Wednesday , 21 October 2020

Agriculture

Local farmers almost complete harvesting

Lloydminster farmers have almost finished harvest thanks to the help of dry weather. The district that includes Lloydminster, Maidstone and Turtleford has around 88 per cent of the crop combined. Between September 29th to October 5th, farmers  in the northwest region has 91 per cent of the crop combined. This is ahead of the five-year (2015-2019) average of 59 per …

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Lloyd farmers make significant harvest progress

Lloydminster farmers made significant progress with harvest compared to last week. Between September 22nd to 28th, the district that includes Lloydminster, Maidstone and Turtleford has around 55 per cent of the crop combined. This is up from 28 per cent the week prior. The northwest region continued making progress with harvest operations this week with minimal delays due to small …

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Local farmers continue harvest despite delays due to rain

Lloydminster farmers continued with harvest this week, although, a few were delayed due to rainfall. The district that includes Lloydminster, Maidstone and Turtleford has around 28 per cent of the crop combined. Between September 15th to 21st, there is now 43 per cent of the crop combined in the northwest region, which is up from 18 per cent last week. …

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Local producers make significant harvest progress

Local producers made significant harvest progress this week due to weather working in their favour, although, remind behind the rest of the province. Between September 8th to 14th, the Northwest region got 18 per cent of the crop combined, which is up from seven per cent last week. This is only slightly behind the five-year average of 22 per cent. …

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Warm, dry weather assists harvest progress

Local producers have been able to continue with harvest operations due to the warm weather this week. Between September 1st to 7th, the northwest region, which includes Lloydminster, had the least amount of the crop combined with seven per cent. This is up from three per cent last week but behind the five-year average of 14 per cent for this …

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Local farms behind schedule for harvest

Very little progress has been made with harvest for local farms due to the wet, cool weather. Warm, dry weather is needed for further crop development and dryer fields. Between August 25-31, three per cent of crop has been combined in the region, up from two per cent last week. Combining is behind the five-year average of seven per cent. …

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Lea Park bridges twisted, damaged due to high water

The community is still dealing with the aftermath of spring thaw. Lea Park Golf Course had four bridges damaged and washed out this spring from significantly higher water levels and ice flows. “The destructive nature of mother nature is unbelievable,” said Greg Hemeon, board member. The water was at least eight feet higher than it is currently and area volunteers …

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Harvest on par with recent years despite rainfall

Harvesting operations are underway in the northwest region, which includes Lloydminster, despite some rainfall this week. Between August 18th to 24th, two per cent of crop has been combined in the region with an additional eight per cent being swathed or is ready to straight-cut. Both are right on track with the five-year average. Across the province, 15 per cent …

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Crops advance due to heat as farmers prepare for harvest

Crops around Lloydminster saw advancement this week due to the warmer weather. Producers have less than one per cent of the crop combined and one per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight-cut, which are both the same as the five-year average for this time of year. The northwest region had little rainfall between August 11th to 17th, …

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Wilton farmer shares experience facing abnormal farming season

One of Wilton’s local farmers is sharing his experience of being out in the field and preparing for harvest this year. Devon Walker, local agricultural producer in Wilton, said his farm had to adapt to the new regulations of COVID-19 while facing inconsistent amounts of rain this season. Walker oversees nearly 2,800 acres of land and has been working in …

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