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One year ago
Eighteen per cent of the crop had been combined. Some producers were able to get back into the fields after weeks of rain. Frost affected most of the province of September 17 and 18.

Saskatchewan Harvest
%  combined this week
(September 19, 2011)

Winter wheat

100

Fall rye*

99

Spring wheat

74

Durum

75

Oats**

55

Barley

75

Canola

72

Mustard

77

Flax

33

Lentils

97

Peas

98

Chickpeas

N/A

Canaryseed

34

*includes 10 per cent 'other'
**includes three per cent 'other'

Harvest Progress in SK
Per cent combined
All Crops

Sept 19/11

76

5 year avg.
(2006-2010)

61

Sept 20/10

18

Sept 21/09

50

Sept 21/08

66

Sept 23/07

78

Sept 17/06

91

Saskatchewan producers are well ahead of the five-year harvest progress average with 76 per cent of the 2011 crop combined, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report.

Seventeen per cent is swathed or ready to straight-combine.  The five-year (2006-2010) provincial average for this time of year is 61 per cent combined and 23 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut.  Rain showers late in the week slowed harvest progress in some areas.

Harvest progress across the province varies.  The southeast has 84 per cent combined; the southwest 81 per cent; the east central 74 per cent and the west central 76 per cent.  The northern regions made great harvest progress during the week.  The northeast has 72 per cent combined and the northwest has 59 per cent combined.  Seventy-five per cent of the durum, 74 per cent of the spring wheat, 72 per cent of the canola and 33 per cent of the flax have been combined.

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, 31 per cent short and five per cent very short.  The majority of livestock producers have adequate or surplus hay and straw supplies going into winter. 

Farmers are busy harvesting, hauling bales and controlling weeds on unseeded acres.


Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation Report

The deadline to submit forage claims and declarations is September 30. If producers have not completed harvest by this date, they may request an extension of insurance.

September 30 is also the deadline to submit Excess Moisture Program (EMP) applications for acres unseeded by June 20 or acres that were seeded and subsequently flooded on or before July 31. The last day for AgriStability participants to submit their 2010 program forms without penalty is September 30, 2011.


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

Rain showers toward the end of the week slowed harvest progress. Eighty-four per cent of the crop has been combined. Eleven per cent of the crop has been swathed or is ready to straight cut.  The Lampman and Radville areas reported 25 mm, the Kisbey area 16 mm, the Whitewood area 17 mm, the Wawota area 8 mm, the Weyburn area 15 mm, the Vibank area 16 mm, the Moose Jaw area 10 mm and the Ceylon area 20 mm.

Crop district 1A has 87 per cent combined, CD 1B 76 per cent, CD 2A 86 per cent, CD 2B 85 per cent and CD 3ASE has 87 per cent combined.

Grades for lentils harvested reported as 27 per cent 1 CAN, 66 per cent 2 CAN and 7 per cent 3 CAN. Grades for field peas are reported as 27 per cent 1 CAN, 59 per cent 2 CAN and 14 per cent 3 CAN.  Grades for durum harvested are reported as 31 per cent 1 CW, 58 per cent 2 CW and 11 per cent 3 CW.

Topsoil moisture rating on cropland is reported as six per cent surplus, 84 per cent adequate, eight per cent short and two per cent very short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as four per cent surplus, 80 per cent adequate, 15 per cent short and one per cent very short.

Winter feed supplies are looking good for the region. Some producers are anticipating a straw shortage in their area due to unseeded acres. Seventy-three per cent of cattle producers have surplus to adequate straw supplies. Fifty-five per cent of producers will have surplus hay supplies and 45 per cent will have adequate hay supplies to last through the winter. Ninety-three per cent of cattle producers will have surplus to adequate green feed supplies.

The majority of crop damage is due to frost on Sept. 13, most of which damaged the later seeded green crops. Temperatures dipped to -5 C for a few hours in some areas. Crop reporters indicated there is an increase in the number of acres seeded to winter cereals compared to last year.

Producers are busy harvesting, cutting green feed crops, controlling weeds, baling straw and hauling bales.


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

Farmers have made good harvest progress with 81 per cent combined. Ten per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight combine. Rain showers in many areas slowed harvest progress. The region received the majority of rainfall on Monday, Sept 19. Rain showers were scattered and did not certain areas. The Bengough and Lisieux areas reported 20 mm, the Assiniboia area 10 mm, the Mossbank area 15 mm, the Eyebrow area 8 mm, the Mankota area 7 mm, the Lucky Lake area 14 mm and the Gull Lake area 11 mm.

CD 3ASW has 63 per cent combined, CD 3AN 92 per cent, CD 3BS 72 per cent, CD 3BN 92 per cent, CD 4A 66 per cent and CD 4B has 92 per cent combined.

Grades for lentils are reported as 42 per cent 1 CAN, 48 per cent 2 CAN and 10 per cent 3 CAN. Grades for field peas are reported as 54 per cent 1 CAN, 41 per cent 2 CAN and five per cent 3 CAN.  Grades for durum harvested are reported as 51 per cent 1 CW, 36 per cent 2 CW, 11 per cent 3 CW and two per cent ‘Other' (feed).

Topsoil moisture rating on cropland is reported as one per cent surplus, 62 per cent adequate, 32 per cent short and five per cent very short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 55 per cent adequate, 40 per cent short and five per cent very short. Crop districts 3BS and 4A are reporting 55 and 58 per cent short of topsoil moisture on crop land. CD 4B is reporting 20 per cent of crop land as being very short on topsoil moisture.  

The majority of crop damage was due to the frost received last week. Temperatures were down to -5 C for a short time in some areas. The majority of producers are waiting for the later seeded crops to mature and dry down. Another 10 days or so of warm dry weather is needed to finish combining. In some areas, ergot in wheat and durum is causing quality issues.  

Winter feed supplies are looking positive for the region. Hay supplies are surplus to adequate. Ninety-three per cent of cattle producers have surplus to adequate straw supplies.

Producers are busy harvesting, cutting green feed crops, controlling weeds on unseeded acres, hauling bales and baling straw.


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

Despite the rain, good harvest progress was made at the beginning of the week, particularly in CD 5B. Seventy-four per cent of the crop has been combined. Twenty-one per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight cut. Some areas received up to 14 mm and other areas did not receive any rain. The Stockholm area received 6 mm, the Jedburgh area 12 mm, the Kelliher area 13 mm, the Kelvington and Lintlaw areas 6 mm, the Bulyea and Bradwell areas 14 mm and the Craik area 10 mm.

The west side of the region is further advanced with harvest progress compared to the east side. Crop district 5A has 63 per cent combined, CD 5B 70 per cent, and CD 6A has 87 per cent combined.

Grades for lentils harvested are reported as 22 per cent 1 CAN, 71 per cent 2 CAN and seven per cent 3 CAN. Grades for field peas are reported as 19 per cent 1 CAN, 73 per cent 2 CAN and eight per cent 3 CAN.  Grades for durum harvested are reported as 25 per cent 1 CW, 56 per cent 2 CW, 18 per cent 3 CW and one per cent ‘Other' (feed).

Topsoil moisture rating on cropland is reported as two per cent surplus, 84 per cent adequate and 14 per cent short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus, 75 per cent adequate, 17 per cent short and six per cent very short.

Winter feed supplies are looking good for the region. Hay, straw, green feed and feed grain are adequate to surplus going into the winter.

The frost last week caused the majority of crop damage on the late seeded crops. Some areas recorded -4 C for a few hours. Hail was reported in the Holdfast, Jedburgh and Leroy areas.  The winter wheat crops are emerging in some areas and seem to be in good condition.

Farmers are busy harvesting, cutting green feed crops, controlling weeds, baling straw and hauling bales. 


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

Good harvest progress was made at the beginning of the week. By the weekend, rain showers had slowed progress. Seventy-six per cent of the crop has been combined and 17 per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight-cut. The Dinsmore and Perdue areas recorded 11 mm, the Rosetown area 15 mm, the Biggar area 10 mm, the Smiley area 14 mm and the Luseland and Cando areas 6 mm.

Crop district 6B has 78 per cent combined, CD 7A 72 per cent and CD 7B has 77 per cent combined. 

Grades for lentils harvested are reported as 28 per cent 1 CAN, 59 per cent 2 CAN and 13 per cent 3 CAN. Grades for field peas are reported as 34 per cent 1 CAN, 59 per cent 2 CAN and seven per cent 3 CAN.  Grades for durum harvested are reported as nine per cent 1 CW, 58 per cent 2 CW, 23 per cent 3 CW and 11 per cent ‘Other' (feed).  Ergot is causing downgrading of durum crops in some areas.

Topsoil moisture rating on cropland is reported as 51 per cent adequate, 44 per cent short and five per cent very short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 40 per cent adequate, 53 per cent short and seven per cent very short. All crop districts in the region are reporting over 40 per cent of the land (crop, hay and pasture land) as short in topsoil moisture.

Winter feed supplies are looking good for the region. Hay, straw, green feed and feed grain are adequate to surplus going into the winter.

The majority of crop damage is due to frost received last week. Temperatures dipped down to -7 C in some areas which will affect the later seeded crops. Livestock producers are testing greenfeed for nitrates. In some areas, geese and cranes are causing damage to crop lying in the swath. Ergot in wheat and durum is causing some quality issues. Many farmers have completed harvest.

Producers are busy harvesting, hauling bales and controlling weeds.


Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

Good harvest progress was made in the region as very little rain was recorded. Seventy-two per cent of the crop has been combined. Twenty-six per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight cut.  Precipitation ranged from nil to 6 mm. The Nipawin and Vonda areas received 2 mm and the Garrick area reported 6 mm of rain.

Crop district 8A has 72 per cent of the crop combined, CD 8B 76 per cent and CD 9AE has 62 per cent combined. Grades for field peas are reported as 41 per cent 1 CAN, 46 per cent 2 CAN and 13 per cent 3 CAN. 

Topsoil moisture rating on cropland is reported as 62 per cent adequate, 33 per cent short and five per cent very short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated 64 per cent adequate, 34 per cent short and two per cent very short.

Winter feed supplies are looking good for the region. Hay, straw, green feed and feed grain are adequate to surplus going into the winter.

The majority of crop damage is due to the frost received last week.  Temperatures were reported to be down as low as -8 C for a few hours in some areas.

Producers are busy harvesting, controlling weeds, cutting green feed crops and hauling bales.


Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

Good harvest progress was made in the region with 59 per cent of the crop harvested. A few areas reported trace amounts of rainfall. Thirty-three per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight-cut.

Crop district 9AW has 68 per cent of the crop combined and CD 9B has 50 per cent of the crop combined.  Grades for field peas are reported as 37 per cent 1 CAN, 39 per cent 2 CAN and 18 per cent 3 CAN and six per cent Sample grade. 

Topsoil moisture rating on cropland is reported as 60 per cent adequate, 39 per cent short and one per cent short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 50 per cent adequate, 38 per cent short and 12 per cent very short. CD 9AW is reporting 50 per cent of the crop land is short on topsoil moisture. Fifty per cent of the hay and pasture land in CD 9AW is rated as short and very short in topsoil moisture.

The region's winter feed supplies are looking strong. Hay, straw, green feed and feed grain are adequate to surplus going into the winter.

The majority of crop damage is due to the frost received last week. The frost received damaged some later seeded canola and cereal crops. Ergot is downgrading some wheat samples.

Farmers are busy harvesting, cutting green feed crops, hauling bales and controlling weeds.


Saskatchewan Harvest Progress September 19, 2011

winter wheat

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to 
straight combine

% combined

southeast

0

0

0

100

southwest

0

0

0

100

east central

0

0

0

100

west central

0

0

0

100

northeast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

northwest

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fall rye

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

0

0

0

100

southwest*

0

0

0

85

east central

0

0

0

100

west central**

0

0

0

98

northeast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

northwest

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

*15 per cent rated as 'other'

 

 

 

**two per cent rated as 'other'

 

 

 

Spring wheat

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

2

4

5

89

southwest

11

3

12

74

east central

6

13

10

71

west central

9

9

13

69

northeast

1

5

12

82

northwest

7

9

21

63

Durum

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

2

3

4

91

southwest

12

3

12

73

east central

0

13

11

76

west central

17

5

15

63

northeast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

northwest

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Oats

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast*

13

21

1

63

southwest**

19

6

1

62

east central

18

29

7

46

west central*

17

18

13

50

northeast

9

10

19

62

northwest*

28

14

19

37

*two per cent is rated as 'other'

 

 

 

**12 per cent is rated as 'other'

 

 

 

Barley

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast*

4

6

1

86

southwest

19

2

8

71

east central

9

13

5

73

west central

7

6

10

77

northeast

3

8

6

83

northwest

10

19

9

62

*three per cent is rated as 'other'

 

 

 

Lentils

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

0

0

1

99

southwest*

1

1

0

96

east central

0

0

1

99

west central

1

1

2

96

northeast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

northwest

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

*two per cent is rated as 'other'

 

 

 

Peas

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine 

% combined

southeast

0

0

1

99

southwest

0

0

1

99

east central

0

1

1

98

west central

1

0

1

98

northeast

2

0

0

98

northwest

1

0

3

96

Canola

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

2

13

6

79

southwest

1

5

1

93

east central

0

24

0

76

west central

2

18

3

77

northeast

0

36

3

61

northwest

6

42

3

49

Mustard

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine 

% combined

southeast

0

2

4

94

southwest*

10

8

7

74

east central

6

5

5

84

west central

14

20

7

59

northeast

0

5

10

85

northwest

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

*one per cent is rated as 'other'

 

 

 

Canaryseed

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

14

23

8

55

southwest

22

1

21

56

east central

48

17

16

19

west central

55

5

28

12

northeast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

northwest

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Flax

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine 

% combined

southeast

41

8

3

48

southwest

61

1

16

22

east central

51

23

11

15

west central

75

9

7

9

northeast

53

11

11

25

northwest

56

22

0

22

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