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       Sunday, October 22, 2017

One year ago
Thunderstorms and rain rolled through the province. Excess moisture left many acres unseeded, especially in the eastern regions of the province.

 

Seeding Progress in SK
Per cent seeded

All Crops

June 20/11

82

5 year avg. (2006-2010)

93

June 21/10

76

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. Last year at this time, 76 per cent of the 2010 crop had been seeded. The five year (2006-2010) average for this time of year is approximately 93 per cent seeded.

Rain and thunder showers were recorded for most of the

province during the past week, resulting in little or no seeding progress. Heavy rain was recorded in many areas causing flooding and severe excess moisture issues. Some areas recorded over 100 mm of rain for the week.

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. Seeding progress varies greatly, especially within the south and east central regions.

Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 51 per cent surplus, 48 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 44 per cent surplus, 54 per cent adequate and two per cent short.

Sixty-five per cent of the oilseeds, 58 per cent of the pulse crops and sixty-four per cent of the spring cereals are behind normal in development. Fifty-nine per cent of the fall cereals are at normal stages of development.  

Seventy-one per cent of the winter wheat, 80 per cent of the spring wheat, 78 per cent of the durum, 78 per cent of the canola, 79 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, hail and cutworms.

 

 

 


 

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

 

SE region
Crop District

% seeded
(June 20, 2011)

1A

33

1B

17

2A

43

2B

66

3ASE

57

region average

44

The southeast region is dealing with severe excess moisture after some areas recorded over three inches of rain. Precipitation reported ranges from 18 to 124 mm. Further seeding progress is unlikely, however some green feed crops may be able to be seeded in some areas. 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.

Many areas of the region are now dealing with flooded houses, yards, and land underwater. The Stoughton area reported 114 mm of rain, the Lampman area 75 mm, the Glenavon area 79 mm, the Windthorst area 43 mm, the Weyburn area 124 mm, the Pangman area 76 mm, the Indian Head area 94 mm, the Moose Jaw area 50 mm, the Radville area 116mm and the Ceylon area 85 mm. Some areas have recorded well over 300 mm of rain since April 1. The Weyburn area has received 383 mm of rain since April 1st.

The continuous rain has halted field work for many weeks now. 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. Weed control is a concern now as weeds are starting to get ahead of the crop in many areas. Farm yards, corrals, pasture and hay land are flooded, partially flooded and very soft. Many cattle producers are having a difficult time processing and vaccinating cattle in the wet weather. Some cattle producers are still feeding herds in the yard as access to pasture is limited.

Topsoil moisture conditions on crop land are 86 per cent surplus and 14 per cent adequate. Hay and pasture land is rated as 81 per cent surplus and 19 per cent adequate.

Flooding is the cause of most crop damage.

Eighty-eight per cent of the spring cereals, 57 per cent of the fall cereals, 88 per cent of the oilseeds and 79 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. Livestock producers are hoping it will dry up enough to put in some green feed crops. Crop reporters are predicting there will be many acres of hay land that will not be accessible. Crop reporters are indicating it is difficult to assess crop conditions at this time due to all of the water.

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 20, 2011)

3ASW

67

3AN

75

3BS

71

3BN

98

4A

67

4B

98

region average

82

The south west received a significant amount of rain in most areas, limiting progress in the field. Producers in the region 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 3 to 100 mm.

The Big Beaver area recorded 90 mm, the Lisieux area 59 mm, the Assiniboia area 100 mm, the Chaplin area 70 mm, the Eyebrow area 65 mm, the Kincaid area 84 mm, the Shaunavon area 31 mm, the Stewart Valley area 66 mm, the Webb area 51 mm, the Gull Lake area 32 mm and the Leader area 41 mm. Many areas have recorded well over 250 mm of rain since April 1st. The Big Beaver area has recorded 415 mm since April 1.

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 the crops growing. Sixty-seven per cent of the fall cereals are at normal stages of development. Seventy-seven per cent of the spring cereals, 78 per cent of the oilseeds and 67 per cent of the pulse crops are behind normal in development.

The rain received on the weekend flooded fields and washed out roads. There was a funnel cloud spotted near Coderre. 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. Some cattle have yet to be delivered to community pastures. Areas in crop district 4B were glad to see the rain as the topsoil was drying out and some crops had issues with emergence.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 48 per cent surplus, 51 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 32 per cent surplus, 66 per cent adequate and two per cent short. Crop damage is mostly due to flooding. Hail damage was reported in the Shaunavon, Eastend and Consul areas.

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and getting ready for haying. Producers are hoping for clear skies and good drying weather.

 


 

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

EC region
Crop District

% Seeded
(June 20, 2011)

5A

66

5B

90

6A

96

region average

86

Seeding progress in the region is 86 per cent complete. Seeding progress in the region ranges from 15 per cent to 100 per cent complete. Rain in varying amounts was recorded across the region ranging from 18 to 103 mm.

The Ituna area recorded 100 mm of rain, the Stockholm area 56 mm, the Jedburgh area 46 mm, the Sturgis area 103 mm, the Quill Lake area 74 mm, the Kelvington area 75 mm, the Chamberlain area 62 mm, the Humboldt area 35 mm and the Nokomis area 62 mm.

Field access is an issue in some areas on the eastern and southern side of the region due to washed out or flooded roads. There are some areas that have missed the heavy rains and crops are reported to have good potential. The areas in the northern part of the region were glad to see the rain as topsoil moisture was drying out. On the eastern side of the region, cattle producers are having a difficult time getting cattle out to pasture due to soft roads. Weed control operations have halted until the ground dries up a bit. This is a major concern as many fields have heavy weed growth. With the heavy rainfall, some acres are expected to be lost due to flooding. Some heat is needed.

The majority of crop damage is due to flooding and cutworms. Hail was reported in the Kelvington, Semans and Nokomis areas. Leaf diseases are starting to show up. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 59 per cent surplus and 41 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 47 per cent surplus, 51 per cent adequate, and two per cent short.

Fifty-seven per cent of the fall cereals and 51 per cent of the pulse crops are at normal stages of development. Sixty-nine per cent of the spring cereals and 68 per cent of the oilseeds crops are behind normal in development.

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and getting ready for haying.

 


 

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 seeded. The rain was timely and welcome for the most part as topsoil moisture was drying out. There was some minor flooding in fields in areas that received significant rain.

The Arelee area reported 68 mm of rain, the Dinsmore area 44 mm, the Hanley area 31 mm, the Eston area 53 mm, the Rosetown area 67 mm, the Smiley area 48 mm, the Cando area 103 mm, the Unity area 72 mm and the Tramping Lake area 96 mm. Total rainfall recorded since April 1st, ranges from 44 to 162 mm.

Topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 19 per cent surplus and 81 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 18 per cent surplus, 80 per cent adequate and two per cent short.

Crop damage is mostly due to flooding. Hail was reported in the Tramping Lake area. Emergence has been a bit spotty in some areas due to little moisture. The recent rains will help improve the crop conditions. Now that the moisture was received, heat is now needed to get the crops, hayland and pastures growing.

Eighty per cent of the fall cereals, 50 per cent of the spring cereals, 51 per cent of the oilseeds and 57 per cent of the pulse crops are at normal stages of development.

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

 


 

Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

 

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. Most areas received rain ranging from 43 to 162 mm. Total rainfall in the region since April 1st, ranges from 67 to 190 mm.

The Porcupine Plain, Tisdale, and Codette areas received 110 mm, the Nipawin are 69 mm, the Bruno area 35 mm, the Kinistino area 78 mm, the Garrick area 162 mm and the Prince Albert area 63 mm. With the recent moisture, heat is needed to get the crops caught up.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 69 per cent surplus, 30 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Topsoil moisture on hay and pasture land is reported as 53 per cent surplus, 43 per cent adequate and four per cent short. The majority of crop damage is due to flooding and cutworms. Hail was reported in the Porcupine Plain, Nipawin and Bruno areas. Damage is expected to be significant in some areas. Heavy rain in areas has caused damage to crops in low lying areas. Some acres are expected to be lost to flooding. Weed control operations have been delayed for a few days due to moisture.

Eighty-three per cent of the fall cereals, 63 per cent of the spring cereals, 59 per cent of the oilseeds and 75 per cent of the pulse crops are at normal stages of development.

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and getting ready for haying.

 


 

Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

 

Many areas recorded heavy 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 precipitation received in the last week was welcome. Crops that had patchy germination are now filling in. The rain was good timing for the hay crops. There has been some flooding in areas causing road and farmyard access issues. Crops are emerging and are in good condition.

Precipitation ranged from 42 to 169 mm. The Radisson area recorded 42 mm, the Rabbit Lake area recorded 95 mm, the Medstead area 99 mm, the Neilburg area 91 mm, the Glaslyn area 126 mm, the Frenchman Butte area 90 mm and the Meadow Lake are 169 mm. The rain is welcome for the emerging crops, pasture and hay land. However, it has caused flooding damage to crops. Some canola has been reseeded in the past couple of weeks due to frost damage.

Cropland top soil moisture is reported as 20 per cent surplus, 77 per cent adequate, two per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 12 per cent surplus, 85 per cent adequate, two per cent short and one per cent very short.

Fifty-two per cent of the fall cereals and oil seeds are behind normal in development. Sixty-three per cent of the pulse crops and 60 per cent of the spring cereals are at normal stages of development.

Crop damage included flooding and hail. Hail damage was reported in the Meota and Glaslyn areas. Cutworms are also causing damage in some areas.

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and getting ready for haying.

 


 

 

South east SK Crop conditions- June 20, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

22

37

0

1

0

0

1

% good

37

33

23

29

20

30

20

% fair

32

9

38

30

36

23

35

% poor

8

20

31

33

35

39

37

% very poor

1

1

8

7

9

8

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

1

0

1

1

0

N/A

 

% good

27

24

23

28

16

N/A

 

% fair

37

32

33

29

27

N/A

 

% poor

27

44

34

37

47

N/A

 

% very poor

8

0

9

5

10

N/A

 

 

 

South west SK Crop conditions- June 20, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

24

32

11

13

3

6

0

% good

57

54

47

50

67

54

38

% fair

16

14

33

30

23

35

45

% poor

3

0

9

7

7

5

17

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

4

11

14

7

9

0

 

% good

59

57

53

57

61

13

 

% fair

29

28

27

30

24

62

 

% poor

8

4

6

6

6

25

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

East central SK Crop conditions- June 20, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

28

30

13

20

14

17

14

% good

51

34

57

64

50

55

57

% fair

16

36

25

15

26

21

20

% poor

5

0

5

1

10

7

9

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

15

23

23

31

28

N/A

 

% good

52

63

46

50

40

N/A

 

% fair

26

14

21

19

32

N/A

 

% poor

6

0

10

0

0

N/A

 

% very poor

1

0

0

0

0

N/A

 

 

 

West central SK Crop conditions- June 20, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

0

0

11

8

7

9

0

% good

100

93

77

78

80

83

88

% fair

0

7

12

13

13

8

11

% poor

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

12

0

14

13

0

0

 

% good

65

65

76

71

68

97

 

% fair

21

35

10

16

32

3

 

% poor

2

2

0

0

0

0

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

North east SK Crop conditions- June 20, 2011 

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

18

9

13

5

10

0

% good

46

47

52

57

60

61

% fair

30

44

32

33

27

38

% poor

4

0

3

5

3

1

% very poor

2

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

 

% excellent

10

N/A

10

5

0

 

% good

58

N/A

61

60

59

 

% fair

29

N/A

29

35

39

 

% poor

2

N/A

1

0

2

 

% very poor

1

N/A

0

0

0

 

 

 

North west SK Crop conditions- June 20, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Oat

Barley

% excellent

0

0

7

9

10

% good

77

67

60

65

62

% fair

23

33

26

20

21

% poor

0

0

5

5

5

% very poor

0

0

2

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Pea

Lentil

 

% excellent

0

10

7

0

 

% good

56

54

68

21

 

% fair

44

29

19

79

 

% poor

0

5

5

0

 

% very poor

0

2

1

0

 

 

 

SK (provincial)Crop conditions- June 20, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

22

26

9

10

7

10

4

% good

54

55

53

51

54

58

36

% fair

19

17

27

27

26

22

32

% poor

5

2

9

11

11

9

24

% very poor

0

0

2

1

2

1

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

10

7

12

10

6

0

 

% good

50

54

54

54

47

26

 

% fair

28

27

23

25

30

46

 

% poor

10

11

9

10

14

28

 

% very poor

2

0

2

1

3

0

 

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