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One year ago

Fifty-nine per cent of the hay crop had been cut with 34 per cent baled or put into silage. Eighty-seven per cent of the hay crop was rated as good to excellent in quality.
 

 
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Estimated Provincial Hay Yields (tons/acre) - July 16, 2012

 

Dry land

Irrigated Land

Alfalfa 1.4 2.1
Brome/Alfalfa 1.6 2.3
Other Tame Hay 1.6 2.4
Wild Hay 1.4 N/A
Greenfeed 1.9 2.6

Saskatchewan livestock producers have 65 per cent of the 2012 hay crop cut and 42 per cent baled or put into silage, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report.  Ninety-one per cent of the hay crop is rated as good to excellent in quality.

The estimated average hay yields on dry land are reported as 1.4 tons per acre (alfalfa and wild hay), 1.6 tons per acre (alfalfa/brome and other tame hay) and 1.9 tons per acre (greenfeed). On irrigated land, the estimated average hay yields are 2.1 tons per acre (alfalfa), 2.3 tons per acre (alfalfa/brome), 2.4 tons per acre (other tame hay) and 2.6 tons per acre (greenfeed).

Warm and dry weather this past week has allowed for crops to advance quickly and most of them are in good condition. High temperatures and humidity have resulted in thunderstorms in some areas that produced varying amounts of precipitation. Disease, insects and wind are causing the majority of crop damage.     

Cropland top soil moisture is rated as 18 per cent surplus, 74 per cent adequate and eight per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 11 per cent surplus, 75 per cent adequate, 13 per cent short and one per cent very short. 

Farmers are busy haying and controlling diseases and insects.

 


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

Estimated Southeast Hay Yields (tons/acre) - July 16, 2012
 

Dry land

Irrigated Land

Alfalfa

1.1

N/A

Brome/Alfalfa

1.5

N/A

Other Tame Hay

1.4

N/A

Wild Hay

1.3

N/A

Greenfeed

1.5

N/A

Crop development is quickly advancing due to warm temperatures. Most of the area experienced high humidity that resulted in thunderstorms and varying amounts of rainfall this past week. Heavy rain and strong winds have damaged many cereal crops and some fields are severely lodged. The Frobisher area reported 26 mm of rainfall, the Moosomin area 20 mm, the Rocanville area 12 mm, the Weyburn area 15 mm, the Marquis area 28 mm and the Ceylon area 8 mm. The Tantallon area has recorded the greatest amount of precipitation since April 1 (476 mm).

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 17 per cent surplus, 71 per cent adequate and 12 per cent short. Hay land and pasture moisture is rated as eight per cent surplus, 74 per cent adequate, 17 per cent short and one per cent very short. Crop districts 1B and 2B are reporting 20 per cent and 30 per cent of acres, respectively, to have surplus topsoil moisture. Crop districts 2A and 3ASE are reporting 38 per cent and 43 per cent of respective acres to be short of topsoil moisture.

Livestock producers have 75 per cent of the hay crop cut and 56 per cent has been baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as 13 per cent excellent, 83 per cent good and four per cent fair. Alfalfa weevils have damaged many pure stands and hay yield has been reduced.

The majority of crop damage is due to wind, disease, flooding and drought. Many crops in the area experienced heat stress, and some cooler temperatures and rainfall would be appreciated to help the crops recover. Some producers are applying pesticides for leaf disease, fusarium head blight and wheat midge. Producers are busy haying and controlling disease and insects in crops.

 


 

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

Estimated Southwest Hay Yields (tons/acre) - July 16, 2012

 

Dry land

Irrigated Land

Alfalfa

1.3

1.7

Brome/Alfalfa

1.4

1.8

Other Tame Hay

2.2

2.2

Wild Hay

1.7

N/A

Greenfeed

1.5

2.0

Precipitation in the area ranged from nil to 49 mm, with the majority of producers receiving very little rainfall. The Lisieux received 15 mm of rain, the Fife Lake area 3 mm, the Mortlach area 49 mm, the Chaplin area 8 mm, the Vanguard area 7 mm, the Swift Current area 5 mm and the Consul area 20 mm. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 72 per cent adequate, 27 per cent short and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 69 per cent adequate, 27 short and four per cent very short. Many crop districts are reporting a large number of cropland, hay land and pasture acres to be short of moisture.

Livestock producers have 75 per cent of the hay crop cut and 49 per cent has been baled or put into silage. Hay crop quality is rated as 18 per cent excellent, 66 per cent good, 13 per cent fair and three per cent poor.

High temperatures and humidity have stressed many crops, and additional rainfall is needed to help them through the rest of summer. Drought, wind, insects and disease have caused the majority of crop damage. Crop development has advanced quickly and there are indications that winter cereals and some pulses will be ready to be harvested in the coming weeks.

Farmers are busy haying, controlling disease in crops and getting harvest equipment ready.

 


 

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

Estimated East-central Hay Yields (tons/acre) - July 16, 2012

 

Dry land

Irrigated Land

Alfalfa

1.5

2.2

Brome/Alfalfa

1.7

2.2

Other Tame Hay

1.4

1.9

Wild Hay

1.4

N/A

Greenfeed

2.6

2.5

Large amounts of rainfall were received in most of the area this past week. The Roblin area recorded 51 mm of rain, the Meacham area 43 mm, the Langenburg area 30 mm, the Goodeve area 37 mm, the Kelvington area 34 mm, the Foam Lake area 13 mm, the Bulyea area 21 mm and the Semans area 11 mm. Cereal crops in many of the fields that received a lot of rain are now lodged.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 18 per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 25 per cent surplus, 74 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Crop District 5A is reporting 53 per cent of cropland acres and 47 per cent of hay land and pasture acres to have surplus moisture.

Livestock producers now have 52 per cent of the hay crop cut and 31 per cent baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as 20 per cent excellent, 71 per cent good and nine per cent fair. Current conditions are ideal for haying, although there are indications that some hay crops will not be harvested due to excess moisture.

Fungicides are being applied to most crops in the area and there are reports of some fields being sprayed for wheat midge. The majority of crop damage this week is due to flooding, wind, insects and disease.

Farmers are busy haying, controlling disease and insects and getting equipment ready for harvest.

 


 

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

Estimated West-central Hay Yields (tons/acre) - July 16, 2012

 

Dry land

Irrigated Land

Alfalfa

2.0

3.1

Brome/Alfalfa

1.8

3.5

Other Tame Hay

1.3

3.0

Wild Hay

1.4

N/A

Greenfeed

2.0

3.5

Warm temperatures are quickly advancing crop development in the area, although there are reports that some crops are still significantly behind for this time of year. Varying amounts of rainfall were received this past week, with the Wilkie area reporting the greatest amount (102 mm). The Outlook area received 27 mm of rainfall, the Langham area 66 mm, the Netherhill area 40 mm, the Kindersley area 16 mm, the Kerrobert area 65 mm and the Major area 22 mm.

Topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 29 per cent surplus and 71 per cent adequate on cropland. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 23 per cent surplus and 77 per cent adequate. Crop District 7B is reporting 38 per cent of cropland has surplus of topsoil moisture.

Haying operations progressed quickly with the warm weather, and livestock producers have 58 per cent of the hay crop cut and 30 per cent baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as 27 per cent excellent, 58 per cent good and 15 per cent fair. High humidity is making haying difficult. There are indications that hay yields will be less than last year.

Thunderstorms brought hail and heavy rain to the region, lodging some crops. Fungicides and insecticides are being applied to crops, and there are reports that most applications have been done by airplane. There are concerns about wheat midge and bertha armyworm populations in some parts of the area. The majority of crop damage this past week was due to flooding, hail, wind and diseases.

Producers are busy haying, controlling disease and hauling grain.

 


Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

Estimated Northeast Hay Yields (tons/acre) - July 16, 2012
  Dry land

Irrigated Land

Alfalfa

1.5

N/A

Brome/Alfalfa

1.4

N/A

Other Tame Hay

1.1

N/A

Wild Hay

1.1

N/A

Greenfeed

0.8

N/A

Heavy rain and strong winds have lodged many crops in the region. High temperatures have stressed canola crops and additional moisture and cooler weather would be welcome. The Vonda area received 82 mm of rain this past week, the Star City area 68 mm, the Nipawin area 40 mm, the Humboldt area 30 mm, the Melfort area 69 mm and the Garrick area 33 mm. Since April 1, the Kinistino area has received 416 mm of precipitation.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 39 per cent surplus and 61 per cent adequate. Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is reported as 24 per cent surplus and 76 per cent adequate. Crop districts 8A and 8B are reporting 48 per cent and 42 per cent of their respective cropland acres to have surplus moisture.

Livestock producers now have 72 per cent of the hay crop cut and 52 per cent baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as 25 per cent excellent and 75 per cent good. Most crop damage this week is attributed to flooding, wind and disease. Many crops are being sprayed with fungicides, and there are reports that some fields are being sprayed for wheat midge.

Producers are busy haying, controlling disease and hauling grain.

 


 

Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

Estimated Northwest Hay Yields (tons/acre) - July 16, 2012

 

Dry land

Irrigated Land

Alfalfa

1.7

N/A

Brome/Alfalfa

1.7

N/A

Other Tame Hay

1.2

N/A

Wild Hay

1.1

N/A

Greenfeed

2.2

N/A

Rainfall across most of the region this past week has helped alleviate heat stress on the crops, although there are reports of heavy lodging in some areas due to heavy rain. The Hafford area received 65 mm of rainfall, the North Battleford area 44 mm, the Neilburg area 25 mm, the St. Walburg area 18 mm and the Barthel area 3 mm. Some northern areas could use some additional moisture to help advance crops.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as six per cent surplus, 87 per cent adequate and seven per cent short. Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is reported as four per cent surplus, 86 per cent adequate and 10 per cent short.

Haying is advancing quickly and livestock producers now have 48 per cent of the hay crop cut and 25 per cent baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as 35 per cent excellent and 65 per cent good. Wet conditions have delayed haying operations in some areas.

The majority of crop damage this week is attributed to flooding, wind and drought. Crops are being sprayed for leaf disease.

Producers are busy haying and controlling disease.

 


SK (provincial) Crop conditions - July 16, 2012

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

26

37

20

18

13

15

14

% good

61

58

62

63

66

64

66

% fair

11

5

16

18

19

17

18

% poor

1

0

2

1

2

3

2

% very poor

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

19

18

29

18

11

15

2

% good

55

62

56

61

62

69

88

% fair

20

18

13

18

22

15

10

% poor

5

2

2

3

4

1

0

% very poor

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

 

Southeast

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

27

37

18

18

13

10

7

% good

59

55

53

51

65

66

60

% fair

12

8

28

30

19

23

32

% poor

1

0

1

0

2

1

0

% very poor

1

0

0

1

1

0

1

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

18

3

12

10

7

5

0

% good

52

35

49

51

42

64

90

% fair

28

62

34

33

47

31

10

% poor

1

0

4

5

1

0

0

% very poor

1

0

1

1

3

0

0

 

 

Southwest

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

27

42

18

18

11

10

13

% good

63

54

64

68

73

76

70

% fair

10

4

17

13

16

13

17

% 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

11

16

30

20

10

15

N/A

% good

73

59

58

66

77

70

N/A

% fair

15

22

11

12

9

15

N/A

% poor

1

3

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

23

28

19

31

10

17

19

% good

65

70

66

64

68

64

72

% fair

10

2

12

5

19

16

8

% poor

1

0

2

0

2

2

1

% very poor

1

0

1

0

1

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

19

39

35

35

19

47

N/A

% good

56

58

53

57

66

50

N/A

% fair

17

3

10

8

11

3

N/A

% poor

6

0

2

0

1

0

N/A

% very poor

2

0

0

0

3

0

N/A

 

 

West-central

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

30

31

21

16

11

15

7

% good

68

62

61

60

71

68

75

% fair

2

7

17

23

18

16

17

% poor

0

0

1

1

0

1

1

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

19

9

23

13

14

0

10

% good

60

73

62

59

69

70

80

% fair

17

16

12

24

15

15

10

% poor

4

2

2

4

2

15

0

% very poor

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

 

 

Northeast

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

11

0

17

33

7

8

26

% good

69

100

57

46

62

53

45

% fair

17

0

21

19

27

28

15

% poor

3

0

5

1

4

10

13

% very poor

0

0

0

1

0

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

14

0

19

0

1

N/A

N/A

% good

43

50

50

70

55

N/A

N/A

% fair

29

35

17

18

27

N/A

N/A

% poor

11

10

11

7

17

N/A

N/A

% very poor

3

5

3

5

0

N/A

N/A

 

 

Northwest

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

0

0

27

N/A

32

29

0

% good

93

92

66

N/A

63

63

100

% fair

7

8

6

N/A

5

8

0

% poor

0

0

1

N/A

0

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

32

N/A

46

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

% good

58

N/A

50

100

N/A

N/A

N/A

% fair

10

N/A

4

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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