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       Monday, October 23, 2017

One year ago
Warm and dry weather allowed for producers to continue with harvest.  Ninety-eight per cent of the 2011 crop had been combined.  Crop quality was good. 

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Saskatchewan Harvest
October 1, 2012
Per cent  combined 

Winter wheat

100

Fall rye*

100

Spring wheat

98

Durum

98

Barley

98

Oats

93

Canaryseed

81

Flax

74

Canola

95

Mustard

98

Lentils

99

Peas

100

Chickpeas

96

*includes eight per cent ‘other'

Harvest Progress in SK
Per cent combined
All Crops

Oct 4/12

97

5 year avg.
(2007-2011)

83

Oct 6/11

98

Oct 4/10

60

Oct 5/09

76

Oct 4/08

95

Sept 30/07

87

Another week of warm harvest weather has allowed Saskatchewan producers to get most of the crop in the bin. Ninety-seven per cent of the 2012 crop is combined, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. The five-year (2007-2011) provincial average for this time of year is 83 per cent combined.

The southeast has 98 per cent combined; the southwest 99 per cent; the east central region 95 per cent; the west central region 96 per cent; the northeast 94 per cent and the northwest 97 per cent. Ninety-eight per cent of the spring wheat and durum; 93 per cent of the oats; 95 per cent of the canola and 74 per cent of the flax have been combined.

Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as two per cent surplus, 35 per cent adequate, 41 per cent short and 22 per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 34 per cent adequate, 38 per cent short and 28 per cent very short.

Farmers are busy finishing up harvest, controlling weeds and hauling bales and grain.


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

Producers now have 98 per cent of the 2012 crop in the bin, up from 95 per cent last week.  Crop district 1A has 100 per cent combined, CD 1B 99 per cent, CD 2A 95 per cent, CD 2B 98 per cent and CD 3ASE has 97 per cent combined.  There are still some flax, sunflower, soybean and corn crops left to be combined.  There have been reports of canola and flax heating issues in the bin.        

The majority of the region did not receive any rainfall this past week.  The Weyburn, Radville and Moose Jaw areas received 2 mm and the Wilcox area received 3 mm.  Since April 1, rainfall in the region has ranged from 193 mm (Radville area) to 533 mm (Tantallon area).  Radville has recorded the least cumulative rainfall in the province. 

Topsoil moisture ratings on cropland are reported as 18 per cent adequate, 57 per cent short and 25 per cent very short.  On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 20 per cent adequate, 49 per cent short and 31 per cent very short.  Crop District 3ASE is reporting that 58 per cent of cropland is very short of moisture.  A significant rain will be needed after harvest to recharge the soil.  There have been some reports of fires due to the lack of moisture in some areas.   

Later seeded crops are yielding better than earlier seeded ones.  Average yields for the region are as follows: winter wheat 54 bu/ac, spring wheat 32 bu/ac, durum 34 bu/ac, oats 59 bu/ac, barley 50 bu/ac, fall rye 48 bu/ac, flax 21 bu/ac, canola 26 bu/ac, mustard 584 lb./ac, sunflowers 1500 lb./ac,  lentils 1085 lb./ac, peas 28 bu/ac, chickpeas 1657 lb./ac and canary seed 991 lb./ac. 

Average grades of spring wheat are estimated as follows: 36 per cent 1CW, 40 per cent 2CW, 13 per cent 3CW and 11 per cent Feed.  Fusarium and wheat midge damage are downgrading some wheat samples. 

Producers are busy finishing up harvest, working fields, hauling bales, cleaning corrals and spraying weeds.


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

Harvest is almost complete in the region.  Ninety-nine per cent of the 2012 crop is in the bin, up two per cent from last week.  Crop districts 3ASW and 3AN have 98 per cent of the crop combined, CD 3BS has 100 per cent combined and CDs 3BN, 4A and 4B have 99 per cent combined.  There are some flax, canary seed and sunflower crops that still need to be combined.  There have been reports of canola and flax heating in the bin.   

Little rainfall was received in the majority of the region this past week.  Moisture conditions continue to worsen due to the high temperatures and lack of rain over the past few months.  The Bengough, Ponteix and Assiniboia areas received 1 mm of rain, the Spring Valley area 3 mm, the Vanguard, Kyle and Webb areas 2 mm, the Gravelbourg and Leader areas 5 mm and the Coderre and Stewart Valley areas 7 mm.  Since April 1, rainfall in the region has ranged from 198 mm (Assiniboia area) to 384 mm (Eyebrow area).

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as four per cent adequate, 36 per cent short and 60 per cent very short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are three per cent adequate, 30 per cent short and 67 per cent very short.  Crop District 4B is reporting that 100 per cent of cropland, hay land and pasture are very short of moisture.  A significant rain is needed to recharge the soil.  There have been some reports of fires due to the lack of moisture in some areas.    

Average yields for the region are as follows: winter wheat 43 bu/ac, spring wheat 32 bu/ac, durum 34 bu/ac, oats 55 bu/ac, barley 53 bu/ac, fall rye 39 bu/ac, flax 20 bu/ac, canola 25 bu/ac, mustard 829 lb./ac, lentils 1410 lb./ac, peas 31 bu/ac, chickpeas 1304 lb./ac and canary seed 1067 lb./ac.

Average grades of spring wheat are estimated as follows: 68 per cent 1CW, 26 per cent 2CW, four per cent 3CW and two per cent Feed.  Fusarium, ergot and wheat midge damage are downgrading some wheat samples. 

Producers are busy finishing up harvest, hauling bales and grain, working fields and picking rocks.


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

Ninety-five per cent of the 2012 crop is combined, up from 88 per cent last week.  Crop districts 5A and 6A have 99 per cent combined while CD 5B has 87 per cent combined.  Some flax, canary seed and canola crops still need to be combined.  Some winter wheat crops have germinated but emergence is uneven and there are concerns about winter survivability. 

The region received no rain last week with the exception of the Chamberlain area (2 mm).  Since April 1, cumulative rainfall in the region has ranged from 272 mm (Quill Lake area) to 496 mm (Jedburgh area).  Cropland topsoil moisture is rated 31 per cent adequate, 59 per cent short and ten per cent very short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 31 per cent adequate, 55 per cent short and 14 per cent very short.

Average yields for the region are as follows: winter wheat 40 bu/ac, spring wheat 32 bu/ac, durum 31 bu/ac, oats 62 bu/ac, barley 46 bu/ac, fall rye 30 bu/ac, flax 23 bu/ac, canola 24 bu/ac, mustard 1282 lb./ac, lentils 1350 lb./ac, peas 33 bu/ac, chickpeas 1200 lb./ac and canary seed 703 lb./ac.

Average grades of spring wheat are estimated as follows: 29 per cent 1CW, 44 per cent 2CW, 18 per cent 3CW and nine per cent Feed.  Fusarium and wheat midge damage are downgrading some wheat samples; many producers are reporting high protein. 

Producers are busy finishing up harvest, hauling grain, controlling weeds and working fields.


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

Significant harvest progress was made last week.  Ninety-six per cent of the 2012 crop is combined, up from 85 per cent last week.  Crop district 6B has 98 per cent combined, CD 7A 96 per cent and CD 7B has 93 per cent combined.  Some flax, canary seed and canola fields remain to be combined.

The majority of the region did not receive any rain this past week, although the Outlook, Conquest, Netherhill and Tramping Lake areas did receive 1 mm of rain.  Since April 1, cumulative precipitation in the region has ranged from 317 mm (Netherhill area) to 556 mm (Battleford area). The Battleford area has the second-highest cumulative rainfall total in the province since April 1.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 47 per cent adequate, 39 per short and 13 per cent very short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 53 per cent adequate, 38 per cent short and eight per cent very short.  

Average yields for the region are as follows: winter wheat 36 bu/ac, spring wheat 32 bu/ac, durum 34 bu/ac, oats 62 bu/ac, barley 46 bu/ac, fall rye 30 bu/ac, flax 22 bu/ac, canola 25 bu/ac, mustard 1040 lb./ac, sunflowers 1150 lbs./ac, lentils 1350 lb./ac, peas 27 bu/ac, chickpeas 1300 lb./ac and canary seed 831 lb./ac.

Average grades of spring wheat are estimated as follows: 37 per cent 1CW, 39 per cent 2CW, 16 per cent 3CW and eight per cent Feed.  Fusarium, ergot and wheat midge damage are downgrading some wheat samples.  Some producers are reporting high protein levels. 

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


Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

Producers now have 94 per cent of the 2012 crop combined, up from 83 per cent last week.  Crop district 8A has 93 per cent of the crop combined, CD 8B 94 per cent and CD 9AE has 99 per cent combined.  There are some fields of canola and flax that still need to be combined.  There are also some red clover, alfalfa seed and hemp crops that remain in the field.     

The majority of the region recorded no rainfall last week, although the Garrick area received 11 mm and the Tisdale area 2 mm.  The Alvena area has recorded the least amount of rainfall since April 1 (403 mm), while the Tisdale area has received the greatest cumulative rainfall in both the region and the province (624 mm).  

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as seven per cent surplus, 85 per cent adequate, six per cent short and two per cent very short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 92 per cent adequate and seven per cent short.   

Average yields for the region are as follows: winter wheat 40 bu/ac, spring wheat 35 bu/ac, durum 38 bu/ac, oats 74 bu/ac, barley 44 bu/ac, fall rye 40 bu/ac, flax 21 bu/ac, canola 22 bu/ac, mustard 900 lb./ac, lentils 1070 lb./ac, peas 28 bu/ac and canary seed 1411 lb./ac.

Average grades of spring wheat are estimated as follows: 10 per cent 1CW, 45 per cent 2CW, 29 per cent 3CW and 16 per cent Feed.  Fusarium is downgrading some wheat samples at the elevator. 

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


Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

Harvest is quickly progressing in the region due to warm and dry weather.  Ninety-seven per cent of the crop is now in the bin, up from 82 per cent last week.  Crop district 9AW has 96 per cent of the crop combined and CD 9B has 97 per cent of the crop combined.  There are still some flax and canola crops left to be combined.   

Most of the region did not receive any rain this past week.  The Neilburg, Frenchman Butte and Meadow Lake areas received 2 mm and the Turtleford area 4 mm.  Since April 1, cumulative rainfall in the region has varied from 330 mm (Frenchman Butte area) to 496 mm (Neilburg area).

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are seven per cent surplus, 65 per cent adequate and 28 per cent short.  Pasture and hay land topsoil moisture conditions are one per cent surplus, 67 per cent adequate, 31 per cent short and one per cent very short.

Average yields for the region are as follows: winter wheat 40 bu/ac, spring wheat 39 bu/ac, oats 76 bu/ac, barley 61 bu/ac, fall rye 40 bu/ac, flax 20 bu/ac, canola 29 bu/ac, lentils 452 lb./ac and peas 31 bu/ac. 

Average grades of spring wheat are estimated as follows: 15 per cent 1CW, 69 per cent 2CW, 13 per cent 3CW and three per cent Feed.  Fusarium and ergot are downgrading some wheat samples at the elevator. 

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


Saskatchewan Harvest Progress October 1, 2012

 

Winter Wheat % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0 0 0 100
SW 0 0 0 100
EC 0 0 0 100
WC 0 0 0 100
NE 0 0 0 100
NW 0 0 0 100
Fall Rye % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0 0 0 100
SW* 0 0 0 96
EC 0 0 0 100
WC 0 0 0 100
NE* 0 0 0 96
NW 0 0 0 100
* four per cent is rated as 'other'
Spring Wheat % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0 0 0 100
SW 0 1 0 99
EC 0 0 1 99
WC 1 1 2 96
NE 0 2 1 97
NW 1 0 1 98
Durum % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0 1 0 99
SW 0 0 1 99
EC 0 0 1 99
WC 0 3 6 91
NE 0 1 1 98
NW N/A N/A N/A N/A
Oats % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE* 2 1 1 94
SW 0 0 0 100
EC 1 3 1 95
WC** 3 4 1 91
NE** 3 1 2 93
NW* 1 6 4 87
* two per cent is rated as 'other'
** one per cent is rated as 'other'
Barley % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0 1 0 99
SW 0 0 0 100
EC 0 1 0 99
WC 2 2 1 95
NE 0 1 0 99
NW 1 1 1 97
Canaryseed % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0 0 11 89
SW 23 0 2 75
EC 11 5 14 70
WC 3 13 4 80
NE 1 1 13 85
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 0 100
WC 0 2 2 96
NE* 0 0 0 98
NW 0 0 0 100
* two per cent is rated as 'other'
Peas % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0 0 0 100
SW 0 0 0 100
EC 0 0 0 100
WC 0 0 0 100
NE 0 0 0 100
NW 0 0 0 100
Chickpeas % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0 0 0 100
SW 3 0 2 95
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 0 0 100
SW 0 0 0 100
EC 0 8 0 92
WC 0 3 0 97
NE 0 7 1 92
NW 0 3 0 97
Mustard % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0 0 0 100
SW 0 0 0 100
EC 0 0 0 100
WC 0 1 5 94
NE* 0 0 3 96
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 22 2 4 72
SW 25 1 1 73
EC 5 6 6 83
WC 10 7 14 69
NE 25 6 8 61
NW 0 0 5 95
Triticale % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0 0 0 100
SW* 0 0 0 94
EC N/A N/A N/A N/A
WC 0 0 0 100
NE N/A N/A N/A N/A
NW N/A N/A N/A N/A
* six per cent is rated as 'other'

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