The “harvest from hell” of last year is going up in smoke for many farmers this spring as farmers across the province are taking the torch to unharvested fields.
The photos here show a blackened field edge before the main field was set ablaze. Using a quad and other off-road vehicles both saved time and made travel on wet areas easier.
In this case the wheat straw was destroyed, clearing the way for planting, but left behind so many wheat heads that are sure to haunt the following crops for some time.
Blackening the field will warm the soil and hopefully aid the drying process so farmers can get back on the land and take another try this season.
Photos: Jeannette Greaves