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       Sunday, October 22, 2017
Saskatchewan Harvest 
% combined this week
(Oct 25, 2010)
Winter wheat 100
Fall rye 100
Spring wheat 99
Durum 99
Oats* 99
Barley 100
Flax 98
Canola 99
Mustard 99
Sunflowers 79
Lentils 100
Peas 100
Canary seed 97
Chickpeas 99
Total 99
*includes 'other'

Saskatchewan producers have 99 per cent of the 2010 crop combined, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report.

All regions in the province are reporting that 99 per cent of the crop has been harvested. The five-year provincial average (2005 to 2009) for this time of year is 96 per cent combined.  Last year at this time, Saskatchewan farmers had 79 per cent of the crop in the bin with an additional 17 per cent swathed or ready to straight-combine.

Fall farm work has mostly come to a stand-still as significant rain was recorded in some areas of the province and a snow storm rolled through most of the province on October 26 and 27.

Farmers are busy trying to finish up fall work: harvesting, baling straw, hauling bales and grain, cleaning corrals, bringing cattle home from pasture and working sloughs that were too wet to seed this spring.


Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation Report

The deadline to pay 2010 premiums without interest being charged is October 31. Outstanding balances will have interest charged monthly, beginning November 1.

The deadline to register yield-loss claims and report production information is November 15. If producers have not completed harvest as of this date, they may request an extension of insurance.

In 2010, producers with winterkill coverage on fall-seeded acres are required to submit a Fall-Seeded Acreage Report by November 15.

For potatoes, November 15 is the insurance coverage cut-off date as well as the final date to assess field-related frost problems in storage.


General

All regions reported warm and dry weather which allowed producers to make progress in harvesting the crop. Only trace amounts of rain fell in a few areas during the week. Harvesting is wrapping up in all the regions. Some are still hoping to finish harvesting in a week or so weather permitting. Crop damage was mainly attributed to frost and wind.  Producers in the region are busy with fall activities which include straw baling, hauling bales and grain, bringing cattle home from pastures and some tillage and fall herbicide application.  Crop quality is of concern for most Saskatchewan producers. Crop reporters are indicating that most of the remaining crop is in lower areas of the field where the ground cannot support the weight of the combine. Rain and snow have prevented some fall work from being completed. Harvesting progress for specific regions is provided below.


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

Producers have combined 99 per cent of the crop. All crops are in the bin with the exception of flax (98 per cent combined) and sunflowers.

Crop reporters indicate crop yields vary across the region. The regional average crop yields are as follows: winter wheat 39 bu/ac, spring wheat 34 bu/ac, durum 34 bu/ac, oats 59 bu/ac, barley 49 bu/ac, fall rye 27 bu/ac, flax 20 bu/ac, canola 29 bu/ac, mustard 900 lb/ac, lentils 1,300 lb/ac, peas 31 bu/ac, canaryseed 1,000 lb/ac and chickpeas 1,200 lb/ac. 

The majority of the rain fell on Oct. 25.  Weekly rainfalls for the following areas are: Kisbey 21 mm, Maryfield 12 mm, Tantallon 38 mm, Weyburn 4 mm, Fillmore and Ceylon, 10 mm and Indian Head 9 mm. A snow storm started on Oct. 27 and areas are reporting between 5 and 10 cm of snow.


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

Producers have combined 99 per cent of the crop. Most of the crops have been all harvested with the exception of flax and canaryseed (97 per cent combined), chickpeas (98 per cent combined) and sunflowers. 

Crop reporters indicate crop yields vary across the region. The regional average crop yields are as follows: winter wheat 33 bu/ac, spring wheat 31 bu/ac, durum 33 bu/ac, oats 49 bu/ac, barley 53 bu/ac, fall rye 35 bu/ac, flax 18 bu/ac, canola 27 bu/ac, mustard 1,200 lb/ac, lentils 1,200 lb/ac, peas 28 bu/ac, canaryseed 1,100 lb/ac and chickpeas 1,000 lb/ac. 

Crop Districts 3ASW, 3AN and 3BS received little rainfall as of Oct. 25. Weekly rainfalls for the following areas are: Lucky Lake 9 mm, Kyle 7 mm, Gull Lake 6 mm and Maple Creek 5 mm. The western side of the province did record as much snow as the eastern side of the province.


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

Producers have combined 99 per cent of the crop. Most crops are at least 99 per cent combined. There is still three per cent of the flax left to be harvested.  Crop reporters are indicating that most of the crop still left in the field will not be harvested until the ground is frozen. Winter wheat seeded in September looks good due to the warm temperatures in October.

Crop reporters indicate crop yields vary across the region. The regional average crop yields are as follows: winter wheat 35 bu/ac, spring wheat 29 bu/ac, durum 33 bu/ac, oats 59 bu/ac, barley 44 bu/ac, fall rye 21 bu/ac, flax 17 bu/ac, canola 24 bu/ac, mustard 900 lb/ac, lentils 1,200 lb/ac, peas 26 bu/ac, canaryseed 900 lb/ac and chickpeas 800 lb/ac. 

Significant rain fell in the region with the majority of it recorded on Oct. 25. Weekly rainfalls for the following areas are: Saltcoats 38 mm, Stockholm 36 mm, Goodeve 8 mm, Kamsack 35 mm, Lintlaw 17 mm, Jansen 23 mm and Bradwell 12 mm. Snow was recorded on Oct. 26, ranging from 1 to 20 cm.


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

Producers have combined 99 per cent of the crop. Ninety-eight per cent of the flax is combined and producers are harvesting sunflowers as well. Of the crop left out in the field, most of it cannot be combined until the ground freezes, or the remaing crop had been late seeded and has not matured.

Crop reporters indicate crop yields vary across the region. The regional average crop yields are as follows: winter wheat 32 bu/ac, spring wheat 34 bu/ac, durum 35 bu/ac, oats 63 bu/ac, barley 52 bu/ac, fall rye 29 bu/ac, flax 20 bu/ac, canola 31 bu/ac, mustard 900 lb/ac, lentils 1,100 lb/ac, peas 34 bu/ac and canaryseed 1,100 lb/ac.

Weekly rainfalls for the following areas are: Langham 18 mm, Hanley 8 mm, Harris 16 mm, Kindersley 10 mm, Sonningdale 20 mm and Unity 18 mm.


 

Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

Producers have combined 99 per cent of the crop.

Crop reporters indicate crop yields vary across the region. The regional average crop yields are as follows: winter wheat 38 bu/ac, spring wheat 31 bu/ac, durum 29 bu/ac, oats 72 bu/ac, barley 42 bu/ac, fall rye 40 bu/ac, flax 16 bu/ac, canola 25 bu/ac, lentils 1,000 lb/ac, peas 20 bu/ac and canaryseed 1,000 lb/ac.

Significant rain fell in the region with the majority of it recorded on Oct. 24 and 25. Weekly rainfalls for the following areas are: Porcupine Plain 35 mm, Tisdale 20 mm, Star City 24 mm, Kinistino 45 mm, Vonda 13 mm and Garrick 24 mm. Snow was also reported in the region.


Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

Producers have combined 99 per cent of the crop.

Crop reporters indicate crop yields vary across the region. The regional average crop yields are as follows: winter wheat 45 bu/ac, spring wheat 38 bu/ac, oats 75 bu/ac, barley 62 bu/ac, fall rye 30 bu/ac, flax 21 bu/ac, canola 35 bu/ac, lentils 900 lb/ac, peas 38 bu/ac, and mustard 1,200 lb/ac.

Signifcant rain and snow was recorded in the region with the majority of it recorded on Oct. 24 and 25. Weekly rainfalls for the following areas are: Leask 25 mm, Hafford 20 mm, Frenchman Butte 16 mm, Neilburg 12 mm and Rapid View 5 mm. Many areas recorded snow ranging from 1 to 15 cm of snow.


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