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Forty-three per cent of the 2010 hay crop was cut, and 21 per cent was baled or put into silage.

Saskatchewan livestock producers made good haying progress over the last week and now have 59 per cent of the hay crop cut.  34 per cent of the hay crop has been baled or put into silage according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report.

Haying progress varies across the province. 73 per cent has been cut in the northeast and east-central, 25 per cent in the northwest, 68 per cent in west-central and the southwest, and 54 per cent in the southeast.

45 per cent of the hay crop has been baled or put into silage in east-central, 7 per cent in the northwest, 37 per cent in the northeast, 41 per cent in west-central, 43 per cent in the southwest and 32 per cent in the southeast. 

87 per cent of the hay crop is rated as good to excellent in quality with none reported to be in poor condition.

The average hay yields on dry land are reported as 1.8 tons per acre (alfalfa), 1.9 tons per acre (alfalfa/brome), 1.5 tons per acre (other tame), 1.2 tons per acre (wild) and 2.0 tons per acre (greenfeed).  On irrigated land, the average hay yields are 2.6 tons per acre (alfalfa), 2.7 tons per acre (alfalfa/brome), 3.3 tons per acre (other tame), 1.1 tons per acre (wild) and 3.7 tons per acre (greenfeed). 

85 per cent of fall cereals and 74 per cent of spring cereals are reported to be in good to excellent condition.  72 per cent of the oilseeds and 80 per cent of the pulse crops are reported to be in good to excellent condition.  The majority of crop damage is due to flooding, insects, diseases, wind and hail.

Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 9 per cent surplus, 84 per cent adequate and 7 per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 5 per cent surplus, 88 per cent adequate and 7 per cent short.

Farmers are busy haying, scouting crops and controlling diseases and insects.  Warm temperatures are helping speed up crop development.

 


 

 

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

 

Southeastern Region

Crop Conditions  - July 18, 2011

 

% Excellent

% Good

%   Fair

% Poor

% Very poor

Winter wheat

8.7

63.2

15.2

12.1

0.8

Fall rye

12.2

72.5

8.8

6.0

0.5

Spring wheat

10.0

45.8

25.6

18.2

0.4

Durum

10.1

40.8

26.5

22.6

0.0

Oat

5.7

44.9

36.1

12.7

0.6

Barley

6.3

54.3

17.5

21.5

0.4

Flax

6.5

45.5

17.2

28.8

2.0

Canola

7.6

46.2

26.4

18.2

1.6

Mustard

0.0

43.1

37.3

19.6

0.0

Pea

8.3

40.3

22.6

25.4

3.4

Lentil

2.0

37.9

24.7

30.4

5.0

Canaryseed

13.2

26.8

23.2

36.8

0.0

Chickpea

0.0

17.2

11.4

71.4

0.0

 

Hay Yields (tons/acre) - July 18, 2011

 

Dry land

Irrigated

Alfalfa

2.2

N/A

Alfalfa/Brome

2.3

N/A

Other Tame

1.9

N/A

Wild

1.5

N/A

Greenfeed

1.7

N/A

The recent warm and sunny weather has helped improve conditions of some excess water stressed crops. However, continued heat and humidity are becoming a concern with regards to haying and crop development.  Some crops such as canola may suffer heat blast during flowering.

During the past week, the region received rainfall ranging from nil to 32 mm with most of the rainfall received in RMs 38 and 39. Crop districts 1A and 1B received very little rain. Since April 1, accumulated rainfall for the Southeast ranges from 149 mm (Marquis area) to 410 mm, (Moosomin area).

Fifty-four per cent of the hay crop has been cut in the region, and 32 per cent of the hay crop is baled or put into silage. High humidity is slowing the drying process. Eighty-six per cent of the hay is rated as good to excellent in quality.

Seventy-eight per cent of the fall cereals and 52 per cent of the spring cereals are reported to be in good to excellent condition. Fifty per cent of oilseed crops and 35 per cent of pulses are reported to be in good to excellent condition.

Topsoil moisture conditions on crop land is rated as 16 per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate and six per cent short. Hay and pasture land is rated as nine per cent surplus, 80 per cent adequate and 11 per cent short.

The majority of crop damage reported is attributed to insects and diseases. Some flooding, wind and drought damage have been reported. Farmers are busy scouting, spraying, haying and hauling grain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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

 

Southwestern Region

Crop Conditions  - July 18, 2011

 

% Excellent

% Good

%   Fair

% Poor

% Very Poor

Winter wheat

20.7

68.8

10.5

0.0

0.0

Fall rye

16.9

72.2

10.4

0.5

0.0

Spring wheat

13.7

63.4

21.0

1.9

0.0

Durum

16.2

60.8

20.7

2.3

0.0

Oat

9.3

77.0

13.6

0.1

0.0

Barley

17.9

65.9

15.7

0.5

0.0

Flax

14.7

61.7

19.9

3.7

0.0

Canola

17.0

66.4

14.5

2.1

0.0

Mustard

25.1

56.4

16.4

2.1

0.0

Pea

19.1

67.3

12.5

1.1

0.0

Lentil

15.9

67.0

15.3

1.8

0.0

Canaryseed

19.6

40.1

26.8

9.1

4.4

Chickpea

4.3

78.0

17.7

0.0

0.0

 

Hay Yields (tons/acre) - July 18, 2011

 

Dry land

Irrigated

Alfalfa

1.9

2.7

Alfalfa/Brome

2.0

2.7

Other Tame

1.6

2.0

Wild

1.3

0.0

Greenfeed

2.6

6.0

During the past week, the region received rainfall ranging from trace to 81 mm (Mankota area).

During the past week, the region received rainfall ranging from trace to 81 mm (Mankota area).  Since April 1, accumulated rainfall for the Southwest ranges from 118 mm (Fox Valley area) to 440 mm (Bengough).  Some reporters indicated that there are areas that need rain especially if temperatures remain high.  However, heavy rains in the Mankota area caused flooding and delayed baling. Swath spoilage has been reported in some areas.

Sixty-eight per cent of the 2011 hay crop has been cut and 43 per cent of the hay crop is baled or put into silage. Ninety per cent of the hay is rated as good to excellent in quality.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate, 19 per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 87 per cent adequate, 11 per cent short and one per cent very short.

Eighty-nine per cent of the fall cereals and 77 per cent of the spring cereals are reported to be in good to excellent condition. Eighty-one per cent of oilseed crops and 84 per cent of pulses are reported to be in good to excellent condition.

The majority of crop damage reported is attributed to diseases. Some flooding, hail, wind, insect and drought damage have also been reported. Heavy infestation of aphids in field peas and lentils has been reported.

Most of the farmers have finished spraying crops and chemfallow and are busy hauling grain, haying and getting equipment ready for harvest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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

 

East-central Region

Crop Conditions  - July 18, 2011

 

% Excellent

% Good

%   Fair

% Poor

% Very Poor

Winter wheat

42.9

41.2

14.4

1.5

0.0

Fall rye

31.6

44.4

24.0

0.0

0.0

Spring wheat

18.4

62.7

15.2

3.2

0.5

Durum

24.7

65.1

10.2

0.0

0.0

Oat

15.7

59.9

21.4

3.0

0.0

Barley

14.7

62.1

17.7

4.5

1.0

Flax

18.4

59.9

18.8

2.9

0.0

Canola

18.1

59.2

16.0

5.4

1.3

Mustard

20.5

70.6

8.9

0.0

0.0

Pea

30.0

51.8

15.8

2.2

0.2

Lentil

32.8

59.6

4.5

3.1

0.0

Canaryseed

9.9

70.4

15.4

3.4

0.9

Chickpea

37.5

52.5

10.0

0.0

0.0

 

Hay Yields (tons/acre) - July 18, 2011

 

Dry land

Irrigated

Alfalfa

1.8

N/A

Alfalfa/Brome

1.7

N/A

Other Tame

1.6

N/A

Wild

1.2

N/A

Greenfeed

2.0

N/A

Hot weather has helped advance crops and dry out wet areas.  However, damage to canola blossoms has been reported due to heat blast. Notwithstanding, crops are still a couple of weeks behind. Some areas are in need of rain.

Seventy-three per cent of the 2011 hay crop has been cut with 45 per cent of the hay crop baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as 94 per cent good to excellent.

During the past week, the region received rainfall ranging from trace to 75 mm (Kenaston area).  Since April 1, accumulated rainfall for the east central ranges from 119 mm (Raymore area) to 306 mm (Stockholm area).

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as six per cent surplus, 90 per cent adequate and four per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as six per cent surplus, 87 per cent adequate and seven per cent short.

Eighty per cent of the fall cereals and 81 per cent of the spring cereals are reported to be in good to excellent condition. Eighty-two per cent of oilseed crops and 88 per cent of pulses are reported to be in good to excellent condition.

The majority of crop damage reported is attributed to flooding, insects and diseases. Some hail and wind damage have also been reported.

Farmers are busy scouting fields, spraying for diseases, aphids and wheat midge, and haying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

West Central Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 6B and 7)

 

West-cental Region

Crop Conditions  - July 18, 2011

 

% Excellent

% Good

%   Fair

% Poor

% Very Poor

Winter wheat

0.0

93.7

6.3

0.0

0.0

Fall rye

19.1

68.0

12.9

0.0

0.0

Spring wheat

21.3

69.4

8.8

0.5

0.0

Durum

12.1

75.0

11.5

1.4

0.0

Oat

21.8

66.6

11.3

0.3

0.0

Barley

20.7

69.8

9.1

0.4

0.0

Flax

15.0

74.6

9.9

0.5

0.0

Canola

25.2

60.4

13.1

1.3

0.0

Mustard

15.9

75.6

8.1

0.4

0.0

Pea

27.5

61.7

10.5

0.3

0.0

Lentil

17.9

72.6

9.2

0.3

0.0

Canaryseed

3.3

68.3

27.7

0.7

0.0

Chickpea

1.4

93.7

4.2

0.7

0.0

 

Hay Yields (tons/acre) - July 18, 2011

 

Dry land

Irrigated

Alfalfa

1.8

2.4

Alfalfa/Brome

1.7

2.7

Other Tame

1.3

4.0

Wild

0.9

1.1

Greenfeed

1.8

3.4

Week started off wet but very hot by mid week. Heavy rains were reported in some areas that helped where it was getting dry but delayed haying operations in some areas.  The region has 68 per cent of the 2011 hay crop cut with 41 per cent of the hay crop  baled or put into silage.  Hay quality is rated as 87 per cent good to excellent.

During the past week, the region received rainfall ranging from trace to 126 mm (Harris area).  Since April 1, accumulated rainfall for the west-central ranges from 106 mm (Nether Hill area) to 256 mm (Rosetown area).

Topsoil moisture conditions are rated as nine per cent surplus, 90 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as three per cent surplus, 95 per cent adequate and two per cent short.  

Ninety per cent of the fall cereals and 86 per cent of the spring cereals are reported to be in good to excellent condition. Eighty-nine per cent of oilseed crops and 92 per cent of pulses are reported to be in good to excellent condition.

The majority of crop damage reported is attributed to flooding, insects and diseases. Some hail and wind damage have also been reported.

Farmers are busy haying and spraying for wheat midge. Farmers are afraid the heat wave may cause some significant damage to flowering canola and peas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

Northeastern Region

Crop Conditions  - July 18, 2011

 

% Excellent

% Good

%   Fair

% Poor

% Very Poor

Winter wheat

22.4

53.5

21.3

2.8

0.0

Fall rye

16.7

81.6

1.7

0.0

0.0

Spring wheat

10.4

67.1

21.6

0.9

0.0

Durum

40.0

46.7

13.3

0.0

0.0

Oat

8.1

66.4

22.2

3.3

0.0

Barley

13.3

64.1

22.2

0.4

0.0

Flax

13.8

56.3

27.3

2.6

0.0

Canola

10.1

61.6

24.8

3.5

0.0

Mustard

5.0

70.0

15.0

10.0

0.0

Pea

6.7

57.7

32.6

3.0

0.0

Lentil

5.0

72.5

20.0

2.5

0.0

Canaryseed

4.0

71.7

19.1

5.2

0.0

Chickpea

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

Hay Yields (tons/acre) - July 18, 2011

 

Dry land

Irrigated

Alfalfa

1.6

N/A

Alfalfa/Brome

1.5

N/A

Other Tame

1.1

N/A

Wild

1.0

N/A

Greenfeed

1.8

N/A

 

Heavy rain and hail reported in the region with some areas reporting significant hail damage.  Rain was welcome as some areas were beginning to get too dry. During the past week, the region received rainfall ranging from trace to 78 mm (Vonda area).  Since April 1, accumulated rainfall for the Northeast ranges from 62 mm (Lake Lenore area) to 243 mm (Garrick area).

Seventy-three per cent of the hay crop has been cut with 37 per cent of the hay crop baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as 92 per cent good to excellent. However, rain and humidity are making haying difficult.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as three per cent surplus and 97 per cent adequate. Topsoil moisture on hay and pasture land is reported as one per cent surplus, 98 per cent adequate and one per cent short.  

Eighty-seven per cent of the fall cereals and 78 per cent of the spring cereals are reported to be in good to excellent condition. Seventy-two per cent of oilseed crops and 71 per cent of pulses are reported to be in good to excellent condition.

Producers are scouting and spraying for wheat midge and sclerotinia in canola.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

 

Northwestern Region

Crop Conditions  - July 18, 2011

 

% Excellent

% Good

%   Fair

% Poor

% Very Poor

Winter wheat

0.0

98.2

1.8

0.0

0.0

Fall rye

0.0

86.7

13.3

0.0

0.0

Spring wheat

14.3

72.1

12.4

0.4

0.8

Durum

0.0

100.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Oat

11.2

75.7

13.1

0.0

0.0

Barley

14.0

68.3

17.0

0.2

0.5

Flax

0.0

76.3

23.7

0.0

0.0

Canola

16.8

56.4

20.0

6.1

0.7

Mustard

0.0

100.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Pea

19.8

69.7

9.6

0.6

0.3

Lentil

4.2

95.8

0.0

0.0

0.0

Canaryseed

0.0

100.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Chickpea

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

Hay Yields (tons/acre) - July 18, 2011

 

Dry land

Irrigated

Alfalfa

1.4

N/A

Alfalfa/Brome

1.3

N/A

Other Tame

0.9

N/A

Wild

0.9

N/A

Greenfeed

1.9

N/A

Livestock producers in the region have 25 per cent of the hay crop cut with seven per cent of the hay crop baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as 67 per cent good to excellent. However, rain and humidity are causing delays in haying operations and threatening hay quality. The heat and humidity combination is also creating conditions conducive to leaf disease development.  Hence, fungicide application has been reported in many areas.

During the past week, the region received rainfall ranging from trace to 86 mm (Glaslyn area).  Since April 1, accumulated rainfall for the Northwest ranges from 106 mm (North Battleford area) to 405 mm (Dorintosh area).

Cropland top soil moisture is reported as 20 per cent surplus and 80 per cent adequate. Hay and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as seven per cent surplus, 92 per cent adequate and one per cent short.

Ninety-two per cent of the fall cereals and 91 per cent of the spring cereals are reported to be in good to excellent condition. Eighty-three per cent of oilseed crops and 95 per cent of pulses are reported to be in good to excellent condition.

Farmers are busy scouting fields, controlling disease and haying. Crop damage mainly attributed to flooding, wind, hail and insects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 



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