Flaman Agriculture Blog

Jul 21, 2017

Fusarium Field Day

We’re going on a Field Trip! On Tuesday, July 25th 2017, we’re off to Melfort Research Farms, located 1.6 miles south of Melfort, Sk on Hwy 6. They are putting on a morning event all about Fusarium Head Blight. With two industry experts to walk you through all the activities and information, the day is scheduled to start at 9AM and topics include: Fusarium Head Blight Biology Effects of FHB on Cereal Crops Optimal Application Technology How to Improve Grade Out of the Field PLUS! Bring your Grain Samples and have it cleaned and tested! If you have a sample...

Feb 3, 2017

Kenaston, Sk Has New Grain Cleaning Technology

Spectrum Grain Solutions, located in Bashaw, Alberta, has purchased a BoMill TriQ grain sorter that has been installed in Kenaston, Sk. The Swedish-made BoMill TriQ has the capabilities to sort grain based on the interior make-up of each kernel, rather than the exterior appearance. It uses NIT (Near Infrared Transmission) technology to analyze each kernel and thus can sort grain based on fusarium, protein, vitreousness, seed quality and falling number at a speed of 25,000 kernels per second. For a full article click here.   Learn more about the new technology in BoMill products on our Flaman Grain Cleaning website....

Sep 9, 2016

Harvest is Progressing

Harvest is progressing at a steady rate across the province. This is ahead of the five-year (2011-2015) average of 28 per cent combined for this time of year. Harvest is furthest along in the southeast region, with 34 per cent of the crop in the bin. Provincially, 92 per cent of winter wheat, 64 per cent of field peas, 40 per cent of lentils, 10 per cent of durum and spring wheat and seven per cent of canola is combined, with 52 per cent of canola swathed. As for the hay crop, it is estimated that four per cent of forage acres will not be harvested...

Posted by: Flaman

Category: Ag news

Comments: 0

Jun 30, 2016

Seeded crop areas 2000-2016 charts

I have downloaded data from Statistics Canada and created charts (below) for acres seeded to give some historical perspective.  The first is for major crops in Saskatchewan only, the 2nd and 3rd are for AB SK and MB, with the first being major crops and the 2nd being secondary crops.  

Posted by: Flaman Agriculture

Category: Crop reports

Tags: seeded area crops prairies

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Jun 29, 2016

Fertilizer prices to drop a bit more - time to buy a big bin and fill it

Fertilizer prices will likely decline in the short-term then grow in the long term.  So ‘yes,’ buying a big bin now and filling it makes sense. First of all, what proof of a price decline is there?  The downtrend is highlighted by a recent potash sale to India by Belarus (one of the very few potash producers) at the lowest prices seen in over a decade; about a third less than last year’s level as global supplies of the crop nutrient exceed demand. About the deal - one of India’s biggest fertilizer importers, Indian Potash Ltd. (IPL), will buy 700,000...

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