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Producers had 95 per cent of the crop in the ground. Cool weather and heavy rain delayed crop development in much of the province.

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SK Crop Development - June 15

  % Ahead % Normal % Behind
Fall Cereals 32 51 17
Spring Cereals 7 60 33
Oilseeds 4 53 43
Pulse Crops 8 56 36

Much of the province received scattered rainfall that helped replenish topsoil moisture conditions in some regions. However, significant rain is needed soon in many areas to help crops, hay and pasture develop.

Topsoil moisture conditions continue to deteriorate despite the recent rain. Provincially, topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as three per cent surplus, 45 per cent adequate, 35 per cent short and 17 per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 33 per cent adequate, 42 per cent short and 24 per cent very short. Much of the hay is in poor condition and concerns about feed shortages continue. The Ministry of Agriculture has a Forage, Feed and Custom Service listing for producers to advertise and source feed products: http://www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/FeedForageListing#bmk   

Crop development is delayed in some areas, mainly due to cool and dry weather. Fifty-one per cent of fall cereals, 60 per cent of spring cereals, 53 per cent of oilseeds and 56 per cent of pulse crops are at their normal developmental stages for this time of year. The majority of crops are in fair to good condition. Crop damage was mainly caused by lack of moisture, hail and insects such as grasshoppers and flea beetles.

Farmers are busy controlling pests and hauling grain.

SK (provincial) Crop Conditions - June 15, 2015 

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

4

3

6

2

8

6

2

% good

36

19

51

39

63

53

41

% fair

51

14

33

47

23

34

34

% poor

6

17

9

9

5

6

15

% very poor

3

47

1

3

1

1

8

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

3

3

1

8

4

3

0

% good

48

44

32

61

49

44

55

% fair

42

36

45

29

36

39

44

% poor

6

13

19

2

9

11

1

% very poor

1

4

3

0

2

3

0


Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation - June 2015

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 15

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

24

51

25

Spring Cereals

15

45

40

Oilseeds

8

48

44

Pulse Crops

5

42

53

Small amounts of rain were received in much of the region, helping to replenish dry topsoil moisture conditions in some areas. However, more rain is needed soon to allow for crop, hay land and pasture development to continue. A storm moved through the region bringing damaging hail and strong winds. The Stoughton area received 21 mm of rain while the Frobisher area has received 132 mm of rain since April 1. This is the greatest amount for both the region and the province.

Topsoil moisture conditions continue to deteriorate despite recent rain. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as eight per cent surplus, 55 per cent adequate, 31 per cent short and six per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as four per cent surplus, 58 per cent adequate, 34 per cent short and four per cent very short. Crop District 2B is reporting that 15 per cent of cropland and 18 per cent of hay land and pasture is very short topsoil moisture. Feed shortages are a concern in the region and many hay crops have prematurely headed out. Rain and warm weather is needed in much of the area to improve conditions.    

Crop development has been delayed in much of the province and many fields have varying crop stages due to uneven emergence. Fifty-one per cent of fall cereals, 45 per cent of spring cereals, 48 per cent of oilseeds and 42 per cent of pulse crops are at their normal developmental stages for this time of year. The majority of crops in the region are in fair to good condition. Most crop damage was caused by lack of moisture, hail, wind and insects such as flea beetles. Producers continue to spray weeds as weather and crop development allows.

Farmers are busy controlling pests, hauling grain and getting ready for haying in areas with adequate plant growthh.


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 15

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

51

42

7

Spring Cereals

10

67

23

Oilseeds

8

55

37

Pulse Crops

15

61

24

A storm brought damaging hail and strong winds to parts of the region. Some crops have been severely damaged while others are expected to outgrow the damage. Small amounts of rain were welcomed in the region, although it was not enough in most areas to replenish the dry topsoil. Significant rain is needed soon to help crops, hay and pasture develop. The Richmound area reported 27 mm of rain while the Eyebrow area has received 95 mm of rain since April 1.

Despite the rain, topsoil moisture conditions are rapidly deteriorating. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 27 per cent adequate, 43 per cent short and 30 per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 12 per cent adequate, 44 per cent short and 44 per cent very short. Crop Districts 4A and 4B are reporting that 54 per cent and 50 per cent, respectively, of cropland acres are very short topsoil moisture. CD 4A is also reporting that 78 per cent of hay land and pasture is very short topsoil moisture. Feed shortages remain a concern for livestock producers as pastures are in bad shape and hay crops have prematurely headed out. There is little to no feed available in the region and there are several reports that producers are travelling long distances and paying a premium to acquire supply.

Crop development is delayed for much of the region and many fields have varying crop stages due to uneven emergence. Forty-two per cent of fall cereals, 67 per cent of spring cereals, 55 per cent of oilseeds and 61 per cent of pulse crops are at their normal developmental stages for this time of year. The majority of crops in the region are in fair to good condition. Most crop damage was caused by lack of moisture, hail, wind and insects such as flea beetles and grasshoppers. There have also been reports of frost earlier in the week, although damage appears to be minimal. Producers continue to spray weeds as weather and crop development allows.

Farmers are busy controlling pests and getting ready for haying in areas with adequate plant growth.


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 15

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

11

74

15

Spring Cereals

5

67

28

Oilseeds

2

56

42

Pulse Crops

4

71

25

Varying amounts of rain fell in the region helping to replenish dry soil conditions in many areas. However, more rain will be needed soon to help crops, hay and pasture develop. The Rose Valley area received 63 mm of rain, bringing the total received since April 1 to 112 mm. There are several reports of hail, strong winds and light frost damaging crops.

The recent rain slightly improved cropland topsoil moisture conditions in some areas, although hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are deteriorating. Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as five per cent surplus, 55 per cent adequate, 35 per cent short and five per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 43 per cent adequate, 47 per cent short and nine per cent very short.

Emerged crops are slow to develop and much of the re-seeded canola crops remain small. There are also varying stages of crop in many fields, making pesticide application timing difficult. Seventy-four per cent fall cereals, 67 per cent of spring cereals, 56 per cent of oilseeds and 71 per cent of pulse crops are at their normal developmental stages for this time of year. Most crops in the region are in fair to good condition, although rain and warm weather is needed. The majority of crop damage was caused by lack of moisture, flea beetles, hail and frost. Producers are spraying weeds as weather and crop development allows.   

Farmers are busy controlling pests and hauling grain.


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 15

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

7

46

47

Spring Cereals

0

39

61

Oilseeds

0

38

62

Pulse Crops

1

48

51

Scattered showers brought much needed moisture to most of the region. However, topsoil moisture conditions remain very dry and additional rain is needed soon to help crops develop. There have been reports of strong winds, hail and frost damaging some emerged crops. Outlook received the greatest amount of rain for the region with 21 mm, bringing the total received since April 1 to 82 mm.

Topsoil moisture conditions are deteriorating and rain is needed for replenishment. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 18 per cent adequate, 44 per cent short and 38 per cent very short. Topsoil moisture conditions on hay land and pasture are rated as 12 per cent adequate, 38 per cent short and 50 per cent very short. Feed shortages remain a concern for livestock producers as pastures are in bad shape and hay crops have prematurely headed out. Crop District 7A is reporting that 58 per cent of cropland acres and 70 per cent of hay land and pasture is very short topsoil moisture at this time. CD's 6B and 7B are reporting that the majority of cropland and hay land and pasture is either short or is very short topsoil moisture.

Crop development is delayed for much of the region and many fields have varying crop stages due to uneven emergence. Forty-six per cent of fall cereals, 39 per cent of spring cereals, 38 per cent of oilseeds and 48 per cent of pulse crops are at their normal developmental stages for this time of year. Most crops are in poor to good condition, with the majority of crop damage caused by lack of moisture and flea beetles. Producers continue to spray weeds as weather and crop development allows.  

Farmers are busy 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 15

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

2

94

4

Spring Cereals

6

79

15

Oilseeds

3

76

21

Pulse Crops

2

90

8

Rain was received helping crops develop and advance. More moisture will be needed across the region in the coming weeks. The Kinistino area received 55 mm of rain, bringing the total received since April 1 to 117 mm.

Topsoil moisture conditions have greatly improved in the region. Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as one per cent surplus, 85 per cent adequate, 11 per cent short and three per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 84 per cent adequate, 13 per cent short and three per cent very short. Despite the welcomed moisture, feed shortages remain a concern for livestock producers as pasture growth is minimal and some hay crops have prematurely headed out.

Crop development is well advanced compared to the rest of the province. Ninety-four per cent of the fall cereals, 79 per cent of the spring cereals, 76 per cent of the oilseeds and 90 per cent of the pulses are at their normal developmental stages for this time of year. Most crops are in fair to excellent condition. The majority of crop damage was caused by localized flooding, wind, flea beetles and lack of moisture. Producers continue to spray weeds as weather and crop development allows.    

Farmers are busy controlling weeds, hauling grain and getting ready for haying in areas with adequate plant growth.


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 15

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

65

35

Spring Cereals

0

74

26

Oilseeds

1

42

57

Pulse Crops

0

64

36

Scattered showers were received in the region, bringing much needed moisture. However, in many cases it was not enough to replenish the topsoil and more moisture will be needed soon to help crops, hay land and pasture develop. The Barthel area received 25 mm of rain while the Hafford area has received 84 mm of rain since April 1. This is the greatest amount for the region.  

Topsoil moisture conditions have slightly worsened. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 51 per cent adequate, 39 per cent short and 10 per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 26 per cent adequate, 55 per cent short and 19 per cent very short. Crop District 9B is reporting that 14 per cent of cropland acres and 20 per cent of hay land and pasture is very short topsoil moisture at this time.

Crop development is delayed due to lack of moisture, frost and re-seeding efforts. Sixty-five per cent of the fall cereals, 74 per cent of the spring cereals, 42 per cent of the oilseeds and 64 per cent of the pulse crops are at their normal developmental stages for this time of year. The majority of crops are in poor to good condition. There are several reports of frost that may have damaged some crops in the region. Feed shortages remain a concern for livestock producers as pasture growth is minimal and some hay crops have prematurely headed out.

Farmers are busy controlling pests and hauling grain.


Crop Condition Tables

Southeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

4

13

11

2

11

7

0

% good

47

56

55

32

59

56

44

% fair

45

26

28

59

25

32

51

% poor

4

5

6

7

5

5

5

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

3

3

3

10

2

0

0

% good

45

41

40

62

50

44

0

% fair

45

37

57

26

40

47

100

% poor

6

13

0

2

8

9

0

% very poor

1

6

0

0

0

0

0

Southwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

0

0

1

2

0

1

0

% good

15

7

39

44

48

35

46

% fair

64

6

52

47

52

60

40

% poor

13

22

8

7

0

4

14

% very poor

8

65

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

1

0

0

0

2

2

0

% good

39

29

32

90

47

47

54

% fair

52

48

41

10

43

42

45

% poor

8

15

25

0

6

9

1

% very poor

0

8

2

0

2

0

0

East-central

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

14

22

4

4

4

4

5

% good

50

42

65

76

61

66

69

% fair

30

24

26

20

25

25

26

% poor

2

5

4

0

9

4

0

% very poor

4

7

1

0

1

1

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

5

3

1

0

6

5

0

% good

67

54

75

60

66

71

0

% fair

27

29

24

40

24

21

100

% poor

1

12

0

0

4

3

0

% very poor

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

West-central

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

0

0

3

4

1

3

0

% good

3

29

26

21

44

31

30

% fair

91

70

47

34

42

41

24

% poor

6

1

19

22

11

18

33

% very poor

0

0

5

19

2

7

23

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

0

0

0

0

4

6

0

% good

26

23

10

18

43

33

100

% fair

51

39

59

72

29

32

0

% poor

21

26

19

8

18

18

0

% very poor

2

12

12

2

6

11

0

Northeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

5

25

17

82

18

23

0

% good

57

55

67

18

64

61

20

% fair

38

20

13

0

18

16

24

% poor

0

0

3

0

0

0

33

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

23

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

10

8

50

2

20

0

N/A

% good

63

62

50

78

72

50

N/A

% fair

25

26

0

17

8

0

N/A

% poor

2

4

0

3

0

0

N/A

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

50

N/A

Northwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

10

2

5

N/A

1

0

0

% good

70

35

55

N/A

81

66

50

% fair

20

13

33

N/A

16

31

50

% poor

0

0

7

N/A

2

3

0

% very poor

0

50

0

N/A

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

0

4

0

N/A

9

0

N/A

% good

40

31

0

N/A

39

31

N/A

% fair

60

51

50

N/A

44

50

N/A

% poor

0

13

50

N/A

8

19

N/A

% very poor

0

1

0

N/A

0

0

N/A


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