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       Friday, October 20, 2017

Seventy-nine per cent of the 2011 crop has been seeded according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report.  The five year (2006-2010) average for this time of year is approximately 90 per cent seeded.  In 2010, 70 per cent of the crop was seeded at this time.

Seeding Progress in SK
Per cent seeded

All Crops

June 6/11

79

5 year avg. (2006-2010)

90

June 7/10

70

June 8/09

99

June 8/08

99

June 10/07

96

June 4/06

88

Rain was recorded for most of the province during the past week.  Producers in the west central and northern regions are near seeding completion.  Significant seeding progress was made in the east central region.  Producers in the southern regions made some progress, however, the weather and field conditions continue to be challenging.

The southeast is reporting 40 per cent seeded, the southwest 77 per cent, the east-central 83 per cent, the west central 98 per cent, the northeast 97 per cent and the northwest is reporting 95 per cent of the crop seeded.

Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 33 per cent surplus, 59 per cent adequate, and eight per cent short.  Hay and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 31 per cent surplus, 56 per cent adequate, 12 per cent short and one per cent very short.

Eighty-eight per cent of the spring cereals are in the pre-emergent to emerging stage.  Forty-nine per cent of the fall cereals are in the tillering stage.  Eighty-four per cent of the pulse crops and 80 per cent of the canola and mustard are in the pre-emergent to emerging stage.  The majority of crop damage is due to flooding and frost.

Farmers are busy seeding, calving, hauling cattle to pasture and controlling weeds.

Seventy-nine per cent of the 2011 crop has been seeded according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report.  The five year (2006-2010) average for this time of year is approximately 90 per cent seeded.  In 2010, 70 per cent of the crop was seeded at this time.

Rain was recorded for most of the province during the past week.  Producers in the west central and northern regions are near seeding completion.  Significant seeding progress was made in the east central region.  Producers in the southern regions made some progress, however, the weather and field conditions continue to be challenging.

The southeast is reporting 40 per cent seeded, the southwest 77 per cent, the east-central 83 per cent, the west central 98 per cent, the northeast 97 per cent and the northwest is reporting 95 per cent of the crop seeded.

Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 33 per cent surplus, 59 per cent adequate, and eight per cent short.  Hay and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 31 per cent surplus, 56 per cent adequate, 12 per cent short and one per cent very short.

Eighty-eight per cent of the spring cereals are in the pre-emergent to emerging stage.  Forty-nine per cent of the fall cereals are in the tillering stage.  Eighty-four per cent of the pulse crops and 80 per cent of the canola and mustard are in the pre-emergent to emerging stage.  The majority of crop damage is due to flooding and frost.

Farmers are busy seeding, calving, hauling cattle to pasture and controlling weeds.

 


Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation Report

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.

For areas with longer growing seasons, including Kindersley, Rosetown, Leader, Swift Current, Moose Jaw and Estevan, Crop Insurance customers will now be able to seed and insure most crops until June 20. In the rest of the province, Crop Insurance customers will now have insurance on any crop seeded by June 15, other than barley, oats, mustard, peas and polish canola which can now be seeded and insured up to June 20. Crops exclusive of these deadlines for the entire province are chickpeas, lentils, dry beans and potatoes because they require more days to reach maturity.

If Crop Insurance customers are still unable to seed by the new deadlines, due to excess moisture, they can access their Unseeded Acreage feature as of June 20. In areas with extreme moisture where land will not be in a condition to seed, producers can register Unseeded Acreage claims as of June 15.

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 6, 2011)

1A

23

1B

12*

2A

42

2B

65

3ASE

54

region average

40

5 year region average
(2006-2010)

92

Rain throughout the week kept some producers out of the fields. Another eight per cent was gained in seeding progress over last week, bringing the region to 40 per cent of the 2011 crop seeded. Depending on the area, seeding progress ranges from one to 90 per cent complete.  Some acres that were seeded are now flooded. Crop reporters are predicting significant acres in this region not seeded this year.

Rainfall in the region ranged from one mm to 60 mm. The Carnduff area reported 32 mm, the Kisbey area 5 mm, the Rocanville area 60 mm, the Wawota area 8 mm, the Weyburn area 13 mm, the Indian Head area 37 mm, the Marquis area 3 mm, the Radville area 20 mm, and the Ceylon area 30 mm. Some areas have recorded over 270 mm of rain since April 1.

Some producers were able to get back onto the fields for a couple days. The rain has now halted field work once again. The majority of the producers in the region continue to struggle with wet and flooded conditions. Access to fields is a major issue as roads are washed out, flooded, or very soft.  Crop reporters have indicated some farmers are trying alternative seeding methods, such as broadcast and harrow. Some are changing seeding intentions. Crop reporters are predicting there will be a shift to oats, barley, greenfeed and possibly flax if the fields dry up enough in time to put the crop in. Crop reporters are indicating some have decided to quit seeding operations for this year. Farm yards, corrals, pasture, and hay land are flooded, partially flooded, and very soft. Many cattle producers are still feeding cattle as road access to pasture in limited. Pastures have improved in some areas and are in good condition.

Topsoil moisture conditions on crop land are 80 per cent surplus and 20 per cent adequate. Hay and pasture land is rated as 69 per cent surplus and 31 per cent adequate.

Flooding is the cause of most crop damage. The Carlyle and Carnduff areas received hail on June 2, 2011.

Farmers are busy seeding, calving and hauling cattle to pasture.  Producers are hoping for clear skies and good drying weather.

*please note there is a correction for seeding progress in Crop district 1B. Last week the report should have read 10 per cent seeded (not 19 per cent seeded).

 

 


 

 

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

SW region
Crop District

% Seeded
(June 6, 2011)

3ASW

63

3AN

69

3BS

62

3BN

96

4A

63

4B

93

region average

77

5 year region average
(2006-2010)

95

The south west made some seeding progress this past week, in between rain, and gained an additional 13 per cent over last week. Producers in the region now have 77 per cent of the 2011 crop seeded. Seeding progress varies across the region from 31 per cent seeded to 100 per cent complete.  Most areas recorded rain for the week ranging from nil to 62 mm. Moisture conditions vary from field to field and has caused large sloughs and saturated field conditions. There are reports of producers changing seeding plans. Crop reporters are indicating a significant number of acres will go unseeded this year.

The Big Beaver area recorded 62 mm, the Lafleche area 29 mm, the Chaplin and Swift Current area 14 mm, the Cadillac area 36 mm, the Glenbain and Maple Creek area 20 mm, and the Richmound area 11 mm.  Many areas have recorded over 160 mm of rain since April 1st. A tornado touched down near Shaunavon on June 2. Damage to grain bins and machinery was reported in a small area. Conditions in crop districts 3BN and 4B are slightly drier and seeding is near complete. Producers are busy with weed control.

Access to fields is difficult due to impassable roads in some areas. Livestock producers are having trouble getting cattle out to pasture due to impassable roads and saturated yards. Crops are starting to emerge.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated at 50 per cent surplus and 50 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 39 per cent surplus, 59 per cent adequate and two per cent short. Crop damage is mostly due to flooding.

Farmers are busy seeding, controlling weeds, calving and hauling cattle to pasture. Producers are hoping for clear skies and good drying weather.

 


 

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

EC region
Crop District

% Seeded
(June 6, 2011)

5A

66

5B

85

6A

94

region average

83

5 year region average
(2006-2010)

84

The east-central region made good seeding progress in some areas, gaining another 19 per cent, bringing the region to 83 per cent complete.  Rain earlier in the week slowed seeding and weed control operations down. However, a few days with no rain had equipment in the fields once again. Seeding progress in the region ranges from 15 per cent to 100 per cent complete. CD 6A is furthest ahead with seeding progress. CD 5B made good progress. Fields are wet in these districts, but for the most part are able to support machinery. In CD 5A, fields are still very wet and unable to support seeding equipment in some areas.

The Stockholm area received 40 mm, the Saltcoats area 29 mm, the Kelliher area 4 mm, the Kamsack area 15 mm, the Quill Lake area 9 mm, the Bradwell area 20 mm, the Imperial area 7 mm and the Bethune area 2 mm. 

Some producers are looking at alternative seeding methods such as broadcast and harrow, and airplanes. Crop reporters are indicating flooding in areas with damaged roads and culverts. Field access is an issue in some areas on the eastern and southern side of the region due to washed out or flooded roads. A significant number of acres are expected to go unseeded this year, especially in the CD's 5A and 5B. There are some areas that have missed the heavy rains and crops are reported to have good potential.

The majority of crop damage is due to flooding. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 23 per cent surplus, 75 per cent adequate and two per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 20 per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate and two per cent short. 

Farmers are busy seeding, controlling weeds, calving and hauling cattle to pasture.

 


 

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

 

Most of the region recorded rain for the week ranging from nil to 40 mm. Seeding progress was made in between the rain showers. The region is reporting 98 per cent of the 2011 crop has been seeded. Seeding progress in the region ranges from 90 to 100 per cent complete. The rain was welcome for the most part as topsoil moisture was drying out. There are areas that still could use a good rain to help the pastures, hayland and seeded crops get a good start.

The Conquest area reported 3 mm, the Sonningdale area 40 mm, the Kindersley area 9 mm, the Marengo area 19 mm, the Biggar area 23 mm, the Major area 38 mm and the Unity area 3 mm. The Scott area recorded no rain for the week.

Some producers are going back to seed wet areas in fields that have dried up. There is still some restricted field access due to impassable roads.

WC region
Crop District

% Seeded
(June 6, 2011)

6B

96

7A

98

7B

99

Region average

98

5 year region average
(2006-2010)

95

Topsoil moisture conditions are rated as six per cent surplus, 76 per cent adequate, 17 per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as four per cent surplus, 75 per cent adequate, 20 per cent short and one per cent very short.

Crop damage is mostly due to frost and insects. Some areas reported flea beetle and cutworm damage. A light frost was reported in some areas, canola and alfalfa has been reported to have some damage. Heat and a little moisture is needed to get the crop up and off to a good start.

 

 

 

Farmers are busy seeding, controlling weeds and rolling pulses.

 


 

Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

 

NE region
Crop District

% Seeded
(June 6, 2011)

8A

96

8B

98

9AE

98

Region average

97

5 year region average
(2006-2010)

80

Most areas recorded rain for the week. Producers in the region gained four per cent in seeding progress and now have 97 per cent of the 2011 crop in the ground. Seeding progress ranges from 95 to 100 per cent complete within the region. Field access is limited in some areas as roads are very soft. Crops are emerging and are in good condition.

Recorded rain ranged from nil to 43 mm. The Tisdale area received 19 mm, the Arborfield area 11 mm, the Nipawin area 20 mm, the Alvena area 43 mm, the Melfort area 13 mm, the Prince Albert area 26 mm and the Garrick area 4 mm. There are areas that need moisture to get the crop germinated and off to a good start.

Topsoil moisture on cropland and is rated as three per cent surplus, 80 per cent adequate, 16 per cent short and one per cent very short. Topsoil moisture on hay and pasture land is reported as three per cent surplus, 76 per cent adequate and 21 per cent short. The majority of crop damage is due to frost and some flooding.

Farmers are seeding, controlling weeds and taking cattle to pasture.

 


  

 

Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

 

NW region
Crop District

% Seeded
(June 6, 2011)

9AW

97

9B

94

Region average

95

5 year region average
(2006-2010)

94

Most areas recorded rain for the week with some areas recording a bit more than others. The region made progress over the week, between the rain, and now has 95 per cent of the 2011 crop seeded. Seeding progress ranges from 65 to 100 per cent complete. The areas around Meadow Lake have received more rain and have had some seeding delays. Field access is challenging as roads are soft and impassable in some areas. Crops are emerging and are in good condition.

Precipitation ranged from one to 35 mm. The Hafford area recorded 16 mm, the Duck Lake area 31 mm, the North Battleford area 1 mm, and the St. Walburg area 35 mm. The rain is welcome for the emerging crops, pasture and hay land.

Cropland top soil moisture is reported as two per cent surplus, 66 per cent adequate, 29 per cent short and three per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 43 per cent adequate, 51 per cent short and five per cent very short.

Crop damage was due to frost. Temperatures dipped to -9 oC in some areas. Most of the peas and cereal crops are expected to recover. There has been some reseeding of canola due to frost damage a week ago. The alfalfa crops were also damaged. Cutworms and flea beetles are also showing up and causing some damage. A good rain would go a long way to help emerging crops and help with the recovery of frost damage.   

Farmers are busy seeding, controlling weeds and hauling cattle to pasture.

 


 

 

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

Spring Cereals

Pre-emerge

Emerge

Tillering

Jointed

Jun 6/11 avg

32

56

12

0

Southeast

36

51

13

0

Southwest

45

49

6

0

East central

41

47

12

0

West central

17

68

15

0

Northeast

22

62

16

0

Northwest

19

64

17

0

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Pre-emerge

Emerge

Seedling

Stem ext

Jun 6/11 avg

70

27

3

0

Southeast

77

22

1

0

Southwest

68

23

9

0

East central

68

28

4

0

West central

27

63

6

4

Northeast

42

49

9

0

Northwest

44

56

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Canola & Mustard

Pre-emerge

Emerge

Seedling

Rosette

Jun 6/11 avg

32

48

18

2

Southeast

47

39

14

0

Southwest

23

55

18

4

East central

33

46

18

3

West central

22

54

23

1

Northeast

38

44

18

0

Northwest

19

56

21

4

 

 

 

 

 

Pulse Crops

Pre-emerge

Emerge

Vegetative

June 6/11 avg

25

59

16

Southeast

34

66

0

 

Southwest

33

51

16

 

East central

18

60

22

 

West central

14

66

20

 

Northeast

17

61

22

 

Northwest

7

50

43

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Crops

Tillering

Jointed

Shot blade

Heading

June 6/11 avg

49

26

22

3

Southeast

49

17

32

2

Southwest

28

31

33

8

East central

64

32

4

0

West central

62

23

13

2

Northeast

73

27

0

0

Northwest

84

9

7

 

 

 


 



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