Wow, so you guys haven't even started down there yet? That's unbelievable that I'm going before most of southern Manitoba. We are generally one of the last areas to start. Even something more strange, we were the only ones getting fertilizer today from our supplier, they called to see if we were coming back for more because if not they were going to close early. We might be running out of dryish ground though, my brother moved to the next field we are going to put oats on and said it's pretty wet, might have to wait a day or two. Maybe we can go back combining! This must be what it's like for all you southern US farmers with your continuous growing seasons!!! lolBecause you need enough speed to make it through the frost boil.
I think we found a field dry enough to begin maybe Monday....whoopeeee!!!
Never trust an Environment Canada forecast, especially a weekend one.
I was but while I harvested my renter was seeding not tied up by the harvesting.Never trust an Environment Canada forecast, especially a weekend one.
I thought you were just harvesting....now done seeding???
Good thinking. After the mud and crap conditions we fought here last year everyone was pretty trigger happy to put a crop in early. April was cold, we all started planting when ground temp was below 50f. Then it got cold. Most corn looks OK but there are definitely some germination/emergence issues which will affect yields in those hybrids, will it be significant, hard to tell until the season progresses.I guess I am prepared to push a little harder when things are better conditions instead of fighting twice as hard and wrecking fields and equipment now. Around here it's always in the back of your mind that we get a month of rain and miss our chance, it has happened before.
Nothing is guaranteed on any given year, and it could very well be a great corn year if we get a nice warm summer and fall. I think everyone around here is remembering the blizzard of last October and harvesting corn into winter to finish, so typical over-reaction the other way as often happens. Personally I need a fall to get some drainage tuned up and fertilizer on. Jcalder is right about tillage making a difference on a spring like this, especially on heavier dirt. I don't think we need multiple heavy passes, but knifing in fertilizer is enough to make a difference here.Got 500 of corn in the ground yesterday.
Might be a mistake? Crop wise.