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Twenty-one per cent of the 2011 crop had been combined and 27 per cent was swathed or ready to straight combine. Warm and dry weather helped to progress harvest.

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Saskatchewan Harvest
August 27, 2012
combined

Winter wheat

95

Fall rye*

95

Spring wheat

7

Durum

22

Barley

15

Canola

14

Mustard

44

Lentils

55

Peas

63

Chickpeas

16

*includes two per cent ‘other'

Harvest Progress in SK
Per cent combined
All Crops

Aug 30/12

21

5 year avg.
(2007-2011)

17

Sept 1/11

21

Aug 30/10

8

Sept 1/09

8

Aug 31/08

20

Aug 26/07

27

Twenty-one per cent of the 2012 crop is combined and 27 per cent is swathed or ready to straight combine, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report.

The five-year (2007-2011) provincial average for this time of year is 17 per cent combined and 24 per cent swathed or ready to straight combine. Last year at this time, 21 per cent had been combined and 27 per cent swathed or ready to straight combine.      

Harvest progress varies across the province. The southwest has 49 per cent combined and 20 per cent swathed or ready to straight combine; the southeast has 32 per cent combined and 27 per cent swathed or ready to straight combine. The east-central region has 10 per cent combined and 28 per cent swathed or ready to straight combine; the west-central region has eight per cent combined and 28 per cent swathed or ready to straight combine. In the northeast, five per cent of the crop is combined and 35 per cent is swathed or ready to straight combine, and in the northwest, four per cent is combined and 33 per cent swathed or ready to straight combine.

Pasture conditions across the province are rated as nine per cent excellent, 57 per cent good, 27 per cent fair, six per cent poor and one per cent very poor.  Ninety-six per cent of livestock producers have indicated that they have adequate supplies of water for their livestock.

Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as seven per cent surplus, 67 per cent adequate, 21 per cent short and five per cent very short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as four per cent surplus, 61 per cent adequate, 26 per cent short and nine per cent very short.

Precipitation this week ranged from small amounts in southern parts of the province to 175 mm in the Meadow Lake area. Some areas of the province received strong winds, heavy rains and hail that have delayed field operations and damaged crops.

Farmers are busy desiccating, swathing, combining and hauling bales.


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

The region received small amounts of precipitation this past week which has helped harvest progress. The Frobisher area received 2 mm of rain, the Rocanville area 5 mm, the Grenfell area 10 mm, the Odessa area 24 mm, the Vibank area 20 mm, the Moose Jaw area 7 mm and the Marquis area 6 mm. Crop districts 2A and 3ASE reported receiving no rain this past week. Since April 1, rainfall in the region has ranged from 190 mm (Radville area) to 532 mm (Tantallon area).  Radville has the lowest cumulative rainfall in the province.

Harvest is quickly progressing and producers now have 32 per cent of the 2012 crop harvested, up from 20 per cent last week. Twenty-seven per cent of the crop is swathed or ready to straight combine. Ninety-seven per cent of the winter wheat and fall rye, 19 per cent of the spring wheat and durum, 23 per cent of the barley, 58 per cent of the lentils, 78 per cent of the field peas, 29 per cent of the chickpeas, 30 per cent of the canola and 24 per cent of the mustard have been combined. Forty-nine per cent of the canola and 39 per cent of the mustard has been swathed. Crop conditions and staging vary throughout the region, depending on seeding date, the impact of disease and the excess moisture in the spring.

Topsoil moisture ratings on cropland are reported as one per cent surplus, 63 per cent adequate, 35 per cent short and one per cent very short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 55 per cent adequate, 43 per cent short and two per cent very short. Crop District 1A is reporting that 75 per cent of cropland, hay land and pasture are short of moisture. 

Pasture conditions across the region are rated as one per cent excellent, 54 per cent good, 39 per cent fair and six per cent poor. Ninety-seven per cent of livestock producers have indicated that they have adequate supplies of water for their animals.

The majority of crop damage this week is due to wind, disease, heat stress and hail. Strong winds during the week have blown many swaths across fields and shelled standing pulse and canola crops. Hail was also reported in many areas and damage varies. Reported canola yields continue to be disappointing due to high incidences of aster yellows and sclerotinia. Cereal and pulse yields vary, depending on seeding date, heat stress and disease. Many crop producers are spraying flax and cereal crops for pre-harvest weed control. Some livestock producers are considering taking a second cut of hay. There have been reports of wildlife feeding on crops.

Producers are desiccating, swathing, combining and hauling bales.


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

The region received very little precipitation this past week, helping to progress harvest. The Spring Valley, Gull Lake and Mankota areas received 1 mm of rain, the Coderre and Tyner areas 2 mm, the Eyebrow and Frontier areas 5 mm, the Richmound area 6 mm and the Rush Lake area 3 mm. Since April 1, rainfall in the region has ranged from 201 mm (Consul area) to 454 mm (Cadillac area).

Significant harvest progress was made this week. Forty-nine per cent of the 2012 has now been harvested, up from 27 per cent last week. An additional 20 per cent is swathed or ready to straight cut. Ninety-six per cent of the winter wheat and fall rye, 21 per cent of the spring wheat, 29 per cent of the durum, 61 per cent of the barley, 29 per cent of the oats, 86 per cent of the lentils, 94 per cent of the peas, 15 per cent of the chickpeas, 62 per cent of the canola and 67 per cent of the mustard have been combined. Twenty-six per cent of the canola and 13 per cent of the mustard is swathed or ready to straight cut.

Moisture conditions in the region continue to worsen due to the high temperatures and lack of rain over the past month. Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 24 per cent adequate, 52 per cent short and 24 per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are 17 per cent adequate, 51 per cent short and 32 per cent very short. In crop districts 4A and 4B, 56 per cent and 67 per cent, respectively, of cropland, hay land and pasture are very short of moisture. A significant rainfall is needed in the majority of the region to help recharge the soil.

Pasture conditions across the region are rated as one per cent excellent, 27 per cent good, 52 per cent fair, 16 per cent poor and four per cent very poor. Eighty-nine per cent of livestock producers have indicated that they have adequate supplies of water for their animals, while 11 per cent are indicating inadequate water supplies. Some cattle are having their diets supplemented with hay as pasture conditions are not ideal.

Wind, drought, hail, insects and disease are causing the most crop damage this week. Strong winds over the weekend have blown some canola and lentil swaths across the fields. Reported cereal yields have been disappointing due to insect and disease damage, and quality may be an issue in some areas. Canola yields vary in the region but for the most part are indicated to be average. Many later seeded crops remain green and may not be ready for harvest for some time yet. Many producers are getting equipment ready to seed winter wheat or have already begun seeding. Moisture will be needed this fall to help relieve the dry conditions.

Producers are busy swathing and combining crops, hauling bales and preparing bins.


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

The region received varying amounts of rain this past week, delaying field operations in many areas. Rainfall ranged from trace amounts to 32 mm in the Leroy area. The Saltcoats area received 10 mm of rain, the Yorkton and Earl Grey areas 16 mm, the Elfros area 27 mm, the Wynyard area 30 mm, the Quill Lake area 19 mm, the Holdfast area 6 mm, the Craik area 7 mm and the Bradwell area 28 mm. Since April 1, cumulative rainfall in the region has ranged from 266 mm (Quill Lake area) to 496 mm (Goodeve area).

Ten per cent of the 2012 is combined, up from four per cent last week; an additional 28 per cent is swathed or ready to straight combine. Ninety per cent of the winter wheat, 91 per cent of the fall rye, two per cent of the spring wheat, nine per cent of the barley, 25 per cent of the lentils, 52 per cent of the peas, nine per cent of the canola and three per cent of the mustard have been combined. Forty-one per cent of the canola, 20 per cent of the mustard, 11 per cent of the peas and 14 per cent of the barley have been swathed.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus, 91 per cent adequate and seven per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus, 87 per cent adequate and 11 per cent short.

Pasture conditions across the region are rated as seven per cent excellent, 80 per cent good, 12 per cent fair and one per cent short. All livestock producers are reported to have adequate supplies of water for theiranimals.

Crop damage this week is attributed to wind, hail and disease. Strong winds over the weekend have blown some canola swaths across fields and shelled many standing crops. Hail was reported in some areas and damage varies. Aster yellows, sclerotinia, bertha armyworms and grasshoppers continue to effect yield. Reported yields for most crops have been disappointing due to disease and excess moisture in the spring; many producers are reporting much lower than average yields. Crops are maturing late and unevenly, and there are indications that there may be harvest challenges. There have been reports of deer and moose feeding on crops.

Producers are busy hauling bales, baling greenfeed, swathing and combining.


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

Thunderstorms brought damaging hail and heavy rain to much of the region this past week. The Conquest area received 14 mm of rain, the Dinsmore area 8 mm, the Rosetown area 3 mm, the Kindersley area 18 mm, the Sonningdale area 26 mm, the Biggar area 39 mm, the Cando area 34 mm and the Wilkie area 14 mm. Since April 1, cumulative precipitation in the region has ranged from 312 mm (Unity area) to 546 mm (Sonningdale area). The Sonningdale area has the second highest cumulative rainfall total in the province since April 1.

Harvest is progressing and producers now have eight per cent of the 2012 crop combined, up from two per cent last week. Twenty-eight per cent of the crop is swathed or ready to straight combine.

Sixty-six per cent of the winter wheat, 84 per cent of the fall rye, one per cent of the spring wheat and mustard, four per cent of the barley and canola, 15 per cent of the lentils and 36 per cent of the peas have been combined. Fifty-three per cent of the canola and 32 per cent of the mustard have been swathed. Warm and dry weather is needed to advance the maturity of many later-seeded crops.

Topsoil moisture conditions are rated as five per cent surplus, 85 per cent adequate and 10 per cent short on cropland. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as one per cent surplus, 83 per cent adequate and 16 per cent short.

Pasture conditions across the region are rated as 24 per cent excellent, 70 per cent good and six per cent fair. One hundred per cent of livestock producers have indicated that they have adequate supplies of water for theiranimals.

The majority of crop damage this week is attributed to wind, hail, insects and localized flooding. Hail storms damaged windows, gardens and crops, and damage in some areas in substantial. There have been reports of strong winds overturning bins. Reported yields have been disappointing so far but many producers are optimistic about the remaining crops. Crops are  maturing late and unevenly, and there are indications that harvest may be a challenge in some areas.

Producers are busy swathing canola, desiccating pulses, hauling bales and combining.


Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

A large amount of rain fell again this week, delaying field operations. The Arborfield area received 27 mm of rain, the Nipawin area 34 mm, the Humboldt area 30 mm, the Bruno area 55 mm, the Vonda area 37 mm, the Melfort area 13 mm and the Garrick and Prince Albert areas 14 mm. The Alvena area has recorded the least amount of rainfall since April 1 (384 mm), while the Tisdale area has received the greatest cumulative rainfall in both the region and the province (617 mm).

Five per cent of the 2012 crop is combined and an additional 35 per cent is swathed or ready to straight combine. Just over one per cent of the crop had been combined at this time last week.

Ninety-nine per cent of the winter wheat, 91 per cent of the fall rye, one per cent of the spring wheat, seven per cent of the barley, eight per cent of the lentils, 46 per cent of the peas and three per cent of the canola have been combined. An additional 13 per cent of the barley and 52 per cent of the canola is swathed or ready to straight combine.

Topsoil moisture conditions continue to worsen. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 38 per cent surplus and 62 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 32 per cent surplus, 67 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Crop districts 8A and 9AE are reporting 49 per cent and 48 per cent, respectively, of cropland have surplus moisture. Forty-one per cent of hay land and pasture in CD 8A has surplus moisture.

Pasture conditions across the region are rated as 32 per cent excellent, 65 per cent good and three per cent fair. All livestock producers are reported to have adequate supplies of water for theiranimals.

Localized flooding, wind, hail and disease caused most of the crop damage this week. Significant rainfall in some areas has delayed harvest and warm, dry weather will be needed soon in order for producers to access fields. Many roads are soft and there are concerns that fields will not be able to support equipment. Reported yields so far have been average but variable in the region. Wind and hail have caused damage in some areas and canola swaths have been blown across fields.

Producers are busy hauling bales, desiccating pulses, combining and swathing.


Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

Significant amounts of rain fell in most of the region this past week, delaying harvest. Rainfall varied from small amounts to 175 mm in the Meadow Lake area. The Speers area received 50 mm, the North Battleford area 39 mm, the Glaslyn area 48 mm, the Turtleford area 59 mm, the Frenchman Butte area 96 mm, the Barthel area 148 mm, the Dorintosh area 140 mm and the Rapid View area 93 mm. Since April 1, cumulative rainfall in the region has varied from 295 mm (St. Walburg area) to 457 mm (Glaslyn area).

Four per cent of the 2012 crop is combined and 33 per cent is swathed or ready to straight combine. One per cent of the spring wheat, 34 per cent of the peas and two per cent of the canola have been combined. One hundred per cent of the winter wheat, 95 per cent of the fall rye, 14 per cent of the spring wheat, 27 per cent of the barley, 10 per cent of the lentils and 39 per cent of the peas are swathed or ready to be straight combined. Fifty-seven per cent of the canola is swathed.

Pasture conditions across the region are rated as three per cent excellent, 83 per cent good and 14 per cent fair. All livestock producers are reported to have adequate supplies of water for their animals.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are seven per cent surplus and 93 per cent adequate. Pasture and hay land topsoil moisture conditions are three per cent surplus, 96 per cent adequate and one per cent short.

The majority of crop damage is attributed to hail, insects, flooding and disease. Hail was received in some parts of the region and damage is substantial in some areas. Aster yellows, sclerotinia and bertha armyworms continue to affect yields, which have been less than anticipated; however, producers are optimistic about remaining crops. Some areas that received significant rainfall have water lying in the field and many crops have been lodged.

Producers are busy hauling bales, desiccating pulses, swathing and combining.


Saskatchewan Harvest Progress August 27, 2012

Winter
Wheat
% Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 1 0 2 97
SW* 1 0 2 96
EC 1 1 8 90
WC 11 3 20 66
NE 0 1 0 99
NW 0 80 20 0
* one per cent is rated as 'other'
Fall Rye % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 1 0 2 97
SW* 0 0 0 96
EC 3 4 2 91
WC 0 2 14 84
NE** 3 3 0 91
NW 5 85 10 0
* four per cent is rated as 'other'
** three per cent is rated as 'other'
Spring
Wheat
% Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 58 17 6 19
SW 48 6 25 21
EC 85 7 6 2
WC 89 6 4 1
NE 80 6 13 1
NW 85 5 9 1
Durum % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 67 6 8 19
SW 47 5 19 29
EC 91 6 3 0
WC 96 3 1 0
NE 93 5 2 0
NW N/A N/A N/A N/A
Oats % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE* 80 10 1 7
SW** 42 6 20 29
EC 96 3 1 0
WC 89 6 4 1
NE 94 1 4 1
NW*** 96 1 0 0
* two per cent is rated as 'other'
** three per cent is rated as 'other'
*** three per cent is rated as 'other'
Barley % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE* 50 22 4 23
SW 26 2 11 61
EC 68 14 9 9
WC** 82 8 4 4
NE 66 13 14 7
NW 73 13 14 0
* one per cent is rated as 'other'
** two per cent is rated as 'other'
Lentils % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 24 11 7 58
SW 4 3 7 86
EC 50 7 18 25
WC 55 2 28 15
NE 52 10 28 8
NW 90 0 10 0
* two per cent is rated as 'other'
Peas % Standing % in swath % ready to straight
combine
% combined
SE 15 3 4 78
SW 3 0 3 94
EC 16 11 21 52
WC* 27 5 30 36
NE 16 10 28 46
NW 27 3 36 34
* two per cent is rated as 'other'
Chickpeas % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 71 0 0 29
SW 72 0 13 15
EC 80 0 20 0
WC 83 0 17 0
NE N/A N/A N/A N/A
NW N/A N/A N/A N/A

Canola

% Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 20 49 1 30
SW 7 26 5 62
EC 46 41 4 9
WC 42 53 1 4
NE 45 52 0 3
NW 41 57 0 2
Mustard % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 34 39 3 24
SW 12 13 8 67
EC 73 20 4 3
WC 66 32 1 1
NE 95 5 0 0
NW N/A N/A N/A N/A
Triticale % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined

SE

N/A N/A N/A N/A

SW*

32 6 32 14

EC

N/A N/A N/A N/A

WC

92 3 5 0

NE

100 0 0 0

NW

N/A N/A N/A N/A

* 16 per cent is rated as 'other'

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