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SASKFARMER's Avatar Sep 22, 2022 | 06:58 1 Good morning it's been a damp week for us not really wet with decent rain but 1/10 type showers.

We hit 42% done today but on the provincial side, they will be talking 78% done then all we will hear on the news is harvest is done as the east side hits the halfway mark.

Most farmers are waiting for crops to be fit to harvest, dry down takes 14 days in most years and lots are at Day 7 after spraying.

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HRS is reaching the point where most are almost done harvesting Wheat. We switch halfway with the second drill to canola and finish wheat with just one drill so were at the halfway mark, waiting for the last push. Most are a little disappointed with yields since it rained almost every week an inch or more all growing season. Some varieties just can't do it and have a top yield that's lower than others. Our Starbucks has shown to be up there with Brandon or better. But you will harvest one half then move and the yield is 5 to 10 lower and then move again and it's 5 to 10 higher than the first. Ergot is a problem in the area and they are watching every load. Protein seems to be up there in the 13.5 to 15.6 range. Yields are 50 to 85 in the area. Some lower some higher.

Durum won't hit the top grade because of Fuzz but the yield was very strong in our area. Durum likes rain and doesn't.

Barley did very well in our area and most are harvested. Later was only a slightly higher yield but all are still making malt from conversations I have with other farmers. Ours gets shipped on the first train to the Coast.
80 to 110 is the range.

Peas are all harvested and either shipped or guys are waiting for a better price since the offered price nose-dived from $14 to 11 real fast.

Lentils all I am hearing is they were the shits. Rain and lentils don't work.

Flax none has been harvested as of today.

Canary did very well in the area even the guys that don't put much input had an ok crop. The big hitters did very well.

Canola harvest is just starting in our area a few swath fields have been started and very few standing have been done. Yields are a pleasant surprise so far but we haven't got into the better varieties and fields that had no hail. I'm thinking the area average could be in the 54 BPA average with some farms hitting top yields. Some fields are just rank-thick. Still getting reports from other areas that yields weren't that strong, the heat did take and abort flowers plus the nights were too hot to recover. Canola doesn't do well in dry areas. I'm sticking with my last prediction on overall totals. Too many calls coming in that it just didn't do it. it.

Most cattle farmers are picking bales moving livestock and getting ready for winter. Pastures in some cases are still good others are just about done for the year.

It looks like tonight and tomorrow we will get rain again so it's off to hopefully get a half section or better done today.

Stay safe and remember it's only a crop that they are fighting like hell to take from you.

Oh **** off Fertilizer companies your nothing but crooks making up BS every day. Reply With Quote
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  • AllisWD45's Avatar Sep 22, 2022 | 07:12 2 Frost here last night. Should be a stretch of good weather after this. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Sep 22, 2022 | 07:16 3 NE sask was probably the coldest for 5 hours or more.

    we were -1 at 4:45 for 15 min all stations show.





    all our fields have been fall sprayed since monday. Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 22, 2022 | 07:33 4 Nice line of machines!
    Nice looking crop Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 22, 2022 | 07:40 5 Nothing done since last Tuesday here. Half an inch last Wednesday. Three quarter inch Monday and Tuesday. Area maybe 50% done, most cereals are off. With this kind of weather all bets are off whether swathed canola or standing will win the race. Standing cereals sure will.

    Picked all the tomatoes last night, covered the remaining susceptible plants. Brought in the special flower pots. Looks like a light frost, but extremely wet so probably not a whole lot of hurt. Bee feeding starts today.

    Forecast looks grand. Reply With Quote
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  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Sep 22, 2022 | 07:57 6 funny wise guy you don’t even farm do you? Reply With Quote
    Sep 22, 2022 | 07:58 7
    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy View Post
    Been done since Sept 1 taking it easy golfing and partying everyday now

    All yields over 50 with some going 80

    Canola was the big surprise probably best ever

    All contracts at $ 23 a bu hauled in

    Looks like another record year with many blessings !

    Almost forgot

    # trudeau must go !
    Hmmmmm Reply With Quote
    Sep 22, 2022 | 08:04 8
    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy View Post
    Been done since Sept 1 taking it easy golfing and partying everyday now

    All yields over 50 with some going 80

    Canola was the big surprise probably best ever

    All contracts at $ 23 a bu hauled in

    Looks like another record year with many blessings !

    Almost forgot

    # trudeau must go !

    You make me laugh. Every single day. Thanks for bringing your crazy sense of humour (mine is the same), on here, day in day out! Reply With Quote

  • Sep 22, 2022 | 08:14 9
    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy View Post
    More than you think !

    Nothing funny about it just getting ready for a golf weekend now gonna hit 3 different courses over the next days

    Timely rains, Early harvest, Great yields all contacts hauled in everything worked out this year !

    Thank you !
    You forgot, all canola was 10% moisture. Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 22, 2022 | 08:16 10
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepwheat View Post
    You make me laugh. Every single day. Thanks for bringing your crazy sense of humour (mine is the same), on here, day in day out!
    Yep I chuckled too lol Reply With Quote
    Sep 22, 2022 | 08:21 11
    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy View Post
    Been done since Sept 1 taking it easy golfing and partying everyday now

    All yields over 50 with some going 80

    Canola was the big surprise probably best ever

    All contracts at $ 23 a bu hauled in

    Looks like another record year with many blessings !

    Almost forgot

    # trudeau must go !

    Good to hear you had an early harvest and huge crops Wiseguy!

    I always knew you were a successfull BTO.

    Where do you golf? Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 22, 2022 | 08:22 12
    Quote Originally Posted by Freightshaker View Post
    You forgot, all canola was 10% moisture.
    And nice and cool. Reply With Quote
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  • blackpowder's Avatar Sep 22, 2022 | 08:36 13 Oh the sarcasm, it can be a tricky thing lol.
    U forgot to mention rents all paid and next year's fertilizer and chem all happily prepaid with cash!!
    Last one done discing sloughs is a rotten egg!

    3 good days left here. Reply With Quote

  • Sep 22, 2022 | 08:59 14 Be careful Wiseguy, they cheat and may steal your balls. Don’t turn your back. Dobray Dean
    Last edited by sumdumguy; Sep 22, 2022 at 18:33.
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  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Sep 22, 2022 | 09:21 15 Ok, the funny man women child is done posting good for you. Jet is waiting for me to take me south so I really don't care.

    Florida is calling just a bit left to harvest.

    It's a crop report.

    Have a great day. Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 22, 2022 | 10:35 16
    Quote Originally Posted by foragefarmer View Post
    Good to hear you had an early harvest and huge crops Wiseguy!

    I always knew you were a successfull BTO.

    Where do you golf?
    It’s a secret LOL
    But way out there, right next to BTO ? What the hell was his handle again ?
    Last edited by caseih; Sep 22, 2022 at 10:38.
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    Sep 22, 2022 | 11:24 17 Markets up , canola now 9.2 to 9.5 , very low dockage .
    Hopefully finish up tomorrow night
    Then just potholes and soybean plots

    Kinda like the song from Alan Jackson “Here in the real world “ Reply With Quote
    Sep 22, 2022 | 11:43 18
    A different type of harvest is going on in our fields too. Glad to see some of these pests put to use by friends. Many more where he came from. Reply With Quote

  • Sep 22, 2022 | 12:04 19 Now that's what I call a real hunter!

    Guys with high powered rifles and scopes don't compare.

    Son in law shoot a big bull Elk using a bow at Turtle Mountains a couple of years ago.

    Had to get drawn for the chance to shoot an Elk. Took several years to happen. Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 22, 2022 | 12:19 20 Used to bow hunt , loved it when I had time 👍 Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 22, 2022 | 13:17 21
    Quote Originally Posted by furrowtickler View Post
    Used to bow hunt , loved it when I had time 👍
    What happened to “having more time”
    Thought we would have more as we got older ? Reply With Quote

  • Sep 22, 2022 | 13:27 22
    Quote Originally Posted by caseih View Post
    What happened to “having more time”
    Thought we would have more as we got older ?
    Gotta farm like wise guy lol Reply With Quote

  • Sep 22, 2022 | 16:46 23 Wind at 25k and humidity at 40% currently thought I’d get going this afternoon on canola but that 1.5” earlier this week has dampened things and we were sitting at 13.4% at 3 pm. Will go tomorrow for sure, not desperate yet will wait till we hit close to dry. Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 22, 2022 | 17:33 24 1/4 inch of ice on the water troughs this morning. No wind and the clouds disappeared. Reply With Quote
    Sep 22, 2022 | 18:46 25
    Quote Originally Posted by Sodbuster View Post
    Wind at 25k and humidity at 40% currently thought I’d get going this afternoon on canola but that 1.5” earlier this week has dampened things and we were sitting at 13.4% at 3 pm. Will go tomorrow for sure, not desperate yet will wait till we hit close to dry.
    same here sod , I'm surprised
    still can't drive down dirt road though , so shouldn't be surprised
    we ended up with 1.8" Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Sep 22, 2022 | 18:49 26 Raining in Regina to the valley Reply With Quote
    biglentil's Avatar Sep 22, 2022 | 19:11 27 Just got the cobwebs out and finally was decent threshing in canola and now rain, luckily finished up with the pickup headers the rest of the canola is straight. Only about 35% done total, lots of threshing to go. Really we needed a good frost, it got close but the straight canola looks like its gonna be a chew. Called in some reinforcements airforce gonna lay done some reglone.
    Last edited by biglentil; Sep 22, 2022 at 19:38.
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  • Sep 22, 2022 | 19:30 28 I did notice when I did my test today my sample was much better now than it was earlier when canola was dry, hopefully it stays that way. Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 22, 2022 | 19:32 29 Reply With Quote

  • Sep 22, 2022 | 20:24 30
    Quote Originally Posted by Sodbuster View Post
    Wind at 25k and humidity at 40% currently thought I’d get going this afternoon on canola but that 1.5” earlier this week has dampened things and we were sitting at 13.4% at 3 pm. Will go tomorrow for sure, not desperate yet will wait till we hit close to dry.
    Very smart move btw getting all those outside rounds done before that kinda rain 👍👍
    Saved yourself a lot of headache
    We have done that before, saves a pile of grief Reply With Quote