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       Monday, October 23, 2017

 

One Year Ago
Seeding of the 2007 crop was 97 per cent complete - some RMs had less than 75 per cent of their crop seeded.
Flooding and gophers caused the most crop damage.
Crops were generally at a normal stage of development.
Seeding Progress by Crop District
CDJune 1/08June 3/07
1a9787
1b9684
2a9992
2b9895
3an9995
3ase9994
3asw9685
3bn9895
3bs9894
4a9798
4b9799
5a9386
5b9559
6a9788
6b9693
7a9898
7b9898
8a9644
8b9966
9ae9640
9aw9588
9b9493
Prov.9785

Degree Days Above 5ºC

R.M.

Since April 1

 

May 25-31

Total

3

172.5

 

38.5

211

17A

171

 

58.5

229.5

38B

184.5

*

49

233.5

43A

193.65

 

51.4

245.05

43B

136

*

 

136

44

187

 

42.5

229.5

67

109.5

*

43

152.5

68

237.85

 

55.6

293.45

69

200.9

 

 

200.9

71A

140.6

*

48.5

189.1

72

156.8

 

41.9

198.7

73B

136

 

50

186

75B

179.25

*

55.05

234.3

76A

231.55

 

55.6

287.15

78A

142

 

47

189

97

177.135

 

39.85

216.985

108

91

*

40

131

109

112

*

 

112

111A

230.1

 

60

290.1

123

114

 

37.5

151.5

124

108.55

*

37.5

146.05

127

160.9

*

38.75

199.65

132

151

*

50.5

201.5

134

94

*

 

94

138

243

 

51

294

141

180.9

*

58.6

239.5

142

244

 

61.7

305.7

151B

112.8

 

40.7

153.5

165

120.6

*

 

120.6

166

234

*

37

271

167

130

*

53.5

183.5

185

117.15

*

48.4

165.55

186

103

*

34.5

137.5

190B

199.05

 

57.5

256.55

193

205.2

 

56.75

261.95

221

156.05

*

48.95

205

222

200

*

31.7

231.7

246

107.35

 

41.95

149.3

259

155.9

*

56.05

211.95

271

86

 

42.5

128.5

276

61.5

*

44.5

106

277

111.75

*

55.45

167.2

283

146.8

*

54.65

201.45

285

173.05

*

62.1

235.15

287

138.5

*

53

191.5

312

140.4

 

50.05

190.45

318A

153

 

53.5

206.5

333

74

*

 

74

336

115

*

47.5

162.5

339

115.25

 

48.75

164

340A

116.5

*

50.5

167

343

169.7

 

66.6

236.3

370

147

 

55

202

379

126.95

*

53

179.95

397

85

 

50.5

135.5

403

98.5

*

 

98.5

428

115.5

 

63

178.5

429B

85

*

57.5

142.5

442

149.5

 

45.5

195

456

67

 

42.5

109.5

464

68.5

*

24

92.5

488

201.05

 

55.95

257

496

127.5

 

54

181.5

502

135

*

49

184

 

 

 

 

 

* incomplete

 

 

 

Seeding of the 2008 crop is now 99 per cent complete, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly crop report.

All regions report 99 per cent seeding completion except the northwest which reports 98 per cent complete.  Some farmers may be putting in some green feed in areas where rain was received.  

Provincially, spring cereals averaged 54 per cent in the emerging stage, 35 per cent in the tillering stage and one per cent in the jointed stage.  Flax crops are 50 per cent in the emerging stage, 27 per cent in the seedling stage and one per cent in the stem extension stage.  Canola and mustard crops are 46 per cent in the emerging stage, 36 per cent in the seedling stage, and three per cent in the rosette stage.  Pulse crops are 51 per cent in the emerging stage and 46 per cent in the vegetative stage.  Fall cereals are 41 per cent in the tillering stage, 28 per cent in the jointed stage, 23 per cent in the shot blade stage and eight per cent in the heading stage.  The remainder of all crops are in the pre-emergent stage.

The southwest region received the majority of the rainfall this past week, followed by the east central and the southeast regions.  Topsoil moisture improved in the southeast, southwest and east central areas of the province.  Provincially, 57 per cent of the crop land and 46 per cent of the hay and pasture land has adequate topsoil moisture.

During the past week gophers, drought, and insects (flea beetles, wire worms, cutworms, pea leaf weevils) caused the most crop damage.  Other sources of crop damage include frost, wind and disease (tan spot, damping off).  Spraying for weed control is underway as weather conditions allow.


Crop Insurance Crop Report - June 2008

Saskatchewan Crop Insurance reminds customers of the following important deadlines:

Full yield-loss coverage becomes effective on winter wheat and fall rye that will be grazed and/or cut for feed on June 10.

June 10 is also the final day to finalize claims on over-winter extensions.

The deadline for planting processing and table variety potatoes is June 10. The deadline for planting seed variety potatoes is June 15.

Under the Forage Establishment Benefit Option, June 20 is the deadline to seed forage acres.

June 20 is also the deadline to submit an Establishment Benefit claim and to submit a claim for gopher damage on all crops, except greenfeed.

Crop Insurance will not accept yield-loss liability for any spring crops seeded after June 20. However, in most areas, crops must be seeded before this deadline to be expected to mature. To be insurable, any seeded crop is expected to reach a reasonable level of maturity before the first fall frost date in the area.  Full coverage for yield-loss on established spring and fall-seeded crops begins on June 21.

Seeded Acreage Reports on all crops are due June 25. Customers who fail to submit or are late in submitting their reports may be assessed a penalty of $60 and, if necessary, an adjuster will visit their farm to gather the required information at an additional charge.

Customers are also asked to complete their Stored Grain Declaration form by June 25. Forms were mailed to customers along with their Seeded Acreage Report packages in May. Blank forms are available at http://www.saskcropinsurance.com/ under Forms.

June 25 is the deadline to submit Unseeded Acreage claims.

June 30 is the deadline to seed greenfeed crops covered by Forage Insurance. It is also the deadline to submit all Establishment and gopher damage claims on greenfeed crops.


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

The past week was cool and windy in the southeast with precipitation amounts averaging 13 mm across the region.  Rainfall amounts ranged from an average low of 8 mm in Crop District (CD) 1b to an average high of 21 mm reported in CD 3ase.  Frost was reported in the Oxbow, Indian Head, and Minton areas.       

Seeding progress is reported as 99% complete across the southeast.  Canola crops are showing uneven emergence in the Gainsborough area.  Canola is also struggling to establish in the Grenfell area due to frost and flea beetle damage.  Crops are generally slow in development and heat and continued moisture will be important for crop recovery.

Flax was re-seeded in the Grenfell area this past week because of drought and frost damage.  In the Odessa area, some canola was re-seeded to barley or oats.  Some canola was re-seeded in the Marquis area.

Crop reporters indicate that 61% of the crop land has adequate topsoil moisture, compared to 47% last week.  For hay and pasture land, reporters indicate that 47% is in adequate topsoil moisture condition, compared to 42% last week.

Spring cereal development in the southeast is 36% at or beyond the tillering stage, the furthest advanced region in the province on average.  Flax crops are 28% at or beyond the seedling stage.  Canola and mustard crops are 39% at or beyond the seedling stage.  Pulse crops are 39% at the vegetative stage, the least advanced region in the province on average.  Fall cereal crops are 26% at or beyond the shot blade stage.

Flea beetles damaged canola crops in the Lampman, Kennedy, Moosomin, Grenfell, Weyburn, Montmartre, Odessa, Indian Head, and Minton areas.  Slow crop emergence is allowing beetles to do more damage.  Cutworms damaged crops in the Kennedy, Minton, and Ceylon areas.  Wire worms damaged crops in the Lampman area.  Tanspot was reported in the Ceylon area.  Farmers in the Odessa area are starting to notice aphids.  Gophers caused crop damage in the Qu'Appelle area, especially on older hay fields.

Haying has not begun and it is expected to be a few weeks before cutting will start.  Reporters expect the hay yields in the southeast to be well below average.  Pastures are struggling to keep up with grazing livestock.

In-crop spraying is proceeding as weather conditions permit.


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

The southwest was cool with some wind and some very welcome rain during the past week.  An average of 36 mm of precipitation was reported across the region, ranging from an average low of 29 mm in CD 3bn to an average high of 44 mm reported in CD 4a.  Several areas in CD 4 saw over 50 mm of rain.  Over 90 mm was received in the Viceroy area.  Some hail came with the rain in the Bengough area, but damage was expected to be minimal.  Before the rains came, crops in several areas sustained drought damage.

Seeding progress is reported as 99% complete across the southwest.  Some re-seeding of peas and canola took place in the Gravelbourg area.  With the improvement in soil moisture, it is expected that some farmers will plant some greenfeed.  Over 200 acres of barley was re-seeded in the Kincaid area after it was destroyed by gophers.  Some mustard was re-seeded in the Ponteix area after gophers damaged the crop.

Reporters rate 83% of crop land as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with 38% last week.  For hay and pasture land, topsoil moisture is rated as adequate on 69% of the land, compared with 18% last week.

Spring cereal development in the southwest is 41% at or beyond the tillering stage.  Flax crops are 18% at the seedling stage.  Canola and mustard crops are 54% at or beyond the seedling stage, the furthest advanced region on average.  Pulse crops are 48% at the vegetative stage.  Fall cereal crops are 51% at or beyond the shot blade stage.  Some farmers are concerned that the slow crop development might mean challenges with crops blooming during hot temperatures.

Gophers caused the most crop damage in the southwest during the past week, destroying crops, hay, and pastures.  Geese were eating peas in the Coderre area.  Cutworm damage was reported in the Viceroy, Assiniboia, Limerick, Blumenhof, and Stewart Valley areas.  Pea leaf weevils were at economic threshold levels south of Gull Lake.  Grasshoppers are hatching in the Bengough area.

Tame hay crops are generally short and well below average yields are expected.

Farmers are spraying for weeds and for chemfallow as weather permits.  Reporters indicated a shortage of water for spraying in the Limerick area.  Water for livestock continues to be short in the Orkney, Mankota, Stewart Valley, and Consul areas.


East central Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 5 & 6a)

The east central region was cool with some showers last week.  An average of 13 mm was reported across the region, ranging from an average low of 6 mm in CD 5a to an average high of 16 mm reported in CDs 5b and 6a.  Drought damage was reported in a few areas.  Frost damage was reported in the Veregin and Leroy areas.  Wind damage was reported in the Bulyea area.

Seeding progress is reported as 99% complete across the east central region.  Canola crops were showing poor emergence in the Langenburg area.  Some canola was re-seeded in the Saltcoats area due to frost and drought.  Some canola fields were re-seeded to oats in south of Raymore due to frost and emergence problems.  Canola was also re-seeded in the Rose Valley area due to frost and poor emergence.  Re-seeding was also reported from the Imperial area.

Topsoil moisture improved in the east central region during the past week.  Fifty-eight per cent of reporters rated topsoil moisture on crop land as adequate, compared with 39% last week.  On hay and pasture land, topsoil moisture conditions were rated adequate by 47% of reporters, compared with 27% last week.  In the Leroy area, the recent rains have made for an "oreo-cookie" effect in the soil - a dry layer sandwiched in between two wet layers.

Spring cereal development in the east central region is 38% at or beyond the tillering stage.  Flax crops are 30% at or beyond the vegetative stage, the most advanced region in the province on average.  Canola and mustard crops are 38% at or beyond the seedling stage.  Pulse crops are 47% at the vegetative stage.  Fall cereal crops are 13% at or beyond the shot blade stage.  Farmers are looking for warmer temperatures to spur on crop development.  The lateness of the crops has some concerned about frost damage in the fall.

Flea beetles damaged crops in many areas of the east central region.  Some areas have started applying insecticide.  There was some damping off in crops in the Kamsack area.  Gophers damaged crops in the Lumsden area.

Cattle producers are running out of hay.  Stock are still being fed because of poor pasture conditions.  Hay yields for this season are expected to be below average.

Herbicide spraying was in progress.  Farmers are also harrowing and picking rocks.


West central Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 6b & 7)

The past week was cool with some winds and some showers in the west central region.  An average of 6 mm of precipitation was reported, ranging from an average low of 3 mm in CD 6b to an average high of 12 mm reported in CD 7a.  Crop damage from dry soil conditions was reported in a number of areas.  Wind damage was reported in the Harris area.  Frost damage was reported in the Major area.

Seeding progress is reported as 99% complete across the west central region.  Canola emergence is slow and crop development in general is behind.  Re-seeding in the Battleford area is not a good option because of the dry soil.

Topsoil moisture conditions were similar to last week in the west central region.  Reporters rated 38% of crop land and 18% of hay and pasture land as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with 38% and 21% respectively last week.

Spring cereal development in the west central region is 27% at or beyond the tillering stage.  Flax crops are 26% at the seedling stage.  Canola and mustard crops are 43% at or beyond the seedling stage.  Pulse crops are 50% at the vegetative stage.  Fall cereal crops are 27% at or beyond the heading stage, the furthest advanced in the province on average.

Flea beetles damaged crops in the Kerrobert and Biggar areas.  Gophers caused crop damage in the Kerrobert area.  Geese caused some damage in the Unity area. 

Pastures and hay crops are looking poor.  Hay yields are not looking promising.  Cattle are being turned into hayfields in the Hanley and Harris areas. 

In-crop spraying, chemfallow, and summer fallow are getting underway.


North eastern Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 8 & 9ae)

The northeast was sunny with cool nights this past week.  An average of 7 mm of precipitation was reported across the region, ranging from an average low of 2 mm reported in CD 9ae, to an average high of 10 mm reported in CD 8a.  Frost caused some damage in the Nipawin area.  Dry soil caused some damage in the Humboldt and Vonda areas.

Seeding progress is reported as almost 100% complete across the northeast.  Some canola was re-seeded in the Porcupine Plain and Arbourfield areas.  Re-seeding also took place in the Nipawin area due to poor germination and in the Hoey area due to frost damage.

Reporters rate topsoil moisture on 57% of crop land as adequate, compared with 63% last week.  For hay and pasture land, reporters rate 55% as having adequate topsoil moisture conditions, up from 52% last week.

Spring cereal development in the northeast is 37% at or beyond the tillering stage.  Flax crops are 23% at the seedling stage.  Canola and mustard crops are 39% at or beyond the seedling stage.  Pulse crops are 50% at the vegetative stage, the furthest advanced in the province on average.  Fall cereal crops are 17% at or beyond the shot blade stage. The least advanced in the province on average.

Flea beetles caused crop damage in the Porcupine Plain, Arborfield, Nipawin, Humboldt, and Vonda areas.

Pastures and hay fields are suffering.  More rain and warmer temperatures will be needed to try to repair the damage.

Herbicide spraying is underway.


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

The northwest was warm and dry with spotty showers.  Those showers brought an average of 2 mm of precipitation.  Crop District 9aw received an average of 4 mm, while CD 9b received an average of less than ½ mm.  Damage from drought was reported across the region.  Frost damage was reported in the Duck Lake and Meadow Lake areas.

Seeding progress is reported as 98% complete across the northwest.  Later seeded crops are showing poor germination.  Some canola was re-seeded in the Meadow Lake area due to frost damage.

Topsoil moisture was rated as adequate on 25% of the crop land, compared with 41% last week.  On hay and pasture land, topsoil moisture was reported as 22% adequate, compared with 35% last week.

Crop development in the northwest is the least advanced, on average, in the province for all crop groups, except pulses.  Spring cereal development in the northwest is 23% at the tillering stage.  Flax crops are 1% at the seedling stage.  Canola and mustard crops are 30% at or beyond the seedling stage.  Pulse crops are 45% at the vegetative stage.  Fall cereal crops are 18% at the shot blade stage.

Flea beetles were damaging crops in the Dorintosh and Meadow Lake areas.  Gophers damaged crops in the Medstead area.

Pastures and hay crops are in poor condition and rain is needed yesterday.  Cattle are moving through pastures quickly.

Weed spraying is underway.  In some areas it is too dusty to spray.  Gravel roads are also very dusty and make for hazardous driving conditions. 



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