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       Friday, October 20, 2017

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Haying was underway. A week of sunny and windy weather helped to dry some areas and improve crop conditions.  

Haying is underway in some areas of the province.  Very little spring seeding took place this past week and the province remains at 82 per cent seeded.  Thunderstorms in some areas resulted in varying amounts of precipitation over the last week.

Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 44 per cent surplus, 55 per cent adequate and one per cent short.  Hay and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 38 per cent surplus, 61 per cent adequate and one per cent short.

Sixty-two per cent of the oilseeds, 56 per cent of the pulse crops and 59 per cent of the spring cereals are behind normal in development.  Fifty-seven per cent of the fall cereals are at normal stages of development.

Seventy-seven per cent of the winter wheat, 81 per cent of the spring wheat, 80 per cent of the durum, 75 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 disease.

The majority of livestock producers are reporting adequate water supplies.  Pasture conditions across the province are rated as 41 per cent excellent, 48 per cent good, eight per cent fair, two per cent poor and one per cent very poor.

Farmers are busy scouting crops, controlling weeds and crop disease, and starting to cut hay.

 


 

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

 

The southeast region recorded rain in varying amounts, however, it was not as severe as previous weeks. Warm and sunny weather is needed to help crops recover from excess moisture, and begin with haying operations. Precipitation reported ranges from trace amounts to 44 mm. Some livestock producers are hoping to seed green feed crops in the next couple of weeks. Some acres that were seeded are now flooded. Many areas of the region are now dealing with flooded houses, yards, and land underwater. Flooding closed a few main highways and interrupted train traffic in the region.

The Frobisher area reported 6 mm of rain, the Moosomin area 20 mm, the Whitewood area 44 mm, the Weyburn area 8 mm, the Vibank area 19 mm, the Indian Head are 23 mm, the Marquis area 14 mm, the Ceylon area 6 mm and the Radville area reported no rain for the week. The Weyburn area has recorded 391 mm of rain since April 1.

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 and fields are too wet to spray.   

Topsoil moisture conditions on crop land are 74 per cent surplus and 26 per cent adequate. Hay and pasture land is rated as 65 per cent surplus and 35 per cent adequate.

Crop districts 1B and 2A are reporting 92 and 95 per cent surplus crop land topsoil moisture, respectively. Flooding is the cause of most crop damage. Crops are showing signs of excess moisture stress. Leaf diseases are started to show up. Hail damage was reported in the Whitewood area.

Seventy-eight per cent of the spring cereals, 63 per cent of the fall cereals, 82 per cent of the oilseeds and 75 per cent of the pulse crops are behind normal in development.

Crop reporters are predicting there will be many acres of hay land that will not be accessible. Crop reporters have indicated that haying has yet to begin in the region. Pasture conditions are rated as 42 per cent excellent, 43 per cent good, 12 per cent fair, two per cent poor and one per cent very poor. Crop reporters in CD 2A are rating pastures as 28 per cent excellent, 47 per cent good, 20 per cent fair and five per cent poor.

Producers are hoping for clear skies and good drying weather.

 


 

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

 

Most areas in the region recorded rain for the week, ranging from nil to 62 mm.

The Lisieux area recorded 43 mm of rain, the Limerick area 15 mm, the Gravelbourg area 46 mm, the Central Butte area 12 mm, the Cadillac area 62 mm, the Shaunavon area 23 mm, the Stewart Valley area 51 mm, the Kyle area 34 mm, the Gull Lake area 20 mm and the Leader area eight mm. The Big Beaver area has recorded 424 mm since April 1.

A few livestock producers have started to cut the 2011 hay crop. Pasture conditions in the region are rated as 60 per cent excellent, 37 per cent good and three per cent fair. Some crop reporters have indicated they may seed some greenfeed crops if the land dries up enough in the next couple of weeks.

Crop conditions vary greatly in the region, depending on where the rain has been recorded and when crops were seeded. The rain over the past couple of weeks has flooded out some areas that were seeded. Producers are hoping for warm and sunny weather as all spring seeded crops are behind normal in development. Seventy-one per cent of the fall cereals are at normal stages of development. Seventy-one per cent of the spring cereals, 72 per cent of the oilseeds and 65 per cent of the pulse crops are behind normal in development.

Access to fields is difficult due to impassable roads in some areas. Sprayers are getting stuck, as fields are very wet in most areas making weed control operations difficult.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 40 per cent surplus and 60 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 34 per cent surplus, 65 per cent adequate and one per cent short. CD 3ASW is reporting crop land topsoil moisture as 65 per cent surplus and 35 per cent adequate. Crop damage is mostly due to flooding. Hail damage was reported in the Cadillac and Shaunavon areas. Rust has been reported in some winter wheat fields.

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

 


 

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

A few livestock producers have started to cut the 2011 hay crop. The amount of rain reported varied from trace amounts to 36 mm. The Stockholm area has recorded 294 mm of rain since April 1.

The Yorkton area recorded 36 mm of rain, the Kelliher area 8 mm, the Abernethy area 5 mm, the Kelvington area 33 mm, the Lintlaw and Quill Lake areas 31 mm, the Lumsden area 27 mm, the Craik area 20 mm, the Kenaston area 26 mm and the Humboldt area 22 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. Weed control operations are difficult due to wet ground in many areas. This is a major concern as many fields have heavy weed growth. With the heavy rainfall over the past couple of weeks in some areas, some acres are expected to be lost due to flooding. Some heat is needed.

The majority of crop damage is due to flooding, hail and disease. Hail was reported in the Yorkton, Jedburgh, Leroy and Meacham areas. Leaf diseases are starting to show up. Rust has been reported in winter wheat. There are areas in fields starting to yellow due to flooding and excess moisture stress. Some heat is needed to help the crops recover. Some crop reporters have indicated there are several crop stages within one field.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 50 per cent surplus and 50 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 42 per cent surplus and 58 per cent adequate.

Fifty per cent of the fall cereals, 64 per cent of the spring cereals and 65 per cent of the oilseeds are behind normal in development. Fifty-six per cent of the pulse crops are at normal stages of development.

Pasture conditions are rated as 31 per cent excellent, 60 per cent good, six per cent fair, and three per cent poor.

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and disease, seeding green feed crops and getting ready for haying.

 


 

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

 

A few livestock producers have started cutting hay. Rain and thundershowers were reported in much of the region.

The Langham area reported 53 mm of rain, the Sonningdale area reported 19 mm, the Rosetown area 27 mm, the Biggar area 15 mm, the Smiley and Macklin areas 21 mm, the Kerrobert area 17 mm, the Major area 32 mm and the Lusland area 18 mm. Total rainfall recorded since April 1st, ranges from 59 to 157 mm.

Topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 17 per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and two per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 10 per cent surplus, 88 per cent adequate and two per cent short. There was some minor flooding in fields in areas that received significant rain.

Crop damage is mostly due to flooding. Crops in some areas are showing signs of excess moisture stress. Hail was reported in the Outlook and Kerrobert areas. Leaf diseases have also been reported. A small funnel cloud was spotted near Glenside on June 21. 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. The recent warm weather has helped advance crops, hay and pasture land. Pasture conditions are rated as 27 per cent excellent, 65 per cent good and eight per cent fair.

Sixty-seven per cent of the fall cereals, 53 per cent of the spring cereals, 53 per cent of the oilseeds and 59 per cent of the pulse crops are at normal stages of development.

Farmers are controlling weeds, scouting crops and getting ready for haying.

 


 

Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

 

A few livestock producers have started cutting hay. Some crop reporters have indicated the spring frost has delayed the hay crops somewhat. Most areas received rain ranging from 7 to 38 mm. Total rainfall in the region since April 1st, ranges from 45 mm to 216 mm.

The Star City area reported 34 mm of rain, the Tisdale area 38 mm, the Nipawin area 11 mm, the Lake Lenore area 15 mm, the Alvena area 30 mm, the Birch Hills area 32 mm and the Prince Albert area 30 mm. With the recent moisture, heat is needed to get the crops caught up.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 68 per cent surplus and 32 per cent adequate. Topsoil moisture on hay and pasture land is reported as 57 per cent surplus and 43 per cent adequate. Pasture conditions are rated as 41 per cent excellent, 46 per cent good, 10 per cent fair and three per cent poor.

The majority of crop damage is due to flooding. The significant precipitation amounts recorded over the past two weeks have stressed crops in many parts of the region. Some acres are expected to be lost to flooding. Crops that looked good two weeks ago, now are yellowing and some are under water. Leaf diseases are starting to show up. Fields are very wet and getting a ground sprayer in is difficult in some areas. Aerial applicators are very busy.

Seventy-four per cent of the fall cereals, 63 per cent of the spring cereals are at normal stages of development. Of the oilseeds, four per cent are ahead of normal and 49 per cent are at normal stages of development. Of the pulse crops, two per cent are ahead of normal and 56 per cent are at the normal stages of development.

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and getting ready for haying.

 


 

Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

 

Livestock producers in the region have yet to start haying. Many are expecting to start in the next couple of weeks. Some are seeding green feed and swath grazing crops. Rain was recorded in varying amounts as thunderstorms rolled through the region. Many areas recorded heavy rain for the week with the northwest part of the region receiving much more than other areas.

Precipitation ranged from nil to 178 mm. The Meadow Lake and Dorintosh areas reported 101 and 178 mm for the week, respectively. Th Radisson area recorded 12 mm, the Duck Lake area 24 mm, the Debden area nine mm, the North Battleford area 14 mm, the Edam area 28 mm, the Frenchman Butte area 27 mm, the Turtleford area 11 mm and the Pierceland area 20 mm. Total rainfall recorded in the region since April 1st ranges from 78 to 311 mm.

Crops that had patchy germination are now filling in with recent rain. Some producers are applying a second application for weed control as the moisture has brought on another flush of weeds. The rain was good timing for the hay crops. There has been some flooding in areas causing road washouts and farmyard access issues. The areas that received the heavy rain also had hail which many predict damaged crops quite a bit. Some of these crops are not expected to recover due to excess moisture and hail damage.

Cropland top soil moisture is reported as 12 per cent surplus, 86 per cent adequate, one per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as three per cent surplus, 95 per cent adequate, one per cent short and one per cent very short. Pasture conditions are rated as 19 per cent excellent, 56 per cent good, 16 per cent fair, six per cent poor and three per cent very poor.

Fifty-four per cent of the fall cereals, 64 per cent of the spring cereals, 50 per cent of the oilseeds and 70 per cent of the pulse crops are at normal stages of development.

Crop damage included flooding and hail. Hail damage was reported in the Radisson, North Battleford, Meadow Lake and Pierceland areas. In the Meadow Lake area, hail covered the ground 4 to 5 inches deep. Cutworms and leaf diseases are also causing damage.  

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and getting ready for haying.

 


 

 

South east SK Crop conditions- June 27, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

2

3

0

1

0

2

1

% good

61

90

32

31

29

38

21

% fair

30

5

41

37

52

27

39

% poor

7

2

20

28

12

29

34

% very poor

0

0

7

3

7

4

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

1

0

1

1

0

N/A

 

% good

34

53

27

22

7

N/A

 

% fair

38

29

41

32

52

N/A

 

% poor

21

18

25

37

40

N/A

 

% very poor

6

0

6

8

1

N/A

 

 

 

South west SK Crop conditions- June 27, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

26

35

14

16

8

10

10

% good

54

44

55

56

62

62

39

% fair

17

21

28

25

26

27

39

% poor

3

0

3

3

4

1

12

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

6

17

18

9

18

12

 

% good

55

49

55

59

60

22

 

% fair

34

30

26

28

17

62

 

% poor

5

4

1

4

5

4

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

East central SK Crop conditions- June 27, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

26

31

12

24

12

17

11

% good

48

29

53

57

42

47

52

% fair

20

40

28

19

42

28

36

% poor

6

0

5

0

3

6

1

% very poor

0

0

2

0

1

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

15

28

25

29

21

N/A

 

% good

47

56

43

49

28

N/A

 

% fair

30

16

28

18

44

N/A

 

% poor

6

0

4

4

7

N/A

 

% very poor

2

0

0

0

0

N/A

 

 

 

West central SK Crop conditions- June 27, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

0

0

12

9

9

11

1

% good

94

83

72

72

71

73

73

% fair

6

9

16

18

20

15

25

% poor

0

8

0

1

0

1

1

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

17

5

18

9

0

0

 

% good

58

72

67

74

68

81

 

% fair

20

21

15

17

31

19

 

% poor

5

2

0

0

1

0

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

North east SK Crop conditions- June 27, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

30

21

20

13

17

9

% good

48

46

40

46

45

48

% fair

15

18

31

31

28

40

% poor

7

8

9

10

9

3

% very poor

0

7

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

 

% excellent

18

0

11

5

10

 

% good

39

65

49

70

53

 

% fair

28

25

31

22

30

 

% poor

15

10

8

3

7

 

% very poor

0

0

1

0

0

 

 

 

North west SK Crop conditions- June 27, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Oat

Barley

% excellent

0

N/A

9

16

11

% good

88

N/A

67

56

60

% fair

13

N/A

21

25

25

% poor

0

N/A

1

2

2

% very poor

0

N/A

2

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Pea

Lentil

 

% excellent

0

12

23

0

 

% good

53

50

57

32

 

% fair

47

26

15

68

 

% poor

0

10

3

0

 

% very poor

0

2

2

0

 

 

 

SK (provincial)Crop conditions- June 27, 2011 

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

18

26

11

13

10

11

5

% good

57

52

54

54

49

55

35

% fair

20

21

27

26

34

25

38

% poor

5

1

6

7

5

8

20

% very poor

0

0

2

0

2

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

12

12

16

9

6

12

 

% good

45

54

51

54

41

31

 

% fair

30

29

26

25

38

53

 

% poor

11

5

6

10

15

4

 

% very poor

2

0

1

2

0

0

 

 

 


 

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