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SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 28, 2022 | 05:49 1 Good morning im running a little late off to the airport to fly to Ontario for a reunion this weekend.

Air Canada has changed my flights like I thought they would but it's actually better than before.

This week was the same weather for our area with rain then sunny day then rain again. The total for the farm is anywhere from 3 in too over 5.25 for the month of July. Last year all year from April to August was 3 inches then the 5 came in fall to end the year. Getting close to a foot of rain this year.

Ok before I get any further into the crop report I will be asking for my check-off money back again. We have incompetent people at all levels who think it's great to sign a deal with Ottawa with strings attached for our new Ag Programs. All tied to Climate Scam. Nothing we have achieved is on the table. Nothing we as farmers have done to help with any climate situation is even mentioned. All we get is the Stupid feds thinking we can grow crops with 30% less fertilizer and they are pouring millions into snake oil products that most don't do **** all but make a few guys million-dollar businesses thanks to Ottawa.

The big one that all farmers love is Ag Invest and it had a great intention to build up cash and when the shit hits the fence use it. Or pay tax on it when you retire and take the money out. Now if you have over a couple million in sales they will want you to do an assessment on your farm before you can get the matching deposits. This is opening up a can of shit that won't be easily put back in the bottle.

Also, I blame our idiot, provincial AG ministers, out west. WTF were you fools really doing? A fert drop of 30 % works if you're in the SW Sask growing 1/3 lentils and 1/3 durum and 1/3 Canola. But in the east and north, where it's Canola and Cereal we cant grow peas any more and lentils don't work in water. It is cutting our throats.

Fertilizer is ****ing expensive you think we're actually overusing it?

F U C K you F C C you were once run by decent people now you are a puppet for TRUDEAU. Collecting names is this Germany under Hitler. **** YOU>

Ok, let's move on to the Crop Report.

Crops are advancing fast and almost caught up to 2020, Last year at this time we all knew we had nothing to harvest or an average at best crop coming to below. I would still say 1 week behind for most.

Wheat is all headed in our area and flowering or filling. Most have been sprayed with a fungicide because with rain sun rain sun shower sun fog sun down pour it's wet in the canopy. The crop is still rated at 9/10 because it's late I won't go 10/10.

Durum is looking good except the odd field was seeded very late and could be a problem. All spayed that were seeded with a fungicide. 9/10

The barley we have some fields in the area that look like they are on irrigated land, yes that thick, most are looking good but the late are just heading now. 9/10 again because one frost and it's ****ed.


Canary seed is looking awesome. Never seen fields like this for guys that give their all.

Peas are still flowering but are slowly shutting down. They look the best ever for our area but one thing does worry me a bit with peas. Watch fields for Aphids, right now maybe 5 per plant but that number can explode and they do damage to young pods. Right now 9/10

Lentils don't like water and it's starting to really show up with huge yellow areas and brown and black. Again the south can keep this crop and durum and get out of growing canola.

Oats are growing like a weed and look good but one thing is funny not much is headed out yet and that's a worry did it grow massive plants mass and is taking too long to push out the head? 9/10 but it needs to speed up.

Flax is now full bloom and even the shitty fields look ok. Even for the organic guys, one field of flax on flax looks good.

Canola is anywhere from Full hard bloom to shutting down. Fungicides were done in most fields and yield potential is there. right now 9/10 but one frost and these crops are ****ed. Lots of Bread loaves right now coming.

Hay guys are having good yields but with rain rain rain its a struggle to get good quality. The second cut will be good if the rains slow down.

The pastures are real good and the grass is almost ahead of the cows.

So to sum it up our area is wet and getting wetter. We are losing land with every rain event.

Have a great week see you next Thursday.

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SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 28, 2022 | 06:12 4 Oh, three other things to think about this next week.

USA Fertilizer prices continue to drop. Some still have inventory and those guys are trying like hell to keep it up at last year's gouging pieces. Yes, they ****ed us well.

USA Fed increased interest by 3/4 of a percent. Canada in the next one will go full bore and do it another 1% I'm thinking. One question why is the Canadian dollar crashing? Ah, a ****ing Trudeau who doesn't get that climate scam doesn't work and solar wind aren't the next great thing. Oil and gas still run the world for the next 100 years. ****ing stupid nitwits in Ottawa. Yes ****ing stupid.

The third thing is the heat is building in Europe and the central USA and they are harvesting so yields are dropping. Also who actually thinks the Russians aren't lighting Ukrainian fields on fire as they are just about ready to harvest? Come on how easy it would be to take out food and crush the Ukrainians. I'm sure Putin figured it out Biden well he has Covid and is too sleepy. Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 28, 2022 | 06:13 5 Well, with the amount of aphanomyces spreading through the lentils in our area, we won't be quitting growing canola in SW Sask and a 1/3 or 1/4 rotation is definitely not long enough. Plus the GP 2 resistant stinkweed that is becoming very apparent. There are some fields you can't see the lentils for the stinkweed, NLHB, sow thistle, etc. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 28, 2022 | 06:27 6 I agree but our Prov Ag minister probably doesn't get that.

    Peas its every 8 years in our area and I can show the fields that never had peas from the ones who are pushing that rotation. Snake oils don't work for this yet. Reply With Quote
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  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 28, 2022 | 07:10 7 Also, two other things are not on any TV or Radio or Media paper the fact that a lot of Saskatchewan is still VERY DRY and a lot is very wet and Late.

    Kind of important. Reply With Quote

  • Jul 28, 2022 | 07:37 8 The biggest story in my immediate area would be hail. How many hail storms has your crop seen and how much damage. Some crops in the area have seen hail 4 times!

    As far as peas go I am the only one left in this area growing peas. There would be at least 6 farmers in my area that have grown peas that no longer do. Not worth doing in their opinion, to hard on equipment. So all these head in their ass government types that think pulse crops are the answer-not in my area! My peas half were almost hailed out but recovered somewhat the other half look good so 6 out of ten.

    Barley all headed and filling. Fungicide done over a week ago. Pretty well all has some hail damage, anywhere from 5-40%, so I would say a 7 out of ten.

    Wheat no different from the barley except that some up to 80% hail damage so I would say wheat is a 6 out 10.

    Canola is all over the map. Early on very spotty germination. Some fields had good germination. Fields were filling in nicely then came the hail. Some fields it pretty well missed. Later crops are recovering nicely. Those that missed the hail and had good germination are a 9 out of 10. At the other end of the scale some crops are a 3 out of 10.

    Hay crops are a big improvement over last year but difficult to find 4-5 dry days to bale them up. Cows have lots of grass but certainly more pink eye and foot rot. Tried to get a dart gun to treat a few calves. The dealer had an order of 10 coming in all presold, she had no idea when or if she could get more.

    Saskfarmer certainly summed up all that needs to be said about government, the Feds are totally off base and the Provincial ag ministers are complicit, they are all morons in my opinion. Anyway off to rake hay, rain in the forecast for tomorrow! Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 28, 2022 | 08:31 9 canola giving up
    very dry in the swamp
    peas are really good
    cereals quite nice
    gonna need some water yesterday Reply With Quote

  • Partners's Avatar Jul 28, 2022 | 08:45 10 What's your rain total Case?
    8.6 here.
    Land 2 miles north 10.6..
    Crops look good from the road.. Reply With Quote
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  • jazz's Avatar Jul 28, 2022 | 08:49 11 You guys dont get it. They want that 3rd cop as a forage that you cant feed to your cows because they banned them too.

    In regard to our provincial ag ministers, imagine for a minute what a meeting with the feds must be like. Agree to this or we cut all funding for these programs. End of meeting. Would you want to go back to your electorate and tell them the program is gone.

    This is all heavy handed tactic from Trudeau.
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  • Jul 28, 2022 | 10:53 12
    Quote Originally Posted by Partners View Post
    What's your rain total Case?
    8.6 here.
    Land 2 miles north 10.6..
    Crops look good from the road..
    im not sure , but nowhere near that , Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 28, 2022 | 14:01 13

    i can’t see our farm today to many clouds but there is katepawa and indian head.
    ontario




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    Jul 28, 2022 | 15:02 14 Having fun with the best crop of all……….😎


    Got miles of lake all to ourselves which is unexpected for how beautiful it is out. Back to the grind tomorrow when some hay should be dry and ready to go. Might have even gone today but didn’t look since it would probably bother me. 😉

    Hopefully everyone is able to have a little fun🍀 Reply With Quote

  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 28, 2022 | 18:18 15 just chilling in rural london ontario. Reply With Quote

  • Jul 28, 2022 | 19:01 16 What crop, what high fuel prices, etc
    This is what it’s all about.

    Chillin at the lake in the gazebo I built. Reply With Quote

  • Jul 28, 2022 | 22:02 17 Things are looking up around here, a couple of weeks of heat, without any rain has done wonders for my state of mind. Canola on The High ground is finally in full flower. Lower spots that survived are green and bolting and way behind but at least better than looking at tiny little purple plants. If nothing else, the flowering plants hide all the drown outs and the thin spotty and patchy stands. Common theme seems to be that canola is 3 weeks behind where it should be right now. This in an area where we don't even get enough growing season to mature canola if all goes well. So we will need a miracle the rest of the growing season and this fall to pull this oneHad troubles with the first flower buds just turning white and aborting, especially in the high stressed areas. But they seem to be getting over that. Just lost a few more days that we don't have. Compaction is showing up really obviously thanks to the excess moisture.
    The wheat has been enjoying the weather excess rain right from day one, and even the low spots are greening up and will amount to something if they don't freeze.
    Have two quarters of barley on well drained ground, which looks very good, just heading now. and it is probably ready for a rain soon.
    The barley on poorly drained clay soil which has been shades of yellow and white since seating appears to be trying to amount to something now. I don't recall ever seeing crops recover after being waterlogged for over a month like they are this year. Not sure what to attribute to that to. Usually a week of saturated ground and it's game over.
    Not as many peas in the area as I thought there would be given the price of fertilizer. But the peas I have seen look exceptional. Somehow they never suffered from the foot of rain. No sign of root rot at least from a distance.

    Further afield, in recent days I've been as far north as edmonton, as far south as Calgary as far east as drumheller, and as far west as you can go. Most places the cereals look tremendous. With the exception of the areas that are just way too wet. I would say that the areas that are benefiting from the excess moisture far outweigh those of us who are suffering from it. Crop lifters and pick up reels will be a necessity.
    Canola on the other hand has some real disasters. I did see some good solid stands closer to calgary. In all of my travels, there were hardly any good solid consistent stands not plagued with drownouts and bald spots and and multiple stages and late. Some are quite obviously seed issues, although they appear to be going to make the crop in the end, just very late and thin. Excess water and three beetles have really taken their toll. At this point I would guess that west of Red Deer, canola will yield less than last year's drought. East will be better, but I don't see any records being broken with all of the problem areas within. It is an amazingly resilient crop, so I may yet be surprised.
    There has been even more big very devastating hail storms throughout Central alberta. Far more than usual according to those in the know.

    I see a lot of tremendous looking hay crops, especially in those areas who don't normally grow tremendous hay crops. Locally a lot of people are complaining that the older hay crops are very poor, just too cold and dry earlier this spring. With all of the herd liquidation recently, I'd say there will be a lot more hay than there is cows to eat it locally at least.
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    Jul 28, 2022 | 22:56 18
    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertaFarmer5 View Post
    Things are looking up around here, a couple of weeks of heat, without any rain has done wonders for my state of mind. Canola on The High ground is finally in full flower. Lower spots that survived are green and bolting and way behind but at least better than looking at tiny little purple plants. If nothing else, the flowering plants hide all the drown outs and the thin spotty and patchy stands. Common theme seems to be that canola is 3 weeks behind where it should be right now. This in an area where we don't even get enough growing season to mature canola if all goes well. So we will need a miracle the rest of the growing season and this fall to pull this oneHad troubles with the first flower buds just turning white and aborting, especially in the high stressed areas. But they seem to be getting over that. Just lost a few more days that we don't have. Compaction is showing up really obviously thanks to the excess moisture.
    The wheat has been enjoying the weather excess rain right from day one, and even the low spots are greening up and will amount to something if they don't freeze.
    Have two quarters of barley on well drained ground, which looks very good, just heading now. and it is probably ready for a rain soon.
    The barley on poorly drained clay soil which has been shades of yellow and white since seating appears to be trying to amount to something now. I don't recall ever seeing crops recover after being waterlogged for over a month like they are this year. Not sure what to attribute to that to. Usually a week of saturated ground and it's game over.
    Not as many peas in the area as I thought there would be given the price of fertilizer. But the peas I have seen look exceptional. Somehow they never suffered from the foot of rain. No sign of root rot at least from a distance.

    Further afield, in recent days I've been as far north as edmonton, as far south as Calgary as far east as drumheller, and as far west as you can go. Most places the cereals look tremendous. With the exception of the areas that are just way too wet. I would say that the areas that are benefiting from the excess moisture far outweigh those of us who are suffering from it. Crop lifters and pick up reels will be a necessity.
    Canola on the other hand has some real disasters. I did see some good solid stands closer to calgary. In all of my travels, there were hardly any good solid consistent stands not plagued with drownouts and bald spots and and multiple stages and late. Some are quite obviously seed issues, although they appear to be going to make the crop in the end, just very late and thin. Excess water and three beetles have really taken their toll. At this point I would guess that west of Red Deer, canola will yield less than last year's drought. East will be better, but I don't see any records being broken with all of the problem areas within. It is an amazingly resilient crop, so I may yet be surprised.
    There has been even more big very devastating hail storms throughout Central alberta. Far more than usual according to those in the know.

    I see a lot of tremendous looking hay crops, especially in those areas who don't normally grow tremendous hay crops. Locally a lot of people are complaining that the older hay crops are very poor, just too cold and dry earlier this spring. With all of the herd liquidation recently, I'd say there will be a lot more hay than there is cows to eat it locally at least.
    I disagree. Bred cow dispersal s last winter we’re far fewer than anticipated, standing silage cereal, very high priced, one farm going to 1000 cows makes up for a lot of 40 cow farms Quiting. Looks like a balanced year no feed surplus Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 28, 2022 | 23:46 19
    Quote Originally Posted by Ab7 View Post
    I disagree. Bred cow dispersal s last winter we’re far fewer than anticipated, standing silage cereal, very high priced, one farm going to 1000 cows makes up for a lot of 40 cow farms Quiting. Looks like a balanced year no feed surplus
    Thank you for the good news. What kind of hay prices have you been hearing? The cattle guys are certainly due for a break on Hay prices. Reply With Quote
    Jul 29, 2022 | 06:29 20 Cow guys need a break or they will be broke, just got the RM taxes and for some reason the taxes went up 17 percent, along with hail and grasshoppers that ate up a good hay crop and made it a sad hay crop I’m not sure how many percentages a guy can give away. I’m not sure what hay is worth this year but last year I was hearing 200 bucks a bale, well 5 bales per cow at 200 is a thousand bucks and the average calf price was probably $1100, nobody wants to pay for heifers so I have a few years worth but I can’t keep them forever. Reply With Quote
    Jul 29, 2022 | 18:06 21 One crop I neglected to mention, is faba beans. Wow do they ever like all this moisture. Must be 4 ft tall solid and lush and not a drown out anywhere to be seen.

    More acres then I remember seeing ever before as well.

    I should have grown all fava beans instead of canola the way things look today.

    Does it make good silage? It would sure make a lot of tons. Reply With Quote
    Jul 29, 2022 | 20:35 22
    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertaFarmer5 View Post
    One crop I neglected to mention, is faba beans. Wow do they ever like all this moisture. Must be 4 ft tall solid and lush and not a drown out anywhere to be seen.

    More acres then I remember seeing ever before as well.

    I should have grown all fava beans instead of canola the way things look today.

    Does it make good silage? It would sure make a lot of tons.
    If it rains…when it doesn’t, the shine comes off of them. Reply With Quote
    Jul 30, 2022 | 04:20 23
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    just chilling in rural london ontario.
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    Jul 30, 2022 | 04:21 24
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    Jul 30, 2022 | 04:32 25
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    Jul 30, 2022 | 06:40 27 I remember in the sixties Popular Mechanics was highlighting an American-built (also red) flying car much like this one. They were taking deposits and going into production but it didn’t seem to take off. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 30, 2022 | 07:08 28 that would be neat and affordable

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    winter wheat getting harvested. they are dry corn looks like it really needs a drink and soy are making plant mass no pods

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    Jul 30, 2022 | 12:25 29
    Quote Originally Posted by sumdumguy View Post
    I remember in the sixties Popular Mechanics was highlighting an American-built (also red) flying car much like this one. They were taking deposits and going into production but it didn’t seem to take off.
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  • Jul 30, 2022 | 16:18 30
    Quote Originally Posted by flea beetle View Post
    If it rains…when it doesn’t, the shine comes off of them.
    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. Reply With Quote
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