This Week in #Plant13 – Canada – April 30, 2013

Seeding and planting across Canada has not got off to a leaping start in 2013.  In the prairies it was snowing as late as yesterday while Ontario growers have been fighting their own version of poor spring planting conditions.

See this weeks US pictures of #plant13

It seems to that kind of year when you can go you better go.  Below is a collection of some pictures posted by Canadian farmers on Twitter the past couple days.  You can see in this picture sample that farmers are recieving their new planters and drills while others are still shoveling the sidewalk.  Some will make you smile while others will just shock you with all the white.

@rmlang it is getting on the truck and soon on its way. #plant13 #caseih…

— David Pickett (@Caserocks69) April 30, 2013

Tomorrow is May.Sigh.#Bummer #plant13…

— Andrew Butcher (@bufordtown) April 30, 2013

You know it’s been a slow start to the planting season when you find this on you planter. #plant13…

— Dave Van Damme (@meadowvale9141) April 30, 2013

#Plant13 has started for us! Bean planter is rolling before corn, choose the fields fit first not the crop!…

— Ann Vermeersch (@cheekyfarmgirl) April 28, 2013

West of Milestone Sk. #plant13…

— Dane Sharp (@Dane_Sharp) April 29, 2013


Getting some new iron home for when #plant13 resumes.…

— Kevin Campschroer (@farmboy542) April 30, 2013

We’re hoping to be in the fields by the weekend @precision_plant #ontag #precisionplanting #plant13

— Bob Devolder (@Bob_Devolder) April 30, 2013

Corn planting near Lindsey, Ontario. Too wet for the field. #mostimportantpass #plant13 #ontag #monosem…

— Brian Sieker (@BrianAtMonosem) April 30, 2013

I’m starting to feel like this actually happened #plant13…

— Shawn (@prettylakefarms) April 30, 2013

If you have any pictures that you want us to share in next weeks post, send them to [email protected] or tweet us at @realagriculture.  Good luck with planting this spring!!!!


Shaun Haney

Shaun grew up on a family seed farm in Southern Alberta. Haney Farms produces, conditions and retails wheat, barley, canola and corn seed. Shaun Haney is the founder of @shaunhaney


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