It has been a slow start to fungicide spraying as we wait for the crop to get in proper stage. The cooler temperatures have been delaying application as the crop is behind normal and advancing slowly. So far we have only sprayed around half the crop. By the end of the week we should have most if not all the fungicide complete.
It has been a very active weather patter this past week with several large storms passing near our area. Fortunatley we missed the majority of the storms – areas in western Saskatchewan had rainfall totals between 75-150mm over a two day period; and some severe weather moved through to the south of our farm over the weekend with hail and strong winds, even a few tornadoes touched down.
Our moisture situation is adequate for now….we could use another 25-50mm of rain by the end of the month, but we do not need any severe weather with strong winds and heavy downpours. The crop stand is a bit heavier this year, and straw length is tall – any amount of wind/heavy rain will lodge the crop.
Beyond spraying we are still keeping a couple of semi’s on the road steady hauling grain. We likely have another 3-4 weeks of steady hauling yet before we have the remainder of the 2019 crop all moved out.