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       Monday, October 23, 2017

One Year Ago
Seventy-nine per cent of the 2011 crop had been seeded

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Seeding Progress in SK
Per cent seeded

All Crops

June 4/12

91

5 year avg.
(2007-2011)

86

June 6/11

79

June 7/10

70

June 8/09

99

June 8/08

99

June 3/07

85

Seeding Progress by Crop District

CD

June 4/12

June 6/11

1a

90

23

1b

85

10

2a

83

42

2b

90

65

3ase

93

54

3asw

92

63

3an

92

69

3bs

94

62

3bn

96

96

4a

94

63

4b

98

93

5a

78

66

5b

76

85

6a

94

94

6b

90

96

7a

94

98

7b

98

99

8a

95

96

8b

95

98

9ae

97

98

9aw

95

97

9b

96

94

Ninety-one 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 86 per cent seeded.

Eighty-nine per cent of the crop is seeded in the southeastern region, 94 per cent in the southwest and west central areas, 84 per cent in the east-central area and 95 per cent in the northeastern and northwestern regions. 

Rain was recorded in some areas of the province, delaying seeding operations. Producers in some areas of the eastern regions are dealing with very wet soil conditions. 

The majority of spring cereal crops are in the pre-emergent and emerging stages of crop development. Fall cereals are in the jointed to shot-blade stage. The majority of pulse crops are emerging and in the vegetative stages; canola and mustard crops mostly are pre-emergent or in the emerging stages of development. Province-wide, 20 per cent of the canola and mustard is in the seedling stage.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 16 per cent surplus, 83 per cent adequate and one per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is 11 per cent surplus, 87 per cent adequate and two per cent short.

The majority of crop damage is due to flooding. Flea beetles are starting to cause some damage on canola crops. Heavy rains have caused some emergence issues in canola and flax.

High winds have made weed control operations difficult.

Farmers are busy controlling weeds, trying to finish seeding and hauling cattle to pasture.


Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation Report

Crop Insurance customers should note the following important dates: Effective June 10, full yield-loss coverage is applicable to winter wheat and fall rye to be grazed and/or cut for feed. June 10 is also the final day to finalize claims on over-winter extensions. While the deadline to plant processing and table potatoes is June 10, the deadline to plant seed potatoes is June 15. The deadline to submit establishment benefit claims and gopher damage claims (excluding greenfeed) is June 20.

Forage acres with the Forage Establishment Benefit Option must be seeded by June 20.

The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation will not accept yield-loss liability for any spring crops seeded after June 20, with full yield-loss coverage beginning the following day on established spring and fall-seeded crops (excluding greenfeed).

 


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

Eighty-nine per cent of the crop is in the ground, up from 71 per cent last week. Seeding progress ranges from 60 to 100 per cent complete. The five-year (2007-2011) average for this time of year is 80 per cent of acres seeded. At this time, it is estimated that nine per cent of acres will remain unseeded due to excess moisture.

Only a few spotty showers were reported in the region. Most farmers were back in the field late in the week. The Stoughton area received 6 mm of rain, the Moosomin, Ceylon and Indian Head areas 5 mm and the Weyburn area 7 mm. The Tantallon area has received 242 mm of rain since April 1.

Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 26 per cent surplus and 74 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 20 per cent surplus and 80 per cent adequate. CDs 1B and 2A are reporting 37 per cent and 55 per cent of crop acres have surplus moisture.

The majority of crop damage is due to flooding, although flea beetles are also starting to feed on canola crops. Some crop reporters have indicated there are emergence issues with canola and flax due to heavy rains crusting the soil surface. Some producers have re-seeded these crops. High winds have delayed spraying operations in some areas.

Farmers are busy trying to control weeds and finish seeding.


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

Ninety-four per cent of the crop has been seeded, compared to 80 per cent last week. Seeding progress ranges from 75 to 100 per cent complete. The five-year (2007-2011) average for this time of year is 90 per cent of acres seeded. It is estimated at this time that three per cent of acres will remain unseeded due to excess moisture.

Rain in some areas delayed seeding operations for a little while. The Rockglen area received 6 mm of rain, the Vanguard area 12 mm, the Mankota area 10 mm, the Shaunavon area 7 mm, the Consul area 9 mm and the Gull Lake area 13 mm. Since April 1, the Eyebrow area has received 237 mm of precipitation.

Crop land topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 19 per cent surplus, 80 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as eight per cent surplus, 89 per cent adequate and three per cent short. In CDs 3ASW and 3AN respectively, 29 and 55 per cent of cropland has surplus topsoil moisture.

Crop damage is mostly due to flooding, although frost damage was reported in some low-lying areas of fields. Some heat would be appreciated to speed crop development.

Farmers are busy controlling weeds, trying to finish seeding and branding cattle.


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

Very little rain fell during the week, allowing producers to get back in the field and continue with seeding. Eighty-four per cent of the 2012 crop is in the ground, up from 59 per cent last week. Seeding progress ranges from 35 to 100 per cent complete. The five-year (2007-2011) average for this time of year is 82 per cent of acres seeded. At this time, it is estimated that seven per cent of acres will remain unseeded due to excess moisture.

Precipitation in the region ranged from nil to 8 mm. The Kelvington area received 5 mm and the Bradwell area recorded 8 mm. The Foam Lake area has received the greatest amount of precipitation in the region since April 1 (245 mm).

Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 24 per cent surplus, 75 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 22 per cent surplus, 77 per cent adequate and one per cent short. In CDs 5A and 5B respectively, 37 and 33 per cent of the cropland has surplus moisture.

The majority of crop damage is due to flooding and flea beetles. Some producers are controlling flea beetle pressure in canola. Frost has caused some crop damage in low-lying areas of fields. Heavy rains have caused some emergence issues in canola and flax, and some crops will have to be re-seeded. High winds are drying the soil nicely; however they have put spraying operations a little behind. The warm temperatures in the past week have helped to advance crop growth.

Farmers are busy trying to control weeds and finish seeding.


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

Ninety-four per cent of the crop has been seeded, compared to 73 per cent last week. Seeding progress ranges from 80 to 100 per cent complete. The five-year (2007-2011) average for this time of year is 95 per cent of acres seeded. At this time, crop reporters estimate that three per cent of acres will remain unseeded due to excess moisture.

Rain showers rolled through some areas of the region but dropped less than 10 mm of precipitation in most places. The Rosthern area received 4 mm of rain, the Smiley area 5 mm, the Kerrobert area 15 mm and the Battleford and Unity areas 10 mm. Since April 1, the Outlook area has received 216 mm of precipitation.

Cropland topsoil moisture is seven per cent surplus, 92 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil is rated as four per cent surplus, 94 per cent adequate and two per cent short.

Very little crop damage was reported for the week but some crop reporters have indicated that flea beetles and cutworms are starting to show up in canola and mustard crops. High winds have delayed weed control. Warm temperatures in the past week have helped advance crop development.

Farmers are busy finishing seeding and controlling weeds.


Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

Ninety-five per cent of the crop has been seeded in the northeastern region, up from 80 per cent last week. Seeding progress ranges from 85 to 100 per cent complete. The five-year (2007-2011) average for this time of year is 79 per cent of acres seeded. At this time, crop reporters are estimating that three per cent of acres will remain unseeded due to excess moisture.

Most areas reported less than 10 mm of rain for the week. The Arborfield area reported 11 mm of rain, the Nipawin area 12 mm, the Humboldt area 6 mm and the Prince Albert area 13 mm. Since April 1, the Humboldt area has  received 178 mm of precipitation.

High winds and warm temperatures during the past week have helped dry the soil, but have delayed weed control. Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as four per cent surplus, 94 per cent adequate and two per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus and 98 per cent adequate.

The majority of crop damage is due to flea beetles in canola, although there are a few reports of flooding damage to crops in lowlying areas. Heavy rains in the past couple of weeks have also caused problems with canola and flax emergence in some areas.

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and finishing seeding.


Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

Ninety-five per cent of the crop is in the ground, up from 86 per cent last week. Seeding progress in the region ranges from 85 to 100 per cent complete. The five-year (2007-2011) average for this time of year is 94 per cent complete. At this time, very few acres are expected to go unseeded this year.

Rain was recorded in most areas of the region during the week. The Duck Lake area received 6 mm of rain and the Rabbit Lake, Meadow Lake and Rapid View areas 15 mm. The Hafford area has received164 mm of precipitation since April 1.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as five per cent surplus, 94 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as three per cent surplus, 94 per cent adequate and three per cent short.

Flea beetles are causing the majority of the crop damage reported in the region. High winds have made weed control operations difficult. Crops are emerging well and the warm weather has helped advance crop development.

Farmers are busy finishing up seeding and controlling weeds.


 

Saskatchewan Crop Development
(per cent at each stage of the crops that have been seeded)

Spring Cereals

Pre-emerge

Emerge

Tillering

Jointed

Jun 4/12 avg.

31

55

14

0

Southeast

34

54

12

0

Southwest

28

49

22

1

East central

42

52

6

0

West central

33

57

10

0

Northeast

20

64

16

0

Northwest

24

60

16

0

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Pre-emerge

Emerge

Seedling

Stem ext

Jun 4/12 avg.

60

33

7

0

Southeast

58

36

6

0

Southwest

62

29

9

0

East central

71

26

3

0

West central

52

39

9

0

Northeast

23

58

18

1

Northwest

60

40

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Canola & Mustard

Pre-emerge

Emerge

Seedling

Rosette

Jun 4/12 avg.

34

45

20

1

Southeast

36

42

21

1

Southwest

18

45

31

6

East central

44

42

13

1

West central

30

48

22

0

Northeast

30

42

27

1

Northwest

24

57

17

0

 

 

 

 

 

Pulse Crops

Pre-emerge

Emerge

Vegetative

June 4/12 avg.

15

61

24

Southeast

16

62

22

 

Southwest

14

60

26

 

East central

11

63

26

 

West central

23

59

18

 

Northeast

10

59

31

 

Northwest

8

63

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Crops

Tillering

Jointed

Shot blade

Heading

June 4/12 avg.

28

31

29

12

Southeast

23

28

37

12

Southwest

23

29

27

21

East central

42

45

11

2

West central

54

11

35

0

Northeast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Northwest

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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