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  Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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Seeding was considered complete in the province. Crops were in fair to excellent condition; the majority were at normal stages of development.

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SK Crop Development - June 23

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

53

47

Spring Cereals

1

44

55

Oilseeds

1

38

61

Pulse Crops

0

51

49

Seeding is essentially complete across the province, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report.  However, some producers in the southeastern and east-central regions may still seed greenfeed crops if weather and time permit.

The majority of crops are in fair to excellent condition despite the wet and cool weather conditions delaying development.  Fifty-five per cent of spring cereals, 61 per cent of oilseeds and 49 per cent of pulses are behind their normal stages of development for this time of year.  Fifty-three per cent of the fall cereals are considered to be at their normal developmental stages.

Heavy rain was received in most of the province, with some areas reporting well over 100 mm.  Provincially, topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 37 per cent surplus, 61 per cent adequate and two per cent short.

Hay land and pasture moisture conditions are rated as 24 per cent surplus, 72 per cent adequate and four per cent short. 

Warm and dry weather is needed to help fields dry up and crops advance.

In-crop spraying has been delayed for many producers due to frequent rains and wet fields.  Excess moisture and localized flooding have caused some crop damage this week.

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and getting ready for haying.


Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation - June 2014

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 23

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

1

46

53

Spring Cereals

0

32

68

Oilseeds

0

31

69

Pulse Crops

0

32

68

Heavy rain has halted seeding for many producers in the southeast. Ninety-three per cent of the acres that can be seeded are now in the ground; however, many fields will remain unseeded due to excess moisture. Localized flooding has also caused some crop damage, and many roads, yards and fields are under water. Warm and dry weather is needed to dry fields up and advance crops. If time and weather allow, some producers may still seed some greenfeed crops.

Rainfall this past week ranged from small amounts to 90 mm in the Wolseley and Moose Jaw areas. Since April 1, the Moose Jaw region has received 302 mm, the greatest amount for the region.  Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are deteriorating and are currently rated as 42 per cent surplus and 58 per cent adequate, while hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 20 per cent surplus and 80 per cent adequate. At this time, CD 2B is reporting that 53 per cent of the cropland and 26 per cent of the hay land and pasture have surplus topsoil moisture; CDs 1B and 2A are reporting that 49 per cent of the cropland has surplus topsoil moisture.

Crop development continues to be delayed and most crops are behind their normal stages of development for this time of year. Despite this, the majority of crops are in fair to excellent condition. Many producers are also delaying in-crop herbicide applications, and some crops may soon be past optimal spraying stages.

Farmers are busy controlling weeds, fixing fences and getting ready for haying.

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 23

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

79

21

Spring Cereals

0

65

35

Oilseeds

0

52

48

Pulse Crops

0

62

38

Seeding is essentially done in the region, although some producers may plant greenfeed crops if time and weather conditions permit. While recent rains were welcomed by most producers, some fields, yards and roads are under water, and warm and dry weather will be needed to dry them up.

Rainfall ranged from small amounts to well over five inches. The Vanguard area is reporting 138 mm of rain this past week, the most for both the region and the province. The Cadillac area has received 328 mm since April 1. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as nine per cent surplus, 90 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as four per cent surplus, 84 per cent adequate and 12 per cent short. Conditions in CD 4A have improved from last week, thanks to recent rain, but many acres remain short of topsoil moisture.

The majority of crops are at their normal stages of development for this time of year, and are in fair to excellent condition. Like much of the province, in-crop herbicide applications are delayed due to rain and high winds. Some producers are beginning to spray fungicides for disease control. There are reports that some pastures and hay land are slow to grow, and there may be reduced yield and carrying capacity if rain and warm weather does not arrive soon.

Farmers are busy controlling weeds, picking rocks and getting ready for haying.

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 23

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

33

67

Spring Cereals

0

31

69

Oilseeds

0

33

67

Pulse Crops

1

39

60

Seeding has finished for many producers, as fields remain wet, although some greenfeed crops may still be seeded if time and weather allow. Ninety-seven per cent of the acres that can be seeded are now seeded; however, many fields will remain unseeded due to excess moisture. Heavy rain has flooded many fields, roads and yards, and warm and dry weather is needed soon to help alleviate crop stress.

A lot of rain fell again this week, with the Foam Lake area recording 121 mm. This brings the total amount received since April 1 to 343 mm, the greatest amount for both the region and the province. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions continue to deteriorate in some areas, and are now rated as 76 per cent surplus and 24 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 60 per cent surplus and 40 per cent adequate. CDs 5A and 5B are reporting that 85 per cent and 81 per cent, respectively, of the cropland has surplus moisture at this time.

Many crops are waterlogged and beginning to yellow. In-crop spraying applications are delayed, and many crops are now past the optimal spraying stages. The majority of crops are in good condition, but conditions may rapidly deteriorate if warm weather does not arrive soon. Crop damage this week is attributed to excess moisture, insects and disease.

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and getting ready for haying.

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 23

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

44

56

Spring Cereals

0

33

67

Oilseeds

0

35

65

Pulse Crops

0

47

53

Seeding has wrapped up for producers in the west-central region. Recent rain was welcomed by many producers, although some crops are now stressed from excess moisture. As in much of the province, warm weather is needed to help advance crops and dry fields up.

Rainfall in the region ranged from small amounts to 110 mm in the Rosetown area. Since April 1, the Outlook area has received 268 mm, the greatest amount for the region. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 12 per cent surplus, 80 per cent adequate and eight per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as seven per cent surplus, 87 per cent adequate and six per cent short. Although conditions have improved, 14 per cent of cropland and 16 per cent of hay land and pasture remain short of moisture in CD 7A.

Most crops remain delayed and are behind their normal stages of development for this time of year. Despite this, the majority of crops are in fair to excellent condition. There have been reports of winterkill damage in some hay fields and light hail damage in some crops. In-crop pesticide applications are delayed but many producers are spraying when weather and field conditions permit.

Farmers are busy controlling pests and getting ready for haying.

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 23

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

48

52

Spring Cereals

4

52

44

Oilseeds

4

45

51

Pulse Crops

0

70

30

Recent rain has halted any further seeding progress for producers in the northeast. Some fields will remain unseeded due to excess moisture, although some greenfeed crops may still be seeded if time and weather permit. Heavy rain has flooded many fields, and warm and dry weather is needed to help alleviate stress.

The Bruno area received 91 mm of rain, bringing its total since April 1 to 266 mm. Topsoil moisture conditions are deteriorating quickly in many areas. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 62 per cent surplus and 38 per cent adequate, while hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 71 per cent surplus and 29 per cent adequate. CD 9AE is reporting that all cropland, hay land and pasture has surplus topsoil moisture at this time.

Although there are reports that conditions are worsening for many crops, the majority is in good condition. Development is delayed and most crops are either at or behind their normal developmental stages for this time of year. In-crop herbicide applications are also delayed and there are reports that many producers will be applying fungicides when fields can hold equipment again.

Farmers are busy controlling pests, hauling grain and getting ready for haying.

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 23

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

94

6

Spring Cereals

0

56

44

Oilseeds

0

53

47

Pulse Crops

0

55

45

Many fields remain wet, although additional seeding of greenfeed crops may still occur if conditions improve. The northwestern region continues to receive frequent heavy rains that have flooded fields, yards and access roads. Warm weather is needed for fields to dry up and crops to advance.

The Hafford area received 78 mm of rain this past week, bringing its total since April 1 to 327 mm. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 16 per cent surplus and 84 per cent adequate, while hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 13 per cent surplus and 87 per cent adequate.

Crop development is delayed and most crops are either at or behind their normal developmental stages for this time of year. Despite wet conditions and damage from insects and disease, the majority of crops are in good condition. Most hay land and pasture is in good shape, although haying operations may be delayed due to slower-than-normal growth.

Farmers are busy controlling pests, fixing fences and getting ready for haying.

SK (provincial) Crop Conditions - June 23, 2014 

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

14

5

14

22

8

15

24

% good

56

46

68

65

64

61

45

% fair

20

43

15

11

25

22

28

% poor

10

6

3

2

3

2

3

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

10

13

13

33

24

20

24

% good

60

60

78

46

60

58

72

% fair

27

25

8

20

14

20

4

% poor

3

2

1

1

2

2

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Southeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

13

20

13

14

8

16

43

% good

55

68

68

63

60

47

10

% fair

16

11

15

19

26

34

44

% poor

16

1

4

3

6

3

3

% very poor

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

13

14

26

31

17

15

80

% good

52

58

61

45

53

37

20

% fair

29

27

13

23

26

42

0

% poor

6

1

0

1

4

6

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Southwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

23

1

26

28

8

27

12

% good

64

29

67

66

88

67

64

% fair

13

62

5

5

4

5

22

% poor

0

8

2

1

0

1

2

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

5

21

8

7

33

24

24

% good

75

71

87

88

57

59

72

% fair

18

6

5

5

8

15

4

% poor

2

2

0

0

2

2

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

East-central

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

7

7

8

17

5

9

38

% good

51

52

61

54

54

56

52

% fair

31

33

28

27

40

33

10

% poor

11

8

3

2

1

2

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

7

8

33

50

12

33

30

% good

55

54

67

50

53

43

20

% fair

37

36

0

0

33

21

50

% poor

1

2

0

0

2

3

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

West-central

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

10

4

17

16

20

17

6

% good

77

75

77

68

73

75

63

% fair

13

21

6

16

7

8

27

% poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

19

17

16

5

20

15

10

% good

75

71

62

88

73

74

75

% fair

6

12

18

7

7

11

15

% poor

0

0

4

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

N/A

N/A

9

18

8

8

7

% good

N/A

N/A

71

45

73

68

82

% fair

N/A

N/A

16

28

17

21

9

% poor

N/A

N/A

4

7

2

2

1

% very poor

N/A

N/A

0

2

0

1

1

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

10

13

40

30

5

10

N/A

% good

73

63

30

35

71

68

N/A

% fair

15

21

20

25

22

15

N/A

% poor

1

3

5

5

1

5

N/A

% very poor

1

0

5

5

1

2

N/A

Northwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

28

0

12

N/A

11

18

N/A

% good

46

100

69

N/A

63

55

N/A

% fair

26

0

14

N/A

19

20

N/A

% poor

0

0

5

N/A

7

7

N/A

% very poor

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

N/A

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

15

14

N/A

N/A

25

0

N/A

% good

56

56

N/A

N/A

51

100

N/A

% fair

29

26

N/A

N/A

10

0

N/A

% poor

0

4

N/A

N/A

14

0

N/A

% very poor

0

0

N/A

N/A

0

0

N/A

 

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