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Significant rainfall improved topsoil moisture conditions. Crop development was behind normal. Twelve per cent of the provincial hay crop was cut.

Saskatchewan producers have 16 per cent of the 2010 hay crop cut and 10 per cent baled or put into silage, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report.

The hay crop quality is rated as 31 per cent excellent and 49 per cent good. Haying has progressed furthest in the south, where 22 per cent of the crop has been cut.  Rain is slowing progress, and thunderstorms continue to move across the province. 

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 38 per cent surplus, 60 per cent adequate and two per cent short.  Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is rated as 23 per cent surplus, 75 per cent adequate and two per cent short.

Some warmer weather has helped advance crops; however, most are still one to two weeks behind normal in development.  Sixty-two per cent of the province's fall-seeded cereals are at a normal stage of development, but 67 per cent of the spring-seeded cereals, 66 per cent of the oilseeds and 58 per cent of the pulses are behind normal in development.

Eighty-two per cent of the winter wheat, 87 per cent of the fall rye and 91 per cent of the triticale are in good to excellent condition.  Seventy-nine per cent of the spring wheat, 82 per cent of the durum, 78 per cent of the oats, barley and flax, 73 per cent of the canola, 83 per cent of the mustard, 76 per cent of the lentils, 77 per cent of the peas, 77 per cent of the canaryseed and 89 per cent of the chickpeas are in good to fair condition.

The majority of crop damage is caused by flooding, hail and wind.  Leaf diseases, root rot and gophers are also causing damage.  Grasshoppers are causing crop damage in areas in the south.

Farmers are busy haying, scouting fields and trying to control crop disease.  Rain and wet fields continue to make field operations difficult.


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

SE SK Crop Development - July 12, 2010

 

%Ahead

%Normal

%Behind

Fall Cereals

3

85

12

Spring Cereals

1

45

54

Oilseeds

0

40

60

Pulse Crops

1

53

46

The region received varying amounts of precipitation over the past week. The Kisbey, Maryfield, Moosomin and Vibank areas avoided the moisture, while the Stoughton area received 63 mm, the Kennedy area 55 mm, the Weyburn area 68 mm, the Moose Jaw area 20 mm and the Ceylon area 29 mm.  

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are reported as 38 per cent surplus, 60 per cent adequate and two per cent short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 26 per cent surplus, 73 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Crop District 2B is reporting 53 per cent surplus and 47 per cent adequate topsoil moisture on cropland.

Crop damage is mostly attributed to flooding, hail and wind.  Hail was reported in the Kisbey, Weyburn and Pangman areas.  Ascochtya blight and leaf diseases are causing damage as well.

Haying is continuing, and 22 per cent of the region's crop is cut.  Eleven per cent is baled or put into silage. The majority of the hay crop is rated as good to excellent quality, and yields look good.  Rain throughout the area has slowed some producers.  The swaths have been slow to dry due to high humidity, wet ground and rain.  High winds in some areas moved hay swaths around.

Warm and sunny weather is needed to speed crop development and to get the hay crop up in good condition.  Farmers are busy controlling weeds in chem-fallow and applying fungicides.  Crop staging varies across the region.  Areas in CD 3ASE could use a little rain after missing many of the rain showers.  Crops are at a critical stage when moisture would be beneficial.

Farmers are busy cutting hay, scouting crops and controlling weeds and diseases.  Crop reporters are indicating that crops look pretty good where there is drainage.

Southeastern SK Crop conditions- July 12, 2010 

 

winter wheat

fall rye

spring wheat

durum

oats

barley

flax

% excellent

38

55

11

15

11

10

9

% good

48

31

44

47

44

46

42

% fair

13

14

30

27

30

29

32

% poor

1

0

11

7

11

11

12

% very poor

0

0

4

4

4

4

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

canola

mustard

peas

lentils

canaryseed

chickpeas

 

% excellent

11

12

13

14

6

3

 

% good

38

50

45

40

45

48

 

% fair

34

27

28

28

28

30

 

% poor

11

7

9

13

15

11

 

% very poor

6

4

5

5

6

8

 


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

SW SK Crop Development - July 12, 2010

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

59

41

Spring Cereals

0

31

69

Oilseeds

0

29

71

Pulse Crops

0

36

64

The region received varying amounts of precipitation over the past week.  Most areas recorded less than 10 mm of rain; however, there were areas that received thunderstorms.  The Viceroy area received 20 mm of rain, the Coderre area 32 mm, the Vanguard area 7 mm, the Stewart Valley area 27 mm, the Leader and Fox Valley areas 12 mm and the Maple Creek area 10 mm.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 16 per cent surplus, 75 per cent adequate, eight per cent short and one per cent very short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are seven per cent surplus, 87 per cent adequate, four per cent short and two per cent very short.

Crop damage has been caused by flooding, hail and grasshoppers.  Hail was reported in the Viceroy, Ponteix, Cadillac, Glenbain, Eastend and Shaunavon areas.  Hail damage was evident on some crops and hay fields in the Viceroy area.  Gophers, ascochyta blight and root rot are also causing crop damage.  Grasshoppers damage in CD 3BN is noticeable on the late-seeded crops.

The region has 22 per cent of the hay cut and 17 per cent baled or put into silage.  Quality is predicted to be good to excellent, provided the rain does not cause quality damage. Farmers are expecting good hay yields.  Hay is slow to dry due to high humidity, heavy swaths and rain showers.

Farmers are busy scouting fields and controlling weeds, diseases and grasshoppers.  Crop staging varies from field to field.  One reporter commented that some farmers were seeding for 30 or more days due to rain interruptions, which will make for a long harvest season.  Mustard and canola are flowering and some fields are in the podding stage. Cereals are starting to head.  Areas in CD 3BS could use some rain.  The recent heat and wind has dried the soil, and shallow-rooted crops need a bit of moisture at this important stage of development.  Some areas have received no significant rainfall since June 17. Within RMs, rainfall varies from nil to 50 mm.  Early-seeded crops look in better condition than the later-seeded crops.  

Southwestern SK Crop conditions- July 12, 2010 

 

winter wheat

fall rye

spring wheat

durum

oats

barley

flax

% excellent

33

29

17

13

20

14

9

% good

51

64

61

59

61

66

46

% fair

16

7

21

26

19

17

36

% poor

0

0

1

2

0

3

9

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

canola

mustard

peas

lentils

canaryseed

chickpeas

 

% excellent

19

20

19

12

8

8

 

% good

58

57

58

55

57

59

 

% fair

23

23

22

25

30

33

 

% poor

0

0

1

8

5

0

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

 


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

EC SK Crop Development - July 12, 2010

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

1

50

49

Spring Cereals

0

19

81

Oilseeds

0

23

77

Pulse Crops

2

36

62

Rain continues to fall on the region, although in lesser amounts than in previous weeks.  During the past week, the region received precipitation varying from nil to 33 mm.  Most areas in the region recorded more than 15 mm of rain.  The Stockholm area received 20 mm of rain, the Foam Lake area received 33 mm, the Kuroki area 22 mm, the Bradwell area 32 mm, the Holdfast area 24 mm and the Kenaston area 11 mm.  Since April 1, between 202 mm and 586 mm of rain has fallen on the region.

Topsoil moisture remains relatively unchanged from last week.  Topsoil moisture on cropland is reported as 67 per cent surplus and 33 per cent adequate.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 51 per cent surplus and 49 per cent adequate.

Flooding continues to cause the majority of crop damage.  Hail was reported in the Ituna, Foam Lake, Rama and Meacham areas.  Leaf diseases, ascochyta blight and anthracnose are also causing crop damage. 

Haying is underway, with 10 per cent of the crop cut and five per cent baled or put into silage.  Quality is reported as good, depending on flooding and the amount of rain on the swaths.  Heavy swaths are slow to dry due to high humidity and rain.

In some areas that received little rain last week, farmers were able to get back onto the land.  Canola crops are thin and fields continue to yellow from excess moisture.  Aerial spraying is continuing in areas that are too wet for ground-based application.  There were reports of some farmers spraying out entire fields due to high weed pressure.  In CD 6A, fields tend to be not as wet and farmers are busy controlling weeds and diseases.  Crops vary in staging.  Canola, peas and lentils are blooming, and some cereals are starting to head.

East-central SK Crop conditions- July 12, 2010 

 

winter wheat

fall rye

spring wheat

durum

oats

barley

flax

% excellent

25

34

5

16

4

4

3

% good

52

42

44

65

45

43

54

% fair

13

13

32

16

28

32

31

% poor

9

10

17

3

23

17

12

% very poor

1

1

2

0

0

4

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

canola

mustard

peas

lentils

canaryseed

chickpeas

 

% excellent

4

6

15

19

9

14

 

% good

38

69

56

57

45

75

 

% fair

34

19

22

17

22

11

 

% poor

20

4

7

4

8

0

 

% very poor

4

2

0

2

16

0

 


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

WC SK Crop Development - July 12, 2010

 

%Ahead

%Normal

%Behind

Fall Cereals

0

57

43

Spring Cereals

0

28

72

Oilseeds

0

29

71

Pulse Crops

0

38

62

Most of the region received between 3 mm and 41 mm of rain during the past week.  The Elbow and Eston areas received 41 mm, the Sonningdale area received 5 mm, the Biggar area 5 mm, the Unity area 28 mm and the Luseland area 12 mm.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 30 per cent surplus, 69 per cent adequate and one per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 24 per cent surplus, 75 per cent adequate and one per cent short.

The majority of crop damage is due to flooding and hail.  Areas that received hail include Harris, Herschel, Kerrobert, Luseland, Scott, Battleford and Unity.  Leaf diseases, ascochyta blight, anthracnose, tan spot and net blotch are showing up in crops.

Haying continues, with 16 per cent of the crop cut and seven per cent baled or put into silage.  Quality is rated as good to excellent.  Some producers are concerned about getting the hay crop put up in good condition. The hay is slow to dry due to rain, heavy swaths and high humidity.  Haying has not really started in some areas due to the unsettled weather.  Heat and sun are needed.

Crops have progressed fairly nicely in the past few weeks.  Wet areas are still causing some disease and weed control problems.  Farmers are busy controlling weeds in chem-fallow.  Haying continues between the rains, and some producers are having to turn swaths to speed drying.  Crops are looking pretty good, although they are one to two weeks behind normal in development.  Lentils and canola are blooming, and cereals are catching up in development.

West-central SK Crop conditions- July 12, 2010 

 

winter wheat

fall rye

spring wheat

durum

oats

barley

flax

% excellent

10

7

9

15

3

7

1

% good

81

79

68

64

60

66

64

% fair

9

14

21

19

34

25

31

% poor

0

0

2

2

3

2

4

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

canola

mustard

peas

lentils

canaryseed

chickpeas

 

% excellent

7

8

16

18

11

8

 

% good

60

76

70

60

70

66

 

% fair

26

14

13

20

16

21

 

% poor

7

2

1

1

2

4

 

% very poor

0

0

0

1

1

1

 


Northeastern Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

NE SK Crop Development - July 12, 2010

 

%Ahead

%Normal

%Behind

Fall Cereals

0

64

36

Spring Cereals

0

30

70

Oilseeds

0

35

65

Pulse Crops

N/A

N/A

N/A

Rain was reported in the region last week, although in lesser amounts compared to previous weeks.  Rainfall varied from 3 to 19 mm.  The Porcupine Plain, Codette, Vonda and Prince Albert areas received 3 mm. The Tisdale area received 12 mm, the Melfort area 19 mm and the Nipawin area 5 mm. 

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 57 per cent surplus and 43 per cent adequate.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 30 per cent surplus and 70 per cent adequate.

Crop damage is due to flooding.  Hail was reported in the Arborfield area.  Wheat midge have been reported in the Arborfield and Star City areas, and farmers are taking steps to control them.  Tan spot, root rot and ascochyta blight were also reported.

Haying is underway, with 11 per cent of the crop cut and six per cent baled or put into silage.  Quality is rated as good to excellent.  Producers are concerned about how much hay will be cut and put up in good condition if the rain continues.

Crops are patchy and continue to suffer from excess moisture (yellowing).  Some crops have been sprayed out - where sprayers can get onto the land - as weed pressures have become too great or growth/emergence is too poor.  Farmers are busy controlling diseases.  Where the fields are able to support equipment, cultivators are being used to smooth ruts in the field.  A week with little rain has improved some crop conditions. Canola and peas are flowering; cereals are in the flag leaf to heading stages.  Field work continues to be a challenge.

North-eastern SK Crop conditions- July 12, 2010  

 

winter wheat

fall rye

spring wheat

oats

barley

flax

% excellent

13

38

3

1

0

0

% good

46

31

49

34

31

10

% fair

39

30

31

46

44

55

% poor

1

1

14

17

23

28

% very poor

1

0

3

2

2

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

canola

mustard

peas

lentils

canaryseed

 

% excellent

6

0

1

0

0

 

% good

38

40

39

35

15

 

% fair

29

35

34

32

62

 

% poor

25

20

21

32

21

 

% very poor

2

5

5

1

2

 


Northwestern Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

NW SK Crop Development - July 12, 2010

 

%Ahead

%Normal

%Behind

Fall Cereals

0

72

28

Spring Cereals

1

56

43

Oilseeds

0

59

41

Pulse Crops

0

68

32

The region received between trace amounts and 55 mm of rain during the past week.  The Leask area received 22 mm of rain, the Frenchman Butte area 49 mm, the Glaslyn area 55 mm, the Pierceland and Radisson areas received 4 mm and the Lloydminster area 21 mm.

Topsoil moisture conditions for cropland are four per cent surplus, 92 per cent adequate and four per cent short. Pasture and hay land conditions are 97 per cent adequate and three per cent short.

Most of the reported crop damage has been attributed to hail.  Hail was reported in the Hafford, Medstead and Turtleford area.  Flooding is also causing crop damage in some areas.

Haying is underway, with 10 per cent of the crop cut and four per cent baled or put into silage.  Quality is predicted to be good to excellent; yields look good.  Quality will be uncertain until more is baled.  Pastures are looking good.

Farmers are busy scouting fields and controlling weeds and diseases.  Crops look pretty good for the most part, except in low areas where they were flooded out or stressed from moisture.  Crops are at varying stages of development.  Some crops are blooming.  A few areas that are reporting dry conditions, although not to the point of causing crop stress. Canola crops seem to be showing more signs of stress than other crops.  An intense thunderstorm in the Glaslyn and Frenchman Butte areas resulted in a 12-hour power outage.  

North-western SK Crop conditions- July 12, 2010

 

winter wheat

fall rye

spring wheat

oats

barley

% excellent

N/A

0

22

19

23

% good

N/A

93

63

66

64

% fair

N/A

7

13

14

13

% poor

N/A

0

1

1

0

% very poor

N/A

0

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flax

canola

peas

lentils

 

% excellent

0

23

26

0

 

% good

90

59

67

94

 

% fair

10

13

6

6

 

% poor

0

5

1

0

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

 

 

SK (provincial) Crop conditions- July 12, 2010

 

winter wheat

fall rye

spring wheat

durum

oats

barley

flax

% excellent

30

31

10

14

8

8

6

% good

52

57

55

57

49

50

45

% fair

14

10

25

25

29

28

34

% poor

4

2

8

3

13

12

12

% very poor

0

0

2

1

1

2

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

canola

mustard

peas

lentils

canaryseed

chickpeas

 

% excellent

9

13

17

15

7

8

 

% good

44

62

58

53

50

57

 

% fair

29

21

20

23

27

32

 

% poor

15

3

4

7

10

2

 

% very poor

3

1

1

2

6

1

 

 

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