Weather forecasting is a tricky business. It’s also a good news, bad news business. Drew Lerner is the perfect fit for that business. He’s very good at predicting weather patterns, and he’s such a nice guy that it helps take the edge off of any of the bad news. Drew Lerner owns and operates World… Read More

Predicting the weather in these parts is hard, predicting it accurately is harder, but delivering that forecast is sometimes the hardest part of all. Nobody likes to be the bearer of bad news. Try being a meteorologist delivering the forecast for “spring” on the prairies. Drew Lerner runs World Weather Incorporated, a weather information service… Read More

Ontario may not have had the spring snow that Alberta had, but most farmers aren’t in the fields just yet. Last years ideal conditions and big yields are still playing in the minds of farmers anxious to get in the fields. Honestly, it’s only mid April, but memories of that peak season do tend to… Read More

There is no doubt that this year farmers in the Red River Valley region of Manitoba will be watching water levels closely. An above average amount of snow this winter as well as runoff from upstream could mean trouble for anyone caught in the flood plains. A slow melt so far has helped brighten the… Read More

Last year proved to be a very interesting year for weather.  Eastern Canada had probably one of the most ideal growing seasons in history.  Western Canada suffered from the problems of dealing with heavy moisture and even drought in Northern Alberta.  I have been at several farm shows across the country this month and weather… Read More

CropWeek in Saskatoon is always a very informative week long trip. There were some definite themes and highlights that everyone could pull from the event. With the farm show and all the grower meetings happening in one city in one week, there is plenty to discuss and talk about.  Whether its the good the bad… Read More

By Shaun Haney Its official the harvest of 2010 that we feared appears to be here. Even though David Phillips may of thought we would be free of frost, it is cold and wet.  Is a hard frost next?  The low hanging fruit of harvesting the early seeded crops is gone and now farmers across the… Read More

I have had many different farmers comment on the potential impact of the Iceland volcano eruption on the weather patterns this year. Was there more of an impact than just cancelled flights in and out of Europe or has the extreme variable weather in 2010 been just a coincidence? Farmers love weather and drawing correlations… Read More

Have you ever heard the phrase the early bird gets the worm?  This year the early bird may have reseed….or maybe not.  It is probably to early to tell until the weather warms up but it is hard to be that patient.  For areas of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta that have been seeded the crops… Read More

If I had a dollar for every time I have heard about the fog 90 days ago causing all this spring time moisture I would be getting rather wealthy at this point.  For those of you that have never heard the prediction it goes as follows.  Ninety days after a fog you are guaranteed rain. … Read More

 

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