaves and wilting already. Could definitely use some more rain here.

    It sure is nice to have a gate catcher and quad mover bouncing around with me these days😉
    The cereals seem to be doing pretty good but the canola is a different story.

    Looks somewhat ok from the road but has lots of aborted pods. Apparently being seeded into powder, then getting flooded, and now getting baked daily isn’t a great combination. Still flowering so it has a chance to bounce back but the expectations are set quite low.

    Definitely the best performance this year belongs to the pasture. I’m amazed at how well it’s doing. Loads of grasshoppers but the grass overtook them thankfully.

    Just moved a bunch of heifers into a new quarter of pasture and it’s up to their bellies on the high ground and up to their backs in the low ground. Even made hay on a couple fields since it got so far ahead of them.

    This week is supposed to be “showery” ……………. Hopefully it comes through as we could use some. Another interesting year as always here.

    Gotta start controlling some thistles in the pasture as this is the year for them out here. Debating on buying a mower or spraying them. Really don’t want to kill the clover and alfalfa so maybe spending money on diesel and blades is the way to go. Now just to find an operator for it…………….🍀 Reply With Quote

  • Aug 2, 2022 | 07:26 37 Barley getting lodged more after last nights rains

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  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Aug 2, 2022 | 08:16 38 rained in southern ontario spit spat and dump not every one got a shot.

    leaving london to toronto this morning Reply With Quote
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    Aug 2, 2022 | 09:03 40
    Quote Originally Posted by woodland View Post
    Finally finished up haying the other day and while the crop looked great only 2/3 or 3/4 of normal. Really good quality though.


    The corn is loving the heat although some sandy spots are rolling up their leaves and wilting already. Could definitely use some more rain here.

    It sure is nice to have a gate catcher and quad mover bouncing around with me these days😉
    The cereals seem to be doing pretty good but the canola is a different story.

    Looks somewhat ok from the road but has lots of aborted pods. Apparently being seeded into powder, then getting flooded, and now getting baked daily isn’t a great combination. Still flowering so it has a chance to bounce back but the expectations are set quite low.

    Definitely the best performance this year belongs to the pasture. I’m amazed at how well it’s doing. Loads of grasshoppers but the grass overtook them thankfully.

    Just moved a bunch of heifers into a new quarter of pasture and it’s up to their bellies on the high ground and up to their backs in the low ground. Even made hay on a couple fields since it got so far ahead of them.

    This week is supposed to be “showery” ……………. Hopefully it comes through as we could use some. Another interesting year as always here.

    Gotta start controlling some thistles in the pasture as this is the year for them out here. Debating on buying a mower or spraying them. Really don’t want to kill the clover and alfalfa so maybe spending money on diesel and blades is the way to go. Now just to find an operator for it…………….🍀
    To help control thistle in our seed alfalfa fields we spray Partner when the thistles are blooming in July. Top growth control but if you hit them for a couple of years they really get thinned out. Won’t hurt alfalfa. Reply With Quote
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  • Aug 2, 2022 | 15:57 41 Couple more inches in thunderstorm last night. Should be enough to take this crop to the finish if Jack doesn’t get it first. Reply With Quote
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  • Aug 2, 2022 | 16:36 42
    Quote Originally Posted by blueversi View Post
    Couple more inches in thunderstorm last night. Should be enough to take this crop to the finish if Jack doesn’t get it first.


    The earth travails…

    Blessings and Salutations Reply With Quote
    Aug 2, 2022 | 16:41 43
    Quote Originally Posted by TOM4CWB View Post


    The earth travails…

    Blessings and Salutations
    This is wild!!!




    That car is totaled… Reply With Quote

  • Aug 2, 2022 | 16:46 44
    Quote Originally Posted by TOM4CWB View Post
    This is wild!!!




    That car is totaled…
    That would really hurt…



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    Partners's Avatar Aug 2, 2022 | 17:33 45 Lots of flat/twisted bly after last night. Reply With Quote
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  • Aug 2, 2022 | 17:59 46 The noise is terrifying, especially for small children. Reply With Quote
    Aug 2, 2022 | 20:21 47 Thistle doesn't like getting mowed off.
    If you just mow them with your hay mower on the way by about twice in one year that will get those patches. Cows might even eat the swath just for variety.
    Little patches you can throw a salt black in and the cows tramp them down.

    Seem to come from feeding in the pastures.

    Don't want to spray out the legumes with a residual product. Reply With Quote
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  • Aug 2, 2022 | 20:43 48
    Quote Originally Posted by shtferbrains View Post
    Thistle doesn't like getting mowed off.
    If you just mow them with your hay mower on the way by about twice in one year that will get those patches. Cows might even eat the swath just for variety.
    Little patches you can throw a salt black in and the cows tramp them down.

    Seem to come from feeding in the pastures.

    Don't want to spray out the legumes with a residual product.
    The sheep like thistles and most weeds immensely. But yeah after a couple years of cutting hay they disappear. Reply With Quote
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  • makar's Avatar Aug 2, 2022 | 21:16 49
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepwheat View Post
    The sheep like thistles and most weeds immensely. But yeah after a couple years of cutting hay they disappear.
    I think they just move to my place. Reply With Quote
    Aug 2, 2022 | 21:46 50
    Quote Originally Posted by makar View Post
    I think they just move to my place.
    The sheep or the thistles?😉 Reply With Quote
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  • Aug 2, 2022 | 21:48 51
    Quote Originally Posted by woodland View Post
    Finally finished up haying the other day and while the crop looked great only 2/3 or 3/4 of normal. Really good quality though.


    The corn is loving the heat although some sandy spots are rolling up their leaves and wilting already. Could definitely use some more rain here.

    It sure is nice to have a gate catcher and quad mover bouncing around with me these days😉
    The cereals seem to be doing pretty good but the canola is a different story.

    Looks somewhat ok from the road but has lots of aborted pods. Apparently being seeded into powder, then getting flooded, and now getting baked daily isn’t a great combination. Still flowering so it has a chance to bounce back but the expectations are set quite low.

    Definitely the best performance this year belongs to the pasture. I’m amazed at how well it’s doing. Loads of grasshoppers but the grass overtook them thankfully.

    Just moved a bunch of heifers into a new quarter of pasture and it’s up to their bellies on the high ground and up to their backs in the low ground. Even made hay on a couple fields since it got so far ahead of them.

    This week is supposed to be “showery” ……………. Hopefully it comes through as we could use some. Another interesting year as always here.

    Gotta start controlling some thistles in the pasture as this is the year for them out here. Debating on buying a mower or spraying them. Really don’t want to kill the clover and alfalfa so maybe spending money on diesel and blades is the way to go. Now just to find an operator for it…………….🍀
    16-18 ac rate/jug pardner works pretty good if you can let thistles bud (maybe to late for baling)
    Sprayed our seed alfalfa yesterday
    Damn near kills thistles
    Has to be hot out
    Lots of water
    Doesn’t hurt alfalfa or red
    Will almost kill yellow clover if stars line up
    Last edited by caseih; Aug 2, 2022 at 21:50.
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  • Aug 2, 2022 | 22:11 52 Ever see partner on tansy? Reply With Quote
    Aug 2, 2022 | 22:19 53
    Quote Originally Posted by shtferbrains View Post
    Ever see partner on tansy?
    You got that **** too? Burdock and white cockle are making their ugly presence be known as well. And the ever creepy poplars and willows😉 Reply With Quote