Some Rain, Hoping for More…

We had a little bit of rain last Wednesday – between 5-9mm depending on location. They had been calling for between 25-50mm of rain, but that storm system ended up being 400 km farther west of us. The weather has been hard to predict this year, all three different sources we use for weather forecasting have all been wrong, even when Read More...

Some Welcome Rain Received, More Needed

We finally received some moisture across most of our land. It varied from 4mm on the low end to over 16mm on the high end. In total about 80% of our land received at least 12mm of moisture. Although this was not a big accumulation, it happened over 36 hours with cooler (12C for a daytime high) conditions and cloud cover. This allowed the Read More...

Happy Canada Day!

Note: this was intended to be posted on July 1st but for some reason it never published and had to be resubmitted. We did get some rain since this was written. Happy Canada Day – July 1st seems to be the turning point of the cropping season. It is the time that the in crop herbicide spraying is either completed or close to completed, and Read More...

Herbicide Spray Almost Complete

We have almost finished our in-crop herbicide spraying – just about 1,500 acres of 2nd pass canola left. Last week was hot with very little wind which allowed us to get a lot of spraying done.  Weather has been quite warm as of late. Last week we saw temperatures above 30C a few days and above 25C most others. This week is forecast to Read More...

Good Spraying Weather

It has been a good week of spraying progress. Weather has been favorable for spraying – only a few days we had to quit due to wind. All the first pass is complete – and we have just started the 2nd pass of herbicide in our Invigor canola. Our cereals always only get one application in crop for weed control. Our Invigor canola gets an Read More...

Wind, Rain and a Little Bit of Spraying!

We have  been getting more rain, but not too much. The bigger rain amounts from last week did cause the 2-row barley to yellow, but these past few days of warmer weather has allowed the plants to grow through the stress and are pushing new green leaves. Overall the plant stands and condition of seedlings is favorable.  Spraying is Read More...

Seeding is DONE!! We Also Receive Some Welcome RAIN!

We finished seeding!! What a season – looking back it really is amazing how quickly and unpredictable the weather can be here in Saskatchewan. We have one of the coldest Aprils on record, very little snow melt until the last few days of April, and we still manage to get in the fields by the 2nd week of May. From there we are not Read More...

The Last 280 acres…

We had another productive week – and was looking like we would finish late afternoon on Thursday. Then the weather changed and we were happy to receive a thunderstorm – ended up with between 6mm – 20mm over our land depending where it is located. It was a highly variable rainfall, one end of a field was dry and the other had Read More...

Good Seeding Progress

We had a great week of seeding – overall we are just over 70% complete. All the wheat and Metcalf barley are in the ground, half the oats, 70% of the canola and we are just starting the 6-row barley. Soil conditions are still very good for planting – we are still able to get the seeds planted into moisture at normal seeding depths. Read More...

Seeding is Underway!

We got the cereals drill going last Monday and canola drill late Tuesday. Still can’t believe that we are seeding already – three weeks ago there was still alot of snow on the ground and the melt had barely even started! Conditions are optimal right now – usually when we start planting we are going into very wet ground, and it Read More...