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      Tuesday, October 17, 2017

One year ago
Ninety-six per cent of the crop was seeded. Crops were emerging quickly and were in good condition.

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Seeding Progress
by Crop District

CD

June 9 2014

June 10 2013

1a

87

89

1b

91

95

2a

94

89

2b

89

96

3ase

97

95

3asw

91

92

3an

94

98

3bs

98

98

3bn

98

99

4a

98

99

4b

99

98

5a

90

98

5b

90

96

6a

87

97

6b

94

96

7a

99

97

7b

97

98

8a

92

98

8b

97

97

9ae

98

97

9aw

93

96

9b

92

97

Seeding is now 93 per cent complete in the province, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report. The five-year (2009-2013) seeding average for this time of year is 87 per cent. Relatively dry weather allowed many producers to return to the field to complete seeding.

The southwestern and west-central regions have 97 per cent of the crop seeded; the northeast 95 per cent; the northwest 92 per cent; the southeast 90 per cent and the east-central region 89 per cent.

Rainfall varied from trace amounts to well over two inches in some east-central areas. Provincially, topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 15 per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate and seven per cent short. Hay land and pasture moisture conditions are rated as nine per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate, seven per cent short and three per cent very short.

Cool weather has delayed crop development in many parts of the province. The majority of fall cereals are in the tillering to jointed stages of crop development, while most spring cereals are in the emerging to tillering stages. Pulse crops are emerging and in the vegetative stages, and flax crops are mostly in the pre-emergent or emerging crop stages. Canola and mustard crops are emerging or at the seedling stage of crop development.

Although most crops are in good condition, there is some damage from localized flooding, frost, hail, wind and insects such as flea beetles and cutworms. 

Farmers are busy completing seeding and controlling pests.


Seeding Progress in SK
Per cent seeded

All Crops

June 9, 2014

93

5 year avg.
(2009-2013)

87

June 10/13

96

June 4/12

91

June 6/11

79

June 10/10

70

June 8/09

99

10 year avg.
(2004-2013)

90

Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation - June 2014

Crop Insurance customers should note the following important dates:

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 9, 2014)

1A

87

1B

91

2A

94

2B

89

3ASE

97

Region average

90

five-year average
(2009-2013)

78

Ninety per cent of the crop is now seeded in the southeastern region, up from 71 per cent last week. The five-year (2009-2013) average for this time of year is 78 per cent. Dry weather allowed many producers to complete seeding operations, while others will be done soon. However, if warm weather does not arrive soon, some areas of the region will likely remain unseeded due to excess moisture.

Rainfall ranged from trace amounts to 33 mm in the Indian Head area. Since April 1, the Moose Jaw region has received 257 mm, the greatest amount for both the region and the province. Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are improving and are now rated as 20 per cent surplus, 79 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 11 per cent surplus, 88 per cent adequate and one per cent short. CDs 1A and 2A are reporting that 33 per cent and 22 per cent, respectively, of the cropland have surplus moisture at this time.

Cool weather is delaying crop development and many crops are at least a week behind their normal development for this time of year. High winds are delaying in-crop herbicide applications and many producers continue to spray for flea beetles and cutworms in canola. There are reports that some fields are being reseeded due to cutworms, flea beetles and localized flooding that has hindered crop emergence. Some areas received frost this past week but damage is minimal at this time. Overall growing conditions are good, although warm weather is needed to help crops develop. Hay land and pasture is looking good and producers will soon be haying. Farmers are busy completing seeding and controlling weeds.


Southwestern Saskatchewan

Crop District

% Seeded
(June 9, 2014)

3ASW

91

3AN

94

3BS

98

3BN

98

4A

98

4B

99

Region average

97

five-year average
(2009-2013)

90

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)

Producers in the region now have 97 per cent of the crop seeded, up from 86 per cent last week. The five-year (2009-2013) average for this time of year is 90 per cent. Those producers who have not wrapped up seeding should be finished by the weekend.

Rainfall in the area ranged from trace amounts to over 50 mm. The Limerick area received the most rain for the week, (52 mm) and since April 1 (195 mm). Some areas of the region are still in need of rain as topsoil conditions continue to deteriorate. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as three per cent surplus, 77 per cent adequate and 20 per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 66 per cent adequate, 22 per cent short and 12 per cent very short. The region is experiencing both excess moisture and drought stress as topsoil cropland moisture ranges from 17 per cent surplus in CD 3ASW to 65 per cent short in CD 4B. CD 4A is reporting that five per cent of cropland and 43 per cent of the hay land and pasture is very short topsoil moisture at this time. Pasture growth has stalled in these areas and plant development is well-behind normal.

Crop damage this week is attributed to localized flooding, hail, wind, drought and insects such as cutworms and flea beetles. Many areas received frost and there are some reports of alfalfa and canola being injured. Some producers continue to spray for flea beetles in later-seeded canola crops. In-crop herbicide is being applied as weather permits. Although most crops are in good condition, they are behind normal development for this time of year. Farmers are busy finishing seeding, controlling weeds and rolling pulses.


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 9, 2014)

5A

90

5B

90

6A

87

Region average

89

five-year average
(2009-2013)

82

Seeding has significantly advanced in the region, with 89 per cent of the crop now in the ground, up from 67 per cent last week. The five-year (2009-2013) average for this time of year is 82 per cent. Some fields are still wet and will likely remain unseeded if warm weather does not arrive soon.

The majority of the region received rain this past week, with the Goodeve area reporting 64 mm. The Bulyea area has the regional record for the most rain received since April 1 (205 mm). Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 27 per cent surplus and 73 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 20 per cent surplus, 79 per cent adequate and one per cent short. In CD 5A, 29 per cent of the cropland and 21 per cent of the hay land and pasture have surplus moisture. In CD 6A, 37 per cent of the cropland and 25 per cent of the hay land and pasture has surplus moisture at this time.

Most crops are well behind their normal developmental stages for this time of year thanks to the cool weather. Pastures and hay land are in good shape and haying will begin soon for some producers. Crop damage this week has been caused by localized flooding, frost, hail and wind. Some late-seeded canola crops are being sprayed for flea beetles. Nighttime temperatures dipped well below zero, and there are reports of some crop damage on canola and alfalfa. Farmers are busy finishing seeding, controlling weeds and picking rocks.


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 9, 2014)

6B

94

7A

99

7B

98

Region average

97

five-year average
(2009-2013)

94

Ninety-seven per cent of the crop is now in, up from 85 per cent last week. The five-year (2009-2013) average for this time of year is 94 per cent. Many producers have finished seeding and are now starting in-crop herbicide and fertilizer topdressing applications. Many producers in the region would welcome rain to help hasten crop development.

Rainfall in the region varied from trace amounts to 51 mm in the Landis area. The Sonningdale area continues to hold the regional record for the most rain received since April 1 (219 mm).

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as four per cent surplus, 85 per cent adequate and 11 per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as three per cent surplus, 87 per cent adequate and 10 per cent short. CD 7A is reporting that 30 per cent of the cropland and 34 per cent of the hay land and pasture is short topsoil moisture at this time.

Crops are behind in development  but are in good condition for the most part. Some areas are reporting damage from localized flooding, hail, wind and frost. Flea beetles continue to cause damage in canola, although spraying operations are slowing down. Weeds are becoming prevalent in many fields and in-crop herbicide applications are underway as weather permits. Cattlemen are branding and moving cattle to pastures that are nicely growing. Farmers are busy finishing seeding, rolling pulses, fixing fences and controlling weeds.


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 9, 2014)

8A

92

8B

97

9AE

98

Region average

95

five-year average
(2009-2013)

87

Seeding is wrapping up for most producers in the northeastern region. Ninety-five per cent of the crop is now in the ground, up significantly from 80 per cent last week. The five-year (2009-2013) average for this time of year is 87 per cent. Emerged crops are in good condition.

The region received varying amounts of rain this past week, with the Melfort area recording 19 mm. The Bruno area has the regional record for the most rain since April  (152 mm). Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 14 per cent surplus, 85 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus and 98 per cent adequate. CD 8B is reporting that 22 per cent of the cropland and 18 per cent of the hay land and pasture have surplus topsoil moisture at this time.

Cool weather continues and many crops are delayed. Warm and dry weather would be appreciated to help crops emerge and develop. Flea beetles caused the majority of crop damage this week and some producers continue to spray for them. In-crop herbicide applications are beginning as weather allows. Cattle continue to be moved to pastures that have ample growth. Farmers are busy finishing seeding, controlling pests, fixing fences and hauling grain.


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 9, 2014)

9AW

93

9B

92

Region average

92

five-year average
(2009-2013)

95

Significant progress was made again this week and producers now have 92 per cent of the crop seeded, up from 76 per cent last week. The five-year (2009-2013) average is 95 per cent. Cool and wet weather is hampering plant growth and many crops are behind normal developmental stages.

The Dorintosh area received the most rainfall for the week (36 mm) while the North Battleford area has received the most rainfall since April 1 (240 mm). Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 28 per cent surplus and 72 per cent adequate, while hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 14 per cent surplus and 86 per cent adequate. CD 9AW is reporting that 42 per cent of cropland has surplus topsoil moisture at this time.

Localized flooding and insects such as flea beetles have caused the majority of crop damage this week. Some producers are spraying for flea beetles in canola, while others are starting to make in-crop herbicide applications. Warm weather and some sun would be appreciated to help fields dry up and crops advance. Farmers are busy finishing seeding, fixing fences, hauling grain and controlling pests.


 

Crop Staging Tables

Fall Cereals

Tillering

Jointed

Shot blade

Heading

June 9 Prov. Avg.

52

35

7

6

Southeast

59

36

5

0

Southwest

24

39

18

19

East central

76

24

0

0

West central

45

35

20

0

Northeast

34

34

32

0

Northwest

27

40

31

2

Spring Cereals

Pre-emerge

Emerge

Tillering

Jointed

June 9 Prov. Avg.

20

55

24

1

Southeast

20

53

26

1

Southwest

14

55

30

1

East central

34

49

17

0

West central

19

61

18

2

Northeast

8

53

39

0

Northwest

24

65

8

3

Flax

Pre-emerge

Emerge

Seedling

June 9 Prov. Avg.

48

38

14

Southeast

48

33

19

Southwest

43

42

15

East central

58

36

6

West central

37

51

12

Northeast

19

79

2

Northwest

70

12

18

Canola & Mustard

Pre-emerge

Emerge

Seedling

Rosette

June 9 Prov. Avg.

24

50

24

2

Southeast

22

51

26

1

Southwest

9

45

42

4

East central

31

47

20

2

West central

17

50

29

4

Northeast

28

52

18

2

Northwest

27

54

19

0

Pulse Crops

Pre-emerge

Emerge

Vegetative

June 9 Prov. Avg.

8

57

35

Southeast

9

72

19

Southwest

8

50

42

East central

7

66

27

West central

8

57

35

Northeast

23

63

14

Northwest

8

49

43

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