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Topsoil moisture conditions deteriorated as a result of heavy rains in some areas. Both the amount of land with surplus moisture and with short moisture increased.
The main source of crop damage was flooding. Delays in spraying casued concersn for farmers.
SK Crop Development -
June 15, 2008
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind
Fall Cereals 3 44 53
Spring Cereals 1 33 66
Oilseeds 1 29 70
Pulse Crops 1 42 57

Producers in central and southern Saskatchewan received much needed rain this past week according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly crop report.

Average rainfall, as tracked by the provincial crop reporters, was recorded for the following areas: southwest - 75 mm, southeast - 63 mm, east central - 49 mm, west central - 26 mm, northeast - 14 mm and northwest - 7 mm. 

Fall cereal crops are reported to be at least 60 per cent in good to excellent condition provincially, with 47 per cent of the crops at, or ahead of normal development for this time of year.  Over

60 per cent of spring cereal crops are in good to excellent condition, with 34 per cent of the crops at, or ahead of normal development.  Flax and canola crops are reported to be 60 and 48 per cent in good to excellent condition respectively, and 30 per cent are at, or ahead of normal development.  Pulse crops are over 60 per cent in good to excellent condition, with 43 per cent reported to be at, or ahead of normal development for this time of year.  Warmer temperatures are needed to improve crop development.

Topsoil moisture conditions on crop land improved during the past week.  Reporters rated 77 per cent of crop land and 74 per cent of hay and pasture land as having adequate topsoil moisture. 

Haying operations on the 2008 crop are just getting underway, with less than one per cent cut.  Warm weather is needed to help move haying operations along.

Flooding was the main source of crop damage during the past week.  Other sources included gophers, insects (flea beetles and cutworms), drought, frost, hail, wind and leaf disease.

Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, June 15, 2008
  Winter Wheat Fall Rye Spring Wheat Durum Oat Barley Triticale  
% excellent 6 10 7 12 5 6 20  
% good 54 64 58 60 60 59 67  
% fair 27 19 31 26 31 32 10  
% poor 11 6 3 2 3 3 3  
% very poor 2 1 1 0 1 0 0  
  100 100 100 100 100 100 100  
  Flax Canola Mustard Sunflower Lentil Pea Canary Seed Chickpea
% excellent 6 3 4 0 10 10 4 7
% good 54 45 53 65 55 60 59 68
% fair 34 39 34 32 33 27 30 23
% poor 6 10 8 3 2 3 7 2
% very poor 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
  100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

 


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

SE SK Crop Development - June 15, 2008
 % Ahead% Normal% Behind
Fall Cereals124345
Spring Cereals33166
Oilseeds12871
Pulse Crops14158
The south eastern region was cool and wet during the past week.  An average of 63 mm of precipitation was reported, ranging from an average low of 52 mm reported in Crop District (CD) 2b, to an average high of 73 mm reported in CD 1.  Over 90 mm was reported in Moosomin area.  Flooding caused some crop damage in all areas.  In the Moosomin area, creeks were running more heavily than in the spring.  There was a bit of hail in the Radville area on June 14th.  Most reporters commented on the need for warmer temperatures to move crop progress ahead more quickly.       

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland improved from last week, with 87% of crop land rated as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with 60% last week.  Conditions were also better on hay and pasture land with 94% rated as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared to 47% last week.  For the first time this season, there are some areas of surplus moisture in the southeast. 

In addition to flooding, insects and disease were the main source of crop damage during the past week.  Flea beetle damage was reported in the Montmartre area.  Cutworms and tan spot damaged crops in the Weyburn area.  Leaf disease was reported in the Moosomin area.  Gophers caused crop damage in the Minton area.  In the Frobisher area, some crops were turning yellow due to stress from the cool, wet weather.

Windy, wet weather slowed spraying operations last week.  There are heavy infestations of wild oats and millet in the Whitewood area, as well as some fields with a lot of gopher mounds.  Weed pressure is also starting to show in the Weyburn area.  Hay crops are expected to have below average yields across the region.

Southeast Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, June 15, 2008
 Winter WheatFall RyeSpring WheatDurumOatBarleyTriticale 
% excellent610918870 
% good565861546162100 
% fair2422262528280 
% poor13732220 
% very poor1311110 
 100100100100100100100 
         
 FlaxCanolaMustardSunflowerLentilPeaCanary SeedChickpea
% excellent107801915521
% good5037407342535848
% fair3547422737292928
% poor57501373
% very poor02501010
 100100100100100100100100

 


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

SW SK Crop Development - June 15, 2008

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

1

48

51

Spring Cereals

1

36

63

Oilseeds

0

36

64

Pulse Crops

0

42

58

The week was generally cool, windy and wet in the southwest.  An average of 75 mm of precipitation was reported, ranging from an average low of 66 mm reported in CD 3an, to an average high of 92 mm reported in CD 3bs.  Over 100 mm was reported in the Viceroy, Mankota, Ponteix, Webb, and Gouldtown areas.  Damage from flooding in low spots was reported in several areas.  There was some hail damage in the Rockglen area.      

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland generally improved from last week, with 88% of the crop land and 93% of the hay and pasture land rating adequate for topsoil moisture.  For the first time this season, there are some areas of surplus moisture in the southwest.

Gophers were one of the main sources of crop damage during the past week.  Cutworms damaged crops in the Viceroy and Blumenhof areas.  Weed pressure is high and farmers are hoping to get back to spraying operations with a return to warm, dry weather.

Haying operations are just getting underway with some cutting in CD 4b.  Yields are expected to be below average across the region.

The rain helped raise dugout levels.

Southwest Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, June 15, 2008
 Winter WheatFall RyeSpring WheatDurumOatBarleyTriticale 
% excellent1315161381526 
% good41696766726574 
% fair2011172020190 
% poor25501010 
% very poor1000000 
 100100100100100100100 
 FlaxCanolaMustardSunflowerLentilPeaCanaryChickpea
% excellent224n/a51550
% good766366 68626880
% fair222823 24202219
% poor077 3351
% very poor000 0000
 100100100 100100100100

 


East central Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 5 & 6a)

EC SK Crop Development - June 15, 2008
 % Ahead% Normal% Behind
Fall Cereals03070
Spring Cereals02179
Oilseeds01486
Pulse Crops13366
The east central region was cool with showers and some strong winds during the past week.  An average of 49 mm of precipitation was reported, ranging from an average low of 39 mm reported in CD 5b, to an average high of 57 mm reported in CD 5a.  Over 90 mm was reported in the Humboldt area.  Crop damage from flooding was reported across the region.  Wind damage was reported in the Jedburgh and Leroy areas.  Frost damage was reported from the Foam Lake area, but it is not expected to have much of an impact on the crop.       

Reporters rated 90% of the crop land as having adequate topsoil moisture, up from 59% last week.  Hay and pasture land moisture ratings show 92% having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with 47% last week.

Damage from flea beetles was reported in the Jedburgh, Foam Lake, Preeceville, Quill Lake, and Lumsden areas.  Cutworm damage was reported in the Leroy area.  Gophers caused crop damage in the Lumsden area.

Some hay cutting has started in CD 6a.  A return to warmer weather is sought to bring pastures and hay crops along.  Hay yields are expected to be down in the east central region this year.

With recent moisture, warmer weather will help ungerminated seeds to sprout and emerge.  The cold weather has been hard on the crops.  Canola fields in particular are showing slow growth and spotty emergence.  Some crops in the Leroy area are a yellow-green colour from the cool, damp weather.

Spraying operations are behind and weed pressures are building.      

East Central Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, June 15, 2008
 Winter WheatFall RyeSpring Wheat DurumOatBarleyTriticale 
% excellent3130640 
% good56666458646290 
% fair36293038293110 
% poor5434130 
% very poor0000000 
 100100100100100100100 
 FlaxCanolaMustardSunflowerLentilPeaCanary SeedChickpea
% excellent13005540
% good5944444053635659
% fair3340436036293541
% poor7121306350
% very poor01000000

 

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100

100

100

100

100

100

 


West central Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 6b & 7) 

WC SK Crop Development - June 15, 2008
 % Ahead% Normal% Behind
Fall Cereals34453
Spring Cereals03565
Oilseeds03367
Pulse Crops04852
The west central region had windy and cool weather with some showers during the past week.  An average of 26 mm of precipitation was reported, ranging from an average low of 21 mm reported in CD 7a, to an average high of 29 mm reported in CD 7b.  Over 100 mm was reported in the Denzil area.  The majority of the crop damage that occurred was due to dry soil conditions.  Some wind damage was reported in the Harris area, and some hail damage was reported in the Biggar area.

Reporters rated 65% of crop land as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with 36% last week.  For hay and pasture land, 51% was rated as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with 16% last week.  Some west central areas are short of moisture and need rain.

Recent rain will help germinate crops that have not yet emerged.  Rapid weed growth will mean farmers will be busy spraying.  Hay crops are short because of dry and cold weather and some stands will not be worth cutting.

West Central Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, June 15, 2008
 Winter WheatFall RyeSpring WheatDurumOatBarleyTriticale 
% excellent1436440 
% good30485145425111 
% fair62364042433768 
% poor486711821 
% very poor3400000 
 100100100100100100100 
 FlaxCanolaMustardSunflowerLentilPeaCanary SeedChickpea
% excellent13605510
% good494548057615244
% fair4339397037323829
% poor61073012914
% very poor130000013
 100100100100100100100100


North eastern Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 8 & 9ae)

NE SK Crop Development - June 15, 2008
 % Ahead% Normal% Behind
Fall Cereals07525
Spring Cereals06040
Oilseeds05545
Pulse Crops06535
The north eastern region had cool weather with showers in some areas this past week.  An average of 14 mm of precipitation was reported, ranging from an average low of 9 mm reported in CD 9ae, to an average high of 17 mm reported in CD 8b.  Over 30 mm was reported in the Vonda area.  Crop damage from frost was reported in the Arborfield and Nipawin areas.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland improved a little this past week, with 68% of the land rated as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with 56% last week.  Reporters rate 63% of the hay and pasture land as having adequate topsoil moisture, up from 55% last week.  Several parts of the region still need rain to help the crops, hay, and pasture, and all areas need warmer temperatures.

Flea beetles were reported in the Vonda area.

The hay crops are expected to be short this year.  Spraying continues around the wind and the showers.  Some patchy canola was reseeded to barley in the Alvena area.

 

Northeast Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, June 15, 2008
 Winter WheatFall RyeSpring Wheat DurumOatBarleyTriticale 
% excellent0050330 
% good91756472716985 
% fair9223025252715 
% poor0313110 
% very poor0000000 
 100100100100100100100 
 FlaxCanolaMustardSunflowerLentilPeaCanary SeedChickpea
% excellent120n/a068n/a
% good576869 457678 
% fair382627 461613 
% poor444 921 
% very poor000 000 

 

100100100

 

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

NW SK Crop Development - June 15, 2008
 % Ahead% Normal% Behind
Fall Cereals84646
Spring Cereals32869
Oilseeds22870
Pulse Crops43363
The north western region saw some showers during the past week, as well as winds and cool weather.  An average of 7 mm of precipitation was reported, ranging from an average low of 3 mm reported in CD 9aw, to an average high of 10 mm reported in CD 9b. Over 30 mm was reported in the Neilburg area.  Several areas reported crop damage from lack of rainfall.  Frost damage was reported in the Hafford area.  Wind damage was reported in the Dorintosh area.      

Twenty-eight per cent of crop land is rated as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared to 24% last week.  Nineteen per cent of hay and pasture land was rated as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with 22% last week.

Flea beetle damage was reported in the Duck Lake and Turtleford areas.  Gopher damage was reported in the Pierceland area.

There are crops that haven't germinated yet, and farmers are wondering if those crops will develop.  Some crops have been worked up due to lack of moisture.  Pastures and hay crops are in very poor condition.

Spraying operations are underway - for both weeds and flea beetles.

Northwest Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, June 15, 2008
 Winter WheatFall RyeSpring Wheat DurumOatBarleyTriticale 
% excellent9173n/a01n/a 
% good254238 3826  
% fair173847 4860  
% poor437 109  
% very poor4505 44  
 100100100 100100  
 FlaxCanolaMustardSunflowerLentilPeaCanary SeedChickpea
% excellent00n/an/an/a30n/a
% good3616   42100 
% fair6454   480 
% poor019   20 
% very poor011   50 
 100100   100100 

 

Related Documents
Crop Report for June 15.pdf  ( 244.9 KB )


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