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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-10-2017, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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No seed in ground on my farm yet. You?

Some seeding has happened on sandy areas by Chelan and a few other places but minimal. NH3 movement has been slow so far I have been told but hopefully that will change soon. Next to nothing applied last fall so once things take off there will be a shortage gauranteed. Not a question of if, but when. Last rain here made fields in my area made 3/10" look like 3" Ground is full here. Still waiting on crop insurance to assess wildlife damage and trying to still combine. I went til 12:30 the other night and buried the combine and then the rain came 2 min later. I had a couple fields that I worked the ruts out of last year that were close to getting ready to seed but would be going around wet areas still. The days on the calendar keep going by and am starting to get anxiety here. Maybe I shouldn't be nervous but am. One thing I do know is if it's going to be another year like last year I am better off not putting the seed in the ground. Last 2 yrs here have hit hard in my area.

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guys just starting to seed at rosetown. I'm in the same boat 1100 acres to combine fields to wet and calling for rain sunday.

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Man I feel for you that is not a good feeling last year it wouldn't stop raining this year seems like it won't rain here and we are just over a month probably from combining or trying to on our corn
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2-3 more strategicly spaced out rains like this last one and we'll be collecting the $100 an acre and booking some time at the lake once I'm released from the mental institution.
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We have been lucky enough to get 300 acres done on some of our lighter better drained land. Were hoping to spray some at the start of this week but too wet now. Hadn't had any precip since mid-late March, whenever that blizzard was, and wasn't much. Everything has been clear of snow since late February except for snow banks and was looking to be drying up nicely. Got an inch of rain Sunday night and now all the creeks and ditches are running and water laying around almost like spring again. Guess that's what happens when you get excess moisture for 15 years! Have one quarter that dries up better that might be able to get some fertilizer on tomorrow. I don't get too excited any more, didn't even pre-buy any fertilizer or anything last fall or this spring. If it stays too wet, F it, take the crop insurance and be better off. Have tried farming enough wet years to know mudding in a crop doesn't pay any bills, at least I won't be out the inputs this year.

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Tried harrowing a 1/4 on Sat , diseased out lentils , did the headlands not too bad , abit wet in the draws , fairly flat land , started crossing the field got stuck , neighbour came and pulled me out , hadn't even left the field stuck a 2nd time , pulled me out , thought, well try and stick to the presumably dryer ground , almost got stuck twice then wasn't sure where to even go and 3rd time a charm !! Got neighbour to come back and we both said time to go home , never seen that field like that before !! Got an inch of rain on the weekend , not sure if and/or when that piece will get done !!
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post #7 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-10-2017, 09:40 PM
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Lloydminster has started serious seeding. Farmer I work for has 2 quarters done.
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I don't think I should ever complain about the conditions we farm in in S. Alberta. We're getting on the dry side here.

Rooting for you guys in these difficult conditions! Here's hoping you get a crop in and get a good harvest (in the fall!).
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Quite a few farms are done seeding in our area , got done here yesterday.
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Put most of the NH3 on last fall making sure to have the ground going into wheat done. Finished NH3 this spring on the heavy land but now too cold to seed canola, and the light ground got a good shot of rain, so I am waiting for warmer weather to either dry out the wheat ground, or start seeding canola.

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