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       Sunday, October 22, 2017

One year ago
Producers had 83 per cent of the crop seeded. More than 100 mm of rain fell in the Radville and Coronach areas.

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Seeding Progress by Crop District

CD

June 2/14

June 3/13

1a

56

73

1b

75

74

2a

84

70

2b

66

75

3ase

93

76

3asw

85

83

3an

83

85

3bs

87

94

3bn

95

93

4a

88

98

4b

91

88

5a

72

78

5b

71

87

6a

60

85

6b

75

82

7a

95

86

7b

85

92

8a

78

85

8b

79

86

9ae

85

94

9aw

83

90

9b

69

88

According to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report, 78 per cent of the crop is now seeded.  This is slightly ahead of the five-year (2009-2013) average of 76 per cent.  Rain continues to delay seeding progress for many producers and warm and dry weather is needed for seeding to be completed.

Seeding Progress in SK
Per cent seeded

All Crops

June 2, 2014

78

5 year avg. 
(2009-2013)

76

June 3/13

83

May 28/12

74

May 30/11

70

June 3/10

59

June 1/09

95

10 year avg.
(2004-2013)

81

The southwestern region has 86 per cent of the crop seeded; the west-central region 85 per cent; the northeast 80 per cent; the northwest 76 per cent; the southeast 71 per cent; and the east-central region 67 per cent.  Eighty eight per cent of durum and field peas; 84 per cent of spring wheat; 79 per cent of lentils; 76 per cent of canola; 66 per cent of barley; 56 per cent of flax; and 46 per cent of mustard are now seeded. 

There was heavy rainfall in many areas with some east-central regions reporting over three inches.  Across the province topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 19 per cent surplus, 77 per cent adequate and four per cent short.  Hay land and pasture moisture conditions are rated as 12 per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate, six per cent short and one per cent very short.

The majority of emerged crops are in good condition, although there is some damage from localized flooding, hail, wind and insects such as flea beetles.

Farmers are busy seeding, spraying and controlling pests.

  Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation - June 2014

Crop Insurance customers should note the following important dates:

Full yield loss coverage on winter wheat and fall rye, which is to be grazed and/or cut for feed, becomes effective on June 10.

The deadline for seeding potatoes is June 10 for processing and table varieties and June 15 for seed varieties.

Establishment Benefit claims are to be submitted by June 20 as are claims for crops that fail to establish due to gopher damage.

Full yield loss coverage for established spring and fall seeded crops begins on June 21.

Seeded Acreage Reports and Stored Grain Declarations must be submitted by June 25.

The deadline to submit Unseeded Acreage claims is also June 25.  Claims must be registered with your local Crop Insurance office.

For honey producers enrolled in Crop Insurance, June 25 is the deadline to submit the Hive Reporting form and Stored Honey Report.  This is also the deadline to endorse overwintering insurance for the Bee Mortality Insurance Pilot Program.

The deadline to seed greenfeed crops covered by forage insurance is June 30, with all establishment and gopher damage claims on greenfeed to be submitted by this date.


Southeastern Saskatchewan (Crop District 1 - Carnduff, Estevan, Redvers, Moosomin and Kipling areas; Crop District 2 - Weyburn, Milestone, Moose Jaw, Regina and Qu'Appelle areas; Crop District 3ASE - Radville and Lake Alma areas)

Southeastern Saskatchewan

 Crop District

% seeded
(June 2, 2014)

1A

56

1B

75

2A

84

2B

66

3ASE

93

Region average

71

five-year averag
e (2009-2013)

67

Heavy rain in much of the region is delaying seeding progress for producers in the southeast. 71 per cent of the crop is now seeded, up from 58 per cent last week. The five-year (2009-2013) average for this time of year is 67 per cent.

Warm and dry weather is needed for producers to complete seeding. At this time 77 per cent of the field peas and durum, 74 per cent of the spring wheat, 72 per cent of the canola, 63 per cent of the lentils, 62 per cent of the flax, 55 per cent of the barley, 48 per cent of the oats, 39 per cent of the soybeans, 38 per cent of the mustard and 34 per cent of the canary seed are now seeded. 

Rainfall in the region ranged from small amounts to 71 mm in the Radville area. The Moose Jaw region has received 237 mm of rain since April 1, the greatest amount for both the region and the province. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 40 per cent surplus and 60 per cent adequate while hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 33 per cent surplus and 67 per cent adequate. CDs 1A and 2A are reporting that 61 per cent and 69 per cent of the cropland have surplus moisture at this time.

Although emerged crops are mostly in good condition, development is delayed and weeds are emerging. Pre-seed and post-seed herbicide applications are continuing and some producers are now spraying for flea beetles in canola. The majority of crop damage this week was caused by excess moisture, wind and insects. Farmers are busy seeding, controlling pests and picking rocks.


Southwestern Saskatchewan (Crop District 3ASW - Coronach, Assiniboia and Ogema areas; Crop District 3AN - Gravelbourg, Mossbank, Mortlach and Central Butte areas; Crop District 3B - Kyle, Swift Current , Shaunavon and Ponteix areas; Crop District 4 - Consul, Maple Creek and Leader areas)

Southwestern Saskatchewan

Crop District

% Seeded
(June 2, 2014)

3ASW

85

3AN

83

3BS

87

3BN

95

4A

88

4B

91

Region average

86

five-year average
(2009-2013)

79

86 per cent of the seeding is completed in the southwest, up from 80 per cent last week. The five-year (2009-2013) average for this time of year is 79 per cent. Some areas of the region had rain last week which helped crop development while others are dealing with excess moisture and wet field conditions. Seeding will conclude by the weekend for many producers.

At this time 94 per cent of the durum, 90 per cent of the spring wheat and field peas, 89 per cent of the canola, 85 per cent of the lentils, 64 per cent of the flax, 69 per cent of the barley, 50 per cent of the chickpeas, 48 per cent of the mustard, 47 per cent of the oats, 46 per cent of the canary seed and 22 per cent of the soybeans have been seeded.

The majority of the region received large amounts of rainfall this week. The Tyner area reported the greatest amount (57 mm) for the week, while the Coderre area has received the greatest amount since April 1 (156 mm). Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as nine per cent surplus, 79 per cent adequate and 12 per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 75 per cent adequate, 20 per cent short and four per cent very short. Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland range from 34 per cent surplus in CD 3AN to 35 per cent short in CDs 4A and 4B. CD 4B is also reporting that 80 per cent of the hay land and pasture is short topsoil moisture at this time. There are reports that crop, pasture and hay development has stalled in some areas of the region due to lack of moisture. Some ranchers are concerned about potential feed shortages if rain is not received soon. 

Overall plant development has been slow; however, the majority of crops are in good condition. In-crop herbicide applications are underway and some producers are spraying for flea beetles in canola crops. Some winter cereal fields that had damage from winterkill are being re-seeded. Storms brought high winds, hail and flooding to some areas. There are reports of damaged buildings and washed-out roads. Farmers are busy finishing seeding, controlling weeds and moving cattle.


East-Central Saskatchewan (Crop District 5 - Melville, Yorkton, Cupar, Kamsack, Foam Lake, Preeceville and Kelvington areas; Crop District 6A - Lumsden, Craik, Watrous and Clavet areas)

East-central Saskatchewan

Crop District

% Seeded
(June 2, 2014)

5A

72

5B

71

6A

60

Region average

67

five-year averag
(2009-2013)

68

Seeding is advancing in the region and 67 per cent of the crop is now in the ground, up from 52 per cent last week. The five-year (2009-2013) average for this time of year is 68 per cent. Fields remain wet and there are concerns that some land will not be seeded this year due to excess moisture.

75 per cent of the spring wheat, 74 per cent of the canola, 73 per cent of the field peas, 67 per cent of the lentils, 49 per cent of the barley, 47 per cent of the oats, 37 per cent of the durum, 36 per cent of the flax, 24 per cent of the soybeans, 15 per cent of the mustard, seven per cent of the canary seed and three per cent of the chickpeas have been seeded.

Heavy rainfall throughout the region was received this week, delaying further seeding progress and pest control applications. The Bethune area received 76 mm of rain while the Craik area has received the greatest amount of rain since April 1 (199 mm). Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 22 per cent surplus and 78 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as eight per cent surplus, 91 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Topsoil moisture conditions continue to worsen in parts of CD 6A as 40 per cent of the cropland and 18 per cent of the hay land and pasture have surplus moisture at this time.

Crops that have emerged are in good condition but are significantly delayed in some areas. Producers are spraying for flea beetles in early seeded canola as economic thresholds have been reached. Crop damage at this time is mainly due to excess moisture, hail and high winds. Warm and dry weather will be needed to dry fields and complete seeding. Farmers are busy seeding, controlling weeds, picking rocks and fixing fences.


West-Central Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 6B - Hanley, Outlook, Loreburn, Saskatoon and Arelee areas; Crop District 7A - Rosetown, Kindersley, Eston, Major; CD 7B - Kerrobert, Macklin, Wilkie and Biggar areas)

West-central Saskatchewan

Crop District

% Seeded
(June 2, 2014)

6B

75

7A

95

7B

85

Region average

85

five-year averag
(2009-2013)

83

Seeding is quickly advancing in the region and many producers will be concluding in the next few days. 85 per cent of the crop is seeded, significantly up from 68 per cent last week. The five-year (2009-2013) average for this time of year is 83 per cent. Many producers in the region could use rain to hasten crop development.  

99 per cent of the field peas, 91 per cent of the durum, 89 per cent of the spring wheat, 83 per cent of the barley and lentils, 81 per cent of the canola, 75 per cent of the canary seed, 53 per cent of the flax, 48 per cent of the oats, 47 per cent of the mustard and six per cent of the chickpeas have been seeded. 

Rainfall this week ranged from trace amounts to 38 mm in the Outlook area. The Sonningdale area continues to lead the region with the greatest amount of rainfall received since April 1 (188 mm). Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as seven per cent surplus, 89 per cent adequate and four per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus, 94 per cent adequate and four per cent short. CD 7A is reporting that 11 per cent of the cropland and 13 per cent of the hay land and pasture is short topsoil moisture at this time.

Emerged crops are in good condition and in-crop spraying will begin shortly for many producers. Pasture growth continues to be slow in some areas, although cattle are being moved. There are reports of high flea beetle populations in some areas of the region and producers are spraying to control them. Crop damage this week is mainly due to hail, localized excess moisture and a light frost received early in the week. Farmers are busy seeding, controlling weeds and rolling pulses.


Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop District 8 - Hudson Bay, Tisdale, Melfort, Carrot River, Humboldt, Kinistino, Cudworth and Aberdeen areas; Crop District 9AE - Prince Albert, Choiceland and Paddockwood areas)

Northeastern Saskatchewan

Crop District

% Seeded
(June 2, 2014)

8A

78

8B

79

9AE

85

Region average

80

five-year averag
(2009-2013)

80

Significant seeding progress was made again this week as 80 per cent of the crop is now seeded in the region, up from 59 per cent last week. The five-year (2009-2013) average for this time is also 80 per cent. Many producers will be done seeding in the next week while others will be delayed due to wet field conditions.

At this time 93 per cent of the spring wheat, 88 per cent of the field peas, 77 per cent of the barley, 75 per cent of the oats, 73 per cent of the canola, 68 per cent of the flax, 27 per cent of the canary seed and 20 per cent of the lentils have been seeded. 

The Prince Albert region received the most rain this week (38 mm) while the Humboldt area has received the greatest amount since April 1 (144 mm). Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 14 per cent surplus, 77 per cent adequate and nine per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as nine per cent surplus, 83 per cent adequate, five per cent short and three per cent very short.

Some producers are spraying for flea beetles in canola as economic thresholds have been reached. Crop damage this week was primarily caused by localized flooding and wind. Emerged crops are in good condition but are delayed in development. Warm weather is needed to dry fields and advance crop, hay and pasture growth. Farmers are busy seeding, controlling weeds, picking rocks and moving cattle.


Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop District 9AW - Shellbrook, North Battleford, Big River and Hafford areas; Crop District 9B - Meadow Lake, Turtleford, Pierceland, Maidstone and Lloydminster areas)

Northwestern Saskatchewan

Crop District

% Seeded
(June 2, 2014)

9AW

83

9B

69

Region average

76

five-year averag
(2009-2013)

88

Despite wet fields and rainy weather in some areas, seeding progress continues. 76 per cent of the crop is now in the ground, trailing the five-year (2009-2013) average of 88 per cent. This is up from 60 per cent last week. 87 per cent of the spring wheat, 82 per cent of the field peas, 72 cent of the canola, 71 per cent of the barley, 53 per cent of the oats and 15 per cent of the flax is now seeded.

Rainfall in the region ranged from nil to 44 mm in the Rapid View area. The North Battleford area has received the greatest amount of rain in the region since April 1 (216 mm). Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 18 per cent surplus and 82 per cent adequate, while hay land and pasture are rated as 12 per cent surplus and 88 per cent adequate. CD 9B is reporting that 20 per cent of the cropland has surplus topsoil moisture at this time.

Emerged crops are delayed but are mostly in good condition. Localized flooding and wind have caused the most crop damage this week. Some producers are spraying for flea beetles in canola. Warm and dry weather is needed to advance crops and dry fields.  Farmers are busy seeding, controlling weeds and fixing fences.


SK (provincial) Crop Conditions - June 2, 2014

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

16

11

18

22

13

18

25

% good

55

68

72

68

78

74

65

% fair

20

19

9

9

8

7

10

% poor

9

2

1

1

1

1

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

17

19

14

20

21

19

9

% good

72

68

73

74

69

71

90

% fair

8

12

13

6

9

10

1

% poor

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

% very poor

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

Southeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

18

21

31

27

10

24

47

% good

52

55

52

56

60

58

53

% fair

17

21

15

17

29

16

0

% poor

12

3

2

0

1

2

0

% very poor

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

20

29

4

15

27

19

0

% good

70

50

94

78

54

63

0

% fair

6

21

2

7

17

18

100

% poor

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

% very poor

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

Southwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

15

1

20

22

7

26

0

% good

63

78

75

72

88

70

80

% fair

21

17

4

5

4

3

20

% poor

1

4

1

1

1

1

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

3

17

14

0

21

15

9

% good

87

75

70

100

70

76

90

% fair

10

5

16

0

8

8

1

% poor

0

3

0

0

1

1

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

East-central

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

13

36

11

20

7

13

60

% good

51

34

72

71

79

76

37

% fair

25

30

16

5

14

11

3

% poor

11

0

1

4

0

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

22

11

17

50

26

38

0

% good

70

73

54

50

57

52

90

% fair

8

15

29

0

15

5

10

% poor

0

1

0

0

2

5

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

West-central

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

0

8

19

16

21

16

5

% good

82

81

77

71

75

80

74

% fair

18

11

4

13

4

4

21

% poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

27

21

19

N/A

22

21

0

% good

60

73

76

N/A

72

72

100

% fair

13

6

5

N/A

6

7

0

% poor

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

0

Northeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

80

N/A

13

42

18

19

0

% good

18

N/A

78

49

79

78

92

% fair

2

N/A

6

4

2

2

8

% poor

0

N/A

2

3

1

1

0

% very poor

0

N/A

1

2

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

13

14

0

65

10

17

N/A

% good

58

75

100

20

56

65

N/A

% fair

25

10

0

8

33

8

N/A

% poor

4

1

0

5

1

8

N/A

% very poor

0

0

0

2

0

2

N/A

Northwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

0

0

15

N/A

13

16

N/A

% good

99

98

84

N/A

85

82

N/A

% fair

1

2

1

N/A

2

2

N/A

% poor

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

N/A

% very poor

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

N/A

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

30

20

N/A

N/A

21

0

N/A

% good

70

72

N/A

N/A

78

100

N/A

% fair

0

8

N/A

N/A

1

0

N/A

% poor

0

0

N/A

N/A

0

0

N/A

% very poor

0

0

N/A

N/A

0

0

N/A

 

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