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       Monday, October 23, 2017

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Seeding was nearly complete at 98 per cent and crops were in fair to excellent condition. Heavy rain was received in much of the province.

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Seeding Progress in SK
Per cent seeded

All Crops

June 16, 2014

95

5 year avg. (2009-2013)

90

June 17/13

98

June 11/12

96

June 13/11

82

June 17/10

76

June 15/09

99

10 year avg. (2004-2013)

94

SK Crop Development - June 16

  % Ahead % Normal % Behind
Fall Cereals

0

57

43

Spring Cereals

1

46

53

Oilseeds

1

43

56

Pulse Crops

1

52

47

Despite another week of cool and rainy weather, producers now have 95 per cent of the crop seeded according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report. The five-year (2009-2013) seeding average for this time of year is 90 per cent.

The southwestern, west-central and northwestern regions have nearly completed seeding. The northeastern region has 97 per cent seeded, the east-central region 93 per cent and the southeastern region 91 per cent. The majority of pulses, cereals and oilseeds are now in the ground with some greenfeed crops still requiring seeding in some areas.  

A large amount of the province received rain and many areas reported well over two inches. Provincially, topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 18 per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate and four per cent short. Hay land and pasture moisture conditions are rated as 10 per cent surplus, 85 per cent adequate, four per cent short and one per cent very short.

Cool weather continues to delay crop development in many parts of the province. Fifty-seven per cent of the fall cereals and 52 per cent of the pulses are at their normal developmental stages; 53 per cent of the spring cereals and 56 per cent of the oilseeds are behind their normal developmental stages. Crop damage this week is attributed to localized flooding, frost, hail and insects including flea beetles, cutworms and wireworms. The majority of crops are in fair to excellent condition.

Farmers are busy completing seeding, controlling pests and getting ready for haying.


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)

SE SK Crop Development - June 16

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

49

51

Spring Cereals

4

30

66

Oilseeds

4

28

68

Pulse Crops

8

25

67

Little seeding progress was made this week due to cool and wet conditions. Ninety-one per cent of the crop is now seeded in the southeast which is up from 90 per cent last week. The five-year (2009-2013) average for this time of year is 81 per cent. Some fields will remain unseeded this year due to excess moisture; however, some producers hope to seed greenfeed crops if field conditions and time permit. 

The majority of the region received rain with the Indian Head area recording 54 mm. Since April 1, the Moose Jaw region has received 295 mm which is the greatest amount for both the region and the province. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 24 per cent surplus and 76 per cent adequate while hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 14 per cent surplus and 86 per cent adequate. CDs 1A, 1B and 2B are reporting that 34 per cent, 26 per cent and 29 per cent of the cropland has surplus moisture at this time while 21 per cent of the hay land and pasture in CD 1A has surplus topsoil moisture.   

Most crops are in fair to excellent condition. However, there was some damage from localized flooding, wind and insects such as wireworms, cutworms and flea beetles. Weed control efforts are underway, although the rain has delayed spraying in many areas. Cool weather continues to delay crop development and the majority of crops are either at or behind their normal stages of development. Warm and dry weather is needed to dry fields and for crops to develop.  

Farmers are busy completing seeding and controlling weeds.

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)

SW SK Crop Development - June 16

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

69

31

Spring Cereals

0

58

42

Oilseeds

0

53

47

Pulse Crops

0

60

40

Seeding has nearly wrapped up in the region for the majority of producers, although some greenfeed crops may still be seeded if weather conditions permit. Haying operations should begin soon for many producers.  

Rain this week was welcomed by most producers because some fields, hay land and pasture were quite dry. However, the rain has also delayed spraying operations in much of the region. The Bengough area received 60 mm this week while the Limerick area continues to report the greatest rainfall amount received since April 1 (256 mm). Topsoil moisture conditions are improving for much of the region. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 11 per cent surplus, 84 per cent adequate and five per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as four per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate, 11 per cent short and four per cent very short. CD 4A is reporting that 13 per cent of both cropland topsoil moisture and hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is very short at this time.   

The majority of crops are in fair to excellent condition with most crops at or behind their normal developmental stages for this time of year. Warm weather is needed to help crops, hay land and pasture grow. Crop damage this week is attributed to localized flooding, frost, hail, wind, drought, diseases and insects. Some producers are continuing to spray for flea beetles and cutworms on later-seeded canola.  

Farmers are busy controlling weeds, hauling grain and picking rocks.

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)

EC SK Crop Development - June 16

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

56

44

Spring Cereals

0

34

66

Oilseeds

0

39

61

Pulse Crops

1

48

51

Despite the excess moisture, seeding operations continued this week for some producers in the region. Ninety-three per cent of the crop is now in the ground, ahead of the five-year (2009-2013) average of 87 per cent. Many fields will remain unseeded due to wet conditions, although some producers may still seed some greenfeed crops if time and weather permit.  

Large amounts of rain were received again this week with the Rhein area recording 48 mm. Since April 1, the Craik area has received 245 mm, the most rainfall for the region. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions continue to deteriorate for some areas and are now rated as 39 per cent surplus and 61 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 31 per cent surplus and 69 per cent adequate. CD 6A is reporting that 42 per cent of the cropland and 32 per cent of the hay land and pasture has surplus topsoil moisture at this time. Like many areas in the province, warm and dry weather is needed for fields to dry and crops to develop.

Most crops are in fair to excellent condition but are either at or behind their normal developmental stages. Crop damage this week is attributed to localized flooding, frost, hail and insects such as flea beetles, wireworms and cutworms. Some emerged crops are yellowing due to excess moisture. Wet conditions and high winds are causing spraying operations to be delayed and there are many reports of equipment stuck in muddy fields.

Farmers are busy finishing seeding and controlling weeds.

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)

WC SK Crop Development - June 16

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

5

59

36

Spring Cereals

0

49

51

Oilseeds

0

50

50

Pulse Crops

0

55

45

Producers in the west-central region are nearly done seeding for the year. Warm weather and some rain showers are now needed to hasten crop maturity. Some producers are starting to get equipment ready for haying.

Rainfall in the region varied from trace amounts to 26 mm in the Loreburn area. The Sonningdale area continues to lead the region with the greatest amount of rainfall received since April 1 (226 mm). Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus, 82 per cent adequate and 16 per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as three per cent surplus, 86 per cent adequate, eight per cent short and three per cent very short. CD 7A continues to report that 30 per cent of the cropland and 34 per cent of the hay land and pasture is short topsoil moisture at this time. CD 7B is also reporting that 18 per cent of cropland is short topsoil moisture.

Most crops are either at or behind their normal developmental stages for this time of year and are in fair to excellent condition. Cool weather has hindered plant growth in many pastures and rain is needed to help them grow. Insects and disease were the cause of the majority of damage this week. Spraying operations are underway as time and weather permit.

Farmers are busy finishing seeding, controlling pests and hauling grain.

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)

NE SK Crop Development - June 16

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

45

55

Spring Cereals

0

64

36

Oilseeds

0

60

40

Pulse Crops

0

81

19

Seeding is nearing completion in the region as producers now have 97 per cent of the crop in the ground which is well ahead of the five-year (2009-2013) average of 89 per cent. For some producers, rain this week was welcomed although some fields remain wet.

The Garrick area received 58 mm of rain while the Humboldt area recorded the greatest amount of rain since April 1 (177 mm). Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 16 per cent surplus and 84 per cent adequate while hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus and 98 per cent adequate. CD 8B is reporting that 28 per cent of the cropland has surplus topsoil moisture at this time.

Spraying operations are underway as weather permits and some producers are spraying for cutworms in canola crops. The majority of crops are in fair to excellent condition and are either at or behind their normal developmental stages. There are reports of a light frost that damaged some crops; however, plants are expected to grow through the damage. Other causes of crop damage this week include localized flooding and wind.

Farmers are busy finishing seeding, controlling pests 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)

NW SK Crop Development - June 16

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

94

6

Spring Cereals

0

45

55

Oilseeds

0

45

55

Pulse Crops

0

53

47

Seeding has wrapped up for most producers in the region although there may be some greenfeed crops seeded in some areas. Many producers are getting ready for haying operations

Rainfall this week ranged from trace amounts to 26 mm in the Pierceland area. Since April 1, the Hafford area has reported 249 mm which is the greatest amount for the region. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as six per cent surplus and 94 per cent adequate while hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as one per cent surplus and 99 per cent adequate.

Cool weather continues to delay plant development and most crops are either at or behind their normal stages of development for this time of year. Overall, crops are in fair to excellent condition but warm weather would help them grow and mature. Pest control operations are continuing and some producers are applying post-seeding fertilizers to emerged crops. Crop damage this week is attributed to localized flooding, disease and insects.  

Farmers are busy completing seeding, controlling pests and hauling grain.

SK (provincial) Crop Conditions - June 16, 2014 

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

19

11

14

12

10

13

24

% good

52

36

73

72

72

75

56

% fair

20

36

12

15

17

11

20

% poor

7

15

1

1

1

1

0

% very poor

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

11

12

9

5

17

14

14

% good

66

67

83

77

71

72

84

% fair

22

20

8

18

12

14

2

% poor

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Southeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

24

29

13

19

12

15

41

% good

42

49

75

56

68

68

36

% fair

18

18

11

24

15

13

23

% poor

16

3

1

1

5

4

0

% very poor

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

11

12

22

0

16

24

50

% good

64

57

64

79

64

46

50

% fair

25

29

14

21

20

30

0

% poor

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Southwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

8

0

7

10

2

6

12

% good

77

25

81

78

95

90

79

% fair

15

48

10

11

3

3

9

% poor

0

27

2

1

0

1

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

13

9

5

0

14

11

11

% good

74

79

93

80

76

81

87

% fair

11

7

2

20

9

7

2

% poor

2

5

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

18

43

11

21

5

10

35

% good

47

30

71

72

62

70

58

% fair

28

17

18

7

33

20

7

% poor

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

% very poor

6

10

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

8

9

14

33

21

21

0

% good

64

67

71

67

66

71

95

% fair

28

23

15

0

13

8

5

% poor

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

West-central

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

4

2

14

7

20

12

5

% good

91

63

76

76

73

78

63

% fair

5

35

10

17

7

10

32

% 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

18

12

16

0

17

9

0

% good

74

72

66

100

70

78

94

% fair

8

15

17

0

13

13

6

% poor

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Northeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

0

N/A

22

20

10

12

14

% good

100

N/A

64

60

78

74

82

% fair

0

N/A

13

15

11

13

4

% poor

0

N/A

1

3

1

1

0

% very poor

0

N/A

0

2

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

13

12

25

30

20

25

N/A

% good

59

68

70

35

70

35

N/A

% fair

28

20

5

30

10

30

N/A

% poor

0

0

0

5

0

10

N/A

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/A

Northwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

35

0

18

N/A

17

23

N/A

% good

30

100

73

N/A

80

75

N/A

% fair

35

0

9

N/A

3

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

23

19

N/A

N/A

29

0

N/A

% good

77

72

N/A

N/A

63

100

N/A

% fair

0

9

N/A

N/A

8

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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