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       Monday, October 23, 2017

For The Period June 24 to June 30, 2014.

One Year Ago
Livestock producers had six per cent of the hay crop cut and 91 per cent was in good to excellent condition. Crop conditions were fair to excellent.

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According to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report, crop development continues to be delayed due to cool and wet weather conditions. Forty-nine per cent of the fall cereals, 61 per cent of the spring cereals, 66 per cent of the oilseeds and 55 per cent of the pulse crops are behind their normal developmental stages.

SK Crop Development - June 30

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

4

47

49

Spring Cereals

1

38

61

Oilseeds

1

33

66

Pulse Crops

1

44

55

Significant amounts of rain fell over much of the province this weekend with some southeastern and east-central areas receiving well over six inches of rain in a few days. Crops in the hardest hit areas have been significantly impacted by localized flooding and saturated field conditions.

Provincial topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 48 per cent surplus and 52 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture moisture conditions are rated as 36 per cent surplus, 62 per cent adequate and two per cent short. Warm and dry weather is needed to help alleviate excess moisture.

The majority of crops outside the areas affected by flooding are in fair to excellent condition. Excess moisture, localized flooding, wind and diseases such as root rot and leaf spots have caused the majority of crop damage this week.

Saskatchewan livestock producers have less than one per cent of the 2014 hay crop cut and 98 per cent is rated as fair to excellent in quality. Much of the hay is behind its normal developmental stages for this time of year.

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and beginning haying operations.



SE SK Crop Development - June 30

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

7

34

59

Spring Cereals

0

19

81

Oilseeds

0

20

80

Pulse Crops

0

18

82

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)

 

Heavy rainfall over the weekend has flooded much of the southeast. There are reports of washed out highways, grid roads, yards and many homes have flooded basements. Access to good roads is minimal for many in the area. Local slough, creek and lake levels have risen significantly. There are reports of stranded livestock in some areas due to flooding. Some areas around Moosomin are reporting as much as 260 mm in just a few days with many other areas reporting amounts exceeding 150 mm. Moosomin has recorded the greatest amount of rainfall since April 1 with 520 mm, the highest for both the region and the province.  

Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rapidly deteriorating and are now rated as 68 per cent surplus and 32 per cent adequate while hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 63 per cent surplus and 37 per cent adequate. The majority of crops are in saturated fields with many low spots under water. There are reports that some of the water is receding in some areas but warm and dry weather is needed to help the fields dry and for crops to grow efficiently. Crop loss due to excess moisture is likely to occur in many areas, particularly in low spots and field areas that were saturated before the heavy rain. 

Prior to the rainfall, crops were in fair to excellent condition, although the majority was behind in development due to excess moisture and cool weather conditions. For those producers who are still able to get onto their land, in-crop spraying continues as weather and crop staging allow. Besides the excess moisture and localized flooding damage this week, other sources of crop damage include cutworms and root rots. There are also reports of alfalfa weevils in some stands. Haying is just beginning and 89 per cent of the hay crop is rated as good in quality at this time.

Farmers are busy cleaning up flooded yards and homes, controlling weeds and getting ready for haying. 


SW SK Crop Development - June 30

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

73

27

Spring Cereals

0

61

39

Oilseeds

0

57

43

Pulse Crops

0

56

44

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)

 

Haying operations are underway in the region with less than one per cent cut; 88 per cent is rated as good quality at this time. Much of the region received rainfall this week which has further delayed fieldwork. For some producers the rain was welcomed while others' fields are now too wet for in-crop spraying to continue. There are reports that aerial herbicide applications are increasing in many areas.  

The Stewart Valley received 57 mm of rain this week. The Cadillac area has received the greatest amount of rain since April 1 (366 mm). Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 21 per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as nine per cent surplus, 85 per cent adequate and six per cent short. Much of the cropland, hay land and pasture remain short of topsoil moisture in CD 4A.

The majority of crops are at their normal stages of development for this time of year and are in fair to excellent condition. Sun and warm weather is needed to help advance crops and dry excess moisture. Some producers are spraying fungicides on earlier seeded crops. Crop damage this week is attributed to localized flooding, drought, hail and diseases such as root rot.    

Farmers are busy controlling weeds, beginning haying operations and hauling grain.


EC SK Crop Development - June 30

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

1

33

66

Spring Cereals

0

25

75

Oilseeds

1

27

72

Pulse Crops

0

48

52

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)

 

The east-central region received large amounts of rain over the weekend which flooded many fields, yards and homes. There are reports of washed out highways and grid roads; and many homes have flooded basements. Water levels in sloughs, creeks and lakes have risen and damaged surrounding areas. There are also reports of stranded livestock in some areas due to flooding. The Rhein area reported 191 mm of rain over the course of a few days, bringing its total amount of rain received since April 1 to 477 mm.

Topsoil moisture conditions continue to deteriorate and are now rated as 82 per cent surplus and 18 per cent adequate on cropland. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 73 per cent surplus and 27 per cent adequate. CD 5A is reporting that 89 per cent of the cropland and 78 per cent of the hay land and pasture has surplus topsoil moisture at this time. Much of the crop is in standing water or in fields saturated with excess moisture. Water is receding in some areas, although many fields will not fully recover from the excess moisture stress. Warm and dry weather is now needed to help dry fields and allow for less-impacted crops to develop. Crop loss due to excess moisture is likely to occur in many areas, particularly in low spots and field areas that were saturated prior to the recent rain.   

The majority of crops were in fair to excellent condition prior to the recent rainfall, although they were quite behind their normal stages of development. For those producers who are still able to get onto their land, in-crop spraying continues as weather and crop staging allow. Other sources of crop damage this week include hail and wind. Haying is just beginning for some producers and the majority of hay is rated as fair to good in quality.

Farmers are busy cleaning up flooded yards and homes, controlling weeds and getting ready for haying. 


WC SK Crop Development - June 30

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

50

50

Spring Cereals

0

44

56

Oilseeds

0

43

57

Pulse Crops

2

53

45

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)

 

Less than one per cent of the hay crop has been cut with 82 per cent rated as good in quality. While welcomed by some producers, recent rain has further delayed in-crop spraying. There are reports that aerial herbicide applications are increasing in some areas.

Rainfall ranged from small amounts to 86 mm in the Smiley area. Since April 1, the Sonningdale area has received 282 mm of rain, the greatest amount for the region. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 12 per cent surplus, 87 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as seven per cent surplus and 93 per cent adequate.

The majority of crops are either at or behind their normal stages of development and are in fair to excellent condition. Warm and dry weather is needed to help advance crops and for fieldwork to continue. Localized flooding, insects such as cutworms and diseases such as leaf spots and root rot have caused the majority of crop damage this week. Some producers are beginning to apply fungicides in earlier seeded crops while others are topdressing crops with fertilizer.  

Farmers are busy controlling pests and beginning haying operations.


NE SK Crop Development - June 30

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

1

54

45

Spring Cereals

4

39

57

Oilseeds

3

38

59

Pulse Crops

0

50

50

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)

 

Livestock producers in the northeast are just beginning haying operations in some areas. At this time, the majority of hay is rated as fair to good in quality. Recent rainfall has flooded many areas and there are reports of washed out roads and yards. There is water standing in many fields and crops are beginning to yellow due to excess moisture stress. The Star City area received 91 mm of rainfall over the weekend, bringing its total amount received since April 1 to 306 mm.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are worsening and are now rated as 80 per cent surplus and 20 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 86 per cent surplus and 14 per cent adequate. CD 9AE is reporting that 93 per cent of the cropland and 96 per cent of the hay land and pasture has surplus topsoil moisture at this time. Low spots are covered in excess water and fields are very saturated.

Most crops are in poor to good condition and are behind their normal developmental stages. Crop damage this week is attributed to localized flooding and insects such as cutworms. In-crop spraying for both weeds and diseases may continue once fields are able to hold equipment.

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


NW SK Crop Development - June 30

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

100

0

Spring Cereals

0

37

63

Oilseeds

0

35

65

Pulse Crops

0

41

59

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

 

Like much of the province, the northwestern region has received significant rainfall that delayed fieldwork for many producers. Haying operations have not begun but the majority of hay is rated as good to excellent in quality. Warm weather is needed to hasten crop, hay land and pasture maturity.

The Turtleford area received 39 mm of rain this week while the Hafford area continues to lead the region in greatest total rainfall received since April 1 (336 mm). Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are improving and are now rated as 15 per cent surplus and 85 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as five per cent surplus and 95 per cent adequate.

Crops continue to be delayed and most are either at or behind their normal developmental stages. Overall, crops are in good condition. There are reports of grasshoppers in the area, although damage is minimal at this time. Other sources of crop damage include localized flooding, wind and disease. 

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


 

 

SK (Provincial) Crop Conditions - June 30, 2014 

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

9

4

12

15

8

14

15

% good

47

46

57

61

55

54

36

% fair

28

46

22

19

28

23

26

% poor

14

4

7

4

8

8

17

% very poor

2

0

2

1

1

1

6

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

7

11

15

0

14

12

6

% good

50

51

71

51

60

54

75

% fair

26

27

14

29

17

20

19

% poor

10

8

0

13

6

6

0

% very poor

7

3

0

7

3

8

0

Southeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

13

13

4

11

1

6

16

% good

49

69

56

44

37

49

6

% fair

20

18

25

29

35

23

21

% poor

18

0

12

10

25

19

39

% very poor

0

0

3

6

2

3

18

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

9

7

52

0

3

1

0

% good

45

51

43

43

42

21

70

% fair

18

28

5

33

29

30

30

% poor

13

12

0

15

14

14

0

% very poor

15

2

0

9

12

34

0

Southwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

1

1

15

15

21

31

30

% good

68

40

69

71

74

55

41

% fair

28

59

14

12

5

11

24

% poor

3

0

2

2

0

3

5

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

3

8

8

0

11

15

6

% good

74

80

77

95

71

64

75

% fair

21

11

15

5

15

17

19

% poor

2

1

0

0

3

4

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

East-central

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

9

7

3

6

3

4

28

% good

30

17

46

40

46

46

50

% fair

37

51

37

37

38

39

18

% poor

17

25

13

17

12

10

4

% very poor

7

0

1

0

1

1

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

1

3

12

0

17

9

0

% good

35

43

75

100

41

48

85

% fair

49

39

13

0

26

26

15

% poor

13

13

0

0

11

17

0

% very poor

2

2

0

0

5

0

0

West-central

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

13

7

21

20

21

20

12

% good

79

73

71

62

70

70

52

% fair

8

20

8

18

9

10

31

% poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

24

22

19

10

22

18

20

% good

63

62

64

85

68

68

70

% fair

13

15

17

5

9

14

10

% poor

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Northeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

0

0

2

0

2

1

0

% good

25

25

55

35

53

52

51

% fair

50

50

28

45

35

34

41

% poor

25

25

10

20

7

11

6

% very poor

0

0

5

0

3

2

2

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

2

9

0

0

1

0

NA

% good

63

41

35

40

43

34

NA

% fair

22

34

30

35

43

30

NA

% poor

10

9

20

15

12

23

NA

% very poor

3

7

15

10

1

13

NA

Northwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

0

0

32

NA

26

33

NA

% good

50

100

53

NA

72

61

NA

% fair

50

0

11

NA

2

6

NA

% poor

0

0

3

NA

0

0

NA

% very poor

0

0

1

NA

0

0

NA

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

30

29

NA

NA

25

NA

NA

% good

70

55

NA

NA

55

NA

NA

% fair

0

10

NA

NA

8

NA

NA

% poor

0

4

NA

NA

9

NA

NA

% very poor

0

2

NA

NA

3

NA

NA

 

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