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Fifty-seven per cent of the 2014 hay crop had been baled or put into silage while 22 per cent was cut and soon ready for baling. Rain and high humidity continued to delay haying and decrease hay quality.

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Haying continues to advance in the province as livestock producers now have 67 per cent of the hay crop baled or put into silage. An additional 14 per cent is cut and ready for baling, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report. Hay quality is currently rated as two per cent excellent, 46 per cent good, 44 per cent fair and eight per cent poor.

The Ministry of Agriculture has a Forage, Feed and Custom Service listing for producers to advertise and source feed products. It is available at: http://www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/FeedForageListing  

Topsoil moisture conditions have greatly improved in much of the province, thanks to heavy rains early in the week. Rainfall ranged from small amounts to well over four inches in some areas. Provincially, topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as seven per cent surplus, 62 per cent adequate, 25 per cent short and six per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as four per cent surplus, 50 per cent adequate, 36 per cent short and 10 per cent very short.

Crops are ripening quickly, and the majority remains in poor-to-good condition. Harvest is just beginning in some parts of the province, with pulses being desiccated and some winter cereal and pulse crops being combined. Wind, hail, localized flooding and lack of rain have caused some crop damage this week.

Farmers are busy haying and getting ready for harvest.  

 

SK (provincial) Crop Conditions - July 27, 2015

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

1

0

8

2

10

6

2

% good

51

29

52

33

63

56

47

% fair

40

48

31

46

23

30

39

% poor

7

23

8

17

4

7

11

% very poor

1

0

1

2

0

1

1

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

5

9

0

15

4

4

2

% good

42

47

30

46

38

42

41

% fair

41

32

39

29

45

41

40

% poor

11

11

31

9

11

10

9

% very poor

1

1

0

1

2

3

8


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)

Rain and high humidity are delaying haying in much of the region. Sixty-nine per cent of the hay crop has been baled or put into silage, while an additional 16 per cent is cut and ready for baling. Hay quality at this time is rated as four per cent excellent, 52 per cent good, 36 per cent fair and eight per cent poor.

Large amounts of rain fell on Monday which has lodged crops but replenished topsoil moisture. The Whitewood area received 75 mm of rain last week, while the Tantallon area has received 253 mm of rain since April 1. Cropland topsoil moisture is currently rated as three per cent surplus, 62 per cent adequate, 32 per cent short and three per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 49 per cent adequate, 47 per cent short and three per cent very short.

Many crops are ripening quickly in the region and some pulse crops are being desiccated. Producers will soon begin combining some winter cereal and pulse crops. The majority of crop damage this week was caused by wind, hail, localized flooding and lack of moisture.   

Farmers are busy haying and getting ready for harvest.  

 

Southeast

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

2

1

17

2

11

9

2

% good

60

72

49

26

64

53

41

% fair

31

26

26

55

22

31

47

% poor

7

1

7

17

3

7

9

% very poor

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

3

13

0

19

10

9

35

% good

37

34

30

43

47

44

55

% fair

45

39

35

28

34

36

8

% poor

13

11

35

8

8

11

2

% very poor

2

3

0

2

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)

Eighty-four per cent of the hay crop has now been baled or put into silage, with an additional eight per cent cut and ready shortly for baling. Hay quality at this time is rated as 35 per cent good, 57 per cent fair and eight per cent poor.

Heavy rain on Monday has lodged crops and flooded some fields and adjacent roads. The Eyebrow area received 120 mm of rain last week, while the Mortlach area has received 271 mm of rain since April 1, the greatest amount for both the region and the province.

Topsoil moisture conditions have improved with the recent rain. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as four per cent surplus, 60 per cent adequate, 25 per cent short and 11 per cent very short, while hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as four per cent surplus, 44 per cent adequate, 34 per cent short and 18 per cent very short.

Harvest is underway in some areas as pulses are being desiccated. Some winter cereal and pulse crops are being combined as weather and time permit. Crops are ripening quickly and canola will soon be ready for swathing. The majority of crop damage this past week was caused by wind, localized flooding and lack of moisture.

Farmers are busy haying and beginning harvest.

 

Southwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

% good

30

13

37

34

37

47

11

% fair

63

57

41

46

49

39

57

% poor

7

30

20

18

14

13

23

% very poor

0

0

2

2

0

1

9

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

% good

16

11

27

0

18

33

42

% fair

63

58

37

0

60

50

47

% poor

21

28

36

78

20

15

11

% very poor

0

3

0

22

1

1

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)

Livestock producers now have 55 per cent of the hay crop baled or put into silage. An additional 18 per cent is cut and will soon be ready for baling. Hay quality at this time is rated as three per cent excellent, 47 per cent good, 47 per cent fair and three per cent poor.  

Large amounts of rain fell in much of the region, with the Earl Grey area reporting 90 mm of rain in one day. The Saltcoats area has reported 262 mm of rainfall since April 1, the greatest amount for the region. Topsoil moisture has improved thanks to the recent rain. Conditions on cropland are rated as 23 per cent surplus, 65 per cent adequate and 12 per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 17 per cent surplus, 68 per cent adequate and 15 per cent short.

Crops are developing quickly, thanks to the recent rains. Some producers are spraying for aphids. Most crop damage this week was caused hail, wind and lack of moisture.

Farmers are busy haying and getting ready for harvest.  

 

East-central

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

3

4

10

11

8

7

7

% good

75

60

67

79

70

72

72

% fair

17

19

20

10

20

19

21

% poor

5

14

3

0

2

2

0

% very poor

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

12

8

0

2

14

6

50

% good

68

63

73

62

71

81

50

% fair

19

23

26

30

13

13

0

% poor

1

6

1

6

2

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

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)

Livestock producers have 71 per cent of the hay crop baled or put into silage and an additional 14 per cent cut and soon ready for baling. Hay quality at this time is rated as 36 per cent good, 44 per cent fair and 20 per cent poor.

Last week's rain has helped alleviate moisture stress in some areas. The Dinsmore area received the greatest amount for the region (55 mm), bringing its total received since April 1 to 191 mm. Topsoil moisture conditions on crop land are rated as one per cent surplus, 47 per cent adequate, 36 per cent short and 16 per cent very short. Topsoil moisture conditions on hay land and pasture are rated as one per cent surplus, 38 per cent adequate, 34 per cent short and 27 per cent very short.

Crops are ripening quickly and some producers have begun desiccating pulse crops. Some producers are spraying for aphids as time and weather permits. The majority of crop damage this week was caused by hail, wind and lack of moisture.

Farmers are busy haying and getting ready for harvest.

 

West-central

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

0

0

2

3

1

2

0

% good

20

22

37

29

32

29

45

% fair

70

74

45

40

55

50

38

% poor

10

4

11

15

9

11

17

% very poor

0

0

5

13

3

8

0

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

2

0

0

0

2

6

0

% good

45

30

29

23

44

46

30

% fair

41

46

56

61

42

37

20

% poor

12

17

15

16

7

5

0

% very poor

0

7

0

0

5

6

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)

Sixty-seven per cent of the hay is now baled or put into silage, while an additional 11 per cent is cut and will soon ready for baling. Hay quality is currently rated as eight per cent excellent, 62 per cent good and 30 per cent fair. Recent rain has delayed haying and lowered quality in some areas.

Rainfall varied throughout the region, ranging from trace amounts to 20 mm in the Prince Albert area. The Nipawin area has received 183 mm of rain since April 1, the greatest amount for the region. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 78 per cent adequate, 17 per cent short and five per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 66 per cent adequate, 27 per cent short and six per cent very short.

Crops are developing quickly in the region and some producers expect to be desiccating and swathing in the coming weeks. Most crop damage this week was caused by hail, wind and lack of moisture.

Farmers are busy haying and getting ready for harvest.

 

Northeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

0

0

10

5

15

12

10

% good

76

99

74

62

72

75

68

% fair

24

1

15

23

12

12

19

% poor

0

0

1

10

1

1

3

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

17

16

0

0

8

0

N/A

% good

62

69

40

53

71

70

N/A

% fair

18

10

40

40

19

28

N/A

% poor

3

5

20

7

2

2

N/A

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

 0

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)

Forty-five per cent of the hay crop has now been baled or put into silage, with an additional 20 per cent cut and soon to be ready for baling. Hay quality at this time is rated as 53 per cent good, 42 per cent fair and five per cent poor.

Large amounts of rain fell in the region, with the Frenchman Butte area receiving 63 mm. Since April 1, the Turtleford area has received 175 mm of rain, the greatest amount for the region. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 65 per cent adequate, 33 per cent short and two per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 46 per cent adequate, 50 per cent short and four per cent very short.

Crops are ripening quickly and producers are indicating they will soon begin desiccating some pulse crops. The majority of crop damage this week was caused by wind, hail and lack of moisture.

Farmers are busy haying and getting ready for harvest.

 

Northwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

% excellent

0

0

7

N/A

8

8

0

% good

20

17

44

N/A

47

48

80

% fair

50

65

43

N/A

37

34

20

% poor

30

15

6

N/A

8

10

0

% very poor

0

3

0

N/A

0

0

0

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil

Chickpea

% excellent

0

8

0

N/A

3

44

N/A

% good

30

39

0

N/A

50

19

N/A

% fair

70

41

50

N/A

40

0

N/A

% poor

0

10

50

N/A

2

19

N/A

% very poor

0

2

0

N/A

5

18

N/A


 

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