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Sixteen per cent of the 2010 hay crop had been cut and 10 per cent had been baled.

Saskatchewan livestock producers made good haying progress over the last week and now have 19 per cent of the hay crop cut with 14 per cent baled or put into silage. Eighty-three per cent of the hay crop is rated as good to excellent in quality.

Sixty-two per cent of the fall cereals are at the normal stages of development. Fifty-three per cent of the spring cereals, 52 per cent of the oilseeds and 50 per cent of the pulse crops are behind normal in development.

Eighty-two per cent of the winter wheat and 79 per cent of the peas are in good to excellent condition. Eighty-one per cent of the spring wheat and lentils, 80 per cent of the durum and 74 per cent of the canola is in good to fair condition. The majority of crop damage is due to disease, hail and flooding.

Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 15 per cent surplus, 77 per cent adequate, seven per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 12 per cent surplus, 82 per cent adequate and six per cent short.

Thunderstorms in some areas resulted in varying amounts of precipitation, high winds and hail.

Farmers are busy haying, scouting crops, controlling disease and controlling weeds on unseeded acres.


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

 

The recent warm and sunny weather has helped improve the conditions of some water stressed crops. The water is receding in some areas allowing producers to control weeds and scout crops. Many crops are patchy as they recover from excess moisture stress. The southeast region recorded rain in varying amounts, with some areas recording heavy rain and damaging winds with thunderstorms. Precipitation reported ranges from nil to 47 mm. High winds in the Indian Head and Odessa areas caused damage to farm buildings, shelterbelts and toppled grain bins. Hail was reported in the Moose Jaw area.

The Frobisher area reported 47 mm of rain, the Stoughton area eight mm, the Maryfield area 12 mm, the Moosomin area 25 mm, the Whitewood area 6 mm, the Weyburn and Radville areas seven mm and the Indian Head area 11 mm. The Moosomin area has recorded 410 mm of rain since April 1.

Sixteen per cent of the hay has been cut in the region, and five per centhas been baled or put into silage. High humidity is slowing the drying process. Eighty-seven per cent of the hay is rated as good to excellent in quality. Crop reporters are predicting there will be many acres of hay land that will not be accessible.

Fifty per cent of the fall cereals and 80 per cent of the spring cereals, oilseeds and pulses are behind normal in development.

Topsoil moisture conditions on crop land is rated as 36 per cent surplus and 64 per cent adequate. Hay and pasture land is rated as 25 per cent surplus, 74 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Flooding is the cause of most crop damage as crops are under excess moisture stress. Producers are controlling leaf diseases. There are reports of aphids in peas and lentils.  

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and disease, haying and hauling grain.

 


 

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

 

Most of the region received very little rain for the week allowing for good haying progress in the region. Twenty-five per cent of the 2011 hay crop has been cut and 21 per cent has been baled or put into silage. Ninety-seven per cent of the hay is rated as good to excellent in quality. The hay is slow to dry as the ground is wet and the humidity is high.

Some regions received rain as thunderstorms rolled through. The Lafleche area had 28 mm, the Ponteix area 10 mm, the Shaunavon area 13 mm, the Fox Valley area 18 mm.  

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as six per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and 13 per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus, 89 per cent adequate and nine per cent short. Crop damage is mostly due to leaf diseases. Hail damage was reported in the Swift Current, Consul and Maple Creek areas.

Seventy-three per cent of the fall cereals are at normal stages of development. Sixty-four per cent of the spring cereals, 53 per cent of the oilseeds and 56 per cent of the pulse crops are behind normal in development. There are areas where crops are patchy. There are areas that could use a good rain, especially on the lighter land. Lightning was the cause of two prairie fires in the Gull Lake area. 

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and disease 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)

 

Eighteen per cent of the 2011 hay crop has been cut and 20 per cent has been baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as 80 per cent good to excellent. Thunderstorms dropped varying amounts of rain, and brought strong winds and hail in some areas, disrupting haying operations for a while. The amount of rain reported varied from trace amounts to 35 mm. Thunderstorms brought severe lightning, rain and hail.

The Raymore area recorded 25 mm of rain, the Rama area 16 mm, the Sturgis area 20 mm, the Quill Lake area 35 mm, the Earl Grey area 33 mm, the Imperial area 29 mm, the Leroy area 28 mm and the Bradwell area 11 mm.

The majority of crop damage is due to hail, flooding and disease. Hail was reported in many areas in crop district 6A including: Lumsden, Earl Grey, Holdfast, Imperial, Semans, Nokomis, Jansen, Leroy and Humboldt. The damage was significant in some areas. Leaf diseases are showing up and producers are busy applying control measures where warranted. Pea aphids are also causing crop damage. There are areas in fields that are yellowing due to flooding and excess moisture stress. There is heavy weed growth on unseeded acres and the ground is dry enough in areas for producers to spray or cultivate.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 26 per cent surplus, 73 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 25 per cent surplus, 72 per cent adequate and three per cent short.

Sixty-one per cent of the fall cereals and 56 per cent of the pulse crops are at normal stages of development. Fifty-three per cent of the spring cereals and 52 per cent of the oilseeds are behind normal in development. The warmer weather during the past week has helped advance crops.

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 (for most areas) allowed producers to gain an additional 16 per cent in haying progress. The region now has 29 per cent of the 2011 hay crop cut and 20 per is baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as 69 per cent good to excellent.

Rain was reported in varying amounts ranging from nil to 40 mm. The Conquest area received 13 mm, the Arelee area 6 mm, the Biggar area 10 mm, the Kerrobert area 23 mm, the Sonningdale area 40 mm and the Landis area 11 mm. Some areas reported showers off and on for a couple of days that resulted in hay quality loss.

Topsoil moisture conditions are rated as four per cent surplus, 71 per cent adequate, 21 per cent short and four per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as four per cent surplus, 73 per cent adequate, 19 per cent short and four per cent very short.  

Eighty-six per cent of the fall cereals, 59 per cent of the spring cereals, 62 per cent of the oilseeds and 69 per cent of the pulse crops are at normal stages of development.

The majority of the crop damage is being caused by disease (sclerotinia, ascochyta and tan spot). Producers are applying fungicides where warranted. The recent warm weather and rain has helped advance crops, hay and pasture land. A thunderstorm rolled through much of the region on July 12, resulting in some much needed rain for some areas. Rainfall amounts will be reported in next week's report.

Farmers are busy haying, scouting crops, applying fungicides and hauling grain.

 


 

Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

 

Livestock producers had a good few days of haying earlier in the week. Twenty-seven per cent of the hay crop has been cut and 17 per cent is baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as 87 per cent good to excellent. On July 8, many areas, particularly in crop district 8A received rain, which slowed haying operations for a little while.

The Tisdale area received 17 mm, the Arborfield area 22 mm, the Codette area 28 mm, the Nipawin area 18 mm, the Humboldt area 16 mm, the Vonda area 11 mm, the Birch Hills area eight mm and the Garrick area 13 mm. The 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 few weeks have drowned out crop that will not recover. There are reports of some canola crops being worked under or sprayed out due to excess moisture damage.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as five per cent surplus, 92 per cent adequate and three per cent short. Topsoil moisture on hay and pasture land is reported as five per cent surplus, 92 per cent adequate and three per cent short.  

Of the crop damage reported, disease and wind is causing the majority of the damage. Hail was reported in the Prince Albert area.

Eighty-six per cent of the fall cereals, 70 per cent of the spring cereals, 65 per cent of the oilseeds and 80 per cent of the pulse crops are at normal stages of development.

Producers are scouting crops for wheat midge and disease, applying fungicides in canola, cereals and pulses where needed

 


 

Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

 

Livestock producers in the region have nicely started haying with six per cent of the hay crop cut and five per cent baled or put into silage. Producers in crop district 9AW are a little further ahead with cutting compared to crop district 9B. Thunderstorms were reported in the northwestern part of the region, slowing haying progress.

Precipitation ranged from six mm to 28 mm. The Radisson area received 15 mm, the Rabbit Lake area nine mm, the Debden area six mm, the Edam area 28 mm, the Turtleford area 23 mm, the Frenchman Butte area 14 mm and the Meadow Lake area 24 mm. Total rainfall recorded in the region since April 1,ranges from 102 to 355 mm.

Crop damage is mostly attributed to insects and disease. Grasshoppers are starting to show up and cause damage. Producers are controlling grasshoppers where warranted. Hail was reported in the Edam area. On July 3, high winds and reports of a tornado damaged yards, bins and a resort area. 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 and some producers have decided to turn them under or spray them out. Cereal and pea diseases are starting to show up.

Cropland top soil moisture is reported as four per cent surplus, 95 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 97 per cent adequate and two per cent short.

Seventy-six per cent of the spring cereals, 59 per cent of the oilseeds and 80 per cent of the pulse crops are at normal stages of development.  

Farmers are busy scouting fields, controlling disease and haying.  

 


 

South east SK Crop conditions- July 11, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

1

1

3

4

5

12

1

% good

79

90

47

37

49

45

39

% fair

13

3

36

45

32

26

33

% poor

2

2

11

13

8

13

23

% very poor

5

4

3

1

6

4

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

8

0

3

5

23

44

 

% good

39

37

44

37

25

43

 

% fair

26

43

29

32

37

1

 

% poor

24

20

22

22

14

3

 

% very poor

3

0

2

4

1

9

 

 

 

South west SK Crop conditions- July 11, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

25

37

16

17

6

14

12

% good

58

47

55

57

71

60

50

% fair

17

16

25

23

23

26

37

% poor

0

0

4

2

0

0

1

% very poor

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

18

18

22

11

40

6

 

% good

61

65

62

67

46

62

 

% fair

18

17

14

20

11

32

 

% poor

3

0

2

2

3

0

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

East central SK Crop conditions- July 11, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

33

45

15

26

14

20

14

% good

51

27

62

57

57

56

64

% fair

13

28

19

17

24

19

18

% poor

3

0

4

0

5

5

4

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

17

8

26

21

16

N/A

 

% good

59

92

52

68

75

N/A

 

% fair

16

0

17

7

9

N/A

 

% poor

7

0

5

4

0

N/A

 

% very poor

1

0

0

0

0

N/A

 

 

 

 

West central SK Crop conditions- July 11, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

2

18

23

12

18

17

13

% good

77

68

62

60

68

65

73

% fair

20

14

14

22

14

18

13

% poor

1

0

1

6

0

0

1

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

23

15

30

16

0

N/A

 

% good

59

61

60

68

47

N/A

 

% fair

15

21

10

15

51

N/A

 

% poor

3

3

0

1

2

N/A

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

N/A

 

 

 

North east SK Crop conditions- July 11, 2011 

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

29

10

19

18

22

12

% good

49

81

57

57

48

60

% fair

21

7

22

24

27

27

% poor

1

2

2

1

3

1

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

 

% excellent

15

N/A

12

4

5

 

% good

52

N/A

63

51

65

 

% fair

26

N/A

22

43

27

 

% poor

6

N/A

2

2

3

 

% very poor

1

N/A

1

0

0

 

 

 

North west SK Crop conditions- July 11, 2011

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Oat

Barley

% excellent

N/A

N/A

14

16

8

% good

N/A

N/A

70

72

78

% fair

N/A

N/A

15

12

14

% poor

N/A

N/A

1

0

0

% very poor

N/A

N/A

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Pea

Lentil

 

% excellent

0

8

23

N/A

 

% good

60

58

69

N/A

 

% fair

40

26

7

N/A

 

% poor

0

7

1

N/A

 

% very poor

0

1

0

N/A

 

 

 

 

SK (provincial)Crop conditions- July 11, 2011 

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

21

30

15

14

13

16

7

% good

61

53

59

55

62

60

49

% fair

15

16

22

26

22

21

29

% poor

2

1

4

4

2

3

13

% very poor

1

0

0

1

1

0

2

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

15

15

21

13

15

13

 

% good

53

62

58

62

48

61

 

% fair

21

20

16

19

33

24

 

% poor

10

3

5

5

4

1

 

% very poor

1

0

0

1

0

1

 

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