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Manitoba winter fertilizing ban back on until April

Posted by Flaman Agriculture Nov 20, 2015

Manitoba winter fertilizing ban back on

Posted Nov. 19th, 2015
Ag Canada

Snow’s arrival throughout Manitoba means no more extensions for the province’s farmers to apply winter fertilizer or manure.
The province said Thursday its second extension, which was to run until the end of the day, has been rescinded, and the winter nutrient application ban is in place effective immediately, given “recent snowfall accumulations.”
The winter nutrient application ban continues until midnight, April 10, 2016 — unless soils can support an earlier date next spring — and applies to all forms of nutrients, including livestock manure and inorganic fertilizer.
The province set up the ban in 2008 to prevent nutrients from being applied when the ground is frozen, to reduce nutrient loading in waterways through field runoff.
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Moldy Wheat Means Lowest Quality Winter Crop in USA in 17 Years

Posted by Flaman Agriculture Jul 29, 2015

Bloomberg is reporting that . . .

The quality of some of the first wheat harvested by U.S. farmers in 2015 is the worst in at least 17 years, according to one measure, following heavy rainfall across parts of the Midwest.

A report on Friday by U.S. Wheat Associates, a trade group, tracked the so-called falling number, a gauge of sprout damage in crops. The data was the worst since 1998, backing up comments from grain handlers about the condition of the soft-red winter wheat crop, which accounts for about a fifth of total domestic wheat output.

“It was the worst crop we’ve ever had because of the rain,” said Kim Holsapple, grain manager for Total Grain Marketing in Effingham, Illinois, which operates about 30 elevators in the state. “The wheat we’re getting in now is just nothing but feed quality.”


Farmers will produce 393 million bushels of the soft-red winter variety this year, down 14 percent from 2014, according to government forecasts. While the most recent government estimate is for total U.S. wheat production to reach a three-year high, the state of the winter crop shows how quickly the outlook for crops can worsen because of adverse weather.

Full story at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-27/moldy-wheat-means-lowest-quality-winter-crop-in-17-years

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Canola replating may hinder winter wheat seeding

Posted by Flaman Agriculture Jul 20, 2015

CNS is reporting that . . .

With canola as the preferred stubble choice into which to seed winter wheat in Western Canada, it’s possible farmers will run into problems seeding this fall due to vast canola reseeding in early June.

“The crop insurance said there was over a million acres reseeded (in Manitoba), and when you reseed, unless you were very early when you started, that’s going to put the crop back,” said Jake Davidson, executive director of Winter Cereals Canada.

“If the canola is not off in time, it’s going to get in our way a bit as far as the seeding of the winter wheat goes.”

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Winter is Coming Snowmobile Trailer Sale

Posted by Steve Whittington Sep 24, 2012

The end of September is close, and every year at Flaman Trailers we review excess stock we have from the previous year and discount our snowmobile trailers. 

All 10 locations have inventory to move, and all inventory is available at all locations (pending shipping).  The discounts are deep and the sale will not last long.  While there is not every choice you would want (you will have to wait for the new 2013 models for that) there is a lot of choice.
Here are some examples:
  • 20’ enclosed steel-framed Summit Series sled trailer with heat
  • 26’ all aluminum enclosed NashCar Rage snowmobile trailers
  • 20’ two-tone XR Series enclosed sled trailer
  • 12’ single axle two-place enclosed all aluminum NashCar Rage snowmobile trailer
  • Plus 12’ aluminum and steel open deck sled trailers and 10’ steel and aluminum tilt sled trailers 
Winter is coming and these units are starting to move fast, but unlike winter these deals will not last long. Hurry in to your local dealer!
Click here to see product details and photos.

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Snow = Savings

Posted by Steve Whittington Jan 17, 2012

Well, we finally have snow!

It's actually looking like winter now in many parts of Saskatchewan and Alberta. This is good news for snowmobilers, who can finally get out on the trails and have some fun. And the snow is good news if you're looking to buy a trailer. At Flaman Trailers, we're celebrating the snowfall by passing on some great savings to you on snowmobile trailers.
You need a trailer to get to where you can go sledding. You may need one for storing your sleds. Currently there are sales, clearance items and manufacturer rebates on trailers. Now is really the best time to buy.
Check our website for deals or call your local dealership. You will not be disappointed. Visit http://www.flaman.com/trailers/Snowmobile-Trailers/

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Gearing up for another winter in Western Canada

Posted by Flaman Grain Cleaning Dec 14, 2011

Another winter is among us! Combines are put away, fall work is done (we hope), and the cows are coming home. Here at Flaman we are looking forward to another grain cleaning season. I am really looking forward to getting on the road to see as many people as possible that are cleaning, or are thinking about cleaning their own grain. After an above average harvest in most areas of Saskatchewan and Alberta there is one thing on most people’s mind, Ergot. There was a number of ergot issues ranging from North Battleford all the way to Edmonton and as far south as Medicine Hat. This means busy times for Colour Sorters in Saskatchewan and Alberta. At Flaman Grain Cleaning and Handling we are offering free colour sorter demos where you can bring in your own sample and watch the Satake Colour Sorter do its’ magic! The Western Canadian Crop Production Show is back in Saskatoon from January 9th – 12th, 2012. I will be making my way down the Yellowhead to Edmonton on January 11th – 13th, 2012 for the Alberta Seed Cleaning convention taking place at the Westin Hotel. This is a first time show for myself and I am very excited to see the people behind the Co-op Seed Cleaning Plants of Alberta. Christmas is coming fast so make sure to get that Christmas shopping done and have a very safe and happy holiday season!

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