Good Week of Weather – Herbicide Spraying Complete

We finally got a full week of good weather – sun was shining, wind was calm, and temperatures in the 24-28C range. This allowed the crops to rapidly advance and fill out. We got the last of the herbicide sprayed today and now will be waiting until staging for fungicide spraying. With the ground being wet and daily humidity high, the crop Read More...

More Rain!

We were fortunate to get an additional 30-40mm across the farm last week, raising the 10 day total to between 65-75mm. We had one weather station with soil probe last year and we purchased two more this year – it is interesting to watch the soil mositure at different depths. Our probes have sensors at the 10cm, 20cm, 30cm, 50cm, 70cm and Read More...

More Rain…More Wind…

We were pleasantly surprised with the unexpected storm yesterday which amounted to between 25-50mm across all our land. Mid afternoon yesterday we had a severe storm pop up and we had the outer edge of the severe weather – areas just west (city of Humboldt included) got 75-100mm in an hour along with wind gusts of 90km/hour. Thankfully we Read More...

A Nice Rain

Forecast was calling for some rain and this past weekend we managed to get between 20-30mm across the farm between last Thursday and Sunday. The wind last week was once again a force to be reckoned with – wind gusts again between 40-60km per hour and some approaching 80 km/hr. This is not normal for us – we usually get a few days Read More...

Flea Beetles and Wind

We were fortunate to have received some moisture last week – over a two day period we had a total of 10-15mm of moisture. Although this isn’t an abundance of moisture, it was enough for the moisture to reach the moisture zone that was already present, and will allow most of the seeds to germinate. The big story has been the wind Read More...

Seeding is Complete!

The 2020 crop is in the ground! We finished up on Sunday May 24th. For the second year in a row we were able to get it all planted in record time. We only had the one weather delay at the start, and excellent conditions throughout helped with our efficiency. We are fortunate to once again have had an eager, motivated group of employees who are Read More...

Just Over the 50% Mark

We have had a very good week of progress. After the rain/snow event last weekend we were able to take advantage of the decent weather this week. It was cold at the start of the week and we were unable to start very early – still had overnight lows of -6C  – but later in the week we were able to extend our seeding start / end Read More...

Colder Weather, Some Snow

The couple of warmer days last week were nice while they lasted, but the forecast for the weekend proved to be correct. Friday afternoon we got rained out, which changed to snow later in the day. The snow melted by Saturday afternoon but with the cool days (daytime highs around 5-8C) and overnight lows of -5 to -8C, it didn’t dry up enough Read More...

Seeding Has Started!

Soil is still cold and forecast doesn’t look great but we decided to start seeding today with the first drill and tomorrow morning we will get the second one going. We won’t be going full force, rather get a few fields done and get some acres on the tractors and seeding units to make sure everything is working good. The last few days Read More...

Preparing for Seeding, Interesting Times

Well these past few weeks have been very different from anything we have ever had to experience before! And we all hope we never have to experience again. With Covid-19 essentially shutting down all areas of our economy and business’, it has been challenging to get all our employees in place for this spring, and secure all the parts and Read More...