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November 14th, 2004
Province-wide, 96 per cent of the crop had been harvested.

Good harvesting weather throughout most of November has allowed Saskatchewan farmers to harvest 97 per cent of the 2009 crop, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report.

Since the beginning of the month, farmers have been able to harvest 17 per cent of the crop. By comparison, only 10 per cent of the provincial crop was harvested in the entire month of October.

The northeast region has the most crop still out in the field, reporting that 91 per cent of harvest is complete. The northwest region has 95 per cent of harvest in the bin, the east central, 97 per cent, the west central, 99 per cent, the south east and south west have 99 per cent of the harvest is complete. 

The dry weather has allowed moisture levels to come down in some crops, but crops are still being harvested on the tough and damp side.

Farmers are busy with combining, drying grain, baling straw, hauling bales, cleaning corrals and bringing cattle home from the pastures.


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

The month of November has co-operated with farmers trying to get the last of their crops in the bin. Warm, clear weather has allowed combines to get back in the fields. Most crops in the region have been harvested, with the exception of some flax, canaryseed and oats.

The southeastern region has 99 per cent of harvest complete. Ninety-seven per cent of the canaryseed and oats, and 96 per cent of the flax is harvested. There are a few areas that still have some crop out but, if the weather holds, most should be done by the weekend.  Most oilseed crops that were harvested during the past week were close to dry.

Farmers are busy combining, baling straw, bunching flax and hauling bales and grain.


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

Harvest has been essentially complete in the southwestern region for some time now. Farmers are watching for heating on some of the crop that was binned fairly tough. Farmers are also applying fertilizer.

The southwest has 99 per cent of the harvest complete.

Farmers are busy hauling bales and cattle, cleaning corrals, checking bins and baling straw.


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

The dry and sunny weather means that farmers are combining crops with a lower moisture content than in previous weeks. Most of the combining in the region (with the exception of sunflowers) will be done by the weekend if the weather holds.

Ninety-seven per cent of the region's crop is harvested. Ninety-six per cent of the canaryseed, 86 per cent of the flax, 98 per cent of the canola and spring wheat, 94 per cent of the oats and 15 per cent of the sunflowers are harvested.

Farmers are busy wrapping up harvest, drying grain, monitoring tough grain and hauling bales.


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

Most farmers will finish harvest by the weekend, if the weather continues to co-operate. The crops that were harvested this past week were tough, but a little bit easier to handle than in previous weeks due to the lower moisture content.

The region has 99 per cent of the crop in the bin. Ninety-seven per cent of the flax, 99 per cent of the canola and 97 per cent of the oats have been harvested.

The recent weather has been great for those finishing their fall work. Farmers are busy finishing harvest, applying fertilizer, baling straw and hauling bales.


Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

The sunny and warm weather has allowed harvest to progress in the northeastern region, but the crop is coming off tough and damp, and grain dryers are running around the clock. Another week of decent weather should allow most farmers to complete harvest.

The northeast has 91 per cent of the harvest complete. Sixty-five per cent of the canaryseed, 94 per cent of the spring wheat, 91 per cent of the oats, 96 per cent of the barley, 64 per cent of the flax and 89 per cent of the canola has been harvested. Eighteen per cent of the flax and 11 per cent of the canola is still in the swath.

Farmers are busy harvesting, drying grain, baling straw and monitoring the grain in the bin.


Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

The past week of great weather allowed many farmers to progress with harvest, but crops are still being combined tough and damp. There are a few reports that some of the crop may be left out over the winter. Some farmers have stored crops in aeration bins, waiting for dryers and custom dryers to become available.

The region has 95 per cent of the harvest complete. Ninety-five per cent of the spring wheat, 93 per cent of the oats, 59 per cent of the flax and 92 per cent of the canola have been harvested.

Farmers are busy harvesting, drying and aerating grain, baling straw, hauling bales and applying fertilizer


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