2018 - Harvest time


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Alberta South harvest


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Harvest has pretty much come to a standstill with the rains over the last 6 days and the forecast of rains for the next week. Farmers will require lots of heat and wind to start again.


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Central and northern areas have been stopped by rain for the last week.


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The rain has had an effect on the harvest in the central and northern areas and shows in the percentages of the weekly report - 49% and 27 % for central and northern - compared to 77% for the southern region. If we move into more rain/snow…they wait for a drying period or take it off and use grain dryers. Yield and quality will drop considerably.


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Here are some of the fruits grown in my area: Haskap has become a new crop in the last years.

http://www.fruit.usask.ca/growinginfo.html

http://www.fruit.usask.ca/articles/new_varieties.pdf


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My morning nit pick… I believe that is Haskap. Now, my day made I’m off to get something done that is useful…

Thanks for mentioning that fruit, I had never heard of it before… like to learn something new every day.


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:grinning: I’m going to check out that fruit as well. Never heard of it either.


#31

You are right Doug! It even underlined it for me that it was spelled wrong and I must have ignored it!!!
Correction done!

Here are a few more articles on this fruit: alcohol…

https://luckybastard.ca/gambit-haskap-gin/

https://luckybastard.ca/haskap-liqueur/

A little more to add to the Haskap Health Benefits, recipes, etc.

http://haskap.ca/consumers/health-benefits/


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So disheartening for farmers to be halted by weather after an early start to harvest:


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In the North Central area of Saskatchewan we saw many many combines going. 10 in two fields adjoining. Semi grain haulers, trucks, etc. They will go 24/7 to get harvest done before the snow falls. Hopefully safely…this is when accidents can occur. By the time we drove down towards Saskatoon, the skies were hazy with harvest dust.


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