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3 minutes ago, acem said:

We have 100F+ forecast later this week (plus heat index up to 110F+).

82F for a high sounds nice.

 

43 minutes ago, Dirt_Floor_Poor said:

It’s supposed to be nearly 100* F tomorrow. You will be able to wring the water out of the air with the humidity that will come with it. There is a chance of rain, but the last few chances just never materialized. A lot of corn around here won’t be having a good day if we miss this rain in that heat. In a normal year, you can almost always count on a rain here on or about the 4th of July. 

Where’s the sick emoji when you need it. 🤢 pretty sure I’d melt into a puddle at those temps.  Especially with the high humidity that makes it really unbearable. Even going for a ride on the quad or dirt bike doesn’t cool you off. Just get wetter lol. 

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Well a couple positive pictures and one negative. Crops are coming along ok but unfortunately so is the grasshopper crop. They’re getting pretty bad in the barley and even in the wheat. So far they don’t seem to be bothering the canola yet. 

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16 minutes ago, poor farmer/logger said:

Well the cereals are all done. Plane did the bulk of it. I sprayed the north quarter as it’s curvy along the bush and cut up into little pieces.  Expensive so hopefully it works. 

 

what did you end up using for hoppers, seen a few guys going out, and doing the edges and ditches i thought decis would work but heard good thing on coragen suppose to leave a residual for a few days?

 

i might be join the spraying yet to if it don't rain anytime soon 

 

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29 minutes ago, wheatking said:

 

what did you end up using for hoppers, seen a few guys going out, and doing the edges and ditches i thought decis would work but heard good thing on coragen suppose to leave a residual for a few days?

 

i might be join the spraying yet to if it don't rain anytime soon 

 

 

We used coragen max. Tiny little jug with a pretty big price tag lol. We went with a 60 acre rate for a little extra Insurance. I put up a post on the 306 farm group last night and everyone recommended it. Some said 80 acres a jug would do but our dealer said 60 would be better if they were getting bigger. Plus she said you can expect a 10-14 day residual at that rate.  I was goi by to do it all ourselves but dad decided to splurge last minute. Wheat and barley is his. 

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47 minutes ago, acem said:

That’s what we use on grasshoppers. It is mean stuff. I have to wear a face mask to load it because it will burn my face. The stuff we use is from Invictus and is branded as Ravage. 

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We had a grasshopper outbreak among us and a couple of neighbors.  We didn’t hardly lose any crop because most of ground is fallow in the outbreak area but my cousin lost 100 acres in the other side of the fence.  We use Eco Bran and just spread with the Valmar.  Put out 10 bags of it.  I’ve had had better luck long term with Eco bran than the spray on insecticides in the past.  We’ve been fighting grasshoppers ever since great grandpa started the homestead.  Got a homemade spreader out in the junk he made out of a rear axle.  

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3 hours ago, acem said:

Seems anything with lambda in front of it now is banned or being restricted. We used to use silencer or matador lots but they’re pushing us away from it now and saying it can’t be sold into a feed market at all. Elevators are taking that as for human consumption as well so they’re saying no to it too just to cover their buts. Lorsbane used to be the go to but that’s been cut off pretty much too. Used to be lorsbane for anything that flys and matador for anything that crawls. I like the way this coragen works but it’s so bloody expensive. It only kills what eats it so bees are not affected at all. 

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2 hours ago, Big Bud guy said:

We had a grasshopper outbreak among us and a couple of neighbors.  We didn’t hardly lose any crop because most of ground is fallow in the outbreak area but my cousin lost 100 acres in the other side of the fence.  We use Eco Bran and just spread with the Valmar.  Put out 10 bags of it.  I’ve had had better luck long term with Eco bran than the spray on insecticides in the past.  We’ve been fighting grasshoppers ever since great grandpa started the homestead.  Got a homemade spreader out in the junk he made out of a rear axle.  

Have to look into that and see if anything like it is available here. Hoppers usually aren’t a problem for us as typically we are wet here but this year is a little abnormal. Very little rain and hot temps are a recipe for disaster with them it seems.  Just really hope we don’t have to do any of the canola. 
 

Gophers are turning into a new problem on our north quarter too. Part of it is against some old pasture and the stupid things are in eating our canola. Some big bare spots along the fence line where there’s real nice black dirt and should be heavy crop. 

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Hopefully they identify as deer and are prepping for the freezer this fall, grasshoppers gone?

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2 hours ago, hardtail said:

Hopefully they identify as deer and are prepping for the freezer this fall, grasshoppers gone?

lol my nephew was saying the same thing.
 

Still some but they’re not flying like they were. Kind of looked like they were drunk lol. They’d jump up and fall backwards and flip over. The one spot in the line fence where they were bad before was still bad. Assume the plane didn’t spray across the line fence at all. Grass was moving in front of you as you walked. 

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The wheat harvest here got off to kind of a rough start. Everything is harder when it’s 100*F. A bearing got a little warm and started a fire. I always have plenty of water handy and it didn’t cause much damage other than burn a wiring harness. We did finally get a little rain, so after some disassembly I got it out. I think it will clean up ok.

 

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3 minutes ago, Dirt_Floor_Poor said:

The wheat harvest here got off to kind of a rough start. Everything is harder when it’s 100*F. A bearing got a little warm and started a fire. I always have plenty of water handy and it didn’t cause much damage other than burn a wiring harness. We did finally get a little rain, so after some disassembly I got it out. I think it will clean up ok.

 

I started 2 fires with the Moco to start our haying season.  Got them both out by myself but after the 2nd time I had my cousin sit there in the field and watch me until I was done cutting the fields. 

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I got it fixed. There were more wires damaged than I had thought. They weren’t all ruined, but 32 of them had to be fixed. We’ll hopefully be back to running in a day or two. I think the rain is over for now. I would have welcomed a longer rain delay. 
 

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2 hours ago, Dirt_Floor_Poor said:

I got it fixed. There were more wires damaged than I had thought. They weren’t all ruined, but 32 of them had to be fixed. We’ll hopefully be back to running in a day or two. I think the rain is over for now. I would have welcomed a longer rain delay. 
 

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Dang that’s to close for comfort. Glad you got it out ok.  Friend had the same thing happen with a chopper bearing last fall on his 8120. They got it out in time but it was not far from gone. Scary stuff. 
 

interesting night here I care not to repeat any time soon. Pictures are about 20 minutes apart from when I stoped on the road to get a pic on my way home to when I was down at the sawmill taking pictures.  It came in really fast and hard  one awful wind on the front of it.  Took down one of our maple trees which in turn took out our own overhead power line. Morning job now I guess.  Broke off a nice spruce top too ag our gate. No hail though so that’s a plus at least. Wasn’t enough rain to do much good unfortunately. I really need some rain on my canola now, I’m loosing yield by the day now unfortunately. 

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Lots of power outages after the storm. Got our line fixed this morning but there’s issues with the main transmission line. They’ve been working on it for a quite a few hours now. Saying another hour and they might have it fixed now.  We could hook up generators here but there’s nothing pressing that we need power for so we’ll get by. 

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24 minutes ago, acem said:

Cold front came through. Highs in the lower 90s now.

Here's a rice Paddy. Some barnyard Grass poking through.

 

That’s funny.  Yesterday we had 90+ degree weather with 20 mph winds.  Today a cold front came through and dropped the temperature down the 60s.  My heater kicked on this morning 

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