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Sixty six per cent of the 2008 crop had been harvested. Most areas experienced warm dry weather

 
Saskatchewan Harvest Progress-September 21st, 2009
  % this week % last week Year ago 2008 Five year Average 2004-8
W. wheat 98 90 98 88
Fall rye 91 88 91 63
Spring wheat 41 19 64 58
Durum 57 34 67 55
Oats 26 11 50 52
Barley 59 38 76 81
Triticale 46 28 51 61
Flax 8 1 16 27
Canola 34 14 57 52
Mustard 64 49 76 69
Sunflowers 0 0 0 1
Lentils 87 78 96 84
Peas 94 87 96 85
Canary seed 16 6 23 34
Chickpeas 30 14 35 50
Total 50 32 66 58

Fine weather helped producers make good progress on harvest this past week, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report.

Fifty per cent of the 2009 crop has been combined, up from 32 per cent last week. An additional 24 per cent is swathed and nine per cent is ready to straight-combine.

The five-year (2004-2008) average for this time of year is 58 per cent harvested, although harvest progress has ranged from as little as 17 per cent completed in 2004 to as much as 92 per cent completed in 2006.

Despite some scattered showers during the week and rain on Sunday, the weather was generally good and allowed most producers to progress well with the harvest. Producers in many areas are dealing with short harvesting days, thanks to dew in the morning and evening.

Ninety-eight per cent of the winter wheat, 91 per cent of fall rye, 87 per cent of lentils, 94 per cent of peas and 59 per cent of barley have been combined. Thirty-four per cent of canola has been harvested and 56 per cent has been swathed.  Sixty-four per cent of mustard has been harvested and 13 per cent is ready to straight-combine.

Cropland topsoil moisture continues to decline in the province and is rated as 66 per cent adequate, 27 per cent short and seven per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are similar to last week's report and are rated as 56 per cent adequate, 33 per cent short and 11 per cent very short.

Grasshoppers and sawflies are the major causes of reported crop damage, particularly in crop districts 2B, 3ASW and 3BN. Wind also continues to damage crops by blowing swaths around.

Producers are relieved there have not been reports of frost damage yet.

Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Report

The deadline to seed fall rye and winter wheat and be eligible for winterkill insurance is September 15.

Forage Declarations are required to be submitted by September 30. This is also the deadline to register forage yield-loss claims or request an extension of insurance on unharvested forage acres. Claims submitted between October 1 and November 15 will have indemnities reduced by 25 per cent; claims will not be accepted after November 15.


Southeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 1, 2, and 3ASE)

Much of the week was dry, but most areas received rain on Sunday and/or Monday ranging from trace to 24 mm (CD 2A).  At the CD level, the average rainfall was two mm (CD 1A), five mm (CD 1B), eight mm (CD 2A and 2B), and six mm (CD 3ASE).  Overall, the southeastern region received an average of six mm.

Ninety-nine per cent of fall rye and 98 per cent of winter wheat have been harvested in the region.  As well, 94 and 87 per cent of field pea and lentil, respectively, have been harvested.  Seventy-seven per cent of barley and 66 per cent of mustard have been harvested.  Fifty-nine per cent of spring wheat, 58 per cent of canola, 51 per cent of durum, 42 per cent of oats, and 40 per cent of chickpea and triticale have been harvested.  Twenty-nine per cent of canary seed and 11 per cent of flax have been harvested.

Reports on barley grades indicate that 40 per cent of the barley is malt, while 53 per cent is No. 1.

Topsoil moisture conditions are similar to those reported last week.  For crop land topsoil moisture conditions, the region is reporting 81 per cent adequate, 14 per cent short and four per cent very short.  Hay and pasture land topsoil moisture conditions are 63 per cent adequate, 34 per cent short and three per cent very short.

Much of the crop damage was caused by grasshoppers and sawflies (CD 2B and 3ASE).  Some wind damage was reported in a few RMs while RM 26 reported frost damage.

Most reports indicate good harvesting week.  Desiccation of flax has started.  Warm weather is still needed.  The Sunday rain (Sept. 20) will delay harvesting for a few days.  Dew in the morning and evenings is still an issue.  There are reports of swaths being blown around by strong winds.  Some areas are reporting lots of grasshoppers.  Lodging was reported in some areas.  Some producers have started spraying for winter annuals.  Some reporters are indicating that with another week of dry weather, harvesting could be wrapping up.


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

Much of the week was dry but most areas received rain on Saturday, Sunday and/or Monday ranging from trace to 20 mm (CD 3ASW).  At the CD level, the average rainfall was six mm (CD 3ASW), six mm (CD 3AN), three mm (CD 3BS), three mm (CD 3BN) and three mm (CD 4B).  No more than trace rainfall was reported in CD 4A.  Overall, the southwestern region received an average of four mm.

Eighty-three per cent of fall rye and 99 per cent of winter wheat have been harvested in the region.  All of the field peas and 97 per cent of lentils have been harvested.  Mustard, canola, barley, spring wheat, durum and oats are reported as 91, 83, 82, 80, 73 and 63 per cent harvested, respectively.  Triticale and canary seed are reported at 48 and 37 per cent harvested, respectively.  Flax and chickpeas are sitting at 19 per cent harvested.

Reports on barley grades indicate that 32 per cent of the barley is malt while 61 per cent is No. 1.

Topsoil moisture conditions have declined from last week.  Cropland topsoil moisture was reported as 48 per cent adequate, 36 per cent short and 16 per cent very short.  Topsoil moisture conditions on hay and pasture land are rated as 37 per cent adequate, 32 per cent short and 30 per cent very short. 

Much of the crop damage was caused by grasshoppers, sawflies and wind.  RM 138 also reported gopher damage.  Crop damage due to drought was reported in RM 141 while frost damage was reported in RM 71.  Some areas are reporting damage due to deer.

A good week of harvesting will allow most farmers to wrap up their harvest.  Some producers fear that the rain may cause some crop damage. 


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

Much of the week was dry, but most areas received rain on Sunday and/or Monday ranging from trace to 24 mm (RM 280).  At the CD level, the average rainfall was five mm (CD 5A), three mm (CD 5B) and 10 mm (CD 6A).  Overall, the east central region received an average of seven mm.

All of the fall rye crop and 98 per cent of winter wheat have been harvested.  Ninety-three per cent of field pea and 84 per cent of lentil have been harvested.  Chickpeas and barley are reported at 73 and 63 per cent harvested, respectively, while 36 per cent of spring wheat, 34 per cent of mustard and 30 per cent of canola have been harvested.  Twenty-seven per cent of durum and 19 per cent of oats have been harvested.  Only three per cent of flax and one percent of canary seed have been harvested in the region.

Reports on barley grades indicate that 38 per cent of the barley is malting barley while 49 per cent is No. 1.

Cropland topsoil moisture was higher than reported last week with three per cent rated as surplus, 85 per cent adequate, eight per cent short and three per cent very short.  Topsoil moisture conditions on hay and pasture land was similar to last week and rated as three per cent surplus, 68 per cent adequate, 24 per cent short and six per cent very short.

No crop damage was reported in CD 5A.  In CD 5B, water fowl damage was reported in three RMs (308, 335 and 366).  In CD 6A, grasshoppers, sawfly and wind were the major causes of crop damage.

Much of the week was dry but most areas received rain on Thursday and/or Sunday ranging from trace to 15 mm (RM 283).  At the CD level, the average rainfall was 7 mm (CD 6B), 2 mm (CD 7A) and 5 mm (CD 7B).  Overall, the west central region received an average of 5 mm.

All of the winter wheat and 99 per cent of fall rye have been combined in the region.  Ninety-three per cent of field pea and 73 per cent of lentil have been harvested.  Canola and barley are reported at 39 and 37 per cent harvested, respectively.  Thirty-four per cent of mustard and chickpea have been harvested, while triticale and spring wheat are reported at 30 and 26 per cent harvested, respectively.  Durum and oats are sitting at 18 per cent harvested.  Canary seed is reported at 14 per cent harvested.  Only two per cent of flax has been harvested in the region.

Reports on barley grades indicate that 52 per cent of the barley is malting barley while 45 per cent is No. 1.

Topsoil moisture conditions have improved from that reported last week.  Cropland topsoil moisture was reported as 66 per cent adequate, 27 per cent short, and seven per cent very short.  Topsoil moisture conditions on hay and pasture land are rated as 56 per cent adequate, 33 per cent short and 11 per cent very short.

Very little crop damage was reported in this region.  The few producers who reported crop damage attributed it to wind (in three RMs), grasshoppers (RM 317), and sawflies (RM 350).

Most reports indicate good harvesting weather - a hot week with a few showers.  There is lots of wind, which is also helping to dry down the crops.  However, there are some reports of immature spring wheat. 

Some producers are making good harvest progress, while others are just beginning to harvest.  The hot weather is helping crops to mature.  Sandhill cranes are reported to be causing problems.  There are reports of winter wheat still being seeded.  Many producers are still hoping for warm, dry weather.


Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

Much of the week was dry, but most areas received rain on Sunday ranging from trace to 23 mm (RM 370).  At the CD level, the average rainfall was eight mm (CD 8A), nine mm (CD 8B) and 22 mm (CD 9AE).  Overall, the northeastern region received an average of 10 mm.

All of the fall rye and winter wheat crops have been combined in the region.  Ninety-four per cent of field pea, 90 per cent of lentil and 57 per cent of barley have been harvested.  Spring wheat and mustard are reported at 36 per cent and 23 per cent harvested, respectively.  Durum and oats are sitting at 22 per cent harvested.  Canola and canary seed are reported at 21 and 18 per cent harvested, respectively.  Only one per cent of flax has been harvested in the region.

Reports on barley grade indicate that 25 per cent of the barley is malting barley, while 70 per cent is No. 1.

Cropland topsoil moisture was reported as one per cent surplus, 83 per cent adequate, and 16 per cent short.  Topsoil moisture conditions on hay and pasture land are rated as 78 per cent adequate and 22 per cent short on hay and pasture land. 

No crop damage was reported in CD 8A and 9AE.  The only crop damage reported in CD 8B was due to water fowl (RM 372) and some grain bleaching (RM 402).

Harvesting is progressing well, although some reports indicate that another two weeks of good weather will help matters.  Nights are still reported as cool and the Sunday rain did not help in some areas.


Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

Much of the week was dry, but most areas received rain on Thursday and/or Sunday ranging from trace to 31 mm (RM 464).  At the CD level, the average rainfall was seven mm (CD 9AW) and two mm (CD 9B).  Overall, the northwestern region received an average of five mm.

Ninety-nine per cent of fall rye and 95 per cent of winter wheat have been harvested.  Seventy-seven per cent of field peas, 73 per cent of lentil have been harvested.  Thirty-three per cent of barley, 21 per cent of canola, 22 per cent of spring wheat and 13 per cent of oats have been harvested.  One hundred per cent of the canary seed, mustard and flax are reported as still standing.

Reports on barley grades indicate that 34 per cent of the barley is malting barley, while 58 per cent is No. 1.

Topsoil moisture conditions were similar to those reported last week.  Cropland topsoil moisture was reported as 11 per cent surplus, 60 per cent adequate, 22 per cent short and seven per cent very short.  Topsoil moisture conditions on hay and pasture land are rated as 47 per cent adequate, 42 per cent short and 11 per cent very short.

Few crop damage reports were received.  Those that were recorded were attributed to rain (RM 435), water fowl (RM 494), frost (RM 498) and wind and grasshoppers (RM 501).

Many reporters indicate that it was a slow week due to wet weather - showers and dew in the morning.  However, some reported having good harvesting weather.


Saskatchewan Harvest Progress September 21st, 2009 

Winter wheat
  % standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0.0 0.0 0.0 98.1
SW 0.1 0.0 1.1 98.8
EC 0.1 0.6 1.6 97.8
WC 0.3 0.0 0.0 99.7
NE 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0
NW 0.0 0.0 5.3 94.7
Spring wheat
  % standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 14.9 17.9 7.9 59.3
SW 7.4 4.4 8.7 79.5
EC 19.4 26.4 18.0 36.2
WC 30.8 20.7 22.2 26.1
NE 23.2 18.8 22.5 35.5
NW 32.7 28.9 16.7 21.6
Oats
  % standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 15.8 35.3 0.8 41.7
SW 3.9 10.3 4.6 63.1
EC 43.2 35.3 2.6 18.6
WC 47.2 26.8 5.4 18.0
NE 38.0 19.2 21.1 21.6
NW 54.1 25.3 4.3 13.2
Canola
  % standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 2.8 38.4 0.9 57.9
SW 2.9 11.8 2.8 82.6
EC 4.9 59.2 6.3 29.7
WC 3.3 57.6 0.3 38.7
NE 9.5 65.1 4.8 20.6
NW 7.5 68.7 2.4 21.4
Fall rye
  % standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0.0 0.0 0.0 99.1
SW 0.0 0.0 0.0 83.2
EC 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0
WC 0.4 0.0 0.0 99.0
NE 0.0 0.0 0.0 99.8
NW 0.0 0.0 0.0 99.0
Durum
  % standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 22.0 17.4 9.5 51.1
SW 12.0 5.2 10.3 72.6
EC 25.3 19.9 27.7 27.0
WC 48.2 20.0 13.4 18.4
NE 20.0 46.7 11.7 21.7
NW - - - -
Barley
  % standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 5.0 12.3 4.9 76.9
SW 2.4 6.0 6.7 82.1
EC 7.5 21.0 8.1 63.3
WC 28.1 16.1 17.6 37.2
NE 12.1 18.2 12.6 57.1
NW 21.6 29.9 14.7 33.4
Triticale
  % standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0.0 60.0 0.0 40.0
SW 0.8 0.2 7.0 48.2
EC 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0
WC 40.0 16.7 13.3 30.0
NE N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A 
NW 0.0 50.0 0.0 0.0
Mustard
  % standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 20.4 12.3 1.4 66.0
SW 6.7 0.6 1.9 90.8
EC 18.7 32.4 15.1 33.7
WC 42.7 14.9 8.4 34.0
NE 0.0 55.0 21.7 23.3
NW 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Field peas
  % standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0.8 4.8 0.0 94.4
SW 0.0 0.0 0.2 99.8
EC 0.3 3.0 3.4 93.3
WC 1.9 0.9 3.8 93.4
NE 1.7 1.9 2.3 94.0
NW 2.5 5.9 15.0 76.6
Canary seed
  % standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 49.2 18.2 3.8 28.8
SW 36.0 14.9 12.3 36.8
EC 89.4 7.0 3.2 0.5
WC 66.1 7.8 12.2 13.9
NE 50.9 22.7 8.9 17.5
NW 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Lentil
  % standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 2.2 10.9 0.4 86.5
SW 2.6 0.1 0.7 96.7
EC 0.9 0.9 14.1 84.2
WC 12.3 7.5 7.0 73.3
NE 5.0 1.0 4.0 90.0
NW 8.6 9.0 9.0 73.3
Chickpeas
  % standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 47.5 12.2 0.0 40.3
SW 73.3 2.4 5.2 18.9
EC 14.9 0.0 11.9 73.2
WC 32.7 0.0 33.7 33.6
NE N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A 
NW N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A 
Flax
  % standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 71.4 10.2 7.4 11.0
SW 73.2 1.9 5.8 19.2
EC 88.1 7.3 1.7 3.0
WC 81.5 6.8 10.1 1.6
NE 75.7 11.5 12.0 0.7
NW 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0


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