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Sixty-six per cent of the 2010 hay crop was cut and 38 per cent baled or put into silage. Wheat midge, grasshoppers, flooding and hail were causing crop damage 

 

Provincial Crop and Pasture Conditions - July 25, 2011
Crop % Excellent % Good %   Fair % Poor % Very Poor
Winter wheat 26.4 59.5 9.8 4.2 0.1
Fall rye 26.0 62.1 11.0 0.8 0.1
Spring wheat 18.7 61.4 16.3 3.5 0.1
Durum 15.8 58.6 19.6 6.0 0.0
Oat 18.1 57.0 18.2 6.6 0.1
Barley 20.6 61.3 13.1 4.7 0.3
Flax 7.6 48.9 23.5 19.1 0.9
Canola 18.5 55.2 19.0 6.5 0.8
Mustard 17.6 66.9 12.1 3.4 0.0
Pea 19.6 59.4 15.0 5.4 0.6
Lentil 15.2 60.5 13.4 9.5 1.4
Canaryseed 13.5 51.2 23.6 11.2 0.5
Chickpea 14.2 53.8 26.9 5.1 0.0
 
Pasture 25.4 64.9 9.1 0.6 0.0

Saskatchewan livestock producers continue to make good haying progress and now have 73 per cent of the hay crop cut.  Fifty one 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, ranging from 81 per cent cut in the southwest to 40 per cent cut in the northwest.  Seventy-eight per cent of the hay crop is cut in the southeast, 79 per cent in east-central, 76 per cent in west-central and 80 per cent in the northeast.

Sixty-two per cent of the hay crop has been baled or put into silage in the southwest, 57 per cent in east-central, 54 per cent in the northeast, west-central and southeast and 19 per cent in the northwest.

Eighty-six per cent of the hay crop is rated as good to excellent in quality, 13 per cent is rated as fair and one per cent is reported to be in poor condition.  Ninety per cent of pasture land is reported to be in good to excellent condition.  Ninety-nine per cent of livestock producers have adequate water supplies for their livestock.

Eighty-seven per cent of fall cereals and 75 per cent of spring cereals are reported to be in good to excellent condition.  Seventy-two per cent of the oilseeds and 74 per cent of the pulse crops are reported to be in good to excellent condition.  The majority of crop damage is due to wind, flooding, disease, insects and hail.

Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 12 per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and seven per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 11 per cent surplus, 79 per cent adequate and 10 per cent short.

Overall, crops are progressing well. While crops are generally still behind in development, the warm weather advanced crops and some producers are contemplating swathing winter crops and early seeded pulses in the next two or three weeks.

Farmers are busy haying, scouting fields and controlling crop diseases and insects. Some farmers are getting harvesting equipment ready.

 


 

 

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

Southeastern Region

Crop and Pasture Conditions  - July 25, 2011

Crop

% Excellent

% Good

%   Fair

% Poor

% Very Poor

Winter wheat

27.6

50.8

9.7

11.3

0.6

Fall rye

42.9

48.2

1.6

6.8

0.5

Spring wheat

8.0

49.4

29.9

12.1

0.6

Durum

5.1

38.3

32.1

24.5

0.0

Oat

10.4

30.1

31.1

27.6

0.8

Barley

11.3

44.9

20.5

22.6

0.7

Flax

0.0

37.5

27.5

33.3

1.7

Canola

1.8

43.4

32.9

20.8

1.1

Mustard

0.0

48.8

31.7

19.5

0.0

Pea

0.3

50.4

16.6

28.5

4.2

Lentil

0.0

40.0

15.9

37.8

6.3

Canaryseed

12.7

29.8

25.2

32.3

0.0

Chickpea

0.0

11.4

11.4

77.2

0.0

 

Pasture

23.6

62.8

13.6

0.0

0.0

 

Precipitation ranged from very little to heavy rain storms with hail causing some damage. Amounts recorded varied from trace to 40 mm with a regional average of 14 mm. The max of 40 mm was received in the Grenfell area which received 25 mm on Tuesday and 15 mm on Saturday. Other areas that reported heavy rainfall on Tuesday include Vibank (23 mm) and Marquis (28 mm). The Saturday rainfall also covered many areas particularly in the area stretching from Estevan to Kipling.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are reported as 13 per cent surplus, 73 per cent adequate and 14 per cent short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 11 per cent surplus, 73 per cent adequate and 16 per cent short.

With the sunny warm weather, producers made progress with haying operations with 78 per cent of the hay crop cut. Fifty four per cent of the hay crop has been baled or put into silage. Ninety five per cent of the hay crop is rated as good to excellent in quality and five per cent is rated as fair. Eighty six per cent of pasture land is reported to be in good to excellent condition. One hundred per cent of livestock producers have adequate water supplies for their livestock.

Eighty-five per cent of fall cereals and 48 per cent of spring cereals are reported to be in good to excellent condition. Forty four per cent of the oilseeds and 34 per cent of the pulse crops are reported to be in good to excellent condition. The majority of crop damage is due to wind, disease, insects, hail and flooding.

The week progressed well with some reporters indicating that crops look really good. However, others are reporting not so good crops, particularly those that were seeded late. Some areas are experiencing a shortage of precipitation, and need rain to help finish the crop. Although haying is in progress, showers and rain caused some delays or significant disruption. Producers are busy hauling grain and getting harvesting equipment ready. Some reporters indicate that some producers may start harvesting within the next week or so.

 


 

 

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

Southwestern Region

Crop and Pasture Conditions  - July 25, 2011

Crop

% Excellent

% Good

%   Fair

% Poor

% Very Poor

Winter wheat

20.3

69.3

8.1

2.3

0.0

Fall rye

27.3

62.1

10.6

0.0

0.0

Spring wheat

16.8

58.7

22.0

2.5

0.0

Durum

18.0

59.6

20.0

2.4

0.0

Oat

7.2

69.7

23.0

0.1

0.0

Barley

16.4

71.5

11.3

0.8

0.0

Flax

14.1

51.1

29.6

5.2

0.0

Canola

11.2

65.6

19.1

4.1

0.0

Mustard

19.2

69.4

10.1

1.3

0.0

Pea

18.2

64.7

15.3

1.8

0.0

Lentil

16.7

65.6

15.1

2.6

0.0

Canaryseed

34.5

44.3

13.4

5.2

2.6

Chickpea

5.7

59.0

31.4

3.9

0.0

 

Pasture

23.3

70.3

6.2

0.2

0.0

Precipitation ranged from trace to 36 mm with a regional average of 16 mm. The max of 36 mm was received in the Kyle area, which received 21 mm on Wednesday and 15 mm on Friday. Most of the areas received rain during earlier part of the week. Heavy rains were recorded in the Shaunavon (23 mm) and Gravelbourg (20 mm) areas.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as three per cent surplus, 84 per cent adequate, 13 per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are two per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate, 16 per cent short and one per cent very short.

Producers made progress with haying operations with 81 per cent of the hay crop cut. Sixty two per cent of the hay crop has been baled or put into silage. Ninety two per cent of the hay crop is rated as good to excellent in quality and eight per cent is rated as fair. Ninety four per cent of pasture land is reported to be in good to excellent condition. One hundred per cent of livestock producers have adequate water supplies for their livestock.

Ninety per cent of fall cereals and 79 per cent of spring cereals are reported to be in good to excellent condition. Seventy seven per cent of the oilseeds and pulse crops are reported to be in good to excellent condition. The majority of crop damage is due to disease, insects, hail, wind and flooding. Some damage due to drought has also been reported.

With warm and sunny weather, crops are progressing well. The rain that fell was a blessing in some areas, as crops were beginning to be stressed. Other areas still need rain. An area from Woodrow to Mossbank reported heavy hail storms. While rains disrupted haying operations in some areas and caused some quality reduction, haying is progressing well in others.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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

 

East-central Region

Crop and Pasture Conditions  - July 25, 2011

Crop

% Excellent

% Good

%   Fair

% Poor

% Very Poor

Winter wheat

34.9

51.6

11.3

2.2

0.0

Fall rye

31.8

48.7

18.4

1.1

0.0

Spring wheat

21.0

62.7

13.2

3.1

0.0

Durum

33.0

55.8

11.2

0.0

0.0

Oat

25.6

53.5

17.0

3.9

0.0

Barley

24.0

57.9

12.9

4.5

0.7

Flax

21.3

61.8

13.5

3.4

0.0

Canola

23.1

56.0

15.8

4.2

0.9

Mustard

28.4

64.0

7.6

0.0

0.0

Pea

26.0

55.7

16.3

1.8

0.2

Lentil

26.3

62.1

10.2

1.4

0.0

Canaryseed

13.5

59.0

24.9

1.7

0.9

Chickpea

100.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

Pasture

18.1

69.3

11.8

0.8

0.0

Precipitation ranged from two mm to 58 mm with a regional average of 23 mm. The max of 58 mm was received in the Langenburg area which received 45 mm on Wednesday and 13 mm on Saturday. Most areas in the region received rain on Wednesday, with a few reporting heavy downpours, such as Abernethy (40 mm), Saltcoats (26 mm) and Calder (27 mm).

Topsoil moisture on cropland is reported as 12 per cent surplus, 86 per cent adequate and two per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 12 per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and seven per cent short.

Producers made progress with haying operations with 79 per cent of the hay crop cut. Fifty seven per cent of the hay crop has been baled or put into silage. Ninety seven per cent of the hay crop is rated as good to excellent in quality and three per cent is rated as fair. Eighty seven per cent of pasture land is reported to be in good to excellent condition. One hundred per cent of livestock producers have adequate water supplies for their livestock.

Eighty four per cent of fall cereals and 81 per cent of spring cereals are reported to be in good to excellent condition. Eighty five per cent of the oilseeds and ninety per cent of the pulse crops are reported to be in good to excellent condition. The majority of crop damage is due to wind, insects and flooding. Some hail damage has been reported.

Reporters indicate that the weather was hot at the beginning of the week with severe thunderstorms with damaging wind, rain and hail. Some areas welcomed the rain with many reporters indicating that crops and haying are progressing well. All crops are reported to be behind in development. Some areas do need sunshine and wind to allow haying to resume.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

West Central Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 6B and 7)

West-cental Region

Crop and Pasture Conditions  - July 25, 2011

Crop

% Excellent

% Good

%   Fair

% Poor

% Very Poor

Winter wheat

0.0

97.0

3.0

0.0

0.0

Fall rye

1.0

86.0

13.0

0.0

0.0

Spring wheat

29.4

62.8

7.4

0.4

0.0

Durum

15.7

78.6

5.6

0.1

0.0

Oat

21.7

63.1

15.0

0.2

0.0

Barley

25.7

66.3

7.7

0.3

0.0

Flax

9.2

79.5

11.1

0.2

0.0

Canola

31.3

57.8

10.6

0.3

0.0

Mustard

23.2

68.4

7.9

0.5

0.0

Pea

30.9

59.7

9.4

0.0

0.0

Lentil

21.7

68.3

9.8

0.2

0.0

Canaryseed

2.8

71.6

25.6

0.0

0.0

Chickpea

5.0

90.0

5.0

0.0

0.0

 

Pasture

29.0

67.5

3.5

0.0

0.0

Precipitation ranged from two mm to 87 mm with a regional average of 40 mm. The max of 87 mm was received in the Reward area which received 38 mm on Wednesday and 49 mm on Saturday. Most areas in the region received rain on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Among the areas that reported heavy rains (in a single day) are Dinsmore (36 mm), Sonningdale (45 mm) Rosetown (55 mm) Biggar (33 mm) and Lusland (36).

Topsoil moisture on cropland is reported as 14 per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and five per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 14 per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and five per cent short.

Progress was made in haying operations with 76 per cent of the hay crop cut. Fifty four per cent of the hay crop has been baled or put into silage. Sixty eight per cent of the hay crop is rated as good to excellent in quality and 32 per cent is rated as fair. Ninety seven per cent of pasture land is reported to be in good to excellent condition. One hundred per cent of livestock producers have adequate water supplies for their livestock.

Ninety two per cent of fall cereals and 88 per cent of spring cereals are reported to be in good to excellent condition. Ninety per cent of the oilseeds and 92 per cent of the pulse crops are reported to be in good to excellent condition. The majority of crop damage is due to flooding, wind, insects and diseases. Some hail damage has also been reported.

Hot dry weather accelerated crops in some areas. There were reports of excessive rain and hail that have caused some damage. Other areas are reporting good-looking crops. Producers continue scouting and spraying for insects, particularly aphids and wheat midge, and diseases. While some areas welcomed the rain, other areas report delays in haying operations as well as increased disease incidence where crops have heavy canopies.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

Northeastern Region

Crop and Pasture Conditions  - July 25, 2011

Crop

% Excellent

% Good

%   Fair

% Poor

% Very Poor

Winter wheat

23.0

57.0

19.6

0.4

0.0

Fall rye

54.6

43.7

1.6

0.1

0.0

Spring wheat

15.8

65.8

15.7

2.7

0.0

Durum

41.6

46.7

11.7

0.0

0.0

Oat

20.7

60.1

15.9

3.3

0.0

Barley

20.9

57.9

20.3

0.9

0.0

Flax

13.8

51.3

32.9

2.0

0.0

Canola

22.3

55.8

18.7

1.2

2.0

Mustard

10.0

70.0

10.0

10.0

0.0

Pea

11.0

54.6

30.4

4.0

0.0

Lentil

5.3

53.1

39.8

1.8

0.0

Canaryseed

22.0

43.2

31.6

3.2

0.0

Chickpea

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

Pasture

33.9

52.4

11.2

2.5

0.0

Precipitation ranged from one mm to 56 mm with a regional average of 29 mm. The max of 56 mm was received in the Arborfield area which received rain almost daily except Friday and Monday. Other areas that received substantial amounts of rain during the week include Nipawin (47 mm), Bruno (40 mm) and Garrick (52 mm).

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 23 per cent surplus and 77 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 25 per cent surplus, 74 per cent adequate and one per cent short.

Progress has been made in haying operations with 80 per cent of the hay crop cut. Fifty four per cent of the hay crop has been baled or put into silage. Eighty five per cent of the hay crop is rated as good to excellent in quality and 15 per cent is rated as fair. Eighty six per cent of pasture land is reported to be in good to excellent condition. Ninety five per cent of livestock producers have adequate water supplies for their livestock.

Eighty nine per cent of fall cereals and 79 per cent of spring cereals are reported to be in good to excellent condition. Seventy four per cent of the oilseeds and 62 per cent of the pulse crops are reported to be in good to excellent condition. The majority of crop damage is due to wind, insects, diseases and flooding. Some damage has also been reported due to hail.

Some reporters indicate hot and humid weather slowed down haying while some areas report crops slowed down by dry weather. However, warm weather helped advance crops in some areas. Strong winds were reported in the Prince Albert area that knocked down some crops.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

Northwestern Region

Crop and Pasture Conditions  - July 25, 2011

Crop

% Excellent

% Good

%   Fair

% Poor

% Very Poor

Winter wheat

0.0

100.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Fall rye

0.0

86.7

13.3

0.0

0.0

Spring wheat

17.5

73.0

9.5

0.0

0.0

Durum

0.0

100.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Oat

19.0

74.1

6.9

0.0

0.0

Barley

21.9

68.4

9.2

0.5

0.0

Flax

0.0

93.8

3.1

3.1

0.0

Canola

18.5

63.8

14.6

3.1

0.0

Mustard

0.0

100.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Pea

27.4

62.3

10.0

0.3

0.0

Lentil

0.0

95.8

4.2

0.0

0.0

Canaryseed

17.7

82.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

Chickpea

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

Pasture

28.7

62.2

7.9

1.2

0.0

Precipitation ranged from 21 mm to 76 mm with a regional average of 46 mm. The max of 76 mm was received in the Frenchman Butte area with 52 mm on Wednesday and 23 mm on Friday. Other areas that received substantial amounts of rain include North Battleford (58 mm), Edam (62 mm) Turtleford (60 mm) St. Walburg (59 mm), Barthel (61 mm) and Rabbit Lake (54 mm).

Topsoil moisture conditions for cropland are 14 per cent surplus and 86 per cent adequate. Pasture and hay land conditions are 15 per cent surplus and 85 per cent adequate.

Haying progress in the region now stands at 40 per cent of the hay crop cut. Nineteen per cent of the hay crop has now been baled or put into silage. Sixty seven per cent of the hay crop is rated as good to excellent in quality, 28 per cent fair and five per cent poor. However, 91 per cent of pasture land is reported to be in good to excellent condition and 97 per cent of livestock producers are reported to have adequate water supplies for their livestock.

Ninety three per cent of fall cereals and 95 per cent of spring cereals are reported to be in good to excellent condition. Ninety two per cent of the oilseeds and 93 per cent of the pulse crops are reported to be in good to excellent condition. The majority of crop damage is due to flooding, wind, insects and hail. Some damage has also been reported due to disease.

Warm wet weather hampered haying in most areas in the region. Producers are calling for sunshine and dry weather to allow haying. Heavy rains combined with lodging are reported to have caused damage to some blossoming canola. Producers are monitoring fields for insects and diseases.

 

 

 

 

 


 



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