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      Tuesday, October 17, 2017

One year ago
Fifty-four per cent of the 2011 crop had been seeded.  Rainfall delayed seeding operations in eastern and southern regions.

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Seeding Progress in SK
Per cent seeded

All Crops

May 28/12

74

5 year avg.
(2007-2011)

70

May 23/11

54

May 24/10

55

May 25/09

79

May 25/08

86

May 27/07

75

Seeding Progress by Crop District

CD

May 28/12

May 23/11

1a

74

9

1b

66

6

2a

78

19

2b

66

47

3ase

89

33

3asw

72

35

3an

65

54

3bs

85

42

3bn

85

76

4a

86

37

4b

92

67

5a

50

28

5b

52

39

6a

70

60

6b

70

64

7a

68

78

7b

83

82

8a

85

62

8b

76

60

9ae

80

70

9aw

88

76

9b

85

81

Seventy-four per cent of the 2012 crop has been seeded according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report.  The five-year (2007-2011) average for this time of year is approximately 70 per cent seeded.

Seventy-one per cent of the crop is seeded in the southeast, 80 per cent in the southwest, 59 per cent in the east-central area, 73 per cent in the west-central area, 80 per cent in the northeast, and 86 per cent in the northwest. 

A large amount of precipitation across the province has stopped seeding for a couple of days to a week.  Precipitation varied from less than one inch to over four inches in some areas.  Producers in southern and eastern regions are dealing with very wet soil conditions.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 40 per cent surplus and 60 per cent adequate.  Hay and pasture topsoil moisture is 26 per cent surplus, 73 per cent adequate and one per cent short.

Seventy-eight per cent of the fall cereals, 52 per cent of the spring cereals, 49 per cent of the oilseeds and 53 per cent of the pulses are at normal stages of development for this time of year.  The majority of crops that have emerged are in good to excellent condition.  Most crop damage this week is due to excess moisture and frost.

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and trying to finish seeding.


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

 Crop
District

% seeded
(May 28, 2012)

1A

74

1B

66

2A

78

2B

66

3ASE

89

Region average

71

five-year average
(2007-2011)

66

A large amount of precipitation has delayed seeding in the southeastern region.  Seventy-one per cent of the crop is in the ground, up from 68 per cent last week.  The five-year (2007-2011) average for this time of year is 66 per cent of acres seeded.  At this time, it is estimated that 11 per cent of acres will remain unseeded due to excess moisture. 

Most of the earlier seeded crops have emerged and are in fair to good condition.  Fall cereals are at 79 per cent normal development for this time of year.  Fourty-eight per cent of the spring cereals, 49 per cent of the oilseeds and 36 per cent of the pulses are at normal stages of development.    

Precipitation this past week ranged from 18 mm in the Carnduff area to 106 mm in the Briercrest area.  The Stoughton area received 47 mm, the Whitewood area 68 mm, the Maryfield area 33 mm, the Wilcox area 58 mm, the Weyburn area 64 mm, the Moose Jaw area 89 mm, the Odessa area 55 mm and the Radville area 58 mm.  The Tantallon area received 98 mm of precipitation last week, bringing the total received since April 1 to 242 mm.

Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 55 per cent surplus and 45 per cent adequate.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 32 per cent surplus and 68 per cent adequate.  CDs 1B and 2A are reporting 79 per cent and 69 per cent of acres to be in surplus moisture condition.    

The southeastern region is reporting that 79 per cent of emerged crop acres have damage due to flooding.  Six per cent of emerged acres have frost damage while disease has damaged three per cent of emerged crops.  Six per cent of emerged crops have wind damage. 

Crop reporters have indicated that many pulse and cereal acres will need to be sprayed for in-crop weed control once field conditions are drier.  They have also indicated that weed control challenges will continue through the season if the fields are still too wet.  Further seeding will likely be delayed until the weekend and warm, windy weather conditions are needed.  Many producers may change seeding plans if they are unable to get into certain fields.   

Farmers are busy trying to control weeds and finish seeding.


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

Crop
District

% Seeded
(May 28, 2012)

3ASW

72

3AN

65

3BS

85

3BN

85

4A

86

4B

92

region average

80

five-year average
(2007-2011)

76

Eighty per cent of the crop has been seeded in the southwestern region, compared to 75 per cent last week.  The five-year (2007-2011) average for this time of year is 76 per cent of acres seeded.  It is estimated that at this time, five per cent of acres will remain unseeded due to excess moisture.

Emerged crops are in good to excellent condition.  Fall cereals are at 80 per cent normal development for this time of year.  Sixty-four per cent of the spring cereals, 56 per cent of the oilseeds and 65 per cent of the pulses are at normal stages of development.

Significant rainfall this week has delayed seeding operations.  The Eyebrow and Mankota areas recorded the greatest amounts of precipitation this past week at 106 mm and 104 mm, respectively.  The Eyebrow area has received the greatest amount of precipitation since April 1 for the region (237 mm).  The Fife Lake area received 88 mm, the Vanguard area 45 mm, the Tyner area 67 mm, the Maple Creek area 60 mm, the Eastend area 66 mm, the Bengough area 68 mm and the Spring Valley area 79 mm.  Crop reporters have indicated that warm and dry conditions are needed to finish seeding. 

Crop land topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 27 per cent surplus, 72 per cent adequate and one per cent short.  Hay and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 21 per cent surplus, 77 per cent adequate and two per cent short.

Crop reporters have indicated that 73 per cent of emerged crops have flooding while 22 per cent have frost damage.  Two per cent of emerged crop has been damaged by insects.

Some areas are reporting slow weed and crop growth due to cooler temperatures this past week.  There have been reports of snow, hail and frost throughout the week.  There are also indications that some canola fields will need to be reseeded due to frost damage.  Warm and dry weather will be needed in order to finish seeding as many fields are flooded.  Many earlier seeded pulse fields will require an in-crop weed control application as soon as fields are dry.  There are also reports that producers are considering changing seeding plans if they cannot access fields by the end of the week.      

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and trying to finish seeding.


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

Crop
District

% Seeded
(May 28, 2012)

5A

50

5B

52

6A

70

region average

59

five-year average
(2007-2011)

60

Seeding has progressed in the east-central region.  Fifty-nine per cent of acres are in the ground, up from 50 per cent last week.  The five-year (2007-2011) average for this time of year is 60 per cent of acres seeded.  At this time, 12 per cent of acres are estimated to remain unseeded due to excess moisture. 

Early seeded crops have emerged and the majority is in fair to good condition.  Fifty-four per cent of fall cereals are at normal stages of development for this time of year.  Sixty-three per cent of spring cereals, 60 per cent of oilseeds and 54 per cent of pulse crops are behind normal development. 

Precipitation in the region ranged from 20 mm in the Yorkton area to 95 mm in the Craik area.  The Dysart area received 67 mm, the Leroy area 52 mm, the Foam Lake area 80 mm, the Quill Lake area 54 mm, the Bethune area 76 mm, the Bradwell area 51 mm, the Raymore area 60 mm and the Goodeve area 59 mm.  The Goodeve area has received the greatest amount of precipitation since April 1 (242 mm).   

Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 68 per cent surplus and 32 per cent adequate.  Hay and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 63 per cent surplus and 37 per cent adequate.  CD 5A is indicating that 90 per cent of acres have surplus moisture while CD 5B is indicating 79 per cent of acres to have surplus moisture at this time.  The region is reporting that 31 per cent of emerged crop acres have flooding damage, 12 per cent have frost damage and three per cent have wind damage. 

Some crop reporters have indicated that any additional rain received in the next week will stop further seeding attempts for the year.  There are reports of washed out roads and overflowing sloughs and creeks.  Frost was reported throughout the week but damage is minimal in most areas.  Warm and dry weather is needed in the coming weeks to help get fields seeded and crops growing.     

Farmers are busy trying to control weeds and finish seeding. 


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

Crop
District

% Seeded
(May 28, 2012)

6B

70

7A

68

7B

83

Region average

73

five-year average
(2007-2011)

80

Seventy-three per cent of the crop has been seeded, compared to 65 per cent last week.  The five-year (2007-2011) average for this time of year is 80 per cent of acres seeded.  At this time, five per cent of acres will remain unseeded due to excess moisture.

Significant rainfall has delayed seeding in the west-central region.  The majority of emerged crops are in good to excellent condition.  Fourty-six per cent of fall cereals, 63 per cent of spring cereals, 60 per cent of oilseeds and 62 per cent of pulse crops are behind normal developmental stages for this time of year. 

The Hanley area received the greatest amount of rainfall this past week (93 mm), bringing the total rainfall received since April 1 to 204 mm.  The Langham area received 68 mm, the Dinsmore area 65 mm, the Biggar area 47 mm, the Landis area 21 mm, the Outlook area 71 mm and the Smiley area 30 mm.  Crop reporters have indicated that a week of warm dry weather is needed in order to finish seeding.

Cropland topsoil moisture is 28 per cent surplus and 72 per cent adequate.  Hay land and pasture topsoil is rated as 16 per cent surplus, 83 per cent adequate and one per cent short.  Crop reporters have indicated that 20 per cent of emerged crop acres have flooding damage and nine per cent have been damaged by frost.

There have been reports of standing water in seeded fields and some roads have been washed out.  Cool nighttime temperatures have delayed crop emergence and there are indications that any frost damage has been minimal on the majority on cereals and pulses.  However, there are reports that alfalfa has been damaged by frost in many areas of the region.  In-crop weed control will begin soon on early seeded pulses.      

Farmers are busy moving cattle to pasture and trying to finish seeding.


Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

Crop
District

% Seeded
(May 28, 2012)

8A

85

8B

76

9AE

80

Region average

80

five-year average
(2007-2011)

63

Eighty per cent of the crop has been seeded in the northeastern region, up from 66 per cent last week.  The five-year (2007-2011) average for this time of year is 63 per cent of acres seeded.  At this time, there are indications that five per cent of acres will remain unseeded due to excess moisture.   

Conditions for emerged crop is rated as fair to good for the majority of crops.  Eighty-six per cent of fall cereals are at normal stages of development for this time of year.  Seventy-three per cent of spring cereals, 67 per cent of oilseeds and 69 per cent of pulse crops are at normal developmental stages.  Crop emergence has been slow due to cool temperatures and many crop reporters have indicated that it is too early to report crop conditions. 

Varying amounts of precipitation were received in the region this past week.  The Porcupine Plain area recorded the greatest amount of rainfall at 84 mm, bringing the total amount of rainfall received since April 1 to 195 mm.  The Vonda and Kinistino areas recorded 53 mm each while Humboldt received 51 mm.  The Codette area received 30 mm of rainfall, the Alvena area 46 mm, the Melfort area 50 mm, the Nipawin area 20 mm and the Prince Albert area 31 mm.

Topsoil moisture for crop land is rated as 45 per cent surplus and 55 per cent adequate.  Hay and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 12 per cent surplus and 88 per cent adequate.  Crop reporters have indicated that eleven per cent of emerged crop has flooding damage, nine per cent has frost damage and two per cent has insect damage.

There are reports of in-crop weed control beginning on cereals and canola.  There are also reports that some canola fields may need to be reseeded due to frost and flea beetle damage.  Many fields are still too wet to seed but there are indications that seeding will begin again by the weekend if the weather allows.  Specialty crops, such as hemp, will be seeded in the coming weeks. 

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and finishing up seeding.


Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

Crop
District

% Seeded
(May 28, 2012)

9AW

88

9B

85

Region average

86

five-year average
(2007-2011)

76

Eighty-six per cent of the crop in the northwestern region is in the ground, up significantly from 67 per cent last week.  The region is above the five-year (2007-2011) average of 76 per cent of acres seeded at this time of year.  At this time, less than one per cent of acres will be unseeded due to excess moisture.

The majority of emerged crops are in good to excellent condition.  Ninety-seven per cent of the fall cereals, 68 per cent of the spring cereals, 66 per cent of the oilseeds and 67 per cent of the pulse crops are at normal developmental stages for this time of year. 

Significant rainfall has delayed seeding though producers have indicated that they will be back in the field in a couple of days.  The Hafford area recorded the greatest amount of precipitation this past week (67 mm), bringing the total rainfall received since April 1 to 162 mm.  The St. Walburg area received 44 mm of rainfall, the Turtleford area 40 mm, the Barthel area 35 mm, the Rapid View area 26 mm, the Frenchman Butte area 39 mm and the Glaslyn area 35 mm. 

Topsoil moisture for crop land is rated as one per cent surplus and 99 per cent adequate.  Hay and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one hundred per cent adequate.  Two per cent of emerged acres have been damaged by flooding, six per cent by frost, two per cent by wind and four per cent by insects. 

There have been reports of flooding in some low lying areas and frost almost every morning.  Pasture and crop growth has been slow due to cool temperatures and more warm weather is needed.  In-crop weed control is beginning in parts of the region as weeds are starting to emerge.  

Farmers are busy seeding, controlling weeds and moving cattle to pasture.


SK (provincial) Crop conditions- May 28, 2012

  Winter wheat Fall rye Spring wheat Durum Oat Barley Flax
% excellent 32 46 23 19 18 17 8
% good 56 48 58 62 60 63 61
% fair 9 4 17 16 19 16 20
% poor 3 2 2 3 3 4 11
% very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   
  Canola Mustard Pea Lentil Canaryseed Chickpea  
% excellent 17 14 23 19 7 13  
% good 54 64 58 62 61 70  
% fair 26 19 16 15 13 15  
% poor 3 3 3 4 19 2  
% very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0  

 

South east SK Crop conditions- May 28, 2012

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

37

45

7

9

1

3

4

% good

55

50

62

46

52

52

54

% fair

7

4

15

31

29

16

17

% poor

1

1

16

14

18

29

25

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 
 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 
% excellent

5

0

6

3

0

0

 
% good

44

38

47

36

2

0

 
% fair

37

9

27

34

1

0

 
% poor

13

53

20

27

97

100

 
% very poor

1

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

South west SK Crop conditions- May 28, 201

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

34

50

22

24

10

24

17

% good

56

47

67

64

84

70

61

% fair

9

2

10

11

6

6

22

% poor

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

24

12

33

24

4

15

 

% good

58

68

55

68

92

67

 

% fair

18

20

12

8

4

18

 

% poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

East-central SK Crop conditions- May 28, 2012

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

20

36

22

10

3

5

3

% good

57

48

45

60

53

54

65

% fair

13

2

29

30

40

34

22

% poor

9

14

4

0

4

7

10

% very poor

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

15

15

14

17

27

0

 

% good

40

47

37

51

70

80

 

% fair

42

21

43

31

3

10

 

% poor

3

17

6

1

0

10

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

West-central SK Crop conditions- May 28, 2012

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

39

43

21

16

12

15

13

% good

52

51

65

74

56

69

61

% fair

9

6

14

10

29

15

26

% poor

0

0

0

0

3

1

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

19

22

15

21

12

2

 

% good

63

64

74

69

66

98

 

% fair

18

14

11

10

22

0

 

% poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

North east SK Crop conditions- May 28, 2012

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

8

17

29

0

28

22

19

% good

78

80

55

45

64

66

65

% fair

14

3

15

52

7

11

16

% poor

0

0

1

3

1

1

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

16

N/A

17

0

0

N/A

 

% good

69

N/A

73

80

81

N/A

 

% fair

10

N/A

9

20

19

N/A

 

% poor

3

N/A

1

0

0

N/A

 

% very poor

2

N/A

0

0

0

N/A

 

 

North west SK Crop conditions- May 28, 2012

 

Winter wht

Fall rye

Spring wht

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

15

15

31

N/A

37

26

0

% good

10

10

55

N/A

55

65

100

% fair

70

70

14

N/A

8

9

0

% poor

5

5

0

N/A

0

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

 

% excellent

31

N/A

32

0

N/A

N/A

 

% good

56

N/A

59

44

N/A

N/A

 

 % fair

13

N/A

9

56

N/A

N/A

% poor

0

N/A

0

0

N/A

N/A

% very poor

 0

N/A

 0

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

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