Rain not a serious interruption
FTLComm - Tisdale - Thursday, September 4, 2008

Though it rained this morning and from 6:00 on this evening there have been a series of small but persistent showers, it is not a major problem for this year's harvest. Though conditions vary considerably around the province most crops are off in the Southwest and they have really only got started in the Northwest.

In the Tisdale area even from farm to farm there is considerable levels of completion. Some farmers were able to get their crops in earlier while others planted different crops at different times. In general most of the


Canola in this area is ready for harvest and many early planted wheat and barley field have already been combined. Some farms are just getting into their flax fields and one farmer told me that this rain is no problem for their operation as their wheat and barley are more than a week away from being ready to harvest.

As you can see in the picture above a field of winter wheat is already up and many farmers want to plant more of this crop as soon as they can.

It would be fair to say that in the short drive I went today I saw about six combines in action and about half of the fields are done. Most Canola is in wind rows and a few hours of sun and moderate wind will have those fields ready for combining. Oats, wheat and barley crops that are not already done will need a short week or so to be ready for swathing.

Timothy W. Shire

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