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Four per cent of the 2008 crop had been seeded.
Topsoil moisture conditions were 70 per cent adequate across the province.
 
Seeding Progress by
Crop District
CD May 4/09
1A 2
1B 1
2A 0
2B 1
3ASE N/A
3ASW 3
3AN 2
3BS 9
3BN 26
4A 8
4B 30
5A 1
5B 0
6A 1
6B 1
7A 2
7B 1
8A 1
8B 0
9AE N/A
9AW 1
9B 1
Prov. 4
 
Seeding Progress in SK
Per cent seeded
  All Crops
May 4/09 4
5 year avg. (2004-2008) 6
May 4/08 4
May 6/07 10
May 7/06 9
May 1/05 3
May 2/04 6

Saskatchewan farmers have seeded four per cent of the 2009 crop, up from one per cent last week, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly crop report.

The five year (2004-2008) average is six per cent of the total crop planted at this time.  The southern and southwestern regions of the province have eight and 10 per cent of the crop in the ground, respectively.  Two per cent is planted in the west-central region, and the rest of the province reports close to one per cent of the crop is in the ground.

When broken down on a crop-by-crop basis, 16 per cent of field peas, 11 per cent of lentils, five per of mustard, nine percent of triticale and six per cent of durum have been seeded in the province.

Provincially, topsoil moisture conditions are reported as 73 per cent adequate on crop land and 70 per cent adequate on hay and pasture land. However, areas short of topsoil moisture are expanding in the west-central, southwestern, northwestern and northern regions.

The snow that fell in the south between April 19 and 26 melted quickly and did little to further delay field operations.


Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation Report

To be insurable, all classes of chickpeas must be seeded by May 21. This is in agreement with the crop's terms and conditions, outlined in Your Complete Guide to Understanding Crop Insurance and online at http://www.saskcropinsurance.com/.

All producers should speak to their customer service office to determine seeding deadlines for their specific crop and area.

Producers must also provide all production contract information for the Contract Price Option to Saskatchewan Crop Insurance by May 31. For 2009, Khorasan wheat contract information must also be submitted by this date.

For more information, contact your local customer service office, call 1-888-935-0000 or visit http://www.saskcropinsurance.com/.


South eastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 1, 2, and 3ASE)

Seeding has started with one per cent of the crop in the ground.  Canola, field peas, durum and wheat are being seeded. There was an average of 22 mm of rain during the past week.  Temperatures were still cool, but slowly warming, and things are greening up.   Farmers are getting prepared for seeding, taking cattle to pasture, applying fertilizer and weed control products.

There are reports of some winterkill/springkill (approximately 5%) on fall seeded crops, although it difficult to assess at this time due to cool and slow spring.

Topsoil moisture conditions on crop land are 26 percent surplus and 72 per cent adequate.  Hay and pasture land topsoil moisture conditions are 90 per cent adequate.


South western Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 3ASW, 3AN, 3B and 4) 

Seeding is off to a good start in the area with an average of 10 per cent seeded. Crop districts 3BN and 4B have 26 and 30 per cent of the crop seeded, respectively. Peas, canola, lentils, canaryseed, mustard and cereals are being seeded.  27 per cent of the peas are seeded and 15 per cent of the lentils and mustard are seeded.

Cool and windy conditions, with snow in some areas, were reported. An average of 11 mm of precipitation was recorded.  The area around Big Beaver received 40 mm, while CD 3BS and 4B received no precipitation last week. Moisture would be welcome to get the crop off to a good start. Grass is greening and trees are budding.

It is too early to assess winterkill/springkill on fall seeded crops. There are some reports of grasshopper damage on fall seeded crops that occurred last fall.

Topsoil moisture conditions for crop land are 66 per cent adequate and 32 per cent short.  Pasture and hay land topsoil moisture conditions are 66 per cent adequate and 27 per cent short.  Topsoil moisture conditions in the per cent short category have increased from the previous crop report.


East-Central Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 5 and 6a)

Farmers have just started seeding with one per cent of the crop in the ground.  Four per cent of the peas, two per cent of the lentils and one percent of canola and wheat have been seeded. Farmers were also busy with rock picking, pre seed weed control, putting down fertilizer and taking cattle to pasture.

An average of 5 mm of rain fell in the area last week.  The Ituna area received 20 mm.

The east-central district experienced cool conditions at the beginning of the week with warmer temperatures later on.  

Topsoil moisture conditions for cropland are 91 per cent adequate.  Hay and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are 84 per cent adequate and 14 per cent short. 

It is difficult to asses winterkill/springkill of fall seeded crops at this point, due to slow and cool spring.


West-Central Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 6B and 7)

Farmers have just nicely started in the fields, with an average of two percent of the crop seeded. There are reports of nine per cent of field peas and 4 per cent of lentils seeded. Cereal crops are beginning to go into the ground as well.  Some areas have up to 30 per cent of peas and lentils seeded.

West-central Saskatchewan has had cool, dry and windy weather during the past week.  There were no reports of rain from the past week in the CD.

Cropland topsoil moisture conditions for the area are 52 per cent adequate, 40 per cent short and eight per cent very short.  Hay and pasture land is sitting at 30 per cent adequate, 55 per cent short and 15 per cent very short. Rain is needed and definitely welcomed.

Farmers are busy seeding, preparing for seeding, applying fertilizer, rock picking and controlling weeds.


North eastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

Four per cent of the field peas, two per cent of the lentils and two per cent of the wheat have been seeded in the north eastern region of the province.  The past week was cool and windy.  Rain would be welcome in most areas. There were very few reports of precipitation last week for this CD.

Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are 87 per cent adequate and 11 per cent short for crop land.  Hay and pasture land topsoil moisture conditions are 80 per cent adequate and 19 per cent short.

Farmers are busy seeding, harrowing, and applying fertilizer.


North western Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

Seeding has just nicely begun with an average of one per cent of the crop in the ground.  Five per cent of the field peas, once per cent of the canola and one per cent of the spring wheat has been seeded.  Cool, windy conditions were experienced at the beginning of the week, but by weeks end temperatures had started to climb.  There were no reports of rain during the past week.  This area is in need of moisture.

Crop land topsoil moisture conditions are currently 68 per cent adequate and 31 per cent short. The hay and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are 69 per cent adequate and 25 per cent short.

Farmers are busy seeding, preparing for seeding, rock picking and taking cattle to pasture.




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