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      Tuesday, October 17, 2017

One year ago
Eight per cent of the 2010 crop had been combined. A wet week in most areas of the province delayed crop maturity and slowed harvest.

 

Harvest Progress in SK
Per cent combined

All Crops

Aug 29/11

21

5 year avg.
(2006-2010)

20

Aug 30/10

8

Aug 31/09

8

Aug 31/08

20

Aug 26/07

27

Aug 27/06

37

Warm and dry weather in many areas of the province has allowed Saskatchewan producers to combine 21 per cent of the 2011 crop. Twenty-seven per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report.

The five-year (2006-2010) provincial average for this time of year is 20 per cent combined and 26 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut. Last year at this time, eight per cent had been combined and 22 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Harvest progress varies across the province. The southwest has 37 per cent combined and 16 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut; the southeast has 29 per cent combined and 25 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut; the northeast has eight per cent combined and 35 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut, and the northwest has five per cent combined and 19 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut. In east-central Saskatchewan, 18 per cent of the crop is combined and 37 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut, and in west-central Saskatchewan 13 per cent of the crop is combined and 30 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as two per cent surplus, 68 per cent adequate, 27 per cent short and three per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 63 per cent adequate, 32 per cent short and four per cent very short.


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

Most of the areas in the region experienced warm and dry weather for much of the week. Most crop districts only received rain on Monday, although some did receive rainfall on Saturday. Precipitation ranged from nil to 55 mm, with the average being 8.5 mm. The most rain fell in the Kisby area. Other areas that received substantial amounts include Manor (28 mm), Stoughton (35 mm), Moosomin (25 mm) and Radville (22 mm).

The warm dry weather allowed crops to mature and producers to make good harvesting progress. Twenty-nine per cent of the 2011 crop has been harvested, while 25 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut. Eighty-six per cent of the winter wheat, 94 per cent of the fall rye, 12 per cent of the spring wheat and durum, eight per cent of the oats, 16 per cent of barley, 72 per cent of the lentils, 77 per cent of the peas, 33 per cent of the canola and 15 per cent of the mustard has been combined. Forty-three per cent of the canola and 29 per cent of the mustard is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Crop reporters are indicating varying yields ranging from good to very poor. At this stage, average yields are predicted as follows: winter wheat 38 bu/ac, spring wheat 31 bu/ac, durum 30 bu/ac, oats 49 bu/ac, barley 44 bu/ac, fall rye 37 bu/ac, flax 16 bu/ac, canola 24 bu/ac, mustard 761 lbs/ac, lentils 1,004 lb./ac, peas 27 bu/ac, canaryseed 1,028 lb./ac and chickpeas 500 lb./ac.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is reported as four per cent surplus, 61 per cent adequate, 34 per cent short and one per cent very short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as three per cent surplus, 60 per cent adequate, 36 per cent short and one per cent very short.

The majority of crop damage is due to wind, hail, diseases and insects. The wind was strong enough in some areas to damage farm structures such as bins.

The rain that fell during the week was generally welcome, as some crops were starting to show stress, particularly those that were seeded late and had shallow roots.


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

The region experienced warm and dry weather all week. Rain was reported in a few areas in amount ranging from nil to 24 mm, with the average being 1.4 mm. The most rain fell in the Rockglen area. Other areas that received significant rainfall include Cadillac (8 mm), Bengough (5 mm) and Lisieux (5 mm).

With the warm dry weather, crops have advanced well and producers have made good harvesting progress. Thirty-seven per cent of the 2011 crop has been harvested while 16 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut. Eighty-six per cent of the winter wheat, 79 per cent of the fall rye, 14 per cent of the spring wheat, 15 per cent of durum, 22 per cent of the oats, 28 per cent of barley, 77 per cent of the lentils, 80 per cent of the peas, 52 per cent of the canola and 21 per cent of the mustard has been combined. Thirty-four per cent of the canola and 20 per cent of the mustard is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Average yields are predicted as follows: winter wheat 40 bu/ac, spring wheat 31 bu/ac, durum 33 bu/ac, oats 49 bu/ac, barley 48 bu/ac, fall rye 41 bu/ac, flax 17 bu/ac, canola 28 bu/ac, mustard 1,022 lb./ac, lentils 1,350 lb./ac, peas 29 bu/ac, canaryseed 990 lb./ac and chickpeas 1,335 lb./ac.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is reported as one per cent surplus, 50 per cent adequate, 43 per cent short and six per cent very short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 44 per cent adequate, 48 per cent short and eight per cent very short.

The majority of crop damage is due to wind, hail, diseases and insects.

Producers are busy harvesting crops and controlling weeds in chemfallow and summerfallow. There are reports of late-seeded cereals that are still green. Late seeded crops have been affected by drought, with some reporters indicating a desperate need for rain. As swathing progresses, some producers are finding areas showing significant crop damage due to flooding in the spring. Haying is complete in most areas and farmers are busy hauling bales.


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

Most of the areas in the region experienced warm and dry weather for much of the week, with rain coming on Monday. Precipitation ranged from nil to 33 mm with an average of 3 mm. The most rain fell in the Stockholm area. Other areas that received substantial amounts include Saltcoats (24 mm), Langenburg (13 mm), and Calder (11 mm).

With warm dry weather, crops have advanced well and producers have made good harvesting progress. Eighteen per cent of the 2011 crop has been harvested, while 37 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut. Ninety-one per cent of the winter wheat, 97 per cent of the fall rye, five per cent of the spring wheat, two per cent of durum and oats, 20 per cent of barley, 54 per cent of the lentils, 62 per cent of the peas, 15 per cent of the canola and nine per cent of the mustard has been combined. Fifty-nine per cent of the canola and 28 per cent of the mustard is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Average yields are predicted as follows: winter wheat 43 bu/ac, spring wheat 36 bu/ac, durum 34 bu/ac, oats 76 bu/ac, barley 57 bu/ac, fall rye 33 bu/ac, flax 22 bu/ac, canola 30 bu/ac, mustard 1,132 lb./ac, lentils 1,370 lb./ac, peas 37 bu/ac, canaryseed 1,076 lb./ac and chickpeas 1,100 lb./ac.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is reported as two per cent surplus, 73 per cent adequate, 24 per cent short and one per cent very short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 66 per cent adequate, 28 per cent short and five per cent very short.

The majority of crop damage is due to wind, hail, diseases and insects. Some damage due to flooding and heat has also been reported.

Farmers are busy harvesting crops. There are reports of yields being lower than normal due to wet conditions in the spring; however, there is quite a high variation in yields for most crops. Some reporters are indicating that the rain towards the end of the week may cause some reduction in quality as well as interfering with harvesting, as crops such as oats may exhibit secondary growth.


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

The region experienced warm and dry weather for much of the week, with very little rain. Precipitation ranged from nil to 5 mm with an average of 0.5 mm. The most rain fell on Saturday in the Kerrobert area. Other areas that received some rain include Smiley and Netherhill (2 mm) and Kindersley (2.5 mm).

Thirteen per cent of the 2011 crop has been harvested while 30 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut. Sixty-three per cent of the winter wheat, 52 per cent of the fall rye, four per cent of the spring wheat, one per cent of durum, three per cent of the oats, 10 per cent of barley, 24 per cent of the lentils, 55 per cent of the peas, 12 per cent of the canola and one per cent of the mustard has been combined. Sixty-five per cent of the canola and 30 per cent of the mustard is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Average yields are predicted as follows: winter wheat 53 bu/ac, spring wheat 36 bu/ac, durum 36 bu/ac, oats 65 bu/ac, barley 54 bu/ac, fall rye 25 bu/ac, flax 24 bu/ac, canola 33 bu/ac, mustard 1,202 lb./ac, lentils 1,202 lb./ac, peas 38 bu/ac, canaryseed 1,044 lb./ac and chickpeas 1,300 lb./ac.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is reported as one per cent surplus, 69 per cent adequate, 25 per cent short and five per cent very short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 67 per cent adequate, 23 per cent short and nine per cent very short.

The majority of crop damage is due to wind, drought and insects. Most reporters indicated that harvesting is progressing well.


Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

The region experienced warm and dry weather for much of the week, with very little rain. Precipitation ranged from nil to 10 mm with the average being 1.6 mm. The mmost rain fell on Tuesday in the Nipawin area. Other areas that received some rain include Garrick (4 mm) and Arborfield and Tisdale (2 mm).

Eight per cent of the 2011 crop has been harvested while 35 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut. Ninety per cent of the winter wheat, 100 per cent of the fall rye, six per cent of the spring wheat, two per cent of the oats, 21 per cent of barley, seven per cent of the lentils, 49 per cent of the peas and one per cent of the canola has been combined.  Fifty-eight per cent of the canola and 20 per cent of the mustard is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Average yields are predicted as follows: winter wheat 41 bu/ac, spring wheat 40 bu/ac, durum 42 bu/ac, oats 80 bu/ac, barley 65 bu/ac, fall rye 33 bu/ac, flax 21 bu/ac, canola 31 bu/ac, mustard 750 lbs/ac, lentils 1,044 lb./ac, peas 34 bu/ac and canaryseed 1,314 lb./ac.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is reported as three per cent surplus, 88 per cent adequate and nine per cent short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus, 79 per cent adequate, 17 per cent short and two per cent very short.

The majority of crop damage is due to wind, diseases and insects. Reporters indicate that harvesting is progressing well. Yields on late-seeded crops may be affected  due to lack of moisture in recent weeks. As well, wet conditions in June and July may have contributed to lower-than-normal pea and lentil yields.


Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

The region experienced warm and dry weather for much of the week, with very little rain. Precipitation ranged from nil to 9 mm with the average being 2.1 mm. The most rain fell in the Hafford area. Other areas that received some rain include Barthel (6 mm), Meadow Lake and Radisson (5 mm), and Speers (4 mm).

Five per cent of the 2011 crop has been harvested while 19 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-combine. Two per cent of the spring wheat and three per cent of the canola has been combined. Thirty per cent of the canola is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Average yields are predicted as follows: winter wheat 48 bu/ac, spring wheat 41 bu/ac, oats 85 bu/ac, barley 67 bu/ac, fall rye 30 bu/ac, flax 20 bu/ac, canola 32 bu/ac, lentils 900 lb./ac and peas 36 bu/ac.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is reported as 96 per cent adequate and four per cent short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 84 per cent adequate and 16 per cent short.

The majority of crop damage is due to wind, diseases and insects. Some damage due from lodging and heat has also been reported. Harvest is progressing well. Some crop reporters are indicating that yields will vary due to a number of problems such as wind and hail and excess moisture in June.


Saskatchewan Harvest Progress August 29, 2011

winter
wheat
% Standing
% in swath
% ready to
straight-cut
% combined
% Other
Fall rye
% Standing
% in swath
% ready to
straight-cut
% combined
% Other
SE
1.0
1.5
7.8
86.3
3.4
SE
0.1
1.2
1.8
94.2
2.7
SW
4.7
1.5
8.0
85.8
0.0
SW
0.8
1.6
2.1
78.8
16.7
EC
0.0
0.2
9.2
90.6
0.0
EC
0.0
0.0
3.5
96.5
0.0
WC
16.7
0.0
20.0
63.3
0.0
WC
10.8
24.5
10.3
52.4
2.0
NE
0.0
8.7
1.3
90.0
0.0
NE
0.0
0.1
0.0
99.9
0.0
NW
100.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
NW
0.0
0.0
100.0
0.0
0.0
                       
Spring
wheat
% Standing
% in swath
% ready to
straight-cut
% combined
% Other
Durum
% Standing
% in swath
% ready to
straight-cut
% combined
% Other
SE
64.8
13.9
9.4
11.9
0.0
SE
70.2
9.6
8.0
12.2
0.0
SW
65.3
5.7
14.6
14.4
0.0
SW
67.5
5.6
12.2
14.7
0.0
EC
74.7
13.8
6.7
4.8
0.0
EC
75.7
12.1
9.9
2.3
0.0
WC
76.1
12.4
7.6
3.8
0.1
WC
92.4
3.7
3.0
0.9
0.0
NE
78.8
9.5
5.7
6.0
0.0
NE
81.7
13.3
5.0
0.0
0.0
NW
90.0
5.4
3.1
1.5
0.0
           
                       
Oats
% Standing
% in swath
% ready to
straight-cut
% combined
% Other
Barley
% Standing
% in swath
% ready to
straight-cut
% combined
% Other
SE
83.6
5.2
2.2
8.2
0.8
SE
60.7
20.8
1.7
16.2
0.6
SW
55.2
2.8
12.3
21.9
7.8
SW
54.1
7.7
10.6
27.6
0.0
EC
85.2
10.6
0.7
2.1
1.4
EC
54.2
20.6
5.4
19.8
0.0
WC
82.5
13.7
0.0
3.4
0.4
WC
72.4
12.2
4.4
10.3
0.7
NE
90.1
3.6
3.9
2.4
0.0
NE
46.2
26.3
5.9
20.9
0.7
NW
94.6
2.5
2.5
0.0
0.4
NW
84.9
9.6
5.0
0.5
0.0
                       
Lentils
% Standing
% in swath
% ready to
straight-cut
% combined
% Other
Peas
% Standing
% in swath
% ready to
straight-cut
% combined
% Other
SE
8.3
5.4
14.7
71.6
0.0
SE
13.4
4.2
5.1
76.7
0.6
SW
10.4
5.0
7.5
77.1
0.0
SW
13.7
0.0
6.7
79.6
0.0
EC
28.6
0.3
17.1
54.0
0.0
EC
12.6
8.9
16.1
62.4
0.0
WC
45.8
10.0
20.1
24.1
0.0
WC
22.2
4.7
18.2
54.9
0.0
NE
68.1
14.2
10.6
7.1
0.0
NE
35.9
2.2
12.6
49.3
0.0
NW
76.8
23.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
NW
38.0
9.0
14.5
38.5
0.0
                       
Canola
% Standing
% in swath
% ready to
straight-cut
% combined
% Other
Mustard
% Standing
% in swath
% ready to
straight-cut
% combined
% Other
SE
24.1
41.0
1.8
33.1
0.0
SE
55.7
27.6
1.7
15.0
0.0
SW
14.4
33.3
0.3
51.9
0.1
SW
59.8
10.7
8.8
20.7
0.0
EC
26.0
59.0
0.0
15.0
0.0
EC
63.2
21.0
6.7
9.1
0.0
WC
23.1
63.7
1.3
11.8
0.1
WC
69.6
18.4
11.1
0.9
0.0
NE
41.4
56.9
0.6
1.1
0.0
NE
80.0
20.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
NW
66.9
29.8
0.0
3.3
0.0
NW
100.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
                       
Triticale
% Standing
% in swath
% ready to
straight-cut
% combined
% Other
SE
32.1
13.9
12.9
23.5
17.6
EC
100.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
WC
60.0
20.0
10.0
10.0
0.0
NE
50.0
0.0
0.0
50.0
0.0
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