Harvest at AdFarm

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Harvest at AdFarm

  1. 1. Harvest at AdFarm
  2. 2. On the way to the field we saw…
  3. 3. On the way to the field we saw…
  4. 4. On the way to the field we saw… Oh look! A field that is actually harvested
  5. 5. On the way to the field we saw… Ben, aren’t you a little old for these now??
  6. 6. Look yonder – the AdFarm field Ben, grew up somewhere over here on the horizon.
  7. 7. The East Side – High Ground
  8. 8. Looks pretty good from the road
  9. 9. Heavy swathes on the high ground This could be a 40 bushel crop
  10. 10. Note how tightly the swathes are tied into the stubble. These guys have farmed in the “suck and blow zone” for years
  11. 11. The pods are slightly weathered and the colour had degraded, but not too bad
  12. 12. A closer look at the colour of the pods
  13. 13. The sample – East High Ground Sample looks pretty good, odd green seed.
  14. 14. The sample – East High Ground Good even size, no visible frost damage
  15. 15. The sample – East High Ground
  16. 16. The sample – rolled out Grade - #1 Canola $463.30/tonne or $10.50/bushel
  17. 17. The West Side – Low Ground
  18. 18. West side looks great from the road too!!
  19. 19. Wow – look at those swathes This could be better than the east side
  20. 20. I’m a farmer in my truck getting pretty excited about my canola. Look at me farm…but
  21. 21. Something is not quite right about the colour …
  22. 22. The stubble sure is green down here
  23. 23. The swath looks dirty and is a darker shade… I should get out of my truck.
  24. 24. A closer look
  25. 25. The sample – West Low Ground Oh-oh, frost damage and green seed
  26. 26. The sample – West Low Ground Soft squishy seed, green and white seeds. Very few solid black.
  27. 27. The sample – West Low Ground
  28. 28. The sample – West Low Ground Grade - #3 Canola $413.30/tonne or $9.37/bushel
  29. 29. East Versus West – Swath Colour East West
  30. 30. East Versus West – Swath Colour East West
  31. 31. East Versus West – Sample West East
  32. 32. East Versus West – Sample East West
  33. 33. The sample – East versus West East West
  34. 34. The Implications – East versus West East West #1 Canola #3 Canola $463.30/tonne $413.30/tonne $10.50/bushel $9.37/bushel Yield estimate 40 Yield estimate 40 bushels bushels Gross Gross $420.00/acre $374.80/acre
  35. 35. WELCOME TO FARMING !!! Mother Nature just gave the AdFarm team a $45.20 per acre lesson Enrollment In her school was not optional
  36. 36. As we were leaving we saw… Many more unharvested fields
  37. 37. Interesting camera angles
  38. 38. Thank-you Graham Farms

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