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Two per cent of the 2014 crop had been combined with an additional 12 per cent swathed or ready to straight cut. Some parts of the east-central region received over five inches of rain.

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Harvest Progress in SK
Per cent Combined
All Crops

Aug 24/15

16

5 year avg. (2010-2014)

6

Aug 25/14

2

Aug 26/13

5

Aug 20/12

11 

Aug 22/11

9

Aug 23/10

2

10 year avg.
(2005-2014)

9

Saskatchewan Harvest
August 24, 2015
% combined

Winter wheat

81

Fall rye*

89

Spring wheat

5

Durum

15

Oats*

2

Barley

8

Canola

7

Mustard

27

Soybeans

3

Lentils

53

Peas

58

Chickpeas

2

*includes  two per cent ‘other'

Producers across the province now have 16 per cent of the 2015 crop combined and 19 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report. The five-year (2010-2014) average for this time of the year is six per cent combined and 14 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Regionally, producers in the southwest have 33 per cent of the crop combined, while those in the southeast have 27 per cent combined. Eight per cent of the crop is combined in the west-central region, three per cent in the east-central and northwestern regions, and two per cent in the northeast.

Rainfall and cool temperatures during the week caused some delays in harvesting. Rainfall ranged from trace amounts to two and a half inches in some areas. Provincially, topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as seven per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate, 11 per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as three per cent surplus, 73 per cent adequate, 19 per cent short and five per cent very short.

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

There are reports of bleaching, staining or sprouting of some cereal crops due to weather conditions. Localized hail, wind and frost caused some crop damage. Farmers are busy with harvesting.   


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)

Twenty-seven per cent of the 2015 crop is now in the bin and an additional 25 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

The region received rainfall ranging from eight mm in Ceylon area to 60 mm in the Carnduff area. Since April 1, the Grenfell area has received 321 mm of rain, the greatest amount for the region. Cropland topsoil moisture is currently rated as three per cent surplus, 74 per cent adequate and 23 per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 69 per cent adequate, 28 per cent short and two per cent very short.

Rainfall delayed harvesting in some areas. Some crop damage was caused by strong winds, hail, frost and flooding. Some bleaching of wheat and staining of barley was reported in some areas.

Farmers are busy with harvest operations.


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)

Thirty-three per cent of the 2015 crop is now in the bin and an additional 20 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

The region received rainfall ranging from small amounts to 49 mm in the Swift Current area. Since April 1, the Mortlach area has received 424 mm of rain, the greatest amount for the region. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as seven per cent surplus, 71 per cent adequate, 18 per cent short and four per cent very short, while hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as three per cent surplus, 51 per cent adequate, 33 per cent short and 13 per cent very short.

Rainfall delayed harvesting in some areas. Some crop damage was caused by strong winds, hail, frost and flooding. Bleaching and staining of some cereals and pulses were reported in some areas.

Farmers are busy with harvest operations.


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)

Three per cent of the 2015 crop is now in the bin and an additional 19 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Rainfall in the region ranged from two mm in the Foam Lake area to 33 mm in the Lumsden area. The Meacham area has received 376 mm of rainfall since April 1, the greatest amount for the region. Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 10 per cent surplus, 85 per cent adequate, three per cent short and two per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as four per cent surplus, 90 per cent adequate, four per cent short and two per cent very short.

Rain and cool weather delayed harvesting in some areas. Some crop damage was caused by strong winds and flooding.

Farmers are busy with harvest operations.


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)

Eight per cent of the 2015 crop is now in the bin and an additional 19 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Rainfall this past week ranged from five mm in the Kindersley area to 64 mm in the Macklin area. The Outlook area has reported 303 mm of rainfall since April 1, the greatest amount for the region. Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as one per cent surplus, 95 per cent adequate and four per cent short. Topsoil moisture conditions on hay land and pasture are rated as one per cent surplus, 92 per cent adequate, six per cent short and one per cent very short.

Rainfall delayed harvesting in some areas. Some crop damage was caused by strong winds and insects such as grasshoppers and aphids. Bleaching and staining of some cereals and pulses were reported in some parts of the region.

Farmers are busy with harvest operations.


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)

Two per cent of the 2015 crop is now in the bin and an additional 12 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Rainfall this past week ranged from trace amounts to 10 mm received in the Humboldt area. The Humboldt area has reported 402 mm of rainfall since April 1, the greatest amount for the region. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 25 per cent surplus and 75 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 21 per cent surplus, 77 per cent adequate and two per cent short.

The recent rainfall across the region has caused delays in harvesting due to wet or soft ground. Some crop damage is attributed to strong winds, localized flooding and insects such as aphids.

Farmers are busy with harvest operations.


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

Three per cent of the 2015 crop is now in the bin and an additional 10 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Rainfall this past week ranged from trace amounts to 19 mm in North Battleford area. The Duck Lake area has reported 298 mm of rainfall since April 1, the greatest amount for the region. Cropland topsoil moisture is currently rated as one per cent surplus, 91 per cent adequate, six per cent short and two per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated 82 per cent adequate, 14 per cent short and four per cent very short.

Crops are advancing quickly in much of the region. The main causes of crop damage this week were strong winds and insects, mainly grasshoppers. 

Farmers are busy with harvest operations.


Saskatchewan Harvest Progress - August 24, 2015

Provincial % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
Winter Wheat 3 2 14 81
Fall Rye * 3 2 4 89
Spring Wheat 83 5 7 5
Durum 71 1 14 15
Barley 76 7 8 8
Oats * 89 5 1 2
Canaryseed 90 7 2 1
Flax 98 1 1 0
Canola 62 31 1 7
Mustard 53 14 6 27
Soybeans 97 0 0 3
Field Peas 21 2 19 58
Lentils 25 3 20 53
Chickpeas 97 0 1 2
* Includes two per cent other
Other = crop that will not be harvested due to weather, insect or disease damage or will be greenfeed
Southeast % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
Winter Wheat 4 1 4 91
Fall Rye* 3 1 1 94
Spring Wheat 60 9 14 17
Durum 60 2 11 26
Barley 55 9 9 27
Oats ** 65 15 1 17
Canaryseed 79 19 0 2
Flax 96 1 3 0
Canola 23 50 1 26
Mustard 64 6 0 31
Soybeans 97 0 0 3
Field Peas 10 2 5 83
Lentils 27 3 9 62
Chickpeas 60 0 0 40
* Includes one per cent other
** Includes two per cent other
Other = crop that will not be harvested due to weather, insect or disease damage or will be greenfeed
Southwest % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
Winter Wheat 0 0 5 95
Fall Rye * 0 1 0 95
Spring Wheat 70 6 17 8
Durum 68 0 18 14
Barley 60 12 11 18
Oats ** 78 0 3 4
Canaryseed 100 0 0 0
Flax 99 0 1 0
Canola 39 49 2 10
Mustard 41 16 9 35
Soybeans 100 0 0 0
Field Peas 10 0 11 79
Lentils 12 2 16 70
Chickpeas 100 0 0 0
* Includes four per cent other
** Includes 15 per cent other
Other = crop that will not be harvested due to weather, insect or disease damage or will be greenfeed
East-central % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
Winter Wheat 1 4 28 68
Fall Rye 5 1 19 75
Spring Wheat 88 6 5 1
Durum 97 0 3 1
Barley 77 10 8 5
Oats 93 6 1 0
Canaryseed 100 0 0 0
Flax 100 0 0 0
Canola 71 28 0 0
Mustard 91 9 0 0
Soybeans 100 0 0 0
Field Peas 31 11 28 30
Lentils 47 8 31 15
Chickpeas 83 0 13 3
West-central % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
Winter Wheat 42 1 18 39
Fall Rye * 7 7 17 70
Spring Wheat 91 4 4 1
Durum 95 0 3 2
Barley 88 5 6 2
Oats ** 92 3 0 0
Canaryseed 95 0 5 0
Flax 100 0 0 0
Canola 68 30 1 1
Mustard 84 14 3 0
Soybeans 100 0 0 0
Field Peas 24 1 31 43
Lentils 44 3 31 23
Chickpeas 88 0 13 0
* Includes one per cent other
** Includes five per cent other
Other = crop that will not be harvested due to weather, insect or disease damage or will be greenfeed
Northeast % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
Winter Wheat 33 0 14 53
Fall Rye 0 0 0 100
Spring Wheat 94 4 2 1
Durum 94 3 4 0
Barley 71 11 10 8
Oats * 93 4 1 1
Canaryseed 95 5 0 0
Flax 94 7 0 0
Canola 86 14 0 0
Mustard 85 5 8 3
Soybeans 100 0 0 0
Field Peas 43 3 32 22
Lentils 48 10 34 8
Chickpeas N/A N/A N/A N/A
* Includes one per cent other
Other = crop that will not be harvested due to weather, insect or disease damage or will be greenfeed
Northwest % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
Winter Wheat 85 15 0 0
Fall Rye * 65 10 0 5
Spring Wheat 93 2 3 2
Durum N/A N/A N/A N/A
Barley 92 5 2 1
Oats ** 91 3 2 0
Canaryseed 30 0 30 40
Flax 100 0 0 0
Canola 87 14 0 0
Mustard 100 0 0 0
Soybeans N/A N/A N/A N/A
Field Peas 46 5 25 25
Lentils 66 24 0 10
Chickpeas N/A N/A N/A N/A
* Includes 20 per cent other
** Includes four per cent other
Other = crop that will not be harvested due to weather, insect or disease damage or will be greenfeed

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