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Crop conditions across the province improved over the previous week. Dry conditions caused the majority of crop damage. The majority of crops were behind normal in development.

Flooding continues to cause major crop damage across the province, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report. Thunderstorms, heavy rain and hail continue in some areas. The majority of crops which are seeded are in fair to good condition, although behind normal in development. Leaf disease and insects are causing crop damage, as well.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 51 per cent surplus, 48 per cent adequate and one per cent short.  Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is rated as 30 per cent surplus, 69 per cent adequate and one per cent short.

Fifty-six per cent of the province's fall-seeded cereals are at a normal stage of development, but 72 per cent of the spring-seeded cereals, 75 per cent of the oilseeds and 63 per cent of the pulses are behind normal in development.

A week of sunny and windy weather has helped to dry some areas and improve crop conditions. Ninety-one and 86 per cent of the winter wheat and fall rye are in good to excellent condition, respectively.  Eighty-two per cent of the spring wheat, 85 per cent of the durum, 76 per cent of the barley, 79 per cent of the oats, 73 per cent of the flax, 73 per cent of the canola, 91 per cent of the mustard, 85 per cent of the lentils, 84 per cent of the peas, 80 per cent of the canaryseed and 98 per cent of the chickpeas are in good to fair condition.

Haying is just getting underway in the southern areas of the province. Pasture conditions continue to improve and are rated as 56 per cent excellent, 37 per cent good, six per cent fair and one percent poor. Ninety-nine per cent of livestock producers have adequate water supplies for their livestock.

Farmers are controlling weeds and scouting fields for disease.



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

SE SK Crop Development - June 28, 2010

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

12

61

27

Spring Cereals

0

30

70

Oilseeds

0

28

72

Pulse Crops

0

34

66

The region received an average of 25 mm of moisture during the past week. The Radville area received 38 mm, the Grenfell area 62 mm, the Weyburn area 29 mm, the Indian head area 84 mm and the Ceylon area 20 mm. 

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are reported as 63 per cent surplus and 37 per cent adequate. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 38 per cent surplus and 62 per cent adequate.

Crop damage is mostly attributed to flooding. Flea beetle, cutworms and leaf diseases are causing damage as well.  Hail was reported in the Odessa area. 

Haying has nicely started with one per cent of the hay crop cut. Quality is rated as good to excellent.

Pasture conditions going into July have improved since last month. Conditions are rated as 63 per cent excellent, 30 per cent good, six per cent fair and one percent very poor. There are reports of flooding in some pastures. The region has a good supply of livestock water with 100 per cent of livestock producers indicating adequate supply.

More rain fell in the region during the week, adding to crops already under moisture stress. The disruption in weather did not allow for weed control operations in some areas. Some crops are past the stage for safe herbicide application. Crop condition ranges from excellent to very poor depending on where the moisture was received and how well the land can drain. With the sun out the last few days, crops seem to be responding to the heat. However, it is too late for some areas .as the crop has either been flooded out or is suffering from disease and nutrient pressures. Crop development is variable depending on the seeding date.

Southeast SK Crop conditions- June 28, 2010

 

Winter Wheat

Fall Rye

Spring Wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

32

47

10

7

6

7

0

% good

53

41

38

40

42

37

39

% fair

14

12

30

38

30

32

33

% poor

1

0

18

11

17

20

22

% very poor

0

0

4

4

5

4

6

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

3

1

8

2

0

0

 

% good

43

46

45

37

22

23

 

% fair

27

31

28

39

51

75

 

% poor

21

15

14

17

22

2

 

% very poor

6

7

5

5

5

0

 


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

SW SK Crop Development - June 28, 2010

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

59

41

Spring Cereals

0

30

70

Oilseeds

1

38

61

Pulse Crops

0

39

62

The majority of the region escaped the rain during the past week. However, the Mossbank area received 35 mm, the Central Butte area 21 mm, the Stewart Valley, Tyner and Cabri areas all received 12 mm.  Central Butte received heavy rainfall on June 21 causing damage to crops, town infrastructure, roads and houses.

A week of dryer weather has cropland topsoil moisture rated as 19 per cent surplus and 81 per cent adequate.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are two per cent surplus, 96 per cent adequate and two per cent short.

Crop damage has been caused by flooding. Hail damage was reported in the Viceroy and Mossbank areas. Cutworms and flea beetles are causing damage in the Viceroy and Limerick area. Ascochyta blight and root rot is showing up in pulses. Gophers are causing crop damage in CD's 3BS, 3BN and 4A. 

Haying operations have just begun in the region with just under two per cent cut. Quality is rated as good to excellent.

Pasture conditions going into July continue to improve. Pastures are rated as 68 per cent excellent, 30 per cent good and two per cent fair. The region has a good supply of livestock water with 99 per cent of livestock producers indicating adequate supply.

Farmers are busy trying to control weeds and watch crops for disease development. Warm and windy days have resulted in morning and evening herbicide application.  Grasshopper control is occurring in some areas in pulse crops. Crops seem to be responding to the recent sun and heat which are needed to relieve the seeded crops of excess moisture stress. Other areas report crops are looking good and emergence is even.

Southwest SK Crop conditions- June 28, 2010

 

Winter Wheat

Fall Rye

Spring Wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

% excellent

17

25

11

12

25

16

65

% good

67

65

62

64

66

68

29

% fair

15

10

25

23

9

16

6

% poor

1

0

2

1

0

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

% excellent

5

5

24

13

11

21

0

% good

50

72

60

64

54

48

69

% fair

45

22

16

23

34

31

29

% poor

0

1

0

0

1

0

2

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0


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

EC SK Crop Development - June 28, 2010

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

50

50

Spring Cereals

0

12

88

Oilseeds

0

14

86

Pulse Crops

0

35

65

The east central region continues to be strained with saturated soil conditions and continuous rain. During the past week the region recorded precipitation amounts from four to 66 mm. The Neudorf area recorded 66 mm, the Saltcoats area 18 mm, the Rama area 64 mm, the Lintlaw area 40 mm, the Humboldt area 38 mm and the Bradwell area 50 mm. So far for this year the region has received between 447 mm to 171 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 60 per cent surplus and 40 per cent adequate.

Flooding continues to be the cause of the majority of crop damage. Crops are yellowing due to excess moisture.  Leaf disease, notably tan spot, is showing up. Pea size hail was reported in the Jedburgh, Ituna, Raymore, Rama, Kelvington and Bradwell areas. Cutworms are also causing damage is some areas.  

There were reports of a few producers starting to cut hay.

Pasture conditions going into July have declined slightly due to excess moisture.  Conditions are rated as 45 per cent excellent, 39 per cent good, 10 per cent fair, five per cent poor and one per cent very poor. The region has a good supply of livestock water with 100 per cent of livestock producers indicating adequate supply.

Thunderstorms rolled through the region last week with some areas reporting over an inch of rain in 30 minutes. Although excess moisture is widespread across the region, crops are doing better in some areas than in others.  The wet fields have made weed control difficult.  Recent windy days have resulted in spraying operations being completed in the morning or evening. Some farmers are top-dressing fertilizer where heavy rains have leached away nitrogen. Barley crops seem to be the hardest hit by the moisture. Hay fields are flooded in some areas.  An area south of Foam Lake had 120 mm of rain and hail in less than an hour. A tornado touched down in the Lintlaw area damaging trees and power poles. The recent few days of sunny weather have given the crops some relief.  There are a few reports of some farmers still trying to seed.   

East-central SK Crop Conditions- June 28, 2010

 

Winter Wheat

Fall Rye

Spring Wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

% excellent

20

23

3

6

2

5

% good

59

65

41

57

35

45

% fair

15

3

35

35

39

21

% poor

6

9

19

2

24

27

% very poor

0

0

2

0

0

2

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

% excellent

4

6

6

9

14

12

% good

45

32

51

54

53

45

% fair

23

34

42

27

22

28

% poor

28

27

1

9

11

15

% very poor

0

1

0

1

0

0


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

WC SK Crop Development - June 28, 2010

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

1

68

31

Spring Cereals

0

30

70

Oilseeds

0

27

73

Pulse Crops

0

35

65

Most of the region recorded rain during the past week. The Arelee and Sonningdale areas received 44 and 41 mm, respectively. The Harris area 19 mm, the Biggar area 32 mm, the Tramping Lake, Luseland and Biggar areas 9 mm. The Eston and Kindersley areas recorded no rain for the week. 

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 33 per cent surplus and 67 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 29 per cent surplus and 71 per cent adequate.

The majority of crop damage is due to flooding. Hail was reported in the Bradwell, Harris, Sonningdale and Unity areas. Crop damage caused by cutworms, flea beetles and leaf diseases are showing up.

Haying operations are under way with one per cent of the 2010 hay crop cut. Quality is rated as excellent to good.

Pasture conditions going into July have improved since last month. Conditions are rated as 53 per cent excellent, 46 per cent good and one per cent fair. The region has a good supply of livestock water with 96 per cent of livestock producers indicating adequate supply and four per cent indicating inadequate supply.

There are some farmers seeding green feed. Farmers are busy spraying for weeds and disease to save the crop that is in the ground. Herbicide application is difficult in areas where fields are very wet. Crop development is variable across the region. Some pea crops are starting to flower and canola is starting to bolt. There have been some ascochyta reported in lentils. The recent sunny and warm weather has helped advance crop development. 

West-central SK Crop Conditions- June 28, 2010

 

Winter Wheat

Fall Rye

Spring Wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

6

8

3

3

2

3

0

% good

82

68

70

68

62

74

63

% fair

12

24

24

26

33

21

32

% poor

0

0

3

3

3

2

5

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

ChickPea

 

% excellent

7

7

10

7

4

3

 

% good

58

60

72

67

66

30

 

% fair

26

27

16

23

26

67

 

% poor

9

6

2

2

2

0

 

% very poor

0

0

0

1

2

0

 


Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

NE SK Crop Development - June 28, 2010

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

49

51

Spring Cereals

0

22

78

Oilseeds

0

22

78

Pulse Crops

0

24

76

Rain throughout the week on already saturated fields resulted in a range of precipitation from trace amounts to 82 mm of rain. The Porcupine Plain area received 50 mm, the Tisdale area received 42 mm, the Humboldt area 32 mm, the Melfort area 82 mm and the Garrick area 20 mm. The Nipawin area received trace amounts of rain.  So far for this year the region has received between 394 mm to 206 mm of rain.

Cropland topsoil moisture continues to increase and is rated as 92 per cent surplus and eight per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 67 per cent surplus and 33 per cent adequate.

Crop damage is due to flooding.  Cutworms, wireworms and leaf disease are causing damage as well. Hail was reported in the Porcupine Plain, Prince Albert, Garrick and Tisdale areas, ranging from heavy to light damage.

There were a few reports of farmers starting to cut hay. The majority of hay is of good quality.

Pasture conditions going into July have declined somewhat from the excess moisture. Conditions are rated as 31 per cent excellent, 52 per cent good, 15 per cent fair, one per cent poor and one per cent very poor. The region has a good supply of livestock water with 100 per cent of livestock producers indicating adequate supply.

Crop conditions and development are quite variable. Weed control is proving difficult on saturated soils and in between rain events. Decisions are being made on how to try and save the crops that have been seeded. Entire crops have turned yellow in some areas.

There are some reports that haying will be delayed until the soil can support the equipment.

 

Northeast SK Crop Conditions- June 28, 2010

 

Winter Wheat

Fall Rye

Spring Wheat

Oat

Barley

% excellent

13

38

2

2

3

% good

44

37

27

15

15

% fair

17

10

43

55

50

% poor

0

15

26

25

28

% very poor

26

0

2

3

4

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

% excellent

4

0

N/A

0

0

% good

12

21

N/A

30

60

% fair

48

44

N/A

41

27

% poor

29

31

N/A

26

10

% very poor

7

4

N/A

3

3


Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

NW SK Crop Development - June 28, 2010

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

32

68

Spring Cereals

6

42

52

Oilseeds

4

46

50

Pulse Crops

4

57

39

Moisture received in the region varied from one mm to 40 mm. The Hafford and Neilburg areas received 29 mm, the Lloydminster area 39 mm, the Meadow Lake and Dorintosh areas 40 mm. Many areas reported less than 10 mm of moisture. The Turtleford and Frenchman Butte areas reported no rain for the week. So far for this year the region has received between 291 mm to 146 mm of rain.

Topsoil moisture conditions for cropland are three per cent surplus, 92 per cent adequate and five per cent short. Pasture and hay land conditions are one per cent surplus, 95 per cent adequate and four per cent short.

The majority of crop damage was caused by flooding. Cutworm damage was reported in the Speers, Neilburg, Turtleford and Lloydminster areas.  Hail was reported in the Neilburg, Meadow Lake and Dorintosh areas.

There were a few reports of producers starting to cut hay. Quality is good to excellent.

Pasture conditions going into July have improved since last month. Conditions are rated as 59 per cent excellent, 32 per cent good, eight per cent fair and one per cent poor. The region has a good supply of livestock water with 99 per cent of livestock producers indicating adequate supply.  

Crops are emerging and looking good for the most part with the recent sun and heat, but are behind in development.  Farmers are busy controlling weeds. Greenfeed and swath grazing seeding is nearing completion. Rain showers were very spotty. Hay and pastures look good.

Northwest SK Crop Conditions-June 28, 2010

 

Winter Wheat

Fall Rye

Spring Wheat

Oat

Barley

% excellent

0

50

0

0

0

% good

100

42

76

77

75

% fair

0

8

22

22

23

% poor

0

0

2

1

2

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

% excellent

0

4

N/A

3

N/A

% good

100

74

N/A

77

N/A

% fair

0

21

N/A

18

N/A

% poor

0

1

N/A

2

N/A

% very poor

0

0

N/A

0

N/A




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