Prairies flooded

Wisconsonian

Member
Trade
I'm not sure what's burning up? Locally planting just started the last few days, too cold and wet before. This is maize and soy. nearby is still way too wet to think about planting but it won't affect yield for a little while yet.

If the prairies are wet, that could raise yield over last year. I've heard it was unbelievably dry, like powdery dry soil ten and fifteen feet down.
 

Flatlander

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
Eastern prairies are wet but very regional. If we get no rain niw we’ll be going by Friday. Five miles west of us are still under water. Keep going west and into lighter land seeding is happening albeit a struggle. Western Saskatchewan and Alberta are still dry. Most of the prairies were very dry at the end of last year bu we’ve had record snow and continued rounds of heavy rain. Last years dry and heat doesn’t seem that bad when knee deep in mud. Seed in dust and your bins will bust,seed in mud and crops will be a dud.
 

Flatlander

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
Canadian prairies are too wet to seed.
Mid west usa burning up
Watch markets monday
With the flooding here slowing grain movements into eastern Manitoba feed mill are paying a good premium to get wheat. Local feed mill buyer called Friday asking how 600$ a tons sounds fir delivery Monday before I could come answer he said it’s the sound of me Begging. Followed by a nervous laugh. Looks like this week I’ll be delivering wheat again.
 
Started seeding here May 5th, rain 8th, seeding 9th, rain later, rain 10th 12th 13th, 650 acres done, 2.4” since the 9th, now flooded low spots in seeded fields, water standing everywhere and temps forecast below 20C all next week.
Went from dry/too dry to flooded in a hurry.
A French student from near Tarbes arrived as an intern today so as soon as it dries up he and I will go 24 hours - if he is competent. Crop prices/input prices demand we get the crop in in as timely a fashion as possible with a May 30th target to be done and about 3400 acs to do.
23rd Spring in Canada - could somebody tell me what is a ‘normal’ Spring?
 

Barleymow

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Ipswich
IMG-20220514-WA0000.jpg
just spoke to son his 2nd day in this ,29 acres an hr 400 acres of seed in the tank 200 acres of fertiliser there is 2 of them going, its midnight he will do 200 acres then go to bed .pizza was brought to field to top them up
 

glasshouse

Member
Location
lothians
Started seeding here May 5th, rain 8th, seeding 9th, rain later, rain 10th 12th 13th, 650 acres done, 2.4” since the 9th, now flooded low spots in seeded fields, water standing everywhere and temps forecast below 20C all next week.
Went from dry/too dry to flooded in a hurry.
A French student from near Tarbes arrived as an intern today so as soon as it dries up he and I will go 24 hours - if he is competent. Crop prices/input prices demand we get the crop in in as timely a fashion as possible with a May 30th target to be done and about 3400 acs to do.
23rd Spring in Canada - could somebody tell me what is a ‘normal’ Spring?
Can you not broadcast it and harrow in?
 

Is Red tractor detrimental to your mental health?

  • Yes, Red tractor increase my stress and anxiety

    Votes: 282 98.3%
  • No, Red tractor gives me peace of mind that the product I produce is safe to enter the food chain

    Votes: 5 1.7%

HSENI names new farm safety champions

  • 117
  • 0
Written by William Kellett from Agriland

Farm-safety-640x360.png
The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
Top