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Still No Change in the Weather

Still no break in the weather. At least we have had some forest fire smoke from the north drift in and that’s been keeping the temperatures moderated the last few days. This is the driest weather we have had in a long time – with 60-75mm of moisture to date since the end of May, this is the driest string of weather we have had in Read More...

Relentless Dry Conditions Continue

Starting to sound like a broken record….hot and dry conditions have been the predominant feature of the 2021 season thus far, and the trend looks to continue for the balance of July. Last week we had a brief reprieve of the heat, with daytime highs dropping to the high teens, but at the end of the week and into the weekend the heat has Read More...

Dry Conditions Presist

It’s been a week like no other we have experienced before. Daily highs in the low to mid 30’s and wind. No measurable rain. The crops still are hanging on although the areas that received less rain have taken a major turn backwards. The only reason we haven’t lost the crop yet is the overnight lows have dropped down to 12-18C Read More...

Crop Conditions Starting to Deteriorate

With no meaningful rain in the last couple of weeks and lack of subsoil moisture reserves the crops are starting to take a step backwards. Our south land which has had less moisture is showing the greatest stress, with some areas already browning off. We were fortunate to pick up another 6-8mm over the last week on our central and north land, Read More...

Spraying Almost Complete. Frost!

It was another windy week – with limited days that we could spray. We started early every morning and got a few tanks sprayed out before the wind would pick back up again. At least with two sprayers we can stay from falling too far behind. All the cereals are now complete, just the 2nd pass is left on 75% of our canola.  Last night we Read More...

Some Rain, Some Wind, More Heat

The last week was exceptionally hot, followed by a cool spell that brought between 10-15mm of much welcome precipitation. Not that we were getting dry, but with the drier weather pattern we have been in, we don’t want to run short later this month into July when the crop starts to use more moisture on a daily basis. This next week has Read More...

Hot Weather! Spraying has Started.

Quite the weather extremes we have been experiencing. Two weeks ago we had over 8 cm of snow, and less than 10 days ago we had overnight lows of -3C. This past week we had daytime highs of 34C!  With the heat, the flea beetles have become a problem. They usually are more active in warmer weather, and with the extreme heat, the canola plants Read More...

Crops are Progressing Well

With the rain last week and the heat we are currently experiencing- the crops are really starting to advance. We had some frost again early last week which did do some minor damage to canola, but nothing significant. Overnight lows in the minus 3C range and daytime highs in the mid to upper teens at the start of the week limited crop growth, but Read More...

Received Some Moisture!

We had between 8-10 cm of snow 36 hours after we finished seeding. Not necessarily the type of precipitation we were looking for, but with it as dry as it is, we will take anything we can get! This likely translated into 10-12mm of actual moisture once melted. Then on Sunday we had some follow-up moisture which is still continuing as drizzle as Read More...

Seeding is Complete!

This was a fairly relaxed planting season – outside of freezing temperatures, and some windy days – we had only one brief delay from showers. The ability to seed virtually corner to corner made for a very efficient time in field – no low / wet areas to have to drive around. Very fortunate to have a strong team – Read More...