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Nineteen per cent of the hay crop had been cut with 14 per cent baled or put into silage. Eighty-three per cent of the hay crop is rated as good to excellent in quality.

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SK Crop Development
- July 9, 2012

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

14

80

6

Spring Cereals

2

62

36

Oilseeds

1

57

42

Pulse Crops

2

70

28

Warm and dry weather has allowed for significant haying progress over the past week. Saskatchewan livestock producers have 44 per cent of the 2012 hay crop cut and 20 per cent baled or put into silage, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report. Ninety-two per cent of the hay crop is rated as good to excellent in quality. 

Eighty per cent of the fall cereals, 62 per cent of the spring cereals, 57 per cent of the oilseeds and 70 per cent of the pulses are at their normal stage of development for this time of year.  Most crops are in fair to excellent condition.

High temperatures throughout the province have resulted in thunderstorms in some areas producing strong winds, hail and varying amounts of precipitation. Disease, flooding, hail and wind are causing the majority of crop damage.

Farmers are busy haying, scouting crops and controlling disease.


Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation Report

The deadline to meet and maintain minimum summerfallow coverage requirements for green manure crops is July 11 in the brown and dark brown soil zones, and July 25 in the black and grey soil zones.

Under the Organic Reseeding Benefit, July 15 is the deadline to reseed.


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

SE SK Crop Development - July 9, 2012

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

24

74

2

Spring Cereals

2

58

40

Oilseeds

1

65

34

Pulse Crops

2

58

40

Warm temperatures have helped speed crop development during the past week; however, there is some concern that the heat will cause crop stress during the flowering and filling stages. Some areas in the region experienced thunderstorms that dropped large amounts of rain. The Briercrest and Marquis areas reported hail damage. Precipitation ranged from nil to 31 mm. The Frobisher area reported 26 mm, the Whitewood area 31 mm, the Tantallon area 28 mm, the Weyburn area 15 mm and the Marquis area 16 mm. The Tantallon area has received the greatest amount of precipitation since April 1 (450 mm).

Livestock producers have 62 per cent of the hay crop cut and 35 per cent baled or turned into silage. Hay quality is rated as 18 per cent excellent, 68 per cent good and 14 per cent fair. There are many reports of alfalfa weevil damage reducing hay yields, particularly in pure stands. Mixed stands of alfalfa/grass tend to be less affected.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 11 per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate and 11 per cent short. Hay land and pasture moisture is rated as six per cent surplus, 69 per cent adequate, 24 per cent short and one per cent very short. In crop districts 1B and 2A, cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 24 and 17 per cent surplus, respectively. In crop districts 1A and 3ASE, hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 43 and 39 per cent short, respectively.

Crop damage is attributed to flooding, hail and disease. There are a few reports of aphids starting to show up in peas and lentils, and diamondback moth larvae in canola. Bertha armyworm moth counts are reported to be high in some areas. Producers are busy haying and controlling diseases in crops.


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

SW SK Crop Development - July 9, 2012

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

6

91

3

Spring Cereals

1

81

18

Oilseeds

2

80

18

Pulse Crops

3

81

16

Thunderstorms were reported throughout the week. Precipitation ranged from nil to 38 mm. The Big Beaver and Lisieux areas received 28 mm of rain, the Eyebrow area 38 mm, the Gravelbourg area 34 mm, the Cadillac area 8 mm, the Kyle area 18 mm and the Leader area 17 mm.

Livestock producers have 57 per cent of the hay crop cut and 29 per cent baled or turned into silage. Hay quality is rated as 21 per cent excellent, 70 per cent good and nine per cent fair. There are reports of alfalfa weevils causing yield and quality loss.

Crops have advanced in the recent week thanks to the warm temperatures; however, some areas could use some moisture to help mitigate stress from the extreme heat.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus, 83 per cent adequate, 14 per cent short and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 79 per cent adequate, 17 short and three per cent very short. In Crop District 4B, 43 per cent of the cropland is reported to be short of topsoil moisture, and 35 per cent of the hay land and pasture is short of moisture.

Crop damage is attributed to hail, wind and disease. Hail damage was reported in the Mossbank, Limerick, Eyebrow and Swift Current areas.

Farmers are busy haying and controlling diseases in crops.


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

EC SK Crop Development - July 9, 2012

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

3

81

16

Spring Cereals

1

51

48

Oilseeds

2

49

49

Pulse Crops

1

65

34

Thunderstorms resulted in varying amounts of precipitation and hail throughout the region. Precipitation ranged from nil to 58 mm. The majority of the hail was reported in communities in CD 6A, including Lumsden, Bethune, Holdfast, Craik, Kenaston and Leroy. The Abernethy area received 34 mm of rain, the Dysart area 39 mm, the Raymore area 26 mm, the Kamsack area 15 mm, the Stenen area 11 mm, the Bethune area 34 mm, the Craik area 36 mm and the Leroy area 58 mm.

Livestock producers made good use of the warm weather and now have 30 per cent of the 2012 hay crop cut and 14 per cent baled or turned into silage. Hay quality is rated as 27 per cent excellent, 63 per cent good and ten per cent fair. There are reports of alfalfa weevils reducing hay yield and quality.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 12 per cent surplus, 83 per cent adequate and five per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 15 per cent surplus, 77 per cent adequate and eight per cent short. In Crop District 5A, 30 per cent of the cropland has surplus of topsoil moisture.  

Recent warm weather has helped advance crops, although the extreme heat has caused some concern about the flowering and filling crops. Crop damage is attributed to flooding, hail and disease. There are a few reports of high bertha armyworm moth counts in some areas.

Farmers are busy haying, scouting crops and controlling diseases.


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

WC SK Crop Development - June 25, 2012

  % Ahead % Normal % Behind

Fall Cereals

8

67

25

Spring Cereals

0

43

57

Oilseeds

0

44

56

Pulse Crops

0

55

45

Thunderstorms rolled through most of the region, producing varying amounts of precipitation and hail. Precipitation ranged from nil to 55 mm. The Outlook area received 26 mm of rain, the Sonningdale and Rosthern areas 20 mm, the Rosetown area 25 mm, the Biggar area 18 mm, the Tramping Lake area 55 mm and the Major area 22 mm. The Outlook and Conquest areas reported hail damage. There was a report of a tornado touching down in the Hendon/Fosston area.

Haying has progressed thanks to the warm weather and livestock producers have 35 per cent of the hay crop cut and 10 per cent baled or turned into silage. Hay quality is rated as 33 per cent excellent, 62 per cent good and five per cent fair, although there are reports that hay yields are less than the last two years. 

Warm temperatures have helped advance crops. Most crops are in better condition as the soil dries out; however, there is some concern that the high temperatures will cause flower blasting. There are a few reports of high bertha armyworm moth counts in some areas.

Topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 21 per cent surplus and 79 per cent adequate on cropland. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 12 per cent surplus, 87 per cent adequate and one per cent short. In CD 7A, 30 per cent of cropland has surplus topsoil moisture.  

Crop damage is attributed to flooding, hail and disease. Producers are busy haying and controlling diseases in crops.


Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

NE SK Crop Development - July 9, 2012

  % Ahead % Normal % Behind
Fall Cereals

0

66

34

Spring Cereals

6

58

36

Oilseeds

1

51

48

Pulse Crops

1

68

31

Scattered thunderstorms were reported in some areas of the region. Precipitation ranged from nil to 36 mm. The Star City area received 17 mm of rain, the Vonda area 15 mm, the Alvena area 10 mm, the Birch Hills area 36 mm and the Prince Albert area 6 mm.

Livestock producers made good haying progress and now have 46 per cent of the hay crop cut and 18 per cent baled or turned into silage. Hay quality is rated as 27 per cent excellent and 73 per cent good. 

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 22 per cent surplus and 78 per cent adequate. Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is reported as seven per cent surplus and 93 per cent adequate. In CD 8B, 28 per cent of the cropland has surplus topsoil moisture.

Crop damage is attributed to flooding, wind and disease. Hail damage was reported in the Vonda and Birch Hills areas. Producers are busy haying, scouting crops and controlling diseases.


Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

NW SK Crop Development - July 9, 2012

  % Ahead % Normal % Behind

Fall Cereals

2

96

2

Spring Cereals

1

83

16

Oilseeds

1

82

17

Pulse Crops

1

91

8

Thunderstorms produced varying amounts of precipitation ranging from nil to 28 mm. The Hafford area received 13 mm of rain, the Duck Lake area 20 mm, the Neilburg area 15 mm, the Frenchman Butte area 28 mm, the St. Walburg and Barthel areas 11 mm and the Pierceland area 21 mm.

Warm conditions are advancing crops. Crop reporters are indicating that soil moisture is adequate, but if heat continues there may be some stress to flowering crops. Haying is nicely underway and livestock producers have 15 per cent of the hay crop cut and one per cent baled or turned into silage. Hay quality is rated as 33 per cent excellent and 67 per cent good.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 94 per cent adequate and six per cent short. Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is reported as 95 per cent adequate and five per cent short.  

Very little crop damage was reported in the region during the past week. There are a few reports of leaf diseases causing some crop damage. Producers are busy haying, scouting crops and controlling diseases.


SK (provincial) Crop conditions - July 9, 2012

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

33

41

18

18

15

12

12

% good

56

51

63

64

62

65

64

% fair

9

8

16

16

19

20

22

% poor

1

0

2

2

3

3

2

% very poor

1

0

1

0

1

0

0

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

16

29

24

17

9

16

N/A

% good

54

52

59

60

59

63

N/A

% fair

22

16

14

19

26

20

N/A

% poor

6

3

3

4

5

1

N/A

% very poor

2

0

0

0

1

0

N/A

 

Southeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

39

31

18

24

6

5

13

% good

53

64

58

42

71

70

56

% fair

7

5

23

32

19

23

30

% poor

1

0

1

1

2

1

1

% very poor

0

0

0

1

2

1

0

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

19

4

13

20

15

3

1

% good

47

35

49

29

36

63

99

% fair

32

61

32

43

45

34

0

% poor

1

0

5

8

1

0

0

% very poor

1

0

1

0

3

0

0

 

Southwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

36

49

17

20

9

7

6

% good

51

41

73

70

81

78

71

% fair

13

10

9

9

10

13

22

% poor

0

0

1

1

0

2

1

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

9

33

27

20

14

18

N/A

% good

72

46

60

66

69

62

N/A

% fair

18

17

12

12

13

20

N/A

% poor

1

4

1

2

4

0

N/A

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/A

 

East-central

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

20

36

16

36

8

14

17

% good

67

63

66

58

63

67

65

% fair

10

1

16

6

22

17

17

% poor

2

0

2

0

6

2

1

% very poor

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

15

47

24

38

25

15

N/A

% good

55

52

65

58

52

85

N/A

% fair

19

1

8

4

14

0

N/A

% poor

9

0

2

0

4

0

N/A

% very poor

2

0

1

0

5

0

N/A

 

West-central

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

21

45

15

3

11

11

5

% good

78

51

64

68

70

64

71

% fair

1

4

18

24

18

20

22

% poor

0

0

3

5

1

5

2

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

13

3

20

4

1

0

10

% good

60

75

60

69

75

70

80

% fair

20

20

15

19

21

15

10

% poor

6

2

4

8

3

15

0

% very poor

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

 

Northeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

9

0

20

10

30

11

11

% good

51

27

53

60

45

50

61

% fair

39

63

23

20

22

30

16

% poor

1

10

4

5

3

8

12

% very poor

0

0

0

5

0

1

0

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

14

N/A

12

0

0

N/A

N/A

% good

42

N/A

49

75

50

N/A

N/A

% fair

31

N/A

17

18

29

N/A

N/A

% poor

10

N/A

19

5

20

N/A

N/A

% very poor

3

N/A

3

2

1

N/A

N/A

 

Northwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

0

0

26

N/A

18

20

N/A

% good

93

92

62

N/A

72

64

N/A

% fair

7

8

12

N/A

10

16

N/A

% poor

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

N/A

% very poor

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

N/A

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

24

N/A

34

1

N/A

N/A

N/A

% good

65

N/A

59

99

N/A

N/A

N/A

% fair

11

N/A

7

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

% poor

0

N/A

0

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

% very poor

0

N/A

0

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

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