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Seeding progress remained at 82 per cent. Haying was just beginning. 

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SK Crop Development - June 25, 2012
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind
Fall Cereals 14 79 7
Spring Cereals 1 58 41
Oilseeds 1 52 47
Pulse Crops 2 68 30

Seeding is essentially complete in the province; however, crop reporters are indicating that some producers are still looking at seeding some early maturing crops and greenfeed. Haying has begun in some areas of the province. 

Varying amounts of precipitation were received this past week, with some west-central areas receiving over 61 mm (two inches) of rainfall.  Strong winds and wet fields are delaying in-crop pest control operations. 

Across the province, cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 30 per cent surplus, 69 per cent adequate and one per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 17 per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and two per cent short. 

Seventy-nine per cent of the fall cereals, 58 per cent of the spring cereals, 52 per cent of the oilseeds and 68 per cent of the pulses are at their normal stage of development for this time of year.  The majority of crops are in fair to good condition. Most crop damage is due to flooding, crop pests and hail.

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and crop diseases, hauling grain and starting to cut hay.

 

 

 


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

SE SK Crop Development - June 25, 2012
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind
Fall Cereals 21 75 4
Spring Cereals 1 55 44
Oilseeds 1 53 46
Pulse Crops 1 60 39
Seeding has been completed in the southeastern region, although some fields may yet be seeded to greenfeed.

Rainfall throughout the region has delayed in-crop pest control applications. The Rocanville area received 34 mm of rain, the Gainsborough and Kisbey areas 25 mm, the Wilcox area 14 mm, the Radville area 11 mm, the Weyburn area 7 mm and the Grenfell area 5 mm. The Tantallon area has received 398 mm of rain since April 1.   

Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 22 per cent surplus, 76 per cent adequate and two per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are 12 per cent surplus, 87 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Crop reporters in Crop District 1B are indicating that there is surplus moisture on 40 per cent of acres. Four per cent of pasture acres and seven per cent of seeded and forage acres are flooded and damage appears to be severe. 

Crops are advancing quickly but more warm weather is needed to help dry up low-lying areas. Most producers will be finishing their in-crop weed control applications over the next few days and are starting to get their haying equipment ready. The majority of crop damage this week is due to flooding, disease and insects. There are reports of hay crops severely damaged by alfalfa weevils.      

Farmers are busy controlling pests and getting ready for haying.


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

SW SK Crop Development - June 25, 2012
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind
Fall Cereals 9 90 1
Spring Cereals 2 77 21
Oilseeds 2 75 23
Pulse Crops 4 82 14
Seeding has been completed in the southwestern region.

Rainfall over the past week ranged from trace amounts to 38 mm in the Glenbain area. The Kincaid area received 37 mm of rain, the Rush Lake area 29 mm, the Eyebrow and Gravelbourg areas 16 mm, the Leader area 14 mm, the Bengough area 9 mm and the Limerick area 8 mm.  The Cadillac area has recorded 400 mm of rain since April 1.  There are still some producers in the region who would welcome additional rain showers and some warm weather.   

Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 18 per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 12 per cent surplus, 83 per cent adequate and five per cent short. Four per cent of seeded acres, three per cent of forage acres and one per cent of pasture acres are flooded and damage may be severe if wet conditions persist.

A majority of producers in the region have finished in-crop weed control applications and will begin cutting hay within the week. Crops have advanced quickly and are looking healthy. Flooding and severe hail were the main causes of crop damage this week, although nitrogen deficiency is yellowing some crops.    

Farmers are busy controlling pests and getting haying equipment ready.


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

EC SK Crop Development - June 25, 2012
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind
Fall Cereals 7 78 15
Spring Cereals 2 44 54
Oilseeds 2 41 57
Pulse Crops 3 62 35
Seeding is essentially complete in the east-central region.

Warm weather is needed to advance crops and allow producers to finish their in-crop weed control applications. The Kamsack region received the greatest amount of precipitation this week (20 mm), bringing the total amount of rainfall received since April 1 to 333 mm. The Yorkton area received 15 mm of rain, the Elfros area 12 mm, the Bulyea area 11 mm, the Chamberlain area 8 mm, the Craik and Humboldt areas 7 mm and the Langenburg area 4 mm.      

Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 34 per cent surplus, 65 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is 33 per cent surplus, 65 per cent adequate and two per cent short. In CDs 5A and 5B, 47 per cent and 55 per cent, respectively, of the cropland acres have surplus moisture. At this time, nine per cent of pasture acres and seven per cent of seeded and forage acres are flooded and damage may be severe.      

Strong winds and wet fields are preventing producers from finishing their in-crop weed control applications. Disease and excess moisture are causing the most crop damage this week and some producers are beginning to apply fungicides. Haying will begin in the next week. 

Farmers are busy controlling pests and getting equipment ready for haying. 


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

WC SK Crop Development - June 25, 2012
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind
Fall Cereals 0 64 36
Spring Cereals 0 36 64
Oilseeds 0 35 65
Pulse Crops 0 45 55
Producers in west-central Saskatchewan have finished seeding.

Excess moisture and strong winds are delaying in-crop pest control applications in most of the region. Most areas received significant amounts of rainfall in the past week. The Luseland area received 60 mm, the Biggar area 57 mm, the Rosetown area 33 mm, the Langham area 29 mm, the Landis area 28 mm, the Conquest area 24 mm and the Kerrobert area 12 mm. The Sonningdale area has received 380 mm of precipitation since April 1.

Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 46 per cent surplus and 54 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is 31 per cent surplus and 69 per cent adequate. In CDs 7A and 7B, respectively, 46 per cent and 57 per cent of cropland has surplus topsoil moisture. Eight per cent of seeded acres, five per cent of forage acres and four per cent of pasture acres are flooded at this time and there are indications that damage could be severe. 

Crops are being sprayed with fungicides when weather permits, and most producers are behind in spraying. A severe hail storm went through some areas last week and damaged canola and pulse crops. The excess moisture has caused some crops to yellow and warm weather is needed to help them recover. Crop reporters have indicated that haying operations will begin in the next week.       

Farmers are busy controlling pests and getting haying equipment ready.   


Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

NE SK Crop Development - June 25, 2012
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind
Fall Cereals 0 57 43
Spring Cereals 1 62 37
Oilseeds 1 53 46
Pulse Crops 0 65 35
Producers in the northeastern region have finished seeding.

The region received varying amounts of rainfall last week. The Birch Hills area received 29 mm of rain, the Melfort area 21 mm, the Garrick area 16 mm, the Kinistino area 8 mm and the Alvena area 2 mm. The Tisdale area has received 303 mm of rain since April 1.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 47 per cent surplus and 53 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 29 per cent surplus and 71 per cent adequate. Reporters in CD 8A are indicating that there is surplus topsoil moisture on 66 per cent of the acres. At this time, 14 per cent of seeded acres are flooded and crop damage may be severe. Four per cent of forage acres and five per cent of pasture acres are also flooded.    

Producers are catching up on in-crop spraying applications and will begin haying soon.  Crop development has been slow and more warm weather is needed to dry up fields. The majority of crop damage this week is due to excess moisture and insects. 

Farmers are busy controlling pests and getting haying equipment ready.


Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

NW SK Crop Development - June 25, 2012
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind
Fall Cereals 0 100 0
Spring Cereals 0 82 18
Oilseeds 2 85 13
Pulse Crops 3 86 11
Producers in northwestern Saskatchewan have finished seeding.

In-crop spraying operations have been delayed due to strong winds and significant rainfall. The Debden area received 32 mm of rain last week, the Neilburg area 21 mm, the Rapid View area 17 mm and the St. Walburg area 6 mm.  The Radisson area received 19 mm, bringing the total amount received since April 1 to 290 mm.      

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as three per cent surplus and 97 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 100 per cent adequate. At this time, two per cent of seeded acres, five per cent of forage acres and three per cent of pasture acres are flooded.  More warm weather will be needed to alleviate plant stress from excess moisture. Hail and wind have injured crops this week but damage has been minimal so far.    

Farmers are busy controlling weeds and getting haying equipment ready.


Crop Development

SK (provincial)

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

32

50

20

23

12

15

14

% good

56

43

56

57

59

57

58

% fair

10

6

19

19

25

20

25

% poor

1

1

4

1

4

7

2

% very poor

1

0

1

0

0

1

1

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

16

27

25

21

15

19

2

% good

49

57

56

54

49

69

98

% fair

24

14

15

21

31

11

0

% poor

9

2

3

4

3

1

0

% very poor

2

0

1

0

2

0

0

 

Southeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

37

54

23

23

6

13

5

% good

56

41

57

47

64

60

60

% fair

6

4

17

28

25

23

32

% poor

1

1

2

1

4

2

2

% very poor

0

0

1

1

1

2

1

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

20

3

10

8

13

0

0

% good

42

35

53

50

43

63

100

% fair

32

62

30

34

38

37

0

% poor

2

0

6

7

3

0

0

% very poor

4

0

1

1

3

0

0

 

Southwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

33

56

27

23

13

22

17

% good

55

37

59

61

77

67

67

% fair

12

7

13

15

10

10

16

% poor

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

19

28

31

25

7

20

90

% good

59

59

55

58

70

71

10

% fair

20

11

11

15

20

9

0

% poor

2

2

2

2

3

0

0

% very poor

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

 

East-central

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

21

26

14

26

6

13

17

% good

58

72

63

68

60

62

56

% fair

17

2

20

6

29

22

25

% poor

2

0

3

0

4

2

2

% very poor

2

0

0

0

1

1

0

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

11

32

21

28

23

11

N/A

% good

50

53

61

61

51

89

N/A

% fair

25

15

15

11

17

0

N/A

% poor

11

0

2

0

5

0

N/A

% very poor

3

0

1

0

4

0

N/A

 

 

West-central

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

22

46

18

21

7

12

6

% good

78

51

51

51

67

58

61

% fair

0

3

23

26

21

22

32

% poor

0

0

6

2

4

7

1

% very poor

0

0

2

0

1

1

0

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

18

20

14

19

20

0

12

% good

51

53

60

49

48

10

88

% fair

22

26

19

27

32

85

0

% poor

7

1

5

5

0

5

0

% very poor

2

0

2

0

0

0

0

 

 

Northeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

0

0

19

N/A

18

16

30

% good

57

40

44

N/A

47

39

37

% fair

33

58

28

N/A

28

22

23

% poor

10

2

9

N/A

7

23

10

% very poor

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

0

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

14

N/A

16

0

6

N/A

N/A

% good

37

N/A

49

90

34

N/A

N/A

% fair

27

N/A

21

10

46

N/A

N/A

% poor

20

N/A

13

0

13

N/A

N/A

% very poor

2

N/A

1

0

1

N/A

N/A

 

 

Northwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

0

0

24

N/A

22

19

N/A

% good

100

100

67

N/A

62

61

N/A

% fair

0

0

8

N/A

16

18

N/A

% poor

0

0

1

N/A

0

2

N/A

% very poor

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

N/A

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

26

N/A

32

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

% good

65

N/A

53

96

N/A

N/A

N/A

% fair

8

N/A

9

4

N/A

N/A

N/A

% poor

1

N/A

5

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

% very poor

0

N/A

1

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

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