Four the week:
- Flea circus
- Efficacy effort
- 21 days of intimacy
- The Count – 10 plants per square foot
So wheat managed in the last session to end a long losing spree.
Can corn achieve the same this time?
While Chicago’s July corn contract hasn’t managed quite the losing spree that corn managed – of 10 successive losing sessions, the longest downward streak in 20 years – it closed down on Wednesday for the fifth day in a row.
Still, the contract in early deals on Thursday signalled that bears retain a grip , taking aim at a sixth successive negative finish.
The same went for the new crop December contract too.
What goes down must, occasionally, go up.
Wheat finally broke its longest losing streak in 20 years, rising for the first time in 11 sessions in Chicago, and for only the second time in 20.
Not that the increase was huge. The July contract rose all of 0.3% to $6.14 ½ a bushel, still down more than $1 a bushel over the past month.
And the rebound required a series of fundamental and technical supports.
Broadcast seeding canola may be an option you are seriously considering. Before you do, please make sure you can answer these questions and can implement them in your plan to make sure your crop is viable.
Canola is an extremely adaptable crop that will still profit when seeded in June, but you need to work with what you have!
Reduced Yield Potential – June seeded is lower yielding that May seeded canola, but the yields will still be there. Plan accordingly though, instead of the 45 bu/ac expectation, back it back 10% to 40 bu/ac and fertilize accordingly (if fertilizer is not already on)
Today, Michael Goran and his colleagues published an NIH-funded study demonstrating that the proportion of fructose in products made with high fructose corn syrup is often higher than 55%—as much as 60% to 67%.
With the development of genetics, biotechnology and all other technological advances of the farm business, there are strategies that are necessary for the management of seed protection and also of the investments made. It is what points out the manager of SeedGrowth at Bayer CropScience, Siegfrid Baumann.
With seeding recently completed, producers will soon be heading to the field to begin to prepare for the next major management decision – in crop weed control. Mark Cutts, crop specialist at the Ag Info Centre, says when herbicides are used effectively, weed competition will be reduced resulting in a crop yield benefit. In order to ensure a successful herbicide application there are a number of decisions that need to be made by the producer.
Interview with Mark Cutts (3:02 minutes) (1.39 Mb)
For the Period May 20 to 26, 2014
One year ago
Sixty-seven per cent of the crop was seeded despite significant rain across most of the province.
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Great strides were made this week as producers now have 64 per cent of the crop seeded according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. This is up from 22 per cent last week. The five-year (2009–2013) seeding average for this time of year is also 64 per cent. Warm and dry weather allowed most producers to return to the field after rain delays last week.
The southwestern region continues to lead seeding progress for the province as producers now have 80 per cent of the crop in the ground. The west-central region has 68 per cent seeded; the northwest 60 per cent; the northeast 59 per cent; the southeast 58 per cent; and the east-central region 52 per cent.
Varying amounts of rainfall were received this week, ranging from trace amounts to over three inches in some northwestern areas. Provincially, topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 16 per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and three per cent short. Hay land and pasture moisture conditions are rated as 12 per cent surplus, 82 per cent adequate and six per cent short.
Livestock water availability is adequate and pasture conditions are rated as 13 per cent excellent, 57 per cent good, 24 per cent fair and six per cent poor. Although many emerged crops are either at or behind their normal development stages for this time of year, the majority are in good condition. Most crop damage this week was caused by localized flooding, hail and wind.
Farmers are busy seeding, controlling weeds and moving cattle to pasture.
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