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One year ago
Ninety-five per cent of the crop had been combined. Average yields were being reported, although some areas were reporting higher-than-average yields.

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Saskatchewan Harvest
October 19, 2015
%&combined

Winter wheat

100

Fall rye

100

Spring wheat

98

Durum

97

Oat*

97

Barley

97

Canaryseed

82

Flax

87

Canola

97

Mustard

98

Soybeans

98

Lentils

100

Peas

100

Chickpeas

97

*includes three
per cent ‘other'

Harvest Progress in SK
Per cent Combined
All Crops

Oct 19/15

97

5 year avg.
(2010-2014)

98

Oct 20/14

95

Oct 21/13

99

Oct 15/12

99

Oct 17/11

99

Oct 18/10

97

10 year avg.
(2005-2014)

95

This is the second-last Crop Report of the season.
The final Crop Report will be issued on October 29
.  

Harvest is virtually complete in the province as 97 per cent of the crop is now in the bin, up from 91 per cent last week, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report. The five-year (2010-2014) average for this time of year is 98 per cent combined.

Mild and relatively dry weather allowed most producers to complete harvest, although other producers will need another week or more to finish. The southeast region is the furthest advanced, having 99 per cent of the crop combined. The southwestern, east-central and northeastern regions have 98 per cent of the crop combined, the northwest has 97 per cent and the west-central region has 93 per cent. There are still some flax, canary seed and oat crops left to be combined.

Very little rainfall was received this past week, although some areas around Prince Albert reported receiving 10 mm. Across the province, topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as six per cent surplus, 88 per cent adequate and six per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as two per cent surplus, 85 per cent adequate, 12 per cent short and one per cent very short.

Farmers are busy finishing harvest and fall work.


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)

Harvest is essentially complete in the region as 99 per cent of the crop is combined, up from 95 per cent last week. The five-year (2010-2014) average for this time of year is 98 per cent combined. Mild and dry weather this past week allowed many producers to wrap up harvest and complete field work. There are still some flax fields that are slow to dry down and some fields remain wet.

Rainfall in the region ranged from trace amounts to 4 mm in the Moose Jaw area. At 437 mm, the Tantallon area holds the regional record for the greatest amount of rainfall since April 1. Cropland topsoil moisture is currently rated as three per cent surplus, 87 per cent adequate and 10 per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 84 per cent adequate and 15 per cent short.

Farmers are busy completing harvest, moving cattle, working fields and hauling grain and bales.


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)

Ninety-eight per cent of the crop is now in the bin, up from 96 per cent last week. The five-year (2010-2014) average for this time of year is 97 per cent combined. Some producers are waiting for crops such as flax and canary seed to dry down before they can complete harvest.

The majority of the region did not receive any rain, although the Big Beaver area received 6 mm. At 559 mm, the Mortlach area holds the regional and provincial records for the greatest amount of rainfall since April 1. Cropland topsoil moisture is currently 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 two per cent surplus, 75 per cent adequate, 18 per cent short and five per cent very short.

Farmers are busy completing harvest, hauling bales, putting machinery away, moving cattle and banding fertilizer.


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 now has 97 per cent of the crop combined, equaling the five-year (2010-2014) average for this time of year. Significant harvest progress was made thanks to warm and dry weather; however, some crops such as flax remain green and are slow to dry down.

Very little rainfall was reported in the region, although the Allan area received 6 mm. At 443 mm, the Bradwell area holds the regional record for the greatest amount of rainfall since April 1. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 13 per cent surplus, 86 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as three per cent surplus, 96 per cent adequate and one per cent short.

Farmers are busy completing harvest, moving cattle, hauling bales and fixing fences.


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)

Harvest is progressing more slowly than in the rest of the province. Producers are returning to the field after rain delays. Ninety-three per cent of the crop is now in the bin, up from 88 per cent last week. The five-year (2010-2014) average for this time of year is 98 per cent combined. Another week or more of warm and dry weather will be needed to bring the rest of the crop in. Many crops are being put into aeration after coming off tough.

Rainfall ranged from trace amounts to 4 mm in the Macklin area. At 389 mm, the Outlook area holds the regional record for the greatest amount of rainfall since April 1. Cropland topsoil moisture is currently rated as 98 per cent adequate and two per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 97 per cent adequate and three per cent short.

Farmers are busy harvesting when conditions permit, moving cattle, putting machinery away and hauling bales and 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)

Thanks to warm and dry weather, the northeastern region now has 98 per cent of the crop combined, a significant increase from 83 per cent last week. The five-year (2010-2014) average for this time of year is 99 per cent combined. There are still some crops that remain green and will need additional drying time.

Rainfall this past week ranged from small amounts to 10 mm in the Prince Albert area. At 497 mm, the Nipawin area holds the regional record for the greatest amount of rainfall since April 1. 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 22 per cent surplus and 78 per cent adequate.

Farmers are busy completing harvest, working fields, moving cattle, putting down anhydrous ammonia and hauling bales.


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

Significant progress was made with harvest this past week. Ninety-seven per cent of the crop is now off, up from 88 per cent last week. The five-year (2010-2014) average for this time of year is 99 per cent combined. Producers need another week of warm and dry weather to bring in the rest of the crop.  

Rainfall in the region ranged from trace amounts to 6 mm in the Frenchman Butte area. At 404 mm, the Duck Lake area holds the regional record for the greatest amount of rainfall since April 1. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as one per cent surplus, 92 per cent adequate and seven per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 89 per cent adequate and 11 per cent short.

Farmers are busy completing harvest, working fields, putting down fertilizer, moving cattle and hauling bales and grain.


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