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    Saturday, December 16, 2017

Showers in many regions of the province stalled harvest for at least part of the week, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food's weekly crop report.

Ninety-six per cent of the 2007 crop has been harvested, up from 94 per cent last week. This is ahead of the five-year (2002-06) average of 89 per cent. The south is furthest along at 99 per cent complete, whereas the northeast is least advanced with 84 per cent combined.

Ninety-six per cent of the spring wheat has been harvested. Of that, crop reporters estimate that 35 per cent will grade 1 CW, 37 per cent 2 CW,  21 per cent 3 CW, and 7 per cent Canada Feed. The ten-year (1997-2006) crop report average is 50 per cent 1 CW, 20 per cent 2 CW, 16 per cent 3 CW, and 14 per cent Canada Feed.

Crop damage was primarily caused by weathering and water fowl. In addition, some northern areas received snow that flattened crops.

Crop reporters indicated that farmers are busy with fall work.

Saskatchewan Harvest Progress at October 14, 2007

 

% In Swath or Ready to Str.Cmb.

% Harvested

 

 

 

Average

 

 

Average

 

2007

2006

2002-06

2007

2006

2002-06

Winter wheat

0

0

0

100

100

99

Spring wheat

4

2

6

95

98

89

Durum

1

0

3

99

100

93

Oats

7

4

10

92

96

83

Barley

3

2

5

96

98

89

Fall rye

1

0

0

99

100

94

Triticale

1

0

2

99

100

84

Flax

10

4

13

87

94

74

Canola

6

2

9

94

98

88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mustard

1

0

3

99

100

95

Sunflowers

11

4

2

12

53

32

Lentils

1

0

2

99

100

94

Peas

1

0

1

99

100

96

Canary seed

4

2

11

93

97

79

Chickpeas

2

3

3

98

96

80

   Total

4

2

6

96

98

89



South eastern harvesting progress

 

% this

% last

 

week

week

Winter wheat

100

100

Spring wheat

99

99

Durum

99

99

Oats

99

99

Barley

99

99

Fall rye

100

100

Triticale

90

90

Flax

98

97

Canola

99

99

Mustard

100

100

Sunflowers

15

7

Lentils

100

100

Peas

100

100

Canary seed

99

99

Chickpeas

99

99

Total

99

99

South eastern Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 1, 2, & 3ase)

The south eastern region generally had a pleasant week, with some showers.  An average of 2 mm of precipitation was reported, with an average high of 4 mm reported in CDs (Crop Districts) 1b and 2b.

Ninety-nine per cent of the 2007 south eastern crop has been harvested.  Flax and sunflowers are the main crops left to harvest. 

Almost all of the spring wheat has been harvested in the southeast.  Reporters estimated the grades of the spring wheat as follows:  1 CW - 49%, 2 CW - 34%, 3 CW - 15%, and Feed - 2%.

Topsoil moisture conditions are similar to last week, with 66% of the crop land and 60% of the hay and pasture land rated as having adequate topsoil moisture.     

Winter wheat crops are emerging with the recent rains.  Farmers are spraying for weed control, harrowing, hauling bales, hauling grain, applying fertilizer, picking rocks, disposing of flax straw, and seeding in pastures.  Cattle owners are moving cattle to different feeding areas and marketing calves.

 

 

 

 


South western harvesting progress

 

% this

% last

 

week

week

Winter wheat

100

100

Spring wheat

100

99

Durum

100

99

Oats

99

99

Barley

100

100

Fall rye

100

100

Triticale

100

99

Flax

98

98

Canola

100

100

Mustard

100

100

Sunflowers

100

100

Lentils

100

100

Peas

100

99

Canary seed

99

99

Chickpeas

98

98

Total

99

99

South western Saskatchewan
(CDs 3asw, 3an, 3b, & 4)

The southwest had generally good fall weather during the past week, with some windy days.  An average of 4 mm of precipitation was reported, with an average high of 8 mm reported in CD 3an.   

Ninety-nine per cent of the 2007 south western crop has been harvested.  Sunflowers and flax are the main crops remaining to be harvested.  Some are waiting for a hard frost to complete their harvest. 

Almost all of the spring wheat has been harvested in the southwest.  Reporters estimated the grades of the spring wheat as follows:  1 CW - 71%, 2 CW - 23%, 3 CW - 5%, and Feed - 1%.  Wheat midge and bleaching caused some of the downgrading.  

Topsoil moisture conditions remained similar to last week, with 33% of the crop land and 26% of the hay and pasture land rated as having adequate topsoil moisture.  More rain is welcome before freeze-up.

Fall rye and winter wheat have good germination in CD 4b.  Farmers are hauling bales, buying fertilizer, picking rocks, burning sloughs, doing tillage, hauling grain, spraying for weeds, and deep-banding.  Livestock water supplies are short in the Bengough and Mankota areas.  Cattle are coming home from community pastures and summer pastures.

 

 


East central harvesting progress

 

% this

% last

 

week

week

Winter wheat

100

100

Spring wheat

95

94

Durum

99

98

Oats

92

92

Barley

96

96

Fall rye

100

100

Triticale

100

100

Flax

76

75

Canola

93

93

Mustard

95

95

Sunflowers

0

0

Lentils

100

100

Peas

99

99

Canary seed

84

82

Chickpeas

100

100

Total

94

93

East central Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 5 & 6a)

The east central region was cool and damp last week.  An average of 8 mm of precipitation was reported.  Localized crop damage came from frost, flooding, and wind.  Farmers complained of bleaching, staining, and sprouting.

Ninety-four per cent of the 2007 east central crop has been harvested. Minimal harvest progress was made because of poor drying conditions.  Crop dryers are going strong.

Ninety-five per cent of the east central spring wheat has been harvested.  Reporters estimated the grades of the spring wheat as follows:  1 CW - 27%, 2 CW - 42%,

3 CW - 22%, and Feed - 9%.  Midge damage caused some of the down-grading.

Topsoil moisture conditions improved slightly during the past week.  Seventy-six per cent of the crop land and 82% of the hay and pasture land were rated as having adequate topsoil moisture.

Migrating birds damaged crops in CDs 5a and 6a.  Wild game also damaged crops in CD 6a.

Winter wheat crops are looking good in CD 5a.  Cattle are coming home from pastures and some are being moved onto stubble fields.  Farmers were hauling bales, cleaning corrals, spraying weeds, cultivating, mowing sloughs, and starting to fertilize.

 


West central harvesting progress

 

% this

% last

 

week

week

Winter wheat

100

100

Spring wheat

95

93

Durum

99

98

Oats

90

86

Barley

97

96

Fall rye

100

100

Triticale

99

99

Flax

68

64

Canola

99

95

Mustard

98

98

Sunflowers

0

0

Lentils

99

99

Peas

100

99

Canary seed

97

92

Chickpeas

95

94

Total

97

95

West central Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 6b & 7

The west central region was cool and cloudy with some windy days.  An average of 9 mm of precipitation was reported, with an average high of 13 mm reported in CD 6b.  There was some wind damage to canola swaths as well as problems with cereals bleaching, staining, and sprouting. 

Ninety-seven per cent of the 2007 west central crop has been harvested.

Ninety-five per cent of the west central spring wheat has been harvested.  Reporters estimated the grades of the spring wheat as follows:  1 CW - 24%, 2 CW - 48%, 3 CW - 23%, and Feed - 5%.  Wheat midge were responsible for some of the down-grading.       

Topsoil moisture conditions dried during the past week.  Forty-two per cent of the crop land is rated as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with 49% last week.  Fifty-two per cent of the hay and pasture land was rated as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with 55% last week.    

Water fowl damaged crops in CD 6b.  Some farmers in the Hanley area were having trouble with stored grain heating on them.   

Farmers were spraying, discing, harrowing, hauling bales, applying chemicals, applying fertilizer, soil testing, fixing fences, and working low lying areas.  Cattle were being brought in from the fields.  


North eastern harvesting progress

 

% this

% last

 

week

week

Winter wheat

99

99

Spring wheat

86

83

Durum

97

93

Oats

82

79

Barley

88

83

Fall rye

99

99

Triticale

98

95

Flax

52

44

Canola

82

77

Mustard

98

98

Sunflowers

n/a

n/a

Lentils

99

99

Peas

95

95

Canary seed

62

47

Chickpeas

93

85

Total

84

80

North eastern Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 8 & 9ae)

The northeast was cool and cloudy for much of the week, with snow reported in the Hoey area.  An average of 9 mm of precipitation was reported.  Localized frost and wind damage (scattered canola swaths) were reported.  Bleaching, sprouting, and mildew were also concerns.         

Eighty-four per cent of the 2007 north eastern crop has been harvested, with a further 14% lying in the swath or ready to be straight combined.  Harvesting was minimal in many areas.  Grain dryers were running for most of the week.              

Eighty-six per cent of the spring wheat has been harvested in the northeast.  Reporters estimated the grades of the spring wheat as follows:  1 CW - 17%, 2 CW - 37%, 3 CW - 32%, and Feed - 14%.   

Topsoil moisture conditions dried this past week, with 87% of the crop land rated as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with 99% last week.  Conditions also dried on hay and pasture land, with 93% of the land rated as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared to 99% last week. 

Migrating ducks and geese and wild game caused damage in CD 8b.  Canola has a high green count in the Nipawin and Bruno areas.   

Farmers were baling straw, hauling bales, applying fertilizer, and harrowing.


North western harvesting progress

 

% this

% last

 

week

week

Winter wheat

100

100

Spring wheat

90

86

Durum

100

100

Oats

89

74

Barley

95

89

Fall rye

100

100

Triticale

100

100

Flax

93

68

Canola

97

96

Mustard

100

n/a

Sunflowers

n/a

n/a

Lentils

100

100

Peas

100

100

Canary seed

n/a

n/a

Chickpeas

n/a

n/a

Total

94

89

North western Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 9aw & 9b)

The north western region had generally good harvest weather.  An average of 6 mm of precipitation was reported with more reported on the east side of the region.  Localized frost and wind damage was reported in CD 9b.  Snow flattened crops in the Debden area.     

Ninety-four per cent of the 2007 north western crop has been harvested.  Most of the grain needs to be dried.     

Ninety per cent of the spring wheat has been harvested in the northwest.  Reporters estimated the grades of the spring wheat as follows:  1 CW - 6%, 2 CW - 39%, 3 CW - 40%, and Feed - 15%.   

Topsoil moisture remained similar to last week.  Eighty-nine per cent of the crop land and 87% of the hay and pasture land were rated as having adequate topsoil moisture. 

Geese and ducks damaged crops in CD 9b.   

Cattle are coming home from the pasture and calves are starting to go to market.  Farmers are hauling bales, baling straw, harrowing, fixing fences, and applying fertilizer.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Sask. harvesting progress

% this

% last

week

week

Winter wheat

100

100

Spring wheat

95

93

Durum

99

99

Oats

92

88

Barley

96

95

Fall rye

99

99

Triticale

99

99

Flax

87

86

Canola

94

92

Mustard

99

99

Sunflowers

12

8

Lentils

99

99

Peas

99

99

Canary seed

93

90

Chickpeas

98

98

Total

96

94

Saskatchewan Harvest Progress

by Crop District at Oct. 14 2007

(total of all crops)

Crop

% Combined

% Other

District

1a

99

0

1b

98

0

2a

99

0

2b

99

1

3ase

99

1

3asw

99

1

3an

99

0

3bs

100

0

3bn

99

0

4a

99

1

4b

97

2

South

99

0

5a

96

0

5b

88

0

6a

98

0

6b

93

0

7a

99

0

7b

99

0

Central

95

0

8a

80

0

8b

89

0

9ae

81

0

9aw

90

0

9b

96

2

North

88

1

SK

96

0



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