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The End is Near!

We are getting close to finished! We have had a daily string of showers since the end of last week and that has slowed us down considerably, but the finish line is still approaching and we shouldn’t be too much longer yet! Once you get to the end of September you can really notice the difference in the quality of harvest days. The old Read More...

Cereals Complete, 75% Overall

Another good week of progress, we finished the wheat that was remaining and we had some good harvest days on canola as well. On Sunday we had some showers and a small thunderstorm pop up – had 10-15mm of rain overall. Normally we aren’t happy with rain while harvesting. Our canola got as dry as 6.5% moisture – we are allowed to Read More...

Passed the Halfway Point!

We finished the oats yesterday and are down to 900ac of hrsw left. Then all the cereals will be complete and we will just have canola left to go. The oats were disappointing – they need a lot of water and the 6 weeks of hot dry weather really took their toll. The biggest factor was bushel weight. Our typical bushel weight is 44-46 lbs; Read More...

Cool, Damp Week

Not much progress was made last week. We managed to get a little bit of oats done but afterwards we waited for the crop to mature. The weather was cool for most of the week, and had periodic showers everyday or two. Not much rain fell in total – only a couple mm each time, but enough that it was too wet to harvest any cereals. Over the Read More...

Malt Barley is Done!

We managed to finish the malt barley over the weekend, and just in time, as they are calling for between 10-15mm of rain by Wednesday. We did have some rain this past week – two seperate storms that went through and dropped between 8-18mm total. Thankfully it dried quick enough and didn’t impact overall quality. We had some staining Read More...

Decent Start to Harvest

The warm weather all last week allowed for a good start to harvest. We had daily highs in the low to mid 30’s for most of the week which dried down the crop in quick fashion. We got a good jump on harvest – all the Metcalf malt barley is completed and we got all the Copeland malt barley laying in swath. The earlier planted canola has Read More...

Harvest has Started!

Another hot and dry week, the crop is really starting to come in quick. We swather the first half section of Metcalf malt barley. A couple more fields are ready as well and will come down depending on forecast tomorrow morning. After 5-6 weeks of hot and dry weather the longer range now looks to be cooling off and higher probability of Read More...

Harvest is Approaching….Still Dry

The rapid dry down continues, we have gone from 7-10 days behind average for crop maturity, to normal to slightly ahead of normal. The dry weather has really sped the crop maturity up – it will definitely take some of the yield away, how much is uncertain. The seeds will be smaller and lighter – if we get a rain in the next week it Read More...

Starting to Get Dry

The month of July has been dry and looks like the trend will continue for the foreseable future. We have been lucky enough to get small rains on the land in the south, but the land up north has missed almost all the rain storms for the month of July. Usually it is the other way around – the north land is normally where the moisture tends Read More...

Good Week of Weather

We made good progress last week on fungicide spraying and managed to finish on Friday. We had a few windy days mid week but still managed to get it completed. Fungicide timing is tight – there’s usually an optimal 2 day window for timing – trying to balance with crop stage and watching to see what weather will be in next couple Read More...