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Forty-one per cent of the first cut of hay had been baled or made into silage.
Topsoil moisture conditions continued to be generally adequate across the province. The drier areas were mainly in the southwest.
Wheat midge was a major source of crop damage.

Much needed rain fell across almost all regions of the province last week, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly crop report.

Provincially, fall cereal crops are reported to be 72 per cent in good to excellent condition, with 63 per cent of the crop at the normal stage of development for this time of year. Spring cereal crops are reported to be 73 per cent in good to excellent condition, with 48 per cent at normal development. Oilseed crops are reported to be 55 per cent in good to excellent condition, with 48 per cent at normal development. Pulse crops are 67 per cent in good to excellent condition, with 57 per cent at normal development.

SK Crop Development - July 13/08

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

1

63

36

Spring Cereals

1

48

51

Oilseeds

1

48

51

Pulse Crops

1

57

4

Topsoil moisture conditions improved during the past week. Crop reporters rated 76 per cent of the cropland as having adequate topsoil moisture, up from 48 per

cent the previous week. Twenty-three per cent of the cropland is rated as having below adequate moisture compared to 43 per cent the previous week. Hay and pasture land is now at 66 per cent adequate, compared to 37 per cent a week ago. The amount of hay and pasture land rated as short of moisture improved from 50 per cent last week to 29 per cent this week. The hay and pasture land rated as very short of moisture improved from 13 per cent last week to four per cent this week.

Forty-three per cent of the first cut of hay has been cut, baled or put into silage, compared to 25 per cent one week ago. Last week's rainfall slowed down haying operations. There have not been any second cuts of hay in the province to date.

Hail and strong winds were the main sources of crop damage this past week. Other sources of damage included wheat midge, leaf disease, grasshoppers, and gophers.

Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, July 13, 2008

 

Winter Wheat

Fall Rye

Spring Wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

% excellent

4

7

8

7

11

8

4

 

% good

62

69

57

60

61

62

83

 

% fair

30

19

29

28

23

25

9

 

% poor

3

4

5

4

4

4

4

 

% very poor

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sunflower

Lentil

Pea

Canary Seed

Chickpea

% excellent

6

7

7

2

9

12

5

6

% good

56

50

52

40

63

62

45

62

% fair

32

34

35

45

25

23

38

25

% poor

4

8

5

13

2

2

7

5

% very poor

2

1

1

0

1

1

5

2


SE Crop Development - July 13/08

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

6

59

35

Spring Cereals

1

45

54

Oilseeds

1

41

58

Pulse Crops

1

55

44

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

There was rain across the south eastern region this past week. An average of 26 mm of precipitation was reported, ranging from an average low of 11 mm reported in Crop District (CD) 1a, to a maximum of 54 mm reported in CD 2b. Damage from hail and wind was reported across the region.

The rain delayed haying and hail was reported to result in 100 % crop damage in some rural municipalities (RM).

Crop conditions have remained about the same as compared to the week ending June22.  More of the crop has been reported as being at the normal stage of development for this time of year.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland improved this past week with the rain across the region. Reporters rate 75% of the crop land as having adequate topsoil moisture conditions, compared to 42% last week. Twenty-five per cent of the crop land is rated in short and very short topsoil moisture condition. For hay and pasture land, 61 % is rated as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with 40 % last week. Thirty nine per cent of the hay and pasture land is rated as short or very short topsoil moisture condition.

Reports of wheat midge damage increased dramatically for this past week.  Other insect damage in the region was caused by aphids, grasshoppers, diamondback moth, and weevils. Some spraying for wheat midge was done. Crop diseases included powedery mildew have been reported. Some spraying for fusarium took place. Gophers have caused damage in CD 1b.

First-cut haying operations are moving ahead in the southeast with 21 % baled or silaged, up from 9 % last week. Quality is generally expected to be good to excellent.  The rain has delayed some baling and silaging. 

Southeast Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, July 13, 2008

 

Winter Wheat

Fall Rye

Spring Wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

 

% excellent

8

4

10

10

10

10

0

 

% good

51

48

57

53

55

51

90

 

% fair

35

35

30

33

31

32

10

 

% poor

5

12

2

3

3

6

0

 

% very poor

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sunflower

Lentil

Pea

Canary Seed

Chickpea

% excellent

8

4

5

2

13

16

6

15

% good

46

37

56

40

49

52

33

44

% fair

37

47

32

44

32

28

37

31

% poor

4

10

6

14

5

3

10

6

% very poor

5

2

1

0

1

1

14

4


SW Crop Development - July 13/08

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

1

74

25

Spring Cereals

1

54

45

Oilseeds

1

60

39

Pulse Crops

1

59

40

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

There was rain across the south western region this past week. An average of 22 mm of precipitation was reported ranging from a low of 2 mm in CD 4b, to an maximum of 48 mm reported in CD 4b.

Hail damage was reported in every CD this past week.  Hail the size of golf balls fell in some cases.  Lodging of the crop was reported in RM 111.

Crop conditions have remained about the same since June 22 with most of the crop in the good category. Crop development has been pushed ahead with more reports of crops being at the normal stage of development.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland improved this past week. Reporters rate 77 % of the crop land as having adequate topsoil moisture conditions, compared to 57 % last week. Twenty-one per cent of the crop land is rated as being short of topsoil moisture. For hay and pasture land, 66 % is rated as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with 45 % last week. Twenty-nine per cent of the hay and pasture land is rated in very short topsoil moisture condition.

Grasshoppers, bertha armyworms, and gophers caused crop damage in the southwest during the past week. Plant diseases that have caused damage are ascochyta blight and mycozphaerella blight.

The first-cut of 2008 haying operations are furthest ahead in the southwest with 25 % baled or silaged, up from 9 % last week. Quality is generally expected to be good. 

Southwest Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, July 13, 2008

 

Winter Wheat

Fall Rye

Spring Wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

 

% excellent

1

8

5

5

4

4

5

 

% good

62

80

74

70

84

76

92

 

% fair

30

10

19

21

9

17

3

 

% poor

6

2

1

3

2

2

0

 

% very poor

1

0

1

1

1

1

0

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sunflower

Lentil

Pea

Canary Seed

Chickpea

% excellent

5

3

3

0

6

10

7

3

% good

63

69

62

0

76

69

72

68

% fair

28

23

28

0

15

18

19

24

% poor

3

4

6

0

2

2

1

4

% very poor

1

1

1

0

1

1

1

1


EC Crop Development - July 13/08

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

1

44

55

Spring Cereals

1

37

62

Oilseeds

1

38

61

Pulse Crops

2

45

53

 East central Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 5 & 6a)

The east central region had rain and wind along with hail in some storms. An average of  42 mm of precipitation was reported during the past week, ranging from an low of 17 mm reported in CDs 6a, to an high of 80 mm reported in CD 5b.

The rain was welcome across the region but the associated hail in some of the storms caused 100 % crop damage.  There was big game damage from moose and deer reported in RM 339.

Crop conditions are improved slightly with more of the crop ranking in the good category.  For crop development, the percentage of crop at the normal stage improved but there is still a significant percentage of the crop that is behind normal production.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland improved this past week. Reporters rate 90 % of the crop land as having adequate topsoil moisture conditions, compared to 66 % last week. One per cent of the crop land is rated as being short of topsoil moisture while 9 % is in a surplus position. For hay and pasture land, 8 % is rated as surplus and 85 % is rated as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with zero % and 53 %, respectively, last week. Seven per cent of the hay and pasture land is rated in very short topsoil moisture condition.

Wheat midge was the insect reported as doing the most damage this past week.  Spraying is being done for wheat midge.  Crop damage that resulted from grasshoppers and sawfly was also reported.  Leaf diseases were reported across the region.  Fungicides are being applied to wheat, barley, oats and peas.

First-cut haying operations has nearly stalled, with 7 % baled or silaged, up from 3 % last week. An additional 19 % has been cut.  Quality is generally expected to be either fair or good. 

East Central Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, July 13, 2008

 

Winter Wheat

Fall Rye

Spring Wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

 

% excellent

5

10

12

10

14

10

0

 

% good

68

70

64

68

67

72

100

 

% fair

27

20

23

21

18

17

0

 

% poor

0

0

1

1

1

1

0

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sunflower

Lentil

Pea

Canary Seed

Chickpea

% excellent

4

9

16

0

13

13

4

0

% good

73

53

46

80

67

73

73

87

% fair

22

32

37

20

20

14

22

13

% poor

1

5

1

0

0

0

1

0

% very poor

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0


WC Crop Development - July 13/08

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

73

27

Spring Cereals

0

39

61

Oilseeds

0

46

54

Pulse Crops

0

61

39

  West central Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 6b & 7)

Summer storms passed through the west central region this past week. An average of 30 mm of precipitation was reported, ranging from an average low of zero mm reported in CD 6b, to a high of 75 mm reported in CD 6b.

Hail damage was reported in all of the CDs in this region.  There are still concerns about some crops not having enough moisture.

The area of crop in good condition has increased, but there a significant percentage of the crop in the fair category. In respect to crop development, all crops still show double-digit numbers in the behind category.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland improved this past week. Reporters rate 57 % of the crop land as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared to 26 % last week. Thirty-eight per cent of the crop land is rated as being short of topsoil moisture and 5 % is very short. For hay and pasture land, 44 % is rated as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with 18 % last week. The area rated as short, changed slightly going from 45 % last week to 47 % this week on hay and pasture land.  Nine per cent of the hay and pasture land is rated in very short topsoil moisture condition, compared to 37 % last week.

Crop damage resulting from wheat midge has been reported across the region, with some spraying for the insect occurring this past week.  There has been some spraying for grasshoppers.  There was only one report of plant disease damage, this past week, in CD 6b.

Harvesting of the 2008 hay crop has progressed in the west central area with 22 % baled or silaged, up from 10 % last week. Quality is generally expected to be fair or good. 

West Central Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, July 13, 2008

 

Winter Wheat

Fall Rye

Spring Wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

 

% excellent

2

3

2

8

1

3

0

 

% good

40

51

50

36

45

48

28

 

% fair

51

37

40

44

46

42

48

 

% poor

7

8

8

12

7

6

24

 

% very poor

0

1

0

0

1

1

0

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sunflower

Lentil

Pea

Canary Seed

Chickpea

% excellent

1

2

4

0

6

5

1

0

% good

49

47

35

20

63

58

30

42

% fair

38

40

53

70

30

34

59

35

% poor

11

10

7

10

1

2

9

20

% very poor

1

1

1

0

0

1

1

3


NE Crop Development - July 13/08

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

81

19

Spring Cereals

0

71

29

Oilseeds

0

71

29

Pulse Crops

0

77

23

 North eastern Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 8 & 9ae)

The north eastern region had rain this past week. An average of 29 mm of precipitation was reported, ranging from an average low of 7 mm reported in CD 8a, to an average high of 73 mm reported in CD 8a in RM 456.

Hail damage was reported in CD 8.  The wind in the storms lodged or flattened some of the crops in CD 8a.

Crop conditions are primarily in the fair or good category, though crop development remains between 19 % and 29 % behind normal.  The northeast has the highest percentage of the crops in the normal development stage.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland improved this past week. Reporters rate 79 % of the crop land as having adequate topsoil moisture conditions, compared to 45 % last week. Twenty-one per cent of the crop land is rated as being short of topsoil moisture. For hay and pasture land, 61 % is rated as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with 21 % last week. The area rated as short went from 78 % last week to 39 % this week. 

All of the insect damage reported in this region was a result wheat midge.  Spraying was taking place in response. Sclerotinia and other leaf diseases have also caused some crop damage.  There has been some spraying for sclerotinia and other leaf diseases.

Haying operations are coming along with 16 % of the 2008 crop baled or silaged, up from 9 % last week. Quality is generally expected to be good. 

Northeast Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, July 13, 2008

 

Winter Wheat

Fall Rye

Spring Wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

 

% excellent

8

14

8

15

16

11

0

 

% good

71

70

60

57

62

63

95

 

% fair

21

15

30

25

19

25

5

 

% poor

0

1

2

3

3

1

0

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sunflower

Lentil

Pea

Canary Seed

Chickpea

% excellent

10

9

6

0

0

22

8

0

% good

60

64

69

0

72

55

48

0

% fair

28

24

24

0

23

22

43

0

% poor

2

3

1

0

5

1

1

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0


NW Crop Development - July 13/08

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

65

35

Spring Cereals

1

50

49

Oilseeds

0

48

52

Pulse Crops

1

58

41

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

The north western region had showers this past week. An average of 32 mm of precipitation was reported ranging from a low of 10 mm reported in CD 9b, to a high of 75 mm reported in CD 9aw.

Hail caused damage in the CD 9aw in RMs 494 and 555.  There was some wind damage in RM 438.  The rain slowed down haying but helped crops in RM 438.

Crops are still generally in fair to good shape, and the percentage in the good category is increasing. There is still a significant percentage of the crop being rated as behind normal development for this time of year.

 Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland improved this past week. Reporters rate 66 % of the crop land as having adequate topsoil moisture conditions, compared to 41 % last week. Thirty-two per cent of the crop land is rated as being short of topsoil moisture and one % is very short. For hay and pasture land, 65 % is rated as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with 24 % last week. The area rated as short, changed slightly going from 57 % last week to 29 % this week.  Six per cent of the hay and pasture land is rated in very short topsoil moisture condition, compared to 19 % last week.

Insect damage from wheat midge and flea beetles was reported in RM 488 and 520 of CD 9a and RM 438 in CD 9b.  There has been some spraying for wheat midge in CD 9ae

The northwest made very little progress in haying operations with about 10 % of the crop baled or silaged, up slightly from 7 % last week. Quality is mostly rated as fair with some as good. 

Northwest Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, July 13, 2008

 

Winter Wheat

Fall Rye

Spring Wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

 

% excellent

0

0

8

0

10

10

0

 

% good

82

53

39

0

53

43

0

 

% fair

18

22

33

0

27

28

0

 

% poor

0

25

20

0

10

19

100

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sunflower

Lentil

Pea

Canary Seed

Chickpea

% excellent

0

8

0

0

0

11

0

0

% good

48

37

0

0

0

42

0

0

% fair

43

32

0

0

0

40

0

0

% poor

9

20

0

0

0

7

0

0

% very poor

0

3

0

 

0

0

0

0


For further information contact:
Wayne Thompson P.Ag.
Agricultural Economist
Policy Branch
Ministry of Agriculture
306-787-6806

Related Documents
Crop Report For July 13.pdf  ( 244.6 KB )


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