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Crop Report for the Period August 22 to 28, 2017 | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

Relatively warm and dry weather has allowed producers to continue making good time with harvest, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report. Twenty-six per cent of the crop is now in the bin, well ahead of the five year (2012-2016) average for this time of year of 16 per cent combined. Twenty-four per cent of the crop is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Harvest is most advanced in the southwestern region, where 49 per cent of the crop is now combined. The southeastern region has 37 per cent combined, the west-central region 23 per cent and the east-central region 14 per cent. The northeastern region has four per cent combined, while the northwestern region has five per cent of the crop in the bin.

Ninety-eight per cent of fall rye and winter wheat, 76 per cent of lentils, 74 per cent of field peas, 42 per cent of mustard, 32 per cent of durum, 26 per cent of barley, 21 per cent of triticale, 14 per cent of spring wheat and 10 per cent of canola have now been combined. Eighteen per cent of soybeans, seven per cent of oats and chickpeas, two per cent of canary seed and one per cent of flax have been combined. Thirty-nine per cent of canola and 25 per cent of spring wheat and mustard are swathed or ready to straight-cut.

The majority of the province received little to no rainfall this past week; the highest rainfall for the week (10 mm) was reported in the Rama area. The Pierceland area still holds record for the most rainfall in the province since April 1 at 543 mm.

Crop Report for the Period August 22 to 28, 2017 | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan Agriculture SouthWest Saskatchewan  Crops

With the warm temperatures and lack of rainfall this past week, topsoil moisture conditions continue to deteriorate. Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as one per cent surplus, 26 per cent adequate, 44 per cent short and 29 per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 20 per cent adequate, 37 per cent short and 42 per cent very short.

The majority of crop damage this past week is attributed to lack of moisture, insects and strong winds. Producers continue to scout for insects such as bertha armyworm in canola.

Producers are busy combining, desiccating crops and hauling bales and grain.

SaskPower received seven reports of farm machinery coming into contact with power equipment last week, bringing the total in August to 19. SaskPower reminds producers to be aware of their surroundings at all times. More safety information is available at www.saskpower.com/safety.

A complete Crop Report is available at http://www.publications.gov.sk.ca/redirect.cfm?p=86868&i=101019.

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Source: Crop Report for the Period August 22 to 28, 2017 | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

CROP REPORT FOR THE PERIOD AUGUST 15 TO 21, 2017

A relatively warm and dry week allowed many producers to continue with harvest operations, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report.  Fourteen per cent of the crop is now in the bin, well ahead of the five year (2012-2016) average of eight per cent for this time.  Fifteen per cent of the crop is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Harvest is most advanced in the southwest, where 30 per cent of the crop is now combined.  The southeastern region has 23 per cent combined, the west-central region 11 per cent and the east-central region four per cent.  Both the northeastern and northwestern regions have one per cent of the crop in the bin.  If the weather co-operates, the majority of producers in the province expect to be in the field by the end of the month.

Ninety-two per cent of fall rye, 83 per cent of winter wheat, 57 per cent of lentils, 54 per cent of field peas, 14 per cent of durum and two per cent of canola have been combined.  Eighteen per cent of canola and 14 per cent of mustard have been swathed.

The majority of the province received little to no rainfall this past week, although the Pierceland area reported 89 mm.  Many areas in the northwest are saturated and field access will be an issue.

CROP REPORT FOR THE PERIOD AUGUST 15 TO 21, 2017 Agriculture SouthWest Saskatchewan  Crops

With the warm temperatures and lack of rain this past week, topsoil moisture conditions have worsened.  Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as one per cent surplus, 32 per cent adequate, 40 per cent short and 27 per cent very short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 26 per cent adequate, 35 per cent short and 38 per cent very short.

The majority of crop damage this past week is attributed to hail, strong winds, localized flooding and lack of moisture.  Producers continue to scout for insects, such as bertha armyworms in canola.

Producers are busy combining, desiccating crops and hauling bales and grain.

SaskPower has received 12 reports of farm machinery coming in contact with power lines in August, with four reports being received last week.  SaskPower urges anyone who has come in contact with electricity to seek medical attention immediately, even if there are no signs of injury.

For a complete copy of the Crop Report, visit http://www.publications.gov.sk.ca/redirect.cfm?p=86699&i=100772.

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Via: http://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2017/august/24/crop-report

Crop Report for the Period July 25 to 31, 2017 | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

Harvest is underway for some producers in the south, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report.  Less than one per cent of the provincial crop has been combined, while slightly more than one per cent is ready to straight-cut.

Forty-seven per cent of fall rye, six per cent of winter wheat, two per cent of lentils and one per cent of field peas are now in the bin.  Many pulse crops in southern and central areas are being desiccated.  Reported yields so far range from average to well below average, depending on field and moisture conditions.

Most of the province received little to no rain this past week, although the Glaslyn area reported 38 mm over the weekend.  Many areas remain very dry and will need significant rain to fill crops and replenish topsoil moisture.  For some producers in the south, crops are rapidly drying down and any rainfall now will come too late to be of benefit.

Topsoil moisture conditions have worsened with the lack of rain and high temperatures.  Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as one per cent surplus, 29 per cent adequate, 41 per cent short and 29 per cent very short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 23 per cent adequate, 40 per cent short and 36 per cent very short.  In most of the south along the U.S. and Alberta borders, 100 per cent of cropland, hay land and pasture is short to very short topsoil moisture.

Crops are ripening quickly in many areas and most range from poor to good condition.

Crop Report for the Period July 25 to 31, 2017 | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan Agriculture  Crops

Crop damage this week is mainly attributed to hot temperatures, hail, localized flooding, strong winds and lack of rain.  There are many reports of insects such as aphids, diamondback moths and grasshoppers.

Haying is wrapping up for many livestock producers and yields remain significantly lower than normal.

Pasture conditions are currently rated as one per cent excellent, 18 per cent good, 32 per cent fair, 31 per cent poor and 18 per cent very poor.

Producers are getting ready for harvest, scouting for pests and finishing haying operations.

For the complete crop report, visit http://publications.gov.sk.ca/documents/20/100160-Crop%20Report%20July%2025%20to%2031_colour.pdf.

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Source: Crop Report for the Period July 25 to 31, 2017 | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

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