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      Tuesday, October 17, 2017

One Year Ago
Ninety-nine per cent of the 2011 crop had been harvested, following weeks of warm and dry harvest weather. Crop quality was good.

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Saskatchewan Harvest
October 8, 2012
%  combined 

Winter wheat

100.0

Fall rye*

100.0

Spring wheat

99.6

Durum

99.4

Barley

99.0

Oats

97.6

Canaryseed

90.8

Flax

89.4

Canola

98.3

Mustard

98.9

Lentils

99.8

Peas

100.0

Chickpeas

99.9

*includes 16 per cent ‘other'

Saskatchewan producers have 99 per cent of the 2012 crop combined, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report.  The five-year (2007-2011) provincial average for this time of year is 90 per cent combined.

The southeastern, southwestern, east-central and northeastern regions have 99 per cent of the crop combined, while the west-central region has 98 per cent combined and the northwest has 97 per cent combined.  Producers have almost 100 per cent of winter wheat, fall rye, spring wheat, durum, barley, lentils, peas, chickpeas and mustard combined.

Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as two per cent surplus, 36 per cent adequate, 41 per cent short and 21 per cent very short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 36 per cent adequate, 38 per cent short and 25 per cent very short.

Livestock producers are indicating they have adequate to surplus supplies of hay, straw, greenfeed and feed grain for their winter feeding needs.

Farmers are busy with wrapping up harvest, bringing cattle home from pasture, and hauling bales and grain.


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

Producers now have 99 per cent of the 2012 crop in the bin, up from 98 per cent last week. The frost in the region may hasten harvesting of the flax remaining in the field. Areas such as Odessa received two to three days of killing frost in a row.

The week was characterized by cool and windy weather with scattered light showers and snow flurries. Precipitation ranged from nil to 7mm reported in the Tantallon area. Since April 1, rainfall in the region has ranged from 193 mm (Ceylon area) to 540 mm (Tantallon area).

Topsoil moisture ratings on cropland are reported as 23 per cent adequate, 49 per cent short and 28 per cent very short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 23 per cent adequate, 50 per cent short and 27 per cent very short. Producers are hoping for significant precipitation to recharge the soil.

The majority of livestock producers are indicating they have adequate to surplus supplies of hay (97 per cent), straw (98 per cent), greenfeed (100 per cent) and feed grain (89 per cent) for their winter feeding needs.

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


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

Ninety-nine per cent of the 2012 crop has been combined. Cool, showery conditions in many areas hampered harvest.

Heavy frost was reported in the Vanguard and Cadillac areas. Precipitation ranged from nil to 12 mm (Cadillac area). All areas in CD 3BS received precipitation ranging from 2mm (Vanguard) to 12 mm (Cadillac area). Other areas that received some sizable amounts of precipitation include Frontier (7 mm), Maple Creek (8 mm) and Webb (5 mm). Since April 1, rainfall in the region has ranged from 208 mm (Lafleche area) to 469 mm (Cadillac area).

Topsoil moisture ratings on cropland are reported as 7 per cent adequate, 41 per cent short and 52 per cent very short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 10 per cent adequate, 35 per cent short and 55 per cent very short. The dry conditions are making it hard for producers to proceed with fall operations such as fencing and anhydrous ammonia application. Producers are hoping for significant precipitation to recharge the soil. 

The majority of livestock producers are indicating they have adequate to surplus supplies of hay (97 per cent), straw (88 per cent), greenfeed (92 per cent) and feed grain (88 per cent) for their winter feeding needs.

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


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

Almost 100 per cent of the 2012 crop is combined, up from 95 per cent last week. What is left - in areas such as Kelvington, Kuroki and Ituna - are late-seeded canola and flax. 

Varying amounts of rain, ranging from nil to 8 mm, fell in the region. In CD 5A, precipitation ranged from trace to 6 mm (Roblin); CD 5B ranged from trace to 8 mm (Sturgis); and CD 6A ranged from nil to 3 mm (Leroy). Since April 1, cumulative rainfall in the region has ranged from 272 mm (Quill Lake area) to 496 mm (Jedburgh area).

Topsoil moisture ratings on cropland are reported as five per cent surplus, 33 per cent adequate, 52 per cent short and 10 per cent very short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 35 per cent adequate, 52 per cent short and 13 per cent very short. The dry conditions have prevented some producers from applying anhydrous ammonia. 

The majority of livestock producers are indicating they have adequate to surplus supplies of hay (97 per cent), straw (98 per cent), greenfeed (99 per cent) and feed grain (93 per cent) for their winter feeding needs.

Warm weather is still needed for some producers to finish up harvest, haul bales and prepare corrals.


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

Ninety-eight per cent of the 2012 crop is combined, up from 96 per cent last week. Some late-maturing crops remain unharvested due to the cool damp conditions this week.

Varying amounts of rain, ranging from nil to 8 mm, fell in the region. In CD 6B, precipitation ranged from nil to 3 mm (Outlook and Sonningdale); CD 7A ranged from nil to 8 mm (Marengo); and in CD 7B precipitation ranged from nil to 5 mm (Cando). Since April 1, cumulative precipitation in the region has ranged from 318 mm (Netherhill area) to 556 mm (Battleford area).

Topsoil moisture ratings on cropland are reported as 35 per cent adequate, 52 per cent short and 13 per cent very short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 34 per cent adequate, 45 per cent short and 21 per cent very short.

All livestock producers are indicating they have adequate to surplus supplies of hay , straw , greenfeed  and feed grain  for their winter feeding needs.

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


Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

Producers now have 99 per cent of the 2012 crop combined, up from 94 per cent last week. Varying amounts of rain, ranging from nil to 15 mm, fell in the region. In CD 8A, precipitation ranged from 5 (Codette) to 15 mm (Arbofield); CD 8B ranged from nil to 5 mm (Bruno and Alvena); and in CD 9AE, precipitation was reported only in Garrick (8mm). The Alvena area has recorded the least amount of rainfall since April 1 (408 mm), while the Tisdale area has received the greatest cumulative rainfall in the region (624 mm).

Topsoil moisture ratings on cropland are reported as 10 per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate, eight per cent short and one per cent very short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 11 per cent surplus, 80 per cent adequate, eight per cent short and one per cent very short. 

The majority of livestock producers are indicating they have adequate to surplus supplies of hay (100 per cent), straw (100 per cent), greenfeed (100 per cent) and feed grain (98 per cent) for their winter feeding needs.

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


Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

Cloudy, cool weather delayed the completion of harvesting, but harvest is still 97 per cent complete. Varying amounts of rain, ranging from nil to 7 mm, fell in the region. In CD 9AW, precipitation ranged from nil to 3 mm (Duck Lake and Rabbit Lake) and CD 9B ranged from nil to 7 mm (Neilburg). Since April 1, cumulative rainfall in the region has varied from 330 mm (Turtleford) to 501 mm (Frenchman Butte).

Topsoil moisture ratings on cropland are reported as 74 per cent adequate and 26 per cent short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as 78 per cent adequate and 22 per cent.

The majority of livestock producers are indicating they have adequate to surplus supplies of hay (99 per cent), straw (100 per cent), greenfeed (100 per cent) and feed grain (100 per cent) for their winter feeding needs.

Producers are busy with fall operations, including cultivating out the ruts in fields, bringing cattle home from the pasture and preparing machinery for winter.


Saskatchewan Harvest Progress October 8, 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
* 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 0 100
EC 0 0 0 100
WC 0 0 0 100
NE 0 0 0 100
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 0 0 100
EC 0 0 0 100
WC 0 0 0 100
NE 0 0 0 100
NW 0 0 0 100
Durum % 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 0 99
NE 0 0 0 100
NW N/A N/A N/A N/A
Oats % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE* 1 0 0 99
SW** 0 0 0 100
EC 0 0 0 100
WC* 2 3 0 95
NE 0 0 0 100
NW*** 0 1 5 94
* two per cent is rated as 'other'
** five per cent is rated as 'other'
*** one per cent is rated as 'other'
Barley % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0 0 0 100
SW 0 0 0 100
EC 0 0 0 100
WC 3 1 0 96
NE 0 0 0 100
NW 1 1 0 98
Canaryseed % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 0 0 5 95
SW 17 0 4 79
EC 0 0 0 100
WC 9 1 7 83
NE 0 0 0 100
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 0 0 100
NE* 0 0 0 100
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 0 0 0 100
EC 0 0 0 100
WC 10 0 0 90
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 1 0 99
WC 0 1 0 99
NE 0 1 0 99
NW 1 6 0 93
* six per cent is rated as 'other'
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 0 4 96
NE 0 0 3 96
NW N/A N/A N/A N/A
Flax % Standing % in swath % ready to
straight combine
% combined
SE 5 1 3 91
SW 10 0 4 86
EC 3 1 1 95
WC 30 6 9 55
NE 0 6 1 93
NW 0 0 0 100
Triticale % 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 N/A N/A N/A N/A
NW N/A N/A N/A N/A
* four per cent is rated as 'other'

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