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Seeding Progress in SK
Per cent seeded

All Crops

June 13/11

82

5 year avg. (2006-2010)

92

June 15/10

73

June 8/09

99

June 8/08

99

June 10/07

96

June 11/06

94

Eighty-two 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 92 per cent seeded.  Last year at this time, 73 per cent of the 2010 crop had been seeded.

Rain and thunder showers were recorded for most of the province during the past week.  Producers in the west central and northern regions are near seeding completion.  Producers in the southern regions made some progress. However, the weather and field conditions continue to be very challenging.

The southeast is reporting 44 per cent seeded, the southwest 82 per cent, the east-central 86 per cent, the west central 99 per cent, the northeast 98 per cent and the northwest is reporting 99 per cent of the crop seeded.

Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 29 per cent surplus, 57 per cent adequate, 12 per cent short and two per cent very short.  Hay and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 28 per cent surplus, 54 per cent adequate, 14 per cent short and four per cent very short.

Sixty-five per cent of the oilseeds, 66 per cent of the pulse crops and sixty-seven per cent of the spring cereals are behind normal in development.  Forty-five per cent of the fall cereals are at normal stages of development.  

Sixty-six per cent of the winter wheat, 79 per cent of the spring wheat, 81 per cent of the durum, 74 per cent of the canola, 82 per cent of the lentils, and 77 per cent of the field peas are in good to fair condition.  The majority of crop damage is due to flooding and frost.  Cutworms and wireworms are also causing damage in some areas.

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

 


Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation Report

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 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 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 13, 2011)

1A

33

1B

17

2A

43

2B

66

3ASE

57

region average

44

All areas reported rain for the week, ranging from 2 mm to 59 mm. Seeding continues to be a challenge. Some farmers were able to get some seeding done in between rain events. Forty-four per cent of the 2011 crop is in the ground. However, depending on the area, seeding progress ranges from five to 90 per cent complete.  Some acres that were seeded are now flooded. Crop reporters are predicting there will be significant acres not seeded this year.

The Kisbey area reported 34 mm of rain for the week, the Carnduff area 26 mm, the Windthorst area 52 mm, the Whitewood area 28 mm, the Weyburn area 44 mm, the Pangman area 2 mm, the Wilcox area 29 mm, the Moose Jaw area 4 mm, the Ceylon area 59 mm and the Radville area 44 mm. Some areas have recorded over 270 mm of rain since April 1.

The rain has 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 have decided to quit seeding. Crop reporters are predicting there will be a shift to oats, barley and greenfeed. Producers are busy controlling weeds. Farm yards, corrals, pasture and hay land are flooded, partially flooded and very soft. Some cattle producers are having a difficult time processing and vaccinating cattle in the wet weather. Pastures have improved in some areas and are in good condition.

Topsoil moisture conditions on crop land are 76 per cent surplus and 24 per cent adequate. Hay and pasture land is rated as 67 per cent surplus and 33 per cent adequate.

Ninety- four per cent of the spring cereals, 74 per cent of the fall cereals, 92 per cent of the oilseeds and 86 per cent of the pulse crops are behind normal in development. Crop reporters have indicated it is difficult to assess crop conditions as crops are just emerging in some areas.

Flooding is the cause of most crop damage. Crops that have emerged are showing signs of excess moisture stress.

Farmers are busy seeding, hauling grain, and getting ready for haying.  Producers are hoping for clear skies and good drying weather.

 

 


 

 

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

SW region
Crop District

% Seeded
(June 13, 2011)

3ASW

67

3AN

75

3BS

71

3BN

98

4A

67

4B

98

region average

82

The south west made some seeding progress in between rain this week and gained an additional five per cent. Producers in the region now have 82 per cent of the 2011 crop seeded. Seeding progress varies across the region from 36 per cent seeded to 100 per cent complete. Most areas recorded rain for the week ranging from nil to 98 mm. Moisture conditions vary from field to field and have caused large sloughs and saturated field conditions. There are reports of producers changing seeding plans. Some producers have decided to quit seeding for the year. Crop reporters are indicating a significant number of acres will go unseeded this year.

The Rockglen area recorded 98 mm, the Fife Lake area 62 mm, the Spring Valley area 36 mm, the Chaplin area 12 mm, the Cadillac area 69 mm, the Shaunavon area 18 mm, the Tyner and Eastend areas 15 mm, the Richmound and Fox Valley areas 5 mm. Many areas have recorded over 210 mm of rain since April 1st. Conditions in crop districts 3BN and 4B are a little drier and seeding is near complete and producers are busy with weed control.

Crop conditions vary greatly in the region, depending on where the rain has been recorded and when crops were seeded. Some crops are just emerging, others are growing well. Producers are hoping for warm weather to get some field work done.

Access to fields is difficult due to impassable roads in some areas. Livestock producers are having trouble getting cattle processed and vaccinated due to wet conditions.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 37 per cent surplus, 61 per cent adequate and two per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 30 per cent surplus, 66 per cent adequate and four per cent short. Crop damage is mostly due to flooding. Flea beetles and pea leaf weevil damage is also showing up in areas.

Seventy-seven per cent of the fall cereals are at normal stages of development. Seventy-eight per cent of the spring cereals, 81 per cent of the oilseeds and 78 per cent of the pulse crops are behind normal in development.

Farmers are busy seeding and controlling weeds. Producers are hoping for clear skies and good drying weather.

 

 

 


 

 

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

EC region
Crop District

% Seeded
(June 13, 2011)

5A

66

5B

90

6A

96

region average

86

The east-central region gained another three per cent over last week in seeding progress, bringing the region to 86 per cent complete. Seeding progress in the region ranges from 15 per cent to 100 per cent complete. CD 6A is furthest ahead with seeding progress and almost complete. Rain in varying amounts was recorded across the region ranging from nil to 33 mm. In CD 5A, fields are still very wet and unable to support seeding equipment in some areas.

The Stockholm area received 29 mm, the Jedburgh area 9 mm, the Kamsack area 24 mm, the Lintlaw and Quill Lake areas 10 mm, the Bethune area 33 mm, the Imperial area 15 mm and the Humboldt area 19 mm. The Kenaston area recorded no rain for the week.

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 5A.   There are some areas that have missed the heavy rains and crops are reported to have good potential.  Some areas in the northern part of the region could use a rain. Weed growth in quite prolific in some areas.

The majority of crop damage is due to flooding. Flea beetle and cutworm damage is starting to show up. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 23 per cent surplus, 72 per cent adequate and five per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 19 per cent surplus, 76 per cent adequate, two per cent short and three per cent very short. 

Fifty-one per cent of the fall cereals are at normal stages of development. Sixty-two per cent of the spring cereals, 66 per cent of the oilseeds and 50 per cent of the pulse crops are behind normal in development.

Farmers are busy seeding, controlling weeds, and hauling grain.

 


 

 

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

 

Rain showers rolled through most of the region during the past week. The region is reporting 99 per cent of the 2011 crop has been seeded. The rain was welcome for the most part as topsoil moisture was drying out. There are areas that still could use rain to help the pastures, hayland and crops get a good start.

The Conquest area reported 15 mm, the Perdue area 1 mm, the Marengo and Biggar areas 6 mm, the Cando area 16 mm and the Sonningdale area 14 mm. Total rainfall recorded since April 1st, ranges from 15 to 68 mm.

Some producers are going back to seed wet areas in fields that have dried up. Many producers need rain.

Topsoil moisture conditions are rated as five per cent surplus, 66 per cent adequate, 26 per cent short and three per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as four per cent surplus, 61 per cent adequate, 27 per cent short and eight per cent very short.

Crop damage is mostly due to insects and dry conditions. Flea beetles, wireworm and cutworm damage is starting to show up. Heat and moisture is needed to get the crops, hayland and pastures off to a good start.

Fifty-seven per cent of the fall cereals, 56 per cent of the spring cereals, 53 per cent of the oilseeds and pulse crops are behind normal in development.

Farmers are controlling weeds, rolling pulses, hauling grain and getting ready for haying.

 


 

Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

 

Some areas recorded rain for the week ranging from nil to 47 mm. Producers in the region have 98 per cent of the 2011 crop in the ground. Field access is limited in some areas as roads are very soft.  Crops are emerging and are in good condition. Other areas are in need of rain. Some canola has yet to germinate and pasture growth is poor in some areas.

The Tisdale and Porcupine Plain areas received 11 mm, the Codette area 5 mm, the Melfort area 47 mm, the Birch Hills area 20 mm, the Garrick area 19 mm and the Prince Albert area 5 mm. There are areas that need moisture to get the crop off to a good start.

Topsoil moisture on cropland and is rated as seven per cent surplus, 76 per cent adequate, 16 per cent short and one per cent very short. Topsoil moisture on hay and pasture land is reported as one per cent surplus, 79 per cent adequate and 20 per cent short. The majority of crop damage is due to dry conditions.

Eighty-eight per cent of the fall cereals, 62 per cent of the spring cereals, 58 per cent of the oilseeds and 70 per cent of the pulse crops are at normal stages of development.

Most cattle producers have transported the herd out to pastures. Farmers are controlling weeds and taking cattle to pasture.

 

 


 

 

Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

Many areas recorded rain for the week with the northwest part of the region receiving more than other areas. The region now has 98 per cent of the 2011 crop seeded. 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 nil to 23 mm. The Rabbit Lake area recorded 6 mm, the Spiritwood area 4 mm, the North Battleford area 13 mm, the Meota area 23 mm, the Barthel area 10 mm, and the Meadow Lake area 5 mm. The rain is welcome for the emerging crops, pasture and hay land. Many areas could use a good rain to help along the crops, pastures and hay land. Crop reporters are indicating some areas are very dry.

Cropland top soil moisture is reported as two per cent surplus, 55 per cent adequate, 35 per cent short and eight per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 29 per cent adequate, 53 per cent short and 17 per cent very short.

Crop damage was due dry conditions and insects. Cutworms, flea beetles and wireworm are causing some crop damage, particularly in crop district 9B. A good rain would go a long way to help emerging crops and help with the recovery of pasture and hay land.   

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and hauling cattle to pasture.

 


 

 

South east SK Crop conditions- June 13, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

13

18

2

1

1

0

1

% good

48

38

28

24

28

26

21

% fair

12

10

42

52

39

39

42

% poor

6

7

13

18

7

14

17

% very poor

21

27

15

5

25

21

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

2

0

1

1

0

N/A

 

% good

31

0

34

43

30

N/A

 

% fair

33

55

39

41

54

N/A

 

% poor

21

14

14

13

12

N/A

 

% very poor

13

30

12

2

4

N/A

 

 

 

South west SK Crop conditions- June 13, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

38

43

13

13

10

8

13

% good

35

47

54

61

66

64

49

% fair

22

10

27

21

17

26

24

% poor

5

0

6

5

7

2

14

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

9

15

16

13

19

N/A

 

% good

61

56

55

59

49

N/A

 

% fair

28

23

25

24

23

N/A

 

% poor

2

6

4

3

9

N/A

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

N/A

 

 

 

East central SK Crop conditions- June 13, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

27

22

11

19

13

18

10

% good

47

34

63

63

59

56

70

% fair

19

37

20

18

23

19

13

% poor

7

7

6

0

5

7

7

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

11

25

21

30

22

N/A

 

% good

57

58

46

46

45

N/A

 

% fair

24

17

19

24

33

N/A

 

% poor

8

0

14

0

0

N/A

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

N/A

 

 

 

West central SK Crop conditions- June 13, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

0

0

11

14

12

12

0

% good

100

78

67

74

67

69

77

% fair

0

11

20

11

21

18

23

% poor

0

5

1

1

0

0

0

% very poor

0

6

1

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

11

0

13

16

0

N/A

 

% good

58

61

66

67

74

N/A

 

% fair

26

38

19

17

26

N/A

 

% poor

4

2

1

0

0

N/A

 

% very poor

1

0

1

0

0

N/A

 

 

 

North east SK Crop conditions- June 13, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

19

7

24

14

17

4

% good

53

89

48

59

62

58

% fair

24

4

22

19

20

35

% poor

4

0

6

8

1

3

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

 

% excellent

23

N/A

17

6

2

 

% good

49

N/A

62

89

68

 

% fair

19

N/A

21

5

28

 

% poor

8

N/A

0

0

2

 

% very poor

1

N/A

0

0

0

 

 

 

North west SK Crop conditions- June 13, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Oat

Barley

% excellent

0

0

7

14

13

% good

63

50

35

45

40

% fair

37

50

44

39

45

% poor

0

0

14

2

2

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Pea

Lentil

 

% excellent

0

7

12

0

 

% good

15

30

47

50

 

% fair

82

38

26

50

 

% poor

3

17

12

0

 

% very poor

0

8

3

0

 

 

 

SK (provincial)Crop conditions- June 13, 2011 

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

23

31

11

11

11

12

5

% good

50

49

51

56

53

54

39

% fair

17

15

28

25

27

27

33

% poor

5

1

7

7

5

4

13

% very poor

5

4

3

1

4

3

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

10

10

14

13

6

N/A

 

% good

47

49

52

57

53

N/A

 

% fair

28

30

25

26

35

N/A

 

% poor

11

6

7

4

5

N/A

 

% very poor

4

4

2

0

1

N/A

 

 

 


 

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