Flaman Agriculture Blog

Jun 28, 2016

Prepare for that great crop - storage and cleaning

With everybody forecasting a great crop, are you prepared to harvest it?  Are the combine(s) fast enough? Are there enough trucks ready to move the grain to a bin or bagging area?  Maybe the ground is wet, so is a grain cart ready to move the grain off the field towards a truck, bin, or bagging area?  Is the bagger ready with enough bags? Are the transfers, augers or conveyors able to quickly unload the grain and move it, which allows for the combine to keep moving without having to wait for unloading? And once it's off, if you didn’t...

Jun 28, 2016

Protect that crop from fusarium

It seems everybody is forecasting a great crop this year!  Now, we can't control the weather, but we can protect the crop from things like fusarium, otherwise it's value will quickly decline. With the recent warm and wet weather, the fusarium risk is growing in Saskatchewan and ongoing in Manitoba.  Today's risk maps reveal the situation: So, here are some handy charts to help you assess the risk and plan your spray: This spraying requires the safe and accurate handling of chemical, and Flaman has what you need to do this.  

Oct 23, 2015

Mustard prices highest ever due to shortages

Reuters Mustard prices rise on back of weak harvest From canada to India, there is a squeeze on mustard that has put producers in a pickle. Prices of the yellow condiment dabbed on hotdogs and pretzels have leaped to their highest level in seven years this autumn as growers in Western canada, which supplies three-quarters of the world’s traded mustard seed, turn in their smallest crop in nine years.In India, the price of a contract representing both mustard seed and rapeseed, related crops grown in the same areas, has surged by a fifth to record highs in the past three...

Oct 15, 2015

Saskatchewan crop report - almost done harvesting

October 15, 2015 Warm and relatively dry weather earlier in the week allowed many producers to return to the field.  Ninety-one per cent of the 2015 crop is now combined, up from 84 per cent last week.  The five-year (2010-2014) average for this time of year is 93 per cent combined, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report. Regionally, producers in the southwest are furthest advanced, having 96 per cent of the crop combined.  Producers in the southeast have 95 per cent combined.  Eighty-eight per cent of the crop is combined in the west-central and northwest regions; 87 per cent...

Oct 13, 2015

MB crops - harvest nearly done, yields average +, quality average

Crop Report: Issue 24, October 13, 2015   Weekly Provincial Summary  Provincially, harvest in Manitoba is over 95% complete. Edible beans and field pea harvest is 100% complete, spring cereal crops are 99% complete, canola 98% complete, flax and soybeans 85% complete, sunflowers 50% complete and grain corn 45% complete. Crop yields in Manitoba are generally at or slightly above 10 year average yields. However, lower than average yields for various crop types were reported in some areas of the province, largely due to extreme weather events during the growing season including May and June frost events, wind resulting in...

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