Weather stalls harvest
It’s a tough time of year for farmers, especially when all they can do is sit and wait.
The recent wet weather has stalled farmers in the field and halted harvest. This combined with cooler temperatures has farmers waiting.
“As far as harvest, things are delayed,” said Fallon Sherlock, Land Care Coordinator for Kneehill County. ”I think many were at about 40 per cent and then the rain hit and now it is just playing the waiting game.”
She says at this point the cool weather isn’t threatening to most crops.
“I think if we get a warm October, I think we’ll be okay. We are at the mercy of Mother Nature,” she said. “Guys are saying we are at about 40 per cent.
“It’s that time of year where we are running into the equinox, and then the days are shorter than the nights. Evaporation is less week of decent weather to dry out,” he says.
So what do farmers do in the meantime?
“Primarily they fix