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      Friday, December 15, 2017

Saskatchewan farmers have seeded 73 per cent of the 2010 crop, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report.

The majority of producers in the province has struggled to get the 2010 crop in the ground due to rain. Excess moisture and flooding in many areas have left fields unable to support equipment.  More rain is forecast for the end of the week, which will reduce the chances of seeding progressing any further.

Seeding is 90 per cent complete in northwestern Saskatchewan; 88 per cent complete in southwestern Saskatchewan; 87 per cent complete in west-central Saskatchewan; 75 per cent complete in southeastern Saskatchewan; 56 per cent complete in east-central Saskatchewan, and 50 per cent complete in the northeast.  Within regions, seeding progress is even more variable, with some crop districts reporting 99 per cent of seeding is complete while other districts have only 31 per cent of the crop seeded.

Across the province, cropland topsoil moisture remains virtually unchanged from last week at 55 per cent surplus and 45 per cent adequate.  Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is rated as 33 per cent surplus and 67 per cent adequate.

Fifty-nine per cent of the province's fall-seeded cereals are at a normal stage of development, but 77 per cent of the spring-seeded cereals, 78 per cent of the oilseeds and 67 per cent of the pulses are behind normal in development.

Seventy-five per cent of the winter wheat is in good to excellent condition.  Forty-nine per cent of the spring wheat, 62 per cent of the durum, 45 per cent of the oats, 46 per cent of the barley, 37 per cent of the flax, 38 per cent of the canola, 59 per cent of the mustard, 60 per cent of the lentils, 61 per cent of the peas, 41 per cent of the canaryseed and 58 per cent of the chickpeas are in good to excellent condition.

Crops are showing signs of stress from excess moisture.  Crop damage is attributed mostly to flooding.  Flea beetle and cutworm damage has been reported, along with leaf diseases and root rots.


Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation Report - June 17

Crop Insurance customers should note the following important dates:

  • The deadline to submit establishment benefit claims and gopher damage claims (excluding greenfeed) is June 20.
  • Seeded Acreage Reports and Stored Grain Declarations must be submitted by June 25.
  • If Crop Insurance customers are still unable to seed as of June 20, they can access the Unseeded Acreage benefit. The deadline to submit Unseeded Acreage claims is June 25.
  • The deadline to seed greenfeed crops covered by forage insurance is June 30, with all establishment and gopher damage claims on greenfeed to be submitted by this date.


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

SE region
Crop District

% seeded
(June 14/10)

% seeded
(June 7/10)

1A

88

87

1B

68

68

2A

71

65

2B

74

68

3ASE

72

70

The region has approximately 75 per cent of the 2010 crop in the ground, although that varies from 43 to 100 per cent seeded, depending on the crop district. The region received an average of 15 mm of moisture. The rain stopped on the weekend, allowing some farmers to get into their fields on Sunday and Monday. The Whitewood area received 28 mm, the Gainsborough area 17 mm, the Pangman area 14 mm, the Indian Head and Marquis areas 25 mm, the Radville area 11 mm and the Weyburn area 7 mm. So far this year, the region has received between 283 mm to 105 mm of rain.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are reported as 56 per cent surplus and 44 per cent adequate. Crop districts 1B and 2B are reporting 68 per cent of the cropland has surplus topsoil moisture. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 34 per cent surplus and 66 per cent adequate.

Crop damage is mostly attributed to flooding. Flea beetle damage was reported in the Stoughton and Indian Head areas.

Warm and sunny weather is needed as crops in some areas are showing signs of moisture stress and weeds are becoming an issue. There will be some crop acres lost to flooding.  Crop development is variable as some producers started early while others are still trying to put some crop in the ground. Producers are trying to control weeds and roll pulses when the weather and the mud co-operate. Some farmers planning to seed green-feed. Hay and pasture continue to look good.

SE SK Crop Development – June 14, 2010
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind
Fall Cereals 4 78 18
Spring Cereals 1 32 67
Oilseeds 1 29 70
Pulse Crops 1 36 63
South east SK Crop conditions- June 14, 2010
 
Winter
Wheat
Fall
Rye
Spring
Wheat
Durum
Oat
Barley
Flax
% excellent
24
39
5
7
5
4
6
% good
59
39
42
30
40
39
26
% fair
16
22
40
47
42
43
48
% poor
0
0
11
14
12
12
18
% very poor
0
0
0
2
1
2
2
 
Canola
Mustard
Pea
Lentil
Canaryseed
Chickpea
% excellent
6
3
12
6
2
0
% good
28
40
32
21
26
22
% fair
51
40
46
58
60
78
% poor
15
16
8
12
10
0
% very poor
0
0
2
3
2
0


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

SW Region
Crop District

% seeded
(June 14/10)

% seeded
(June 7/10)

3ASW

72

66

3AN

75

67

3BS

90

89

3BN

95

91

4A

95

89

4B

99

94

Eighty-eight per cent of the crop is in the ground, although that varies from 38 to 100 per cent seeded, depending on the crop district. An average if 25 mm of rain fell on the region, with the southern and eastern RMs receiving the most. The Lisieux area received 58 mm, the Chaplin area 50 mm, the Shaunavon area 27 mm, the Tyner area 59 mm, the Gull Lake area 16 mm, the Cabri area 34 mm, the Richmound area 2 mm and the Fox Valley area 4 mm. So far this year, the region has received between 118 and 296 mm of rain.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 30 per cent surplus and 70 per cent adequate.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are 12 per cent surplus and 88 per cent adequate.  Crop District 3AN is reporting 83 per cent of the cropland has surplus topsoil moisture.

Crops have been damaged by flooding. Cutworms and wireworms are causing damage in the Webb area. Pea leaf weevils are causing crop damage in the Gull Lake area. Gophers are also causing crop damage.  

Sun and heat are needed to relieve the seeded crops of excess moisture stress. In some areas, crops are looking good and emergence is even. Neighbours are helping neighbours put the crop in the ground. Many farmers were able to get back into the field early this week. With the rain forecast for this week, some crop reporters are saying that seeding is over for this year due to wet fields and the late date. Producers are controlling weeds and rolling pulses when they can access their fields. Some farmers who had started seeding on April 20 are still trying to finish. Crop staging is variable across the region.  

SW SK Crop Development – June 14, 2010
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind
Fall Cereals 0 55 45
Spring Cereals 0 20 80
Oilseeds 1 21 78
Pulse Crops 0 31 69
South west SK Crop Conditions- June 14, 2010
  Winter
Wheat
Fall
Rye
Spring
Wheat
Durum Oat Barley Triticale
% excellent 37 33 14 14 18 17 7
% good 47 58 60 59 65 57 84
% fair 16 9 19 19 17 19 9
% poor 0 0 7 8 0 7 0
% very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Flax Canola Mustard Pea Lentil Canary-
seed
Chick-
pea
% excellent 9 14 28 16 15 4 8
% good 67 46 48 58 53 50 53
% fair 20 29 21 20 26 34 33
% poor 4 8 2 6 6 12 6
% very poor 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

 


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

EC Region
Crop District

% seeded
(June 14/10)

% seeded
(June 7/10)

5A

59

58

5B

31

29

6A

75

65

Farmers in the region have 56 per cent of the crop in the ground, although that varies from six to 98 per cent seeded, depending on the crop district. Heavy rain throughout the week kept farmers from accessing their land with equipment. The region received an average of 37 mm of rain. Producers continue to struggle with saturated soil and continuous rain. The Stockholm area received the least amount of rain this week: 11 mm. The Goodeve area received 63 mm, the Rama area 84 mm and the Craik and Jansen areas 48 mm. Since April 1, the region has received between 141 mm and 364 mm of rain.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is reported as 81 per cent surplus and 19 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 54 per cent surplus and 46 per cent adequate.

Flooding caused the majority of crop damage. Cutworm damage is showing up in the Churchbridge area. Flea beetles are causing damage in the Foam Lake area. Leaf diseases are starting to show up.

It is anticipated that crops will be lost to flooding as the water has nowhere to go since the soil is waterlogged and creeks are full or overflowing. Crops are showing stress from excess moisture and lack of nutrients. The sunshine on Sunday and Monday provided some relief. A few farmers tried seeding canola by plane, but now cannot get into the fields to harrow the seed in. Many producers have given up on seeding. Several days are needed before producers can even access many fields, and by then it will be too late for seeding. Weeds are being controlled by aerial spraying for the most part as fields cannot support the ground sprayers. Many RMs have proclaimed agricultural disasters.  Hay fields and pastures were doing well, but are also flooded in areas.

 

EC SK Crop Development – June 14, 2010
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind
Fall Cereals 0 59 41
Spring Cereals 0 14 86
Oilseeds 0 15 85
Pulse Crops 0 26 74
East central SK Crop Conditions- June 14, 2010
  Winter
Wheat
Fall
Rye
Spring
Wheat
Durum Oat Barley
% excellent 8 0 4 0 2 1
% good 57 70 29 53 36 35
% fair 32 22 42 42 46 35
% poor 3 7 22 4 14 22
% very poor 0 0 3 1 2 6
  Flax Canola Mustard Pea Lentil Canary-
seed
% excellent 0 3 0 4 6 0
% good 39 30 46 47 58 28
% fair 35 34 45 33 23 44
% poor 25 30 9 16 13 28
% very poor 0 3 0 0 0 0


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

WC Region
Crop District

% seeded
(June 14/10)

% seeded
(June 7/10)

6B

75

73

7A

90

87

7B

96

94

Eighty-seven per cent of the region's crops have been seeded, although that varies from 55 to 100 per cent complete, depending on the crop district. Rain rolled through the region last week, resulting in little seeding progress being made. An average of 27 mm of rain fell on the region. The Dinsmore area received 63 mm, the Rosetown area 44 mm, the Biggar and Sonningdale areas 30 mm. The Netherhill area recorded the least amount of precipitation: 6 mm. Since April 1, the region has received between 109 mm and 319 mm of rain.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 37 per cent surplus and 63 per cent adequate. Pasture and hay land topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 33 per cent surplus and 67 per cent adequate.

The majority of crop damage is due to flooding. Cutworms and flea beetles are also causing crop damage, as is the disease, tan spot.

Some farmers were back in the fields at the beginning of the week, but mid-week rain showers slowed them down again. Weed control is an issue as some fields are very wet and some crops are getting past the weed control stage. Oats and barley are still being seeded, when possible. In some areas, crops are behind normal in development, but look to be in good condition. Farmers are controlling weeds. Crops have progressed well under the few days of warm, sunny weather. Many crop reporters are predicting that seeding will end for the year if the weather forecast for this week is correct. Hay land and pasture is looking very good.

WC SK Crop Development – June 14, 2010
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind
Fall Cereals 1 54 45
Spring Cereals 0 19 81
Oilseeds 0 17 83
Pulse Crops 0 33 67
West Central SK Crop Conditions- June 14, 2010
  Winter
Wheat
Fall
Rye
Spring
Wheat
Durum Oat Barley Flax
% excellent 10 8 10 23 8 10 11
% good 72 71 56 48 54 59 56
% fair 18 21 24 26 32 26 24
% poor 0 0 10 3 6 5 9
% very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Canola Mustard Pea Lentil Canary-
seed
Chick-
Pea
 
% excellent 8 16 14 18 19 27  
% good 59 58 62 62 58 30  
% fair 25 24 20 19 23 43  
% poor 8 2 4 1 0 0  
% very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0  
 
 


Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

NE Region
Crop District

% seeded
(June 14/10)

% seeded
(June 7/10)

8A

53

53

8B

49

49

9AE

44

43

The northeastern region has 50 per cent of the 2010 crop in the ground, although that varies from 20 to 85 per cent seeded, depending on the crop district. Rain falling on already-saturated fields resulted in very little seeding progress being made. Crop losses are occurring due to flooding and waterlogged soil. The region received an average of 23 mm of rain. The Porcupine Plain area received 36 mm, the Humboldt area 57 mm and the Arborfield area 27 mm. Since April 1, the region has received from 162 mm to over 332 mm of rain.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 98 per cent surplus and two per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 90 per cent surplus and 10 per cent adequate.

Crop damage is due to flooding.  Cutworms, leaf diseases and root rots are also causing crop damage.  

Many crop reporters are indicating seeding is over for 2010. Some crops are emerging very patchily due to the seed rotting in the ground. Depending on the area, crop conditions and development are variable due to the extended and wet seeding season.  Crops are showing signs of moisture stress. There are reports of cutworms appearing in some canola fields, but the producers cannot get onto the land to control them. The sunny weather on the weekend allowed some farmers to get into the field, although mudding it in was their only option.  Last fall was wet and harvest was very late, which has contributed even further to the saturated fields and late seeding in the area.  

NE SK Crop Development – June 14, 2010
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind
Fall Cereals 0 31 69
Spring Cereals 0 16 84
Oilseeds 0 12 88
Pulse Crops 0 20 80
North east SK Crop Conditions- June 14, 2010
  Winter
Wheat
Fall
Rye
Spring
Wheat
Oat Barley
% excellent 3 41 1 1 0
% good 23 32 22 9 16
% fair 16 22 45 58 34
% poor 56 2 27 26 39
% very poor 2 2 5 6 10
  Flax Canola Pea Lentil  
% excellent 0 1 2 0  
% good 7 15 24 21  
% fair 54 46 29 21  
% poor 30 33 24 31  
% very poor 9 5 21 27  


Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

NW Region
Crop District

% seeded
(June 14/10)

% seeded
(June 7/10)

9AW

95

91

9B

86

85

Seeding is 90 per cent complete in the region, although that varies from 51 to 99 per cent complete, depending on the crop district. The region received an average of 10 mm of rain. The Spiritwood area received 22 mm, the North Battleford area 28 mm, the Turtleford, Glaslyn and Hafford areas all recorded 18 mm. The Debden, Meadow Lake and Rapid View areas received no rain. Since April 1, the region has received between 143 mm to 263 mm of rain.

Topsoil moisture conditions for cropland are 11 per cent surplus and 89 per cent adequate. Pasture and hay land conditions are four per cent surplus, 95 per cent adequate and one per cent short.

The majority of crop damage was caused by flooding. Cutworm damage was reported in the Turtleford area.

Crops are emerging and looking good for the most part, but are behind in development.  Some low-lying acres have been lost to standing water. Farmers are controlling weeds and seeding oats and barley. Heat and sun would be appreciated to get things going. Some crops in the heavy rainfall areas are yellowing due to stress from excess moisture. Pastures and hay land look good.

NW SK Crop Development – June 14, 2010
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind
Fall Cereals 0 27 73
Spring Cereals 1 47 52
Oilseeds 1 44 55
Pulse Crops 2 59 39
North west SK Crop Conditions-June 14, 2010
  Winter
Wheat
Fall
Rye
Spring
Wheat
Oat Barley
% excellent 0 0 11 6 17
% good 100 85 50 58 51
% fair 0 15 34 28 25
% poor 0 0 4 7 6
% very poor 0 0 1 1 1
  Flax Canola Mustard Pea Lentil
% excellent 0 11 N/A 11 N/A
% good 0 49 N/A 47 N/A
% fair 100 36 N/A 36 N/A
% poor 0 2 N/A 3 N/A
% very poor 0 1 N/A 23 N/A




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