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One year ago
Warm ad sunny weather allowed for producers to continue with harvest. Twenty-nine per cent of the 2010 crop had been harvested.

Harvest Progress in SK
Per cent combined
All Crops

Sept 26/11

91

5 year avg.
(2006-2010)

72

Sept 27/10

29

Sept 28/09

72

Sept 28/08

82

Sept 30/07

87

Sept 24/06

92

Saskatchewan Harvest
combined this week
(September 26, 2011)

Winter wheat 100
Fall rye* 100
Spring wheat 92
Durum 92
Oats** 80
Barley 92
Canola 89
Mustard 85
Flax 53
Lentils 99
Peas 100
Chickpeas N/A
Canaryseed 75
*includes 14 per cent 'other'
**includes three per cent 'other'

Another week of warm weather has Saskatchewan producers well ahead of the five-year harvest progress average.  Ninety-one per cent of the 2011 crop has been combined, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report.

Seven per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut.  The five year (2006-2010) provincial average for this time of year is 72 per cent combined and 18 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut.  Rain showers earlier in the week slowed down combines in some areas in the south part of the province.

The southeast has 92 per cent combined, the southwest 93 per cent, the east central 90 per cent and the west central 93 per cent combined.  The northeast has 90 per cent combined and the northwest has 84 per cent combined.  Ninety-two per cent of the durum, spring wheat and barley, 89 per cent of the canola and 53 per of the flax have been combined.

Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as one per cent surplus, 59 per cent adequate, 33 per cent short and seven per cent very short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 55 per cent adequate, 35 per cent short and nine per cent very short.

Pasture conditions across the province are rated as six per cent excellent, 54 per cent good, 32 per cent fair, six per cent poor and two per cent very poor.  Ninety-nine per cent of livestock producers have indicated they have adequate livestock water supplies.

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


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

Good harvest progress was made after a brief rain showers in some areas. Ninety-two per cent of the crop has been combined. Four per cent of the crop has been swathed or is ready to straight-cut.  The Frobisher area received 15 mm, the Stoughton and Windthorst areas 13 mm, the Broadview area 6 mm, the Weyburn and Ceylon areas 22 mm, the Indian Head area 17 mm, and the Marquis area 11 mm.

Crop district 1A has 97 per cent combined, CD 1B 89 per cent, CD 2A 92 per cent, CD 2B 90 per cent and CD 3ASE 93 per cent has been combined.

The average yields for the region are as follows: winter wheat 39 bu/ac, spring wheat 26 bu/ac, durum 26 bu/ac, oats 56 bu/ac, barley 35 bu/ac, fall rye 40 bu/ac, flax 12 bu/ac, canola 22 bu/ac, mustard 800 lbs/ac, lentils 800 lbs/ac, peas 27 bu/ac and canaryseed 1000 lbs/ac. Yields varied greatly within the region, depending on spring moisture. Some areas in CD's 2B and 3ASE received less rain throughout the year compared to the other crop districts.

Topsoil moisture rating on cropland is reported as five per cent surplus, 79 per cent adequate, 13 per cent short and three per cent very short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as three per cent surplus, 75 per cent adequate, 20 per cent short and two per cent very short.

Ninety-nine per cent of cattle producers have indicated adequate water supply for their livestock. Pasture conditions in the region are rated as seven per cent excellent, 78 per cent good, 14 per cent fair and one per cent poor.

Some oats and flax crops were damaged by frost received on Sept. 13. Producers are busy harvesting, controlling weeds, baling straw and hauling bales.


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

Warm weather allowed producers to make significant harvest progress. Ninety-three per cent of the crop has been harvested. Four per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight-cut. A few areas reported rain in the south east area of the region. The Fife Lake area reported 15 mm, the Limerick area 14 mm, the Spring Valley area 11 mm and the Hazenmore area 5 mm.

CD 3ASW has 85 per cent combined, CD 3AN 96 per cent, CD 3BS 91 per cent, CD 3BN 98 per cent, CD 4A 84 per cent and CD 4B has 97 per cent combined.

The average yields for the region are as follows: winter wheat 39 bu/ac, spring wheat 32 bu/ac, durum 35 bu/ac, oats 53 bu/ac, barley 50 bu/ac, fall rye 39 bu/ac, flax 18 bu/ac, canola 24 bu/ac, mustard 900 lbs/ac, lentils 1400 lbs/ac, peas 31 bu/ac, canaryseed 1000 lbs/ac and chickpeas 1100 lbs/ac. Yields vary greatly across the region. Some areas in the southern half of the region experienced excess moisture in the spring and a dry summer resulting in lower than expected yields. 

Topsoil moisture rating on cropland is reported as 52 per cent adequate, 43 per cent short and five per cent very short. Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture, is rated as 48 per cent adequate, 46 per cent short and six per cent very short. Crop districts 3BS and 4A are reporting 62 and 54 per cent short of topsoil moisture on cropland. On pasture and hay land, these districts are reporting 23 and 25 per cent very short on topsoil moisture, respectively.  

Ergot is causing downgrading of durum and spring wheat. Grasshoppers are causing problems in some winter wheat crops. Many crop reporters indicated most of the crop will harvested by the end of the month.

Ninety-nine per cent of cattle producers have indicated they have an adequate water supply for their livestock. Pasture conditions in the region are rated as five per cent excellent, 54 per cent good, 40 per cent fair and one per cent poor.

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


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

Ninety per cent of the 2011 crop has been harvested. Eight per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight-cut. A few areas reported rain earlier in the week; however most producers in the region were able to continue combining.  The Abernethy and Goodeve areas recorded 5 mm, the Lumsden area 8 mm and the Bethune area 16 mm.

Crop district 5A has 88 per cent combined, CD 5B 86 per cent, and CD 6A has 96 per cent combined.

The average yields for the region are as follows: winter wheat 41 bu/ac, spring wheat 36 bu/ac, durum 38 bu/ac, oats 73 bu/ac, barley 55 bu/ac, fall rye 35 bu/ac, flax 23 bu/ac, canola 30 bu/ac, mustard 1100 lbs/ac, lentils 1400 lbs/ac, peas 35 bu/ac and canaryseed 1000 lbs/ac. Yields vary greatly across the region depending on spring moisture and seeding date.

Topsoil moisture rating on cropland is reported as two per cent surplus, 71 per cent adequate, 23 per cent short and four per cent very short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 67 per cent adequate, 25 per cent short and seven per cent very short. CD 6A is reporting 48 and 46 per cent short of topsoil moisture on cropland and hay and pasture land, respectively. 

All cattle producers have indicated adequate water supply for their livestock. Pasture conditions in the region are rated as nine per cent excellent, 53 per cent good, 27 per cent fair, nine per cent poor and two per cent very poor.  

The majority of producers will be done harvest by the end of the month. Farmers are busy harvesting, controlling weeds, baling straw, hauling bales and getting ready for fall fertilizer application. 


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

Very little rain resulted in good harvest progress.  Ninety-three per cent of the 2011 crop has been combined and six per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight-cut. The Outlook area reported 3 mm and Kindersley area reported 5 mm.

Crop districts 6B and 7A have 92 per cent combined and CD 7B has 95 per cent combined. 

The average yields for the region are indicated as: winter wheat 50 bu/ac, spring wheat 39 bu/ac, durum 42 bu/ac, oats 66 bu/ac, barley 60 bu/ac, fall rye 32 bu/ac, flax 25 bu/ac, canola 35 bu/ac, mustard 1200 lbs/ac, lentils 1400 lbs/ac, peas 39 bu/ac and canaryseed 1200 lbs/ac.

Topsoil moisture rating on cropland is reported as 43 per cent adequate, 48 per cent short and nine per cent very short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 37 per cent adequate, 50 per cent short and 13 per cent very short. Crop district 6B is reporting 13 per cent very short in topsoil moisture on cropland and hay and pasture land. CD 7B is reporting 15 per cent very short of topsoil moisture on hay and pasture land.

Ninety-seven per cent of cattle producers have indicated adequate water supply for their livestock. Pasture conditions in the region are rated as 12 per cent excellent, 31 per cent good, 42 per cent fair, 14 per cent poor and one per cent very poor. 

Aeration fans are running to cool down canola harvested in the hot weather. Some producers combined at night to avoid hot temperatures to allow the crop to gain some moisture. Producers are busy harvesting, hauling bales and controlling weeds.


Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

Another warm and dry week allowed farmers to gain 18 per cent in harvest progress. Ninety per cent of the crop has been combined. Nine per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight-cut.  

Crop district 8A has 90 per cent of the crop combined, CD 8B 93 per cent and CD 9AE has 81 per cent combined.

The average yields for the region are as follows: winter wheat 40 bu/ac, spring wheat 37 bu/ac, oats 83 bu/ac, barley 61 bu/ac, fall rye 37 bu/ac, flax 22 bu/ac, canola 31 bu/ac, peas 33 bu/ac and canaryseed 1300 lbs/ac.

Topsoil moisture rating on cropland is reported as 53 per cent adequate, 39 per cent short and eight per cent short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated 49 per cent adequate, 47 per cent short and four per cent very short.

Ninety-nine per cent of cattle producers have indicated they have an adequate water supply for their livestock. Pasture conditions in the region are rated as 60 per cent good, 32 per cent fair, seven per cent poor and one per cent very poor. 

Producers are busy harvesting, controlling weeds and hauling bales.


Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

Good harvest progress was made during the week, 84 per cent of the 2011 crop has been combined. Fourteen per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight-cut.

Crop district 9AW has 91 per cent of the crop combined and CD 9B has 77 per cent of the crop combined.  

The average yields for the region are as follows: winter wheat 50 bu/ac, spring wheat 40 bu/ac, oats 89 bu/ac, barley 64 bu/ac, fall rye 33 bu/ac, flax 20 bu/ac, canola 33 bu/ac and peas 36 bu/ac.

Topsoil moisture rating on cropland is reported as 51 per cent adequate, 37 per cent short and 12 per cent short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 42 per cent adequate, 42 per cent short and 16 per cent very short. Both crop districts are reporting 17 per cent very short of topsoil moisture on cropland. CD 9B is reporting 28 per cent very short of topsoil moisture on hay and pasture land.

Ninety-five per cent of cattle producers have indicated they have an adequate water supply for their livestock. Pasture conditions in the region are rated as 29 per cent good, 46 per cent fair, 13 per cent poor and 12 per cent very poor. 

Some canola crops were damaged from the frost received on Sept. 13. There are still some farmers waiting for swaths to cure. Some farmers combined canola with some green seed and are observing the situation.  Farmers are busy harvesting and hauling bales and controlling weeds.


 Saskatchewan Harvest Progress September 26, 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

1 2 1 96

southwest

3 2 3 92

east central

2 6 2 90

west central

2 3 5 90

northeast

0 1 4 95

northwest

1 3 5 91

Durum

% Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined

southeast

1 2 1 96

southwest

3 2 3 92

east central

0 2 2 96

west central

0 3 6 91

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*

2 6 5 85

southwest**

10 4 2 73

east central

2 17 1 80

west central*

3 14 3 78

northeast

3 3 7 87

northwest±

6 8 6 76

*two per cent is rated as 'other'
**11 per cent is rated as 'other'
±four per cent rated as 'other'

Barley

% Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined

southeast*

1 3 0 92

southwest**

2 2 3 91

east central

4 7 2 87

west central

1 3 1 95

northeast

1 3 2 94

northwest

2 5 2 91

*four per cent is rated as 'other'
**two per cent rated as 'other'

Lentils

% Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined

southeast

0 0 1 99

southwest

1 0 0 99

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

*two per cent is rated as 'other'

Peas

% Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined

southeast

0 0 1 99

southwest

0 0 0 100

east central

0 0 0 100

west central

0 0 1 99

northeast

0 0 0 100

northwest

0 1 0 99

Canola

% Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined

southeast

0 0 0 100

southwest

1 1 0 98

east central

0 8 1 91

west central

0 7 0 93

northeast

0 12 2 86

northwest

0 24 1 75

Mustard

% Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined

southeast

0 0 0 100

southwest*

2 13 2 83

east central

4 1 3 92

west central

7 1 14 78

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

23 0 2 75

southwest

4 0 4 92

east central

8 12 7 73

west central

2 4 19 75

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

34 5 6 55

southwest

47 1 10 42

east central

17 19 10 54

west central

23 8 14 55

northeast

30 12 6 52

northwest

11 0 0 89
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