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      Friday, December 15, 2017

One year ago
Warm and dry weather allowed for producers to continue with harvest.  Ninety-one per cent of the 2011 crop had been combined.
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Harvest Progress in SK
Per cent combined
All Crops

Sept 27/12

89

5 year avg.
(2007-2011)

70

Sept 29/11

91

Sept 27/10

29

Sept 29/09

72

Sept 28/08

82

Sept 23/07

78

Saskatchewan Harvest
September 24, 2012
Per cent  combined 

Winter wheat

99

Fall rye*

100

Spring wheat

89

Durum

94

Barley

92

Oats

80

Canaryseed

50

Flax

51

Canola

88

Mustard

90

Lentils

98

Peas

98

Chickpeas

83

*includes eight per cent
other'

Producers now have 89 per cent of the 2012 crop combined, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report.  Eight per cent is swathed or ready to straight combine.  The five-year (2007-2011) provincial average for this time of year is 70 per cent combined and 21 per cent swathed or ready to straight combine.

The southeast has 95 per cent combined; the southwest 97 per cent; the east central region 88 per cent; the west central region 85 per cent; the northeast 83 per cent and the northwest 82 per cent.  Eighty-nine per cent of the spring wheat; 94 per cent of the durum; 92 per cent of the barley; 88 per cent of the canola and 51 per cent of the flax have been combined.

Provincially, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as two per cent surplus, 43 per cent adequate, 36 per cent short and 19 per cent very short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 40 per cent adequate, 34 per cent short and 26 per cent very short.

Pasture conditions across the province are rated as five per cent excellent, 41 per cent good, 32 per cent fair, 15 per cent poor and seven per cent very poor.  Ninety per cent of livestock producers have indicated that they have adequate livestock water supplies.

Farmers are busy harvesting, hauling bales, harrowing fields and controlling weeds.


Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation - September 27

The deadline to submit forage claims and declarations is September 30. If producers have not completed harvest by this date, they may request an extension of insurance.

The last day for AgriStability participants to submit their 2011 program forms without penalty is September 30, 2012.


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

Another week of warm and dry weather is helping to progress harvest.  Producers in the southeast now have 95 per cent of the 2012 crop in the bin, up from 90 per cent last week.  Crop district 1A has 98 per cent combined, CD 1B 96 per cent, CD 2A 92 per cent, CD 2B 95 per cent and CD 3ASE has 86 per cent combined. 

The region did not receive any rainfall this past week.  Topsoil moisture conditions are deteriorating as the majority of the region has not received rainfall since early August.  Topsoil moisture ratings on cropland are reported as 29 per cent adequate, 47 per cent short and 24 per cent very short.  On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 23 per cent adequate, 44 per cent short and 33 per cent very short.  Crop District 2A is reporting that 47 per cent of cropland is very short of moisture.  Crop Districts 1A and 2A are reporting that 52 per cent and 48 per cent, respectively, of hay and pasture are very short moisture.  Rain will be needed after harvest to recharge the soil.   

Pasture conditions are rated as one per cent excellent, 28 per cent good, 42 per cent fair, 25 per cent poor and four per cent very poor.  Eighty-five per cent of livestock producers have adequate water supplies for their livestock, while 15 per cent are reporting inadequate water supplies.

Frost and strong winds, over the weekend, damaged some later-seeded crops.  There have been fewer acres than normal seeded to winter cereals due to the dry soil conditions.  Some producers are reporting heated crops in the bin and many are now aerating grain.  Sloughs are being worked as an effort to reclaim acres that have not been seeded in recent years.  Many producers are spraying for weeds but fall weed growth has been minimal in the dry conditions.  Harvest should be completed in the coming week for most of the region.    

Producers are busy combining, hauling bales, working the fields and spraying weeds.


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

Harvest is nearing completion in most of the region.  Ninety-seven per cent of the 2012 crop has been combined, up from 93 per cent last week.  CD 3ASW has 97 per cent combined, CDs 3AN, 3BN and 4A have 95 per cent combined and CDs 3BS and 4B have 99 per cent combined.

 

The region did not receive any rainfall this past week.  Moisture conditions continue to worsen in most of the region due to the high temperatures and lack of rain over the past few months.  Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as seven per cent adequate, 36 per cent short and 57 per cent very short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are six per cent adequate, 32 per cent short and 62 per cent very short.  Crop District 4B is reporting that 75 per cent of cropland and 80 per cent of hay land and pasture are very short of moisture.  A significant rain is needed to recharge the soil. 

Pasture conditions are rated as one per cent excellent, 30 per cent good, 31 per cent fair, 18 per cent poor and 20 per cent very poor.  Eighty-nine per cent of livestock producers have adequate water supplies for their livestock while 11 per cent are reporting inadequate water supplies.

Harvest will be completed in the coming week for the majority of the region.  Fall field work continues; sloughs are being worked and many producers are spraying for weeds.  Very few acres of winter cereals have been seeded due to lack of moisture; most producers who normally seed winter cereals will not this year.  Frost was received over the weekend but damage to later-seeded crops is minimal.  Some livestock producers are moving cattle to healthier pastures or are supplementing their diets with hay bales.      

Producers are busy finishing combining, hauling bales and grain, harrowing fields and spraying weeds.


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

Harvest is progressing quickly thanks to warm and dry weather.  Eighty-eight per cent of the 2012 crop has been harvested, up from 73 per cent last week.  Crop district 5A has 87 per cent combined, CD 5B 82 per cent, and CD 6A has 93 per cent combined.

Rainfall was not recorded in the region last week; topsoil continues to be dry.  Cropland topsoil moisture is rated 40 per cent adequate, 53 per cent short and seven per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 44 per cent adequate, 48 per cent short and eight per cent very short.  Crop District 6A is reporting that 15 per cent of crop land is very short moisture.   

Pasture conditions are rated as two per cent excellent, 30 per cent good, 40 per cent fair, 25 per cent poor and three per cent very poor. Ninety-seven per cent of livestock producers have adequate water supplies for their livestock.

Harvest will be wrapping up in the majority of the region within the next week or two.  Fall work continues and many producers are baling a second cut of hay.  Low spots and sloughs are being worked to help dry them out, although some fields are compacted due to spring flooding.  Very few winter cereals were planted this fall and there are germination concerns for those acres that were seeded.  Some later-seeded crops were damaged by frost over the weekend.      

Producers are busy combining, hauling bales and grain, controlling weeds and working fields.


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

Significant harvest progress was made last week due to the warm and dry weather.  Eighty-five per cent of the 2012 crop is in the bin, up from 64 per cent last week.  Crop district 6B has 89 per cent combined, CD 7A 82 per cent and CD 7B has 84 per cent combined. 

The region did not record any rain this past week.  Crop land topsoil moisture conditions are rated as one per cent surplus, 54 per cent adequate, 38 per cent short and seven per cent very short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 50 per cent adequate, 42 per cent short and eight per cent very short.  Crop District 7A is reporting that 14 per cent of crop land and hay and pasture land are very short moisture.  The majority of the region will need a rainfall before winter.  

Pasture conditions are rated as eight per cent excellent, 61 per cent good, 26 per cent fair and five per cent poor.  Ninety-eight per cent of livestock producers have adequate water supplies for their livestock.

Frost has damaged later-seeded crops in some areas of the region.  Some canola is slow to mature in the swath and high green counts are concerning some producers.  Very little winter cereal acres were seeded this fall due to the lack of moisture and germination concerns.  Most producers will be done harvest in the coming week or two.

Producers are busy combining, hauling bales and grain, working fields and spraying weeds.


Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

Warm and dry weather is quickly progressing harvest.  Producers now have 83 per cent of the 2012 crop in the bin, significantly up from 55 per cent last week.  The east side of the region is more advanced than the west side.  Crop district 8A has 91 per cent of the crop combined, CD 8B 79 per cent and CD 9AE has 77 per cent combined.

The majority of the region recorded no rainfall last week, although the Prince Albert area received 2 mm of rain and the Debden area 1 mm.  Topsoil moisture conditions continue to improve with the warm weather and lack of significant rainfall.  Crop land topsoil moisture is rated as 11 per cent surplus, 86 per cent adequate and three per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus, 95 per cent adequate and three per cent short.   

Pasture conditions are rated as 15 per cent excellent, 64 per cent good, 20 per cent fair and one per cent poor.  Ninety-two per cent of livestock producers have adequate water supplies for their livestock, while eight per cent are indicating inadequate water supplies.

Some later-seeded crops have been impacted by frost, although damage is minimal in most fields.  Many producers have indicated that volunteer weed control will be an issue next spring due to the wind-damaged crops.  Some fields and access roads are still soft with many ruts from heavy equipment.  Harvest will be completed within the next week or two, if the warm weather continues.

Producers are busy combining, hauling bales and grain, controlling weeds and working fields.


Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

Harvest progress has almost doubled in the past week due to warm and dry weather.  Eighty-two per cent of the 2012 crop is now in the bin, up from 45 per cent last week.  Crop district 9AW has 89 per cent of the crop combined and CD 9B has 73 per cent of the crop combined.  

The region recorded no rainfall for the week.  Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are three per cent surplus, 82 per cent adequate and 15 per cent short.  Pasture and hay land topsoil moisture conditions are one per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and 18 per cent very short.

Pasture conditions are rated as 13 per cent excellent, 59 per cent good and 28 per cent fair.  Ninety-nine per cent of livestock producers have adequate water supplies for their livestock.

Many producers will be done harvest in the next week, although some northern area crops may need some additional time.  Strong winds received this month have shelled many crops and volunteer weeds will be an issue this fall and next spring.  Fall work continues in the majority of the region. 

Producers are busy combining, hauling bales, moving cattle, working fields and spraying weeds.


Saskatchewan Harvest Progress

Winter Wheat % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0 0 0 100
SW* 0 0 0 99
EC 0 0 0 100
WC 0 0 0 100
NE 0 0 0 100
NW 0 0 0 100
* one per cent is rated as 'other'    
Fall Rye % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0 0 0 100
SW* 0 0 0 83
EC 0 0 0 100
WC 0 0 0 100
NE** 0 0 0 97
NW 0 0 0 100
* 17 per cent is rated as 'other'
** three per cent is rated as 'other'
Spring Wheat % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 1 1 1 97
SW 1 0 2 97
EC 0 2 4 94
WC 5 6 11 78
NE 1 5 8 86
NW 5 6 6 83
Durum % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 1 1 4 94
SW 1 0 1 98
EC 0 1 4 95
WC 13 6 10 71
NE 0 3 3 94
NW N/A N/A N/A N/A
Oats % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE* 4 2 1 92
SW** 0 1 1 93
EC 2 10 8 80
WC** 6 6 7 76
NE 6 9 12 73
NW*** 5 8 8 77

* one per cent is rated as 'other'
** five per cent is rated as 'other'
*** two per cent is rated as 'other'

Barley % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE* 0 1 1 98
SW 1 0 2 97
EC 1 4 1 94
WC 3 5 7 85
NE 0 5 4 91
NW 5 6 4 85
Canaryseed % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 32 7 2 59
SW 29 0 14 57
EC 45 14 8 33
WC 23 5 28 44
NE 1 9 25 65
NW N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lentils % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0 0 0 100
SW 0 0 0 100
EC* 0 0 0 95
WC 0 4 2 94
NE** 0 0 0 97
NW 15 0 0 85

* five per cent is rated as 'other'
** three per cent is rated as 'other'

Peas % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE* 0 0 0 99
SW 0 0 0 100
EC** 0 0 0 94
WC* 0 0 0 99
NE 0 0 0 100
NW* 4 0 0 95

* one per cent is rated as 'other'
** six per cent is rated as 'other'

Chickpeas % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0 0 0 100
SW 16 0 2 82
EC 0 0 0 100
WC 0 0 0 100
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 0 2 0 98
SW 0 1 0 99
EC 0 13 1 86
WC 0 8 1 91
NE 0 16 2 82
NW 5 10 6 79
Mustard % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0 0 0 100
SW 0 0 0 100
EC 0 1 1 98
WC 3 4 28 65
NE* 0 1 9 89
NW N/A N/A N/A N/A
* one per cent is rated as 'other'
Flax % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 32 5 7 56
SW 24 4 15 57
EC 12 18 18 52
WC 38 9 22 31
NE 48 15 18 19
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* 0 1 0 70
EC 0 0 0 100
WC 0 1 0 99
NE 0 0 0 100
NW N/A N/A N/A N/A

* 29 per cent is rated as 'other'

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