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       Monday, October 23, 2017

One Year Ago
Livestock producers had 82 per cent of the hay crop cut and 60 per cent baled or put into silage.
Crops were in good to excellent condition.

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Haying is advancing for livestock producers as 57 per cent of the hay crop has now been baled or put into silage, with an additional 22 per cent cut and ready for baling, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report.

Rain showers and high humidity continue to delay haying progress and have decreased hay quality in some areas. At this time, nine per cent of the hay crop is rated as excellent in quality, 82 per cent good, eight per cent fair and one per cent poor.

Much of the province received rainfall this past week ranging from small amounts to several inches. The rain has helped alleviate dry conditions in some southern areas, although additional moisture is needed soon to help crops mature and fill. Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 12 per cent surplus, 80 per cent adequate, seven per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as nine per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate, 11 per cent short and two per cent very short.

Storms brought heavy rain, strong winds and damaging hail to some areas of the province. Wheat midge and grasshoppers are causing some crop damage, as are diseases such as root rot, sclerotinia and leaf spots.

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

 


 

SK (Provincial) Crop Conditions - July 28, 2014 

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

4

4

16

16

10

14

12

% good

70

59

63

62

61

62

61

% fair

20

36

18

18

25

18

18

% poor

5

1

2

3

3

5

6

% very poor

1

0

1

1

1

1

3

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

11

13

12

8

17

14

10

% good

55

58

69

70

59

53

72

% fair

24

21

18

19

19

23

18

% poor

7

7

1

3

4

7

0

% very poor

3

1

0

0

1

3

0

 


 

Southeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

5

17

12

11

9

12

5

% good

63

69

65

64

44

57

64

% fair

21

13

17

16

39

24

11

% poor

10

1

5

8

6

6

14

% very poor

1

0

1

1

2

1

6

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

7

13

19

9

7

3

0

% good

48

59

62

66

48

38

100

% fair

25

20

17

22

27

27

0

% poor

14

7

2

3

14

20

0

% very poor

6

1

0

0

4

12

0

 

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)

Crops are progressing well in the region thanks to recent warm weather and timely rain. Haying is also advancing as livestock producers now have 51 per cent of the hay crop baled or put into silage. There is an additional 22 per cent cut and ready for baling. For some producers, haying has been delayed due to the rain and many hay crops are not curing as quickly as normal. Hay quality is rated as 18 per cent excellent, 78 per cent good and four per cent fair.

Rainfall this week ranged from small amounts to 42 mm in the Glenavon area. Since April 1, the Maryfield area has received 469 mm of cumulative rain, the greatest amount for the region. Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 13 per cent surplus, 82 per cent adequate and five per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 12 per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and seven per cent short. CD 1B is reporting that 34 per cent of the cropland and 32 per cent of the hay land and pasture have surplus topsoil moisture at this time. 

Although the rain has been welcomed by many producers, additional moisture will soon be needed in some areas. This will help later-seeded crops mature and fill. Some producers continue to spray for fusarium head blight, sclerotinia and leaf spots. Others are spraying for insects such as grasshoppers in lentil and flax crops. There are many reports of crop loss due to root rots, particularly in lentils and peas. Localized flooding and strong winds have also caused some crop damage this week.    

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

 


 

Southwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

1

1

16

18

7

21

6

% good

80

44

61

62

61

55

70

% fair

19

55

21

18

32

23

22

% poor

0

0

2

2

0

1

2

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

14

15

9

0

14

16

10

% good

63

65

72

60

58

55

70

% fair

23

19

18

40

22

25

20

% poor

0

1

1

0

5

4

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

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)

 

 

Storms moved through the region late last week. They brought heavy rain, strong winds and damaging hail to many areas. There are reports of severe crop loss, blown hay swaths, overturned bins and damaged homes and vehicles. While the rain was welcomed by some producers, additional moisture is needed soon to further alleviate dry field conditions.   

Haying is advancing well in the region. Livestock producers now have 74 per cent of the hay crop baled or put into silage, with an additional 15 per cent cut and ready for baling. Hay quality is rated as 12 per cent excellent, 82 per cent good and six per cent fair.  

Rainfall ranged from small amounts to 30 mm in the Cabri area. Since April 1, the Cadillac area has received the greatest amount of rainfall for the region at 397 mm. Topsoil moisture conditions have slightly improved this week due to the recent rain. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 75 per cent adequate, 21 per cent short and four per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 62 per cent adequate, 31 per cent short and seven per cent very short. 

Some producers are spraying for leaf spots and sclerotinia as well as for grasshoppers in lentil crops. There are many reports of high crop loss due to root rots, particularly in pulse crops. Crops are advancing and some early-seeded cereals are starting to turn in some areas. In addition to hail and wind, drought conditions have caused the majority of crop damage this week.  

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

 


 

East-central

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

4

5

8

15

4

4

14

% good

74

78

66

63

64

67

62

% fair

18

15

23

22

28

25

20

% poor

3

2

2

0

3

4

4

% very poor

1

0

1

0

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

16

5

4

0

18

17

0

% good

54

54

67

100

53

57

75

% fair

28

32

29

0

23

18

25

% poor

2

8

0

0

5

8

0

% very poor

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

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)

Haying progress is advancing in the region thanks to recent warm weather. Livestock producers now have 44 per cent of the hay crop baled or put into silage, with an additional 27 per cent cut and ready for baling. Recent rain and high humidity have slowed down haying operations and delayed curing in the swath. At this time, hay quality is rated as nine per cent excellent, 81 per cent good and 10 per cent fair. 

Haying progress is advancing in the region thanks to recent warm weather. Livestock producers now have 44 per cent of the hay crop baled or put into silage, with an additional 27 per cent cut and ready for baling. Recent rain and high humidity have slowed down haying operations and delayed curing in the swath. At this time, hay quality is rated as nine per cent excellent, 81 per cent good and 10 per cent fair. 

The region received various amounts of rain this week, ranging from small amounts to 30 mm in the Earl Grey area. The Foam Lake area continues to lead the region with the greatest amount of rainfall received since April 1 (529 mm). Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 14 per cent surplus, 82 per cent adequate and four per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as six per cent surplus, 91 per cent adequate and three per cent short. CDs 5B and 6A are reporting that 17 per cent and 16 per cent of cropland acres have surplus topsoil moisture at this time.  

Recent heat and timely rain has helped crops advance, but many are still behind their normal stages of development. Many producers continue to spray for diseases such as leaf spots and sclerotinia as well as for insects such as grasshoppers and wheat midge. In addition to pests, hail and wind have caused the majority of crop damage this week. There are some reports of lodged crops due to strong winds. There are also reports of high plant loss in pulse crops due to root rots.   

Farmers are busy haying and controlling pests.

 


 

West-central

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

10

5

29

19

33

24

27

% good

85

77

63

59

56

64

56

% fair

5

18

7

18

11

10

17

% poor

0

0

1

2

0

1

0

% very poor

0

0

0

2

0

1

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

18

28

17

0

25

20

50

% good

72

58

68

100

65

60

40

% fair

10

12

15

0

7

16

10

% poor

0

1

0

0

2

2

0

% very poor

0

1

0

0

1

2

0

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)

Warm and dry weather is helping to advance both crops and haying operations. Livestock producers now have 64 per cent of the hay crop baled or put into silage, with an additional 18 per cent cut and ready for baling. Hay quality is decreasing due to high humidity and is rated as four per cent excellent, 81 per cent good and 15 per cent fair.

Warm and dry weather is helping to advance both crops and haying operations. Livestock producers now have 64 per cent of the hay crop baled or put into silage, with an additional 18 per cent cut and ready for baling. Hay quality is decreasing due to high humidity and is rated as four per cent excellent, 81 per cent good and 15 per cent fair.

The Kindersley area received the most rain this week with 92 mm. Since April 1, the Landis area has received 340 mm of cumulative rain, the greatest amount for the region. Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as seven per cent surplus, 90 per cent adequate and three per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as six per cent surplus, 90 per cent adequate and four per cent short.   

Crops are advancing quickly but are still behind their normal stages of development. Some producers are spraying for wheat midge and grasshoppers in lentils while others continue to spray for sclerotinia and leaf spot diseases in later-seeded crops. Some areas in the southern part of the region received damaging hail, strong winds and localized flooding that has caused some damage to crops.  

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

 

 


 

Northeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

N/A

N/A

6

3

7

6

0

% good

N/A

N/A

61

55

55

58

59

% fair

N/A

N/A

30

32

34

18

37

% poor

N/A

N/A

2

8

3

17

2

% very poor

N/A

N/A

1

2

1

1

2

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

0

7

0

5

7

0

N/A

% good

66

55

60

60

48

70

N/A

% fair

29

18

20

30

34

20

N/A

% poor

4

19

10

5

7

5

N/A

% very poor

1

1

10

0

4

5

N/A

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)

Warm and dry weather is needed in the region to help dry fields and mature crops. Haying continues despite the wet conditions and high humidity as livestock producers now have 65 per cent of the hay crop baled or put into silage. There is an additional 21 per cent cut and ready for baling. Hay quality at this time is rated as eight per cent excellent, 77 per cent good, eight per cent fair and seven per cent poor.

The Melfort area received the most rainfall this week with 42 mm. The Star City area has received the greatest amount of rainfall since April 1 with 379 mm. Even with warm and windy weather, topsoil moisture conditions have not improved since last week. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 40 per cent surplus and 60 per cent adequate. Hay and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 65 per cent surplus, 33 per cent adequate and two per cent short. Many areas are in need of warm and dry weather to help dry fields while other areas need rain to help crops mature and fill.  

Strong winds and heavy rain have lodged some crops and flooded fields and roads. Crops are advancing but are still behind their normal stages of development. Some producers continue to spray for sclerotinia, fusarium head blight and leaf spots diseases. 

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

 


 

Northwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

35

0

25

N/A

18

22

90

% good

31

100

64

N/A

76

73

10

% fair

34

0

11

N/A

6

5

0

% poor

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

30

19

N/A

N/A

17

N/A

N/A

% good

70

68

N/A

N/A

64

N/A

N/A

% fair

0

10

N/A

N/A

16

N/A

N/A

% poor

0

3

N/A

N/A

2

N/A

N/A

% very poor

0

0

N/A

N/A

1

N/A

N/A

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

Recent rain will help advance crops, although many are now lodged from strong winds received last week. Haying progress is very slow due to wet conditions and high humidity and hay quality is decreasing. Forty-nine per cent of the hay crop has been baled or put into silage, with an additional 28 per cent cut and ready for baling. Hay quality at this time is rated as 94 per cent good and six per cent fair.

The Frenchman Butte area received 64 mm of rain this week, although there are reports of higher amounts in nearby areas. Since April 1, the Hafford area has received 421 mm of cumulative rain, the greatest amount for the region. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as four per cent surplus, 95 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as two per cent surplus, 97 per cent adequate and one per cent short.

In addition to wind damage, there are also reports of localized flooding and hail damage to some crops. Some producers are spraying for diseases such as sclerotinia and leaf spots. Many crops continue to be behind their normal developmental stages, but are quickly advancing.

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

 


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