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Seeding Progress in SK

Per cent seeded

All Crops

June 7/10

70

5 year avg.
(2005-2009)

96

June 8/09

99

June 8/08

99

June 10/07

96

June 10/06

94

June 6/05

93

Saskatchewan farmers have 70 per cent of the 2010 crop seeded, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report.

The five-year average for this time of year is 96 per cent complete.  The western regions made the most progress at seeding during the past week.  The majority of the province is dealing with very wet soil conditions.  Seeding has nearly ground to a halt in many areas, with very little seeding progress made over the past three weeks.

The south eastern region has 71 per cent of seeding complete, south western 83 per cent, east central 51 per cent, west central 84 per cent, north eastern 47 per cent and the north western has 88 per cent of the 2010 crop in the ground.

Since the beginning of April, many areas in the province have recorded precipitation totals over seven inches, with other areas reporting over 11 inches of precipitation.

Across the province, cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 56 per cent surplus and 44 per cent adequate.  Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is rated as 31 per cent surplus and 69 per cent adequate.  The north eastern and east central regions are reporting that cropland topsoil moisture is 96 and 84 per cent in surplus, respectively.

Across the province, 49 per cent of the fall cereals are in the tillering stage, 26 per cent in the jointed stage, 17 per cent in the shot blade stage and eight per cent in the heading stage.

Of the spring cereals that have been seeded, 38 per cent have yet to emerge, 52 per cent have emerged and 10 per cent are tillering.  Thirty-nine per cent of the canola and mustard has yet to emerge, 46 per cent has emerged, 14 per cent is in the seedling stage and one per cent is in the rosette stage.  Twenty-four per cent of the province's pulse crops are still in the ground, 56 per cent have emerged and 20 per cent are in the vegetative stage.  Sixty-two per cent of the flax has yet to emerge, 33 per cent has emerged and five per cent is in the seedling stage.

Crop damage is mostly attributed to flooding and frost.  Hail damage was reported in areas in the west central, east central and north western regions.  Leaf diseases, wireworms and cutworms have been reported.


Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation Report - June 10

Crop Insurance customers should note the following important dates:

Effective June 10, full yield-loss coverage is applicable to winter wheat and fall rye to be grazed and/or cut for feed.

June 10 is also the final day to finalize claims on over-winter extensions.

While the deadline to plant processing and table potatoes is June 10, the deadline to plant seed potatoes is June 15.

Producers in west-central, Moose Jaw and Estevan areas can seed and insure all crops, except chickpeas, by June 20. In the rest of the province, crops all crops, except chickpeas, can be seeded by June 15. In these same areas, customers can seed and insure barley, oats, mustard, peas and polish canola up to June 20. If Crop Insurance customers are still unable to seed by the new deadlines, they can access the Unseeded Acreage benefit as of June 20

The deadline to submit establishment benefit claims and gopher damage claims (excluding greenfeed) is June 20.

Forage acres with the Forage Establishment Benefit Option must be seeded by June 20.

The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation will not accept yield-loss liability for any spring crops seeded after June 20, with full yield-loss coverage beginning the following day on established spring and fall-seeded crops (excluding greenfeed).


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

SE region
Crop District

% seeded
(June 7/10)

% seeded
(May 31/10)

% seeded
(June 8/09)

1A

87

76

98

1B

68

67

98

2A

65

63

98

2B

68

56

99

3ASE

70

70

99

Seeding is between 40 to 99 per cent complete, depending on the area, with the average across the region being approximately 71 per cent complete. Some farmers managed to get into the fields in between rain showers.  The region received an average of 25 mm of rain. The Manor area received 43 mm, the Maryfield area 38 mm, the Moose Jaw area 34 mm, the Radville area 26 mm and the Vibank and Wilcox areas received 1 and 8 mm, respectively.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are reported as 58 per cent surplus and 42 per cent adequate. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 22 per cent surplus and 78 per cent adequate.  In Crop District 1B, 76 per cent of the cropland has surplus topsoil moisture.

Flooding is damaging emerging crops. There were a couple reports of the leaf diseases ascochyta blight and sclerotinia.

Farmers are changing their seeding plans. Chem-fallow or green feed is being seriously considered as there is not much time left for seeding. Farmers are controlling weeds wherever and whenever possible, although working in the wet fields is difficult. Sprayers are getting stuck and leaving large tire ruts.

Crops are emerging in good condition for the most part, although some that are showing stress from excess moisture. A tornado was reported at Katepwa Lake and damage is unknown. Hay land and pasture is in good condition. Sunshine and heat are needed.


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

SW Region
Crop District

% seeded
(June 7/10)

% seeded
(May 31/10)

% seeded
(June 8/09)

3ASW

66

44

99

3AN

67

51

100

3BS

89

69

99

3BN

91

72

99

4A

89

80

99

4B

94

82

98

Last week's rain showers missed the southwest for the most part and significant seeding progress was made. Across the region, seeding is between 38 and 100 per cent complete, with the regional average being 83 per cent.  The region received an average of 10 mm of rain, although that ranged from 28 mm in the Glentworth area to 17 mm in Gravelbourg, 29 mm in Kincaid and 5 mm in Consul. The Elrose area received heavy rain and hail.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 24 per cent surplus and 76 per cent adequate.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are 10 per cent surplus, 88 per cent adequate and two per cent short.  In Crop District 3AN, 59 per cent of the cropland has surplus topsoil moisture.

Crop damage has been caused by flooding and frost. Farmers are switching to earlier-maturing crops and varieties. Some are considering chem-fallow if they cannot get the crop in soon. Crop growth and development is slow, with some crops showing signs of stress from excess moisture. There are some emergence concerns about crops that were seeded before the heavy rains. Those producers who can get into the field are rolling pulses, controlling weeds, picking rocks and hauling grain. Livestock producers are looking forward to a good hay crop. Pastures are in good condition.


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

EC Region
Crop District

% seeded
(June 7/10)

% seeded
(May 31/10)

% seeded
(June 8/09)

5A

58

51

95

5B

29

28

97

6A

65

46

98

Farmers in the region have 51 per cent of the crop in the ground, although that ranges between five per cent and 90 per cent, depending on the area. Some farmers located on higher ground or lighter soil have been able to seed in between rain showers. The region continues to struggle with saturated soil and continuous rain.  There has been very little farming activity for a few weeks now. The region received an average of 24 mm of rain during the week. The Jedburgh area recorded 35 mm, the Kamsack area 53 mm and the Leroy area 44 mm. Since April 1, between 130 and 293 mm of rain has fallen on the region.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is reported as 84 per cent surplus and 16 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 64 per cent surplus and 36 per cent adequate. Ninety-two and 96 per cent of the crop land in crop districts 5A and 5B, respectively, have surplus moisture.

Flooding is damaging crops. Frost and hail was reported in the Leroy area.  

Crops are emerging, although many in low-lying areas are flooded and others are stressed from excess moisture. Farmers are seeding what they can in between the rain. Machinery is making ruts in the field and much is getting stuck. Weeds are becoming a problem as sprayers cannot get into the fields. The seeding window is closing, and some producers are indicating that, by the time the land can support equipment, it will be too late to seed anything. Others producers are reporting that seeding is done for the year. Some have put in canola with a Valmar and harrow. Hay fields and pastures are doing very well.


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

WC Region
Crop District

% seeded
(June 7/10)

% seeded
(May 31/10)

% seeded
(June 8/09)

6B

73

56

98

7A

87

66

99

7B

94

77

99

On average, 84 per cent of the crop is in the ground, although that ranges from 53 to 100 per cent complete, depending on the area.  For the most part, the heavy rains missed the region last week. The region received an average of 9 mm of rain during the week. The Outlook area received 39 mm, the Smiley area recorded 31 mm and the Major area received 18 mm. Most crop reporters recorded less than 12 mm.  Since April 1, the region has received between 111 mm and 273 mm of rain.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 35 per cent surplus and 65 per cent adequate. Pasture and hay land topsoil moisture is rated as 32 per cent surplus and 68 per cent adequate.

Floods, frost and hail damaged crops. Frost was reported in the Marengo, Herschel and Conquest areas. Hail was reported in the Outlook, Herschel, Tramping Lake and Unity areas. Wireworm damage was also reported. Funnel clouds were spotted in the Outlook area.

Fields are quite wet, which makes seeding and weed control difficult. CD 6B is the wettest of the region's three crop districts. In CD 6B, crops are emerging, but are looking stressed from the excess moisture. CD 7A, however, reported fairly good growing conditions during the past week. Farmers had a three days of good seeding before showers slowed work down. Some farmers were able to get into the fields to control weeds.  Hay land and pastures are looking very good.


Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

NE Region
Crop District

% seeded
(June 7/10)

% seeded
(May 31/10)

% seeded
(June 8/ 09)

8A

51

48

99

8B

46

43

100

9AE

43

40

100

The region has 47 per cent of the crop seeded, although that ranging from 20 to 75 per cent complete, depending on the area. Rain throughout the week kept farmers from making much seeding progress. Producers are wondering how many seeded acres will be damaged or lost to flooding. The region received an average of 32 mm of rain. The Codette area received 56 mm, the Lake Lenore area 57 mm and the Prince Albert area received 41.5 mm. The Nipawin and Melfort areas recorded 15 and 1 mm, respectively.  Since April 1, between 125 and 278 mm of rain has fallen on the region.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 96 per cent surplus and four per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 89 per cent surplus and 11 per cent adequate.

Floods have damaged crops.  Cutworms were reported in the Vonda area.

Many crop reporters are indicating that seeding is done for 2010. There were reports of some farmers returning seed to retail outlets. Fields are saturated and it will be too late to seed by the time they dry up. Crops are flooded and some may not recover. Some farmers were trying to broadcast and harrow canola. There are some reports of aerial spraying on crops that were seeded early.


Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

NW Region
Crop District

% seeded
(June 7/10)

% seeded
(May 31/10)

% seeded
(June 8/09)

9AW

91

75

98

9B

85

82

99

Seeding in the northwest is 88 per cent complete, although that ranges from 50 to 99 per cent, depending on the area. The region received spotty showers throughout the week, recording an average of 25 mm of rain. The Debden area received 46 mm, the Dorintosh area 34 mm, the St.Walburg area 3 mm and the Duck Lake area 6 mm.  Since April 1, between 143 and 241 mm of rain has fallen on the region.

Topsoil moisture conditions for cropland are 35 per cent surplus and 65 per cent adequate. Pasture and hay land conditions are three per cent surplus and 96 per cent adequate and one per cent short.

The majority of crop damage was caused by flooding. Frost was reported in the Speers and Pierceland areas, with some damage being reported on canola. Hail was reported in the Radisson area.

Crops are emerging and looking good for the most part. Some heat and sun would be appreciated to get things going. Weed control is continuing. Some crops in the areas of heavy rainfall are yellowing from excess moisture stress. Pastures and hay crops look good. Dugouts are full.

 


Saskatchewan Crop Development
(per cent at each stage of the crops that have been seeded)

Spring Cereals

Pre-emerge

Emerge

Tillering

Jointed

Jun 7/10 avg

39

52

10

0

Southeast

34

52

13

0

Southwest

45

42

13

0

East central

45

49

6

0

West central

38

54

9

0

Northeast

38

60

7

0

Northwest

30

65

8

0

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Pre-emerge

Emerge

Seedling

Stem ext

Jun 7/10 avg

61

33

5

0

Southeast

54

38

8

0

Southwest

79

19

1

0

East central

67

30

2

0

West central

69

31

0

0

Northeast

62

30

2

0

Northwest

48

24

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Canola & Mustard

Pre-emerge

Emerge

Seedling

Rosette

Jun 7/10 avg

39

46

14

1

Southeast

35

43

19

2

Southwest

27

42

27

4

East central

45

41

14

1

West central

36

50

13

0

Northeast

44

48

9

0

Northwest

29

56

13

1

 

 

 

 

 

Pulse Crops

Pre-emerge

Emerge

Vegetative

June 7/10 avg

24

56

20

Southeast

25

50

24

 

Southwest

26

53

21

 

East central

26

54

19

 

West central

22

62

16

 

Northeast

20

65

15

 

Northwest

5

67

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Crops

Tillering

Jointed

Shot blade

Heading

June 7/10 avg

48

26

17

7

Southeast

50

32

8

9

Southwest

42

18

31

10

East central

53

36

10

1

West central

38

25

10

26

Northeast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Northwest

25

11

0

0

 

 

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