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      Tuesday, October 17, 2017

One year ago
Eighty-two per cent of the 2011 crop had been seeded. Little seeding progress had been made from the previous week. 

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Seeding Progress in SK
Per cent seeded

All Crops

June 18/12

98

5 year avg.
(2007-2011)

91

June 20/11

82

June 21/10

76

June 15/09

99

June 15/08

99

June 17/07

99

Seeding Progress
by Crop District

CD

June 18/12

June 20/11

1a

97

33

1b

95

17

2a

94

43

2b

98

66

3ase

98

57

3asw

99

67

3an

98

75

3bs

98

71

3bn

98

98

4a

98

67

4b

100

98

5a

91

66

5b

95

90

6a

99

96

6b

98

99

7a

98

99

7b

99

99

8a

97

98

8b

100

98

9ae

100

98

9aw

98

98

9b

98

98

SK Crop Development - June 18, 2012

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

18

70

12

Spring Cereals

2

55

43

Oilseeds

1

50

49

Pulse Crops

2

67

31

Ninety-eight per cent of the 2012 crop has been seeded, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report.  Last year at this time, 82 per cent of the crop had been seeded.  The five-year (2007-2011) average for this time of year is approximately 91 per cent seeded.

Ninety-seven per cent of the crop is seeded in the southeast, 98 per cent in the southwestern and northwestern regions, 96 per cent in the east-central area and 99 per cent in the west-central and northeastern regions.

Rain showers were recorded in most of the province last week, with some areas receiving over four inches of rainfall.  Due to excessive moisture and lack of warm weather, crop development ranges from normal to behind normal, depending on the area. Most crops that have emerged are in good to fair condition.  Producers across the province continue to deal with very wet soil conditions.    

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 48 per cent surplus and 52 per cent adequate.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is 27 per cent surplus, 72 per cent adequate and one per cent short.

Excess moisture is delaying in-crop pest control applications for most producers in the province.  There have been reports of hail damage and localized flooding in some areas. 

Farmers are busy trying to control pests and getting ready to start haying.


Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation Report - June 20, 2011

Crop Insurance customers should note the following important dates:

Seeded Acreage Reports and Stored Grain Declarations must be submitted by June 25.

The deadline to submit Unseeded Acreage claims is also June 25.

For honey producers enrolled in Crop Insurance, June 25 is the deadline to submit the Hive Reporting form and Stored Honey Report.

The deadline to seed greenfeed crops covered by forage insurance is June 30, with all establishment and gopher damage claims on greenfeed to be submitted by this date.


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

SE SK Crop Development - June 18, 2012

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

28

65

7

Spring Cereals

3

54

43

Oilseeds

2

55

43

Pulse Crops

3

61

36

Ninety-seven per cent of the crop is in the ground, up from 94 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 84 per cent of acres seeded.

The majority of the region received rainfall this week, which has caused localized flooding and delayed in-crop pest control applications. The Tantallon area received 100 mm of rain, increasing the amount of total rainfall received since April 1 to 386 mm. The Rocanville area received 77 mm of rain, the Wawota area 52 mm, the Manor area 41 mm, the Whitewood area 39 mm, the Weyburn area 30 mm, the Ceylon area 16 mm and the Radville area 15 mm.

Cropland topsoil moisture is 39 per cent surplus and 61 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is 22 per cent surplus and 78 per cent adequate. In CDs 1B and 2A, 79 per cent and 55 per cent, respectively, of crop acres have surplus moisture. Many seeded fields in these areas are now flooded and any re-seeding attempts have stopped. Warm weather would be appreciated to help dry up fields and allow in-crop pest control applications to continue.

There have been reports of hail damage to canola crops in some areas. Emerged crops are stressed and diseased as a result of the cool temperatures and excess moisture. Producers are adding a fungicide when applying their herbicides. Some winter wheat crops have headed out, and there are indications that they will be sprayed for fusarium disease. The majority of pastures are healthy, although there are some that are stressed from insects and disease.

Farmers are busy trying to control pests and moving cattle to pasture.


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

SW SK Crop Development - June 18, 2012

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

9

85

6

Spring Cereals

1

73

26

Oilseeds

1

73

26

Pulse Crops

2

81

17

Ninety-eight per cent of the crop has been seeded, up one per cent from last week. Seeding progress ranges from 90 to 100 per cent complete. The five-year (2007-2011) average for this time of year is 94 per cent of acres seeded.

Rainfall ranged from 2 mm in the Consul area to 96 mm in the Gull Lake area. The Lucky Lake area recorded 58 mm of rain this past week, the Rush Lake area 49 mm, the Admiral, Mortlach and Vanguard areas 41 mm, the Gravelbourg area 26 mm and the Shaunavon area 8 mm. The Cadillac area has recorded 365 mm of precipitation since April 1.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 30 per cent surplus and 70 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 15 per cent surplus, 84 per cent adequate and one per cent short.

Excess moisture in some areas has delayed in-crop pest control applications, but most producers expect to be back in the field this week. Heavy weed infestations are becoming a problem in some fields and there are reports of disease in pulse crops. Warm weather would be welcome to dry up the fields so spraying can resume. Hail, gophers, flea beetles, cutworms and cabbage seedpod weevils continue to damage crops.

Farmers are busy controlling pests and getting haying equipment ready.


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

EC SK Crop Development - June 18, 2012

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

7

62

31

Spring Cereals

0

43

57

Oilseeds

1

37

62

Pulse Crops

1

62

37

The region now has 96 per cent of the crop in the ground, compared to 92 per cent last week. Seeding progress in the region ranges from 75 to 100 per cent complete. The five-year (2007-2011) average for this time of year is 89 per cent of acres seeded.

Large amounts of rainfall were received last week, and in-crop pest control applications have been delayed. The Meacham area recorded 95 mm of rain this past week, the Roblin area 72 mm, the Rama area 58 mm, the Kelvington area 46 mm, the Allan area 41 mm and the Stenen area 36 mm. The Stockholm area received 69 mm of rain, bringing the total amount of rainfall received since April 1 to 351 mm. Producers are dealing with severe flooding in some areas that received heavy rain.

Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 58 per cent surplus and 42 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is 49 per cent surplus and 51 per cent adequate. CDs 5A and 5B are reporting 65 per cent and 74 per cent, respectively, of the cropland acres to have surplus moisture.

There are reports of flooding in low-lying areas, and emerged crops are yellowing from water stress. Spraying attempts have been delayed and weeds are advancing quickly in most fields. Warm weather is needed as most crops are behind their normal developmental stages for this time of year. Pastures are looking green and healthy. Hail was received in parts of CD 6A over the weekend but damage appears to be minimal at this time. Producers hope to be back in the field making in-crop herbicide and fungicide applications by the end of the week.

Farmers are busy trying to control pests and getting haying equipment ready.


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

WC SK Crop Development - June 18, 2012

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

13

57

30

Spring Cereals

0

35

65

Oilseeds

0

37

63

Pulse Crops

0

46

54

Ninety-nine per cent of the crop is in the ground, up one per cent from last week. Seeding progress ranges from 95 to 100 per cent complete. The five-year (2007-2011) average for this time of year is 98 per cent of acres seeded.

The area received varying amounts of rainfall this past week. The Sonningdale area received 88 mm of rainfall this week, bringing the total received since April 1 to 362 mm. The Luseland area received 78 mm of rainfall, the Outlook region 69 mm, the Major area 62 mm, the Kerrobert area 55 mm, the D'Arcy area 50 mm and the Perdue area 41 mm.

Cropland topsoil moisture is indicated to be 62 per cent surplus and 38 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil is 45 per cent surplus and 55 per cent adequate.

A severe thunderstorm went through the region last Friday and damaged many crops in the area with heavy rain and hail. Tornadoes and funnel clouds were also reported in most of the region. In-crop pest control applications have been delayed due to excess moisture, and crop development has been slow due to lack of warm weather. Producers are spraying for disease in cereals, canola and pulses. There have been reports of washed-out roads in some areas.

Farmers are busy trying to control pests and getting haying equipment ready.   


Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

NE SK Crop Development - June 18, 2012

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

6

59

35

Spring Cereals

6

52

42

Oilseeds

5

48

47

Pulse Crops

6

56

38

Ninety-nine per cent of the crop has now been seeded. Seeding progress ranges from 90 to 100 per cent complete. The five-year (2007-2011) average for this time of year is 90 per cent of acres seeded.

Many areas of the region received more than an inch (25.4 mm) of rain this past week. The Tisdale area received 103 mm of rain, the Kinistino area 91 mm, the Humboldt area 68 mm, the Alvena area 44 mm, the Arborfield area 35 mm, the Prince Albert area 31 mm and the Garrick area 26 mm.

Topsoil moisture for cropland is rated as 70 per cent surplus and 30 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 53 per cent surplus and 47 per cent adequate.

Crop conditions are rapidly deteriorating due to excess moisture stress. Some canola in the area is yellowing and may not recover if warm weather is not received soon. Cutworms and gophers have also damaged canola. Herbicide applications have been delayed until the fields have dried up. If the wet weather continues, weed infestations in some fields may become too far advanced for herbicide applications to be effective. Pastures are looking good and haying will begin soon.

Farmers are busy trying to control weeds and getting haying equipment ready.

 


Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

NW SK Crop Development - June 18, 2012

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

20

50

30

Spring Cereals

1

82

17

Oilseeds

1

84

15

Pulse Crops

0

89

11

Ninety-eight per cent of the crop in the northwestern region is in the ground, up from 97 per cent last week. Seeding progress in the region ranges from 90 to 100 per cent complete. The five-year (2007-2011) average for this time of year is 99 per cent complete.

The region received varying amounts of rain this past week. The Turtleford area recorded 58 mm of rain, the Neilburg area 51 mm, the Duck Lake area 38 mm, the Barthel area 31 mm, the Speers area 18 mm and the Meadow Lake area 9 mm. The Radisson area has received 271 mm of precipitation since April 1. Topsoil moisture for cropland is rated as 14 per cent surplus and 86 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 10 per cent surplus and 90 per cent adequate.

There have been reports of localized flooding in some areas and warm weather will be needed to advance crop development. Heavy rain and hail has damaged some fields and excess moisture has yellowed crops. In-crop pest control is rapidly progressing and some canola crops will need a second herbicide application soon. Pastures are looking healthy and haying should begin soon.

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and moving cattle to pasture.


Crop Development

SK (provincial) - June 18, 2012

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

31

51

18

25

11

16

15

% good

57

44

58

59

57

58

67

% fair

9

5

20

15

24

19

16

% poor

2

0

3

1

7

6

1

% very poor

1

0

1

0

1

1

1

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

         

% excellent

15

20

24

19

18

13

 

% good

53

66

63

63

60

78

 

% fair

24

12

11

16

20

9

 

% poor

7

2

1

2

1

0

 

% very poor

1

0

1

0

1

0


  Southeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

34

49

17

17

8

6

6

% good

56

46

63

59

66

80

74

% fair

7

3

16

23

17

11

18

% poor

2

2

3

0

7

2

1

% very poor

1

0

1

1

2

1

1

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

6

12

8

12

17

0

0

% good

67

79

72

68

67

100

40

% fair

22

8

19

18

13

0

60

% poor

4

1

0

1

0

0

0

% very poor

1

0

1

1

3

0

0

Southwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

33

58

26

27

8

16

14

% good

55

38

62

62

82

78

72

% fair

11

4

11

10

6

5

14

% poor

1

0

1

1

4

1

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

         

% excellent

20

16

30

18

16

13

 

% good

68

70

63

67

70

77

 

% fair

10

11

6

13

14

10

 

% poor

2

3

1

2

0

0

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

Southwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

33

58

26

27

8

16

14

% good

55

38

62

62

82

78

72

% fair

11

4

11

10

6

5

14

% poor

1

0

1

1

4

1

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

         

% excellent

20

16

30

18

16

13

 

% good

68

70

63

67

70

77

 

% fair

10

11

6

13

14

10

 

% poor

2

3

1

2

0

0

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

East-central

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

22

36

16

32

9

19

22

% good

63

55

62

60

53

55

60

% fair

10

8

18

8

26

18

15

% poor

3

1

4

0

12

8

2

% very poor

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

         

% excellent

14

39

25

36

27

28

 

% good

48

58

63

61

54

70

 

% fair

26

3

8

3

16

2

 

% poor

11

0

3

0

2

0

 

% very poor

1

0

1

0

1

0

 

West-central

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

26

30

15

24

2

12

6

% good

71

64

55

49

69

62

67

% fair

3

6

25

25

27

23

26

% poor

0

0

4

2

2

3

1

% very poor

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

16

21

19

19

21

12

7

% good

54

56

62

54

59

83

93

% fair

25

21

16

23

19

5

0

% poor

4

2

2

4

1

0

0

% very poor

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

Northeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

10

33

16

33

17

16

27

% good

39

0

39

30

40

33

52

% fair

46

67

37

32

35

35

16

% poor

5

0

6

3

8

14

1

% very poor

0

0

2

2

0

2

4

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

             

% excellent

16

0

19

0

5

N/A

 

% good

36

55

46

83

34

N/A

 

% fair

38

30

31

13

54

N/A

 

% poor

9

10

3

2

7

N/A

 

% very poor

1

5

1

2

0

N/A

Northwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

0

0

21

N/A

17

16

0

% good

60

93

73

N/A

74

73

100

% fair

40

7

5

N/A

9

9

0

% poor

0

0

1

N/A

0

2

0

% very poor

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

0

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

             

% excellent

22

0

29

0

5

N/A

 

% good

72

100

68

95

95

N/A

 

% fair

6

0

3

3

0

N/A

 

% poor

0

0

0

1

0

N/A

 

% very poor

0

0

0

1

0

N/A

 

 

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