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Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation Report - July 2

The deadline to meet and maintain minimum summerfallow coverage requirements is July 11.

The deadline to meet and maintain minimum summerfallow coverage requirements is July 11 for green manure crops in the Brown and Dark Brown soil zones and July 25 for green manure crops in the Black and Grey soil zones.

Under the Organic Reseeding Benefit, July 15 is the deadline to reseed.

Producers seeding greenfeed crops should note the deadline has been extended to July 15 for crops to be eligible for insurance.

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

The week brought good growing conditions, mild temperatures, a few isolated showers and wind.  Severely strong winds on June 25 toppled bins, broke trees and ripped out shingles. The region received an average of 2 mm of rain. Crop District (CD) 1A averaged 6 mm; CD 2A, 3 mm; CD 2B, 2 mm; and CD 3ASE, 1 mm. The Gainsborough and Frobisher areas received 11 and 9 mm, respectively.

Topsoil moisture conditions have declined from last week. Conditions are being reported as 66 per cent adequate and 29 per cent short on cropland. Hay and pasture land topsoil moisture conditions are 56 per cent adequate and 42 per cent short. Areas in CD 1B and 2A are reporting a need for moisture.

Most of the crop damage was caused by dry conditions, flea beetles, grasshoppers, gophers and wind. Farmers are trying to control grasshoppers as they enter the edges of the fields. Root rot was reported.  Hail occurred in the Montmartre area.

Ninety-six per cent of the hay crop is still standing. Twenty-eight per cent is rated in good condition and 21 per cent is in fair condition (43 per cent did not report).  

SE SK Crop Development - June 30, 2009

 

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

52

48

Spring Cereals

0

28

71

Oilseeds

0

27

72

Pulse Crops

0

28

72

 

 

 

 

Pasture conditions are rated as 35 per cent good, 47 per cent fair and nine per cent poor. Availability of livestock water is 92 per cent adequate.

Weed control is generally wrapping up. Some canola crops are flowering and barley is headed-out. In general, the hay crop will not be as good as last year.

SE SK Crop Conditions - June 30, 2009

 

 

Winter

Wheat

Fall

Rye

Spring

Wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

 

% excellent

5

16

6

9

6

5

0

 

% good

70

62

56

54

59

55

30

 

% fair

23

20

34

33

32

35

67

 

% poor

1

0

2

3

2

4

2

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sun-

flower

Pea

Lentil

Canary-seed

Chick-

pea

% excellent

6

6

9

50

7

3

3

0

% good

50

46

46

45

61

49

55

41

% fair

35

38

37

5

28

39

36

58

% poor

4

9

6

0

3

8

5

0

% very poor

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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

The SW region was warm and windy during the past week. The same strong wind that blew across the southeast on June 25 did similar damage to yards in the southwest. Very little rain was recorded in the region last week. The area around Lucky Lake and Stewart Valley received 12 and 7 mm, respectively.  Rain is needed in the region.

Topsoil moisture conditions have declined from last week. Cropland topsoil moisture was reported as 48 per cent adequate, 46 per cent short and five per cent very short. Topsoil moisture conditions on hay and pasture land are rated as 30 per cent adequate, 56 per cent short and 13 per cent very short. The rains from two weeks ago have helped the hay and pasture land somewhat; however, the stands are still very short and slow at growing.  

Pasture conditions are rated as 21 per cent good, 49 per cent fair, 24 per cent poor and five per cent very poor. Livestock water supplies are reported as 80 per cent adequate and 20 per cent inadequate.

SW SK Crop Development - June 30, 2009

 

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

55

44

Spring Cereals

0

37

62

Oilseeds

0

38

62

Pulse Crops

3

36

59

 

 

 

 

Gophers, grasshoppers and dry conditions caused the majority of the crop damage this past week.  Cabbage seedpod weevils are beginning to appear and cause crop damage as well.  Farmers are beginning to control the weevil. Weed control is still occurring in some areas. The varying plant stages in a field are making weed control difficult.  Approximately eight per cent of the hay crop is cut. Most crops are being reported in fair condition.

The warm week allowed crops to catch up on development. Canola and mustard crops are flowering.

SW SK Crop Conditions - June 30, 2009

 

 

Winter

Wheat

Fall

Rye

Spring

Wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

 

% excellent

0

0

2

2

1

2

4

 

% good

49

48

52

48

71

60

55

 

% fair

47

45

41

44

25

34

35

 

% poor

3

6

4

5

2

3

5

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sun-

flower

Pea

Lentil

Canary-seed

Chick-

pea

% excellent

0

0

2

0

2

1

3

0

% good

49

36

53

60

58

63

38

72

% fair

47

53

37

30

35

31

50

25

% poor

6

10

6

10

3

3

7

1

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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

The days were generally warm and windy, with a few rain showers in some areas.  Severe thunderstorms were reported in some areas on June 25 (Leroy area). The region received an average of 2 mm of rain. The areas around Humboldt and Imperial received 11 and 7 mm of rain, respectively. A quick thunderstorm in the Stalwart and Liberty areas dropped close to an inch of rain on June 30.

Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are reported as 69 per cent adequate and 27 per cent short. Hay and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are 54 per cent adequate, 35 per cent short and 10 per cent very short. Pasture conditions are being reported as 34 per cent good, 35 per cent fair and 26 per cent poor. Livestock water supplies are 97 per cent adequate. Ninety-seven per cent of the hay crop remains standing. Hay condition varies, depending on the area. 

EC SK Crop Development - June 30, 2009

 

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

17

82

Spring Cereals

0

17

82

Oilseeds

0

13

87

Pulse Crops

0

19

81

Crop damage was mostly due to dry conditions and insects (flea beetles, grasshoppers, cut worms and wire worms). Areas in the region are very dry, with some areas receiving an average of 50 mm since April 1. The rain from two weeks ago has improved crops in those districts that received the moisture. There are reports of some crops being two to three weeks behind normal in development.  Grasshoppers are hatching and starting to cause some damage in areas.  

Peas and lentils are beginning to flower and most winter wheat is headed-out.

Farmers were busy with in crop weed control and getting ready for haying  

East-Central Crop Conditions - June 30, 2009

 

 

Winter

Wheat

Fall

Rye

Spring

Wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

 

% excellent

0

0

1

0

3

3

0

 

% good

59

53

58

63

57

61

80

 

% fair

33

44

36

29

35

30

20

 

% poor

6

1

4

7

4

5

0

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sun-

flower

Pea

Lentil

Canary-seed

Chick-

pea

% excellent

1

0

0

0

2

1

0

16

% good

55

48

67

100

62

70

48

73

% fair

35

42

27

0

30

22

46

10

% poor

8

7

4

0

4

5

5

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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

The week was generally warm. Very little rain fell in the area this past week. The average for the region was 2 mm. The Dinsmore area received 15 mm; Outlook area, 9 mm; and Denzil area, 11mm. A tornado touched down in the Sonningdale area.

Average topsoil moisture conditions have declined since last week. The area is so severely dry that good rains are needed to improve crop, hay and pasture lands. Cropland moisture conditions are rated as 38 per cent adequate, 44 per cent short and 18 per cent very short. Hay and pasture land is sitting at 29 per cent adequate, 47 per cent short and 24 per cent very short. Pasture conditions are reported as five per cent good, 27 per cent fair, 45 per cent poor and 22 per cent very poor. Availability of livestock water is being reported as 71 per cent adequate and 29 per cent inadequate. Ninety-two per cent of the hay crop is still standing; 44 per cent is reported to be in poor condition. A very poor hay crop is being reported in the majority of the region.

WC SK Crop Development - June 30, 2009

 

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

4

38

58

Spring Cereals

0

13

87

Oilseeds

0

10

90

Pulse Crops

0

24

76

 

 

 

 

Crop damage was mainly due to severely dry and windy conditions. Crops are still germinating due to the rain received in some areas a couple of weeks ago. Some crops have not emerged. The last rainfall improved crop conditions, but more is needed to advance growth. Germination is uneven from lack of moisture. Moisture is still needed to advance crops, hay and pasture land.

West Central SK Crop Conditions - June 30, 2009

 

 

Winter

Wheat

Fall

Rye

Spring

Wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

 

% excellent

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

% good

4

6

27

12

26

23

14

 

% fair

70

46

39

28

44

40

35

 

% poor

13

25

23

35

22

26

22

 

% very poor

11

22

10

23

7

9

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sun-

flower

Pea

Lentil

Canary-seed

Chick-

pea

% excellent

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

% good

26

18

11

5

34

32

11

0

% fair

42

41

40

49

40

43

23

20

% poor

20

29

30

24

19

15

31

60

% very poor

11

11

18

20

6

9

34

20

North-eastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

Weather conditions for the past week were warm and windy, with rain showers in some areas. The region received an average of 5 mm of moisture. Arborfield area received 11 mm; Alvena area, 13 mm; and Hoey area, 12 mm. There are areas in the region that still need rain, especially north and west of Tisdale. Hail was reported in the Arborfield and Nipawin areas.

Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 69 per cent adequate and 27 per cent short. Hay and pasture land topsoil moisture conditions are 50 per cent adequate, 44 per cent short and six per cent very short. Pasture conditions are reported as 36 per cent good, 45 per cent fair and 16 per cent poor. Livestock water supplies are 97 per cent adequate.

The majority of crop damage was caused by cutworms, dry conditions and hail. Cutworms severely infested some crops and farmers were trying to control the damage. Haying has yet to begin in the region. Of those who reported, the majority rate the hay crop in fair condition (68 per cent did not report hay condition).

NE SK Crop Development - June 30, 2009

 

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

49

51

Spring Cereals

0

35

65

Oilseeds

0

23

77

Pulse Crops

0

44

56

 

 

 

 

Spring cereals are tillering and the flax is in still in the vegetative stage. Canola is everywhere from just emerging to bolting. Peas are almost blooming.

Strong winds are making weed control difficult. Farmers are busy scouting fields, controlling weeds and crop pests and getting ready for haying.

North-east SK Crop Conditions - June 30, 2009

 

 

Winter

Wheat

Fall

Rye

Spring

Wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

 

% excellent

0

0

30

13

4

5

0

 

% good

78

69

63

54

59

56

100

 

% fair

19

16

28

26

33

35

0

 

% poor

2

9

3

6

3

3

0

 

% very poor

0

5

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sun-

flower

Pea

Lentil

Canary-seed

Chick-

pea

% excellent

0

0

23

0

6

0

1

0

% good

61

45

58

0

70

45

49

0

% fair

32

42

16

0

21

42

43

0

% poor

4

10

2

0

2

12

5

0

% very poor

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

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

Rain showers were welcome! Warm temperatures and moisture were experienced in most of the region this past week. Rainfall was spotty throughout the region, but most crop reporters recorded some moisture. The average for the region was 8 mm. CD 9AW received an average of 7 mm and CD 9B received 14 mm on average. The area around Debden received 17 mm; Glaslyn, 19 mm; Frenchman Butte, 25 mm; and Lloydminster, 42 mm. Very strong winds in the North Battleford area knocked over bins.

Cropland topsoil moisture conditions have improved since last week's report, and are reported as 86 per cent adequate and 13 per cent short. The hay and pasture topsoil moisture conditions declined from last week, and are reported as 77 per cent adequate and 22 per cent short. Pasture conditions are generally rated as good to fair. Thirty-six per cent is rated as in good condition, 47 per cent in fair condition and 15 per cent in poor condition. Livestock water supplies are reported as 97 per cent adequate. With the recent rains over the past couple of weeks, the hay crop and pastures have improved. The hay crop will not get much higher.

NW SK Crop Development - June 30, 2009

 

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

29

71

Spring Cereals

0

39

60

Oilseeds

0

30

69

Pulse Crops

2

30

67

 

 

 

 

Flooding and hail caused the majority of crop damage again this week. Hail was reported in the North Battleford and Lloydminster areas. The rain came hard and fast in some areas, resulting in crop damage due to flooding. Haying has yet to begin the region.

Development stages of crops are variable.  Farmers are busy scouting fields and controlling weeds.

North-west SK Crop Conditions - June 30, 2009

 

 

Winter

Wheat

Fall

Rye

Spring

Wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

 

% excellent

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

 

% good

61

70

59

0

66

64

0

 

% fair

38

24

38

0

32

33

100

 

% poor

0

5

0

0

0

0

0

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sun-

flower

Pea

Lentil

Canary-seed

Chick-

pea

% excellent

0

2

0

0

11

0

0

0

% good

86

45

0

0

53

0

75

0

% fair

13

46

100

0

32

0

25

0

% poor

0

5

0

0

2

100

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 



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