It’s almost time for farmers to head out and begin their spring seeding. Dave Bishop is the director of the Alberta Wheat Commission and he also farms near Barons, Alberta. He outlined what the upcoming spring seeding season is going to look like for him.
“We ‘ll have our usual pulses, oilseeds and cereals and a little bit of forage. We’re not changing our rotation. It’s staying the same. As far as getting organized, it’s still a little damp, which is nice. It’s different than the last couple of years where it’s been pretty dry when we’ve gotten into spring. Mind you, the wind’s been blowing the last couple of days. So we’ll wait in a couple of weeks and see what the conditions are like. So probably two weeks away from seeding. We’re slowly getting all our equipment ready and so forth, making sure it’s all ready to go. And so today, not much wind. Today really warm. It’s kind of a beautiful day to be outside working, I’ll be honest. It’s really nice.”
According to Bishop, spring seeding for most farmers starts in the late spring or early summer.