Fungicide Continues…

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 Read More...

Fungicide Season is Here

              Good week of weather – sun and warm temperatures. The crop jumped with the good conditions and even though we are still about a week behind we are starting to catch up. Thursday we had a storm form over us and dropped pea sized hail for a brief time. Fortunately for us it was at it’s Read More...

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...