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Six per cent of the 2010 hay crop had been cut. Heavy rain and hail caused crop damage.

 

Saskatchewan livestock producers have eight per cent of the 2011 hay crop cut and two per cent baled or put into silage. Seventy-one per cent of the hay crop is rated as good to excellent in quality. 

Sixty-one per cent of the fall cereals are in the heading stage, 60 per cent of the spring cereals are in the jointed to shot-blade stage, 46 per cent of the canola and mustard is in the rosette stage, 71 per cent of the pulses are in the vegetative stage and 47 per cent of the flax is in the seedling stage.

Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 27 per cent surplus, 69 per cent adequate and four per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 24 per cent surplus, 72 per cent adequate and four per cent short.

Thunderstorms in some areas resulted in varying amounts of precipitation and high winds.  Flooding and saturated conditions continue in the southern and southeastern regions, although some areas have dried up enough for producers to access unseeded acres in order to control weeds.

Flooding, hail and disease are causing the majority of crop damage.

Farmers are busy scouting crops, controlling disease and haying.


Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation Report - July 7

The deadline to meet and maintain minimum summerfallow coverage requirements is July 11.

The deadline to meet and maintain minimum summerfallow coverage requirements is July 11 for green manure crops in the brown and dark brown soil zones and July 25 for green manure crops in the black and grey soil zones.

Under the Organic Reseeding Benefit, July 15 is the deadline to reseed.

 


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

 

The recent warm and sunny weather has helped improve the conditions of some water stressed crops. There are large areasof crops that have been flooded out. The southeast region recorded rain in varying amounts, with some areas recording heavy rain with thunderstorms. Precipitation reported ranges from nil to 31 mm. Some livestock producers were able to get greenfeed crops seeded. The ground has dried up enough in some areas for producers to control weeds on unseeded acres, however the majority of the area continues to deal with excess moisture and limited field access. High winds in the Grenfell, Indian Head, Odessa and Moose Jaw caused damage to farm buildings, shelterbelts and grain bins. Hail was reported in the Indian Head area.

The Kisbey area reported 5 mm of rain, the Frobisher area 3 mm, the Maryfield area 25 mm, the Broadview area 31 mm, the Whitewood and Weyburn areas 13 mm, the Odessa area 22 mm and the Marquis are 20 mm. The Weyburn area has recorded 391 mm of rain since April 1.

Haying has started in the region, although crop reporters are expressing concerns about navigating through the wet areas and laying the swath down on the wet ground. There are areas of hay fields that are flooded out. Crop reporters are predicting there will be many acres of hay land that will not be accessible. The region has five per cent of the hay cut and one per cent baled or put into silage. Seventy-four per cent of the hay is rated as good to excellent in quality.

Topsoil moisture conditions on crop land is7 per cent surplus and 43 per cent adequate. Hay and pasture land is rated as 51 per cent surplus and 49 per cent adequate.

Crop districts 1A and 1B are reporting 66 and 83 per cent surplus crop land topsoil moisture, respectively. Flooding is the cause of most crop damage. Crops are under excess moisture stress. Leaf diseases are showing up. Hail damage was reported in the Whitewood area.

Producers are hoping for clear skies and good drying weather.

 


 

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

 

Thunderstorms dropped varying amounts of rain and hail in some areas. The Bengough area recorded 10 mm of rain, the Ponteix and Central Butte areas 18 mm, the Eyebrow area 34 mm, the Bracken area 13 mm, the Shaunavon area 23 mm, the Kyle area 12 mm and the Eastend area 5 mm. The warmer weather over the past week has improved crop conditions.

Eleven per cent of the hay crop has been cut and four per cent has been baled or put into silage. Crop reporters are rating quality as 86 per cent good to excellent. Some crop reporters have indicated there are producers seeding green feed crops. There is heavy weed growth in areas that were too wet to support any type of equipment. The ground has dried up enough in some areas for producers to control weeds on unseeded acres.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 15 per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and four per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 12 per cent surplus, 84 per cent adequate and four per cent short. Crop damage is mostly due to flooding and hail. Hail damage was reported in the Eyebrow, Central Butte, Cadillac, Mankota, Shaunavon, Rush Lake, Kyle and Consul areas. The Cadillac area reported two thunderstoms last week that produced very strong winds, hard rain and some hail. The Gull Lake area also reported thunderstorms with high winds.

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and disease, branding and haying. Producers are hoping for clear skies and good drying weather to move the crop along and get the hay up in good condition.  

 


 

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

 

Nine per cent of the 2011 hay crop has been cut and two per cent has been baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as 70 per cent good to excellent. Thunderstorms dropped varying amounts of rain, and brought strong winds and hail in some areas. The amount of rain reported varied from trace amounts to 86 mm.

The Langenburg area recorded 17 mm of rain, the Goodeve area 86 mm, the Kelliher area 42 mm, the Rama area 36 mm, the Elfros area 61 mm, the Kuroki area 33 mm, the Earl Gray area 25 mm and the Nokomis area 10 mm.

The majority of crop damage is due to flooding, hail and disease. Hail was reported in the Ituna, Goodeve, Holdfast and Imperial areas. The hail in the Ituna and Goodeve areas was significant and caused crop, hay and building damage. Leaf diseases are showing and producers are busy applying control measure where warranted. There are areas in fields that are yellowing due to flooding and excess moisture stress. The heat over the past week has helped improve crop conditions. Some crop reporters have indicated there are several crop stages within one field. There is heavy weed growth on unseeded acres and the ground is dry enough in areas for producers to spray or cultivate. Hay is slow to dry due to high humidity and damp ground.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 41 per cent surplus, 58 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 35 per cent surplus, 64 per cent adequate and one per cent short.

Farmers are busy scouting fields, controlling disease and haying.

 


 

West Central Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 6B and 7)

 

A week of sunny weather with very little rain has haying off to a good start. Thirteen per cent of the hay crop has been cut and three per cent has been baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as 83 per cent good to excellent.

The Dinsmore area reported 26 mm of rain, the Arelee area 10 mm, the Marengo area 4 mm, the Smiley area 11 mm, the Major area 9 mm and the Luseland area 10 mm.

Topsoil moisture conditions are rated as six per cent surplus, 80 per cent adequate, 13 per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as six per cent surplus, 83 per cent adequate, 10 per cent short and one per cent very short.  

Crop reporters indicated very little crop damage for the week. Of the crop damage reported, the majority is due to disease. Producers are applying fungicides for fusarium, sclerotinia and pulse diseases. There are a few different crop stages within fields due to dry conditions at seedling emergence in some areas. The recent rain has helped to improve the crop conditions. Now that 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. There are some areas that could use some rain.

Farmers are busy haying, scouting crops and hauling grain.

 


 

Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

 

Livestock producers had a good week of haying, with few weather disruptions. Thirteen per cent of the hay crop has been cut and three per cent is baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as 69 per cent good to excellent.

The Tisdale, Codette and Lake Lenore areas received 5 mm of rain, the Alvena area 17 mm, the Vonda area 10 mm, the Garrick area 2 mm, the Alvena area 30 mm, the Birch Hills area 32 mm and the Prince Albert area 30 mm. The recent moisture and heat over the past couple of weeks has helped to advance crops and improve the condition of those that were damaged with flooding. Other areas that received considerable amounts of rain in the past two weeks are showing excess moisture stress. Producers are applying fungicides in canola, cereals and pulses where needed.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 19 per cent surplus and 81 per cent adequate. Topsoil moisture on hay and pasture land is reported as 20 per cent surplus and 80 per cent adequate.

There was very little crop damage reported in the region for the week. There are crops in the Tisdale, Melfort and Prince Albert areas that have some flooding damage. Hail was reported in the Tisdale and Prince Albert areas. The heavy rain and hail from last week caused significant damage to crops and some are not expected to recover.

Farmers are busy scouting fields, controlling disease and haying.

 


 

Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

 

Livestock producers in the region have just starting haying. Two per cent of the region's hay is cut and few bales have been rolled up. Thunderstorms were reported in the northwestern part of the region.

Precipitation ranged from trace amounts to 32 mm. The North Battleford and Rabbit Lake areas received 2 mm, the Neilburg area 12 mm, the Glaslyn area 15 mm, the Rapid View area 28 mm and the Dorintosh area 32 mm. Total rainfall recorded in the region since April 1st ranges from 80 to 343 mm.

Crop damage is mostly attributed to flooding and wind. Hail damage was reported in the Medstead and Turtleford areas. The canola crops in areas have many stages in one field and are thin due to poor and slow germination and spring frost damage. Canola fields in the Meadow Lake area have the most damage due to heavy rains and flooding over the past couple of weeks. Cereal and pea diseases are starting to show up. A severe wind storm in the Turtleford area caused bin damage in some yards.

Cropland top soil moisture is reported as nine per cent surplus, 86 per cent adequate, four per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 88 per cent adequate, eight per cent short and three per cent very short.

Farmers are busy scouting fields, controlling weeds and disease and haying.  


 

Saskatchewan Crop Development (per cent at each stage)

Spring Cereals

Emerge

Tillering

Jointed

Shot blade

Heading

July 4/11 prov avg

4

32

36

25

3

Southeast

8

42

36

14

0

Southwest

6

40

37

16

1

East central

4

35

38

22

1

West central

2

26

38

31

3

Northeast

1

22

29

40

8

Northwest

4

20

24

46

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Emerge

Seedling

Stem ext

Flowering

Boll

July 4/11 prov avg

15

47

37

1

0

Southeast

20

50

29

1

0

Southwest

11

45

43

1

0

East central

6

51

43

0

0

West central

3

35

61

1

0

Northeast

1

24

74

1

0

Northwest

18

29

38

15

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola & Mustard

Emerge

Seedling

Rosette

Flowering

Podding

July 4/11 prov avg

4

19

46

31

0

Southeast

10

23

41

26

0

Southwest

2

4

42

52

0

East central

3

28

40

29

0

West central

0

10

51

39

0

Northeast

2

12

54

32

0

Northwest

2

18

53

27

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pulse Crops

Pre-emerge

Emerge

Vegetative

Flowering

Podding

July 4/11 prov avg

0

4

71

25

0

Southeast

0

8

76

16

0

Southwest

0

4

68

28

0

East central

0

2

70

28

0

West central

0

1

71

27

1

Northeast

0

1

74

25

0

Northwest

0

1

73

26

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Cereals

Tillering

Jointed

Shot blade

Heading

Dough

July 4/11 prov avg

6

6

16

61

11

Southeast

10

9

13

62

6

Southwest

10

10

12

56

12

East central

4

1

22

61

12

West central

0

0

20

68

12

Northeast

0

0

22

63

15

Northwest

0

0

22

78

0

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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