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      Tuesday, October 17, 2017

One year ago
Ninety-one per cent of the 2012 crop had been seeded.  Producers province-wide were dealing with flea beetles and flooding issues.

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Seeding Progress in SK
Per cent seeded
All Crops

June 3/13

83

5 year avg.
(2008-2012)

82

June 4/12

91

May 30/11

70

June 3/10

59

June 1/09

95

June 1/08

97

10 year avg. (2003-2012)

88

 

Seeding Progress by Crop District

CD

June 3/13

June 4/12

1a

73

90

1b

74

85

2a

70

83

2b

75

90

3ase

76

93

3asw

83

92

3an

85

92

3bs

94

94

3bn

93

96

4a

98

94

4b

88

98

5a

78

78

5b

87

76

6a

85

94

6b

82

90

7a

86

94

7b

92

98

8a

85

95

8b

86

95

9ae

94

97

9aw

90

95

9b

88

96

Seeding continues to progress in the province and producers now have 83 per cent of the 2013 crop in the ground, right in line with the five-year (2008-2012) average of 82 per cent seeded for this time of year.

Seventy-one per cent of the crop is seeded in the southeast; 90 per cent in the southwest; 84 per cent in the east-central area; 87 per cent in west-central and northeast areas; and 89 per cent in the northwest. 

Provincially, producers have seeded 89 per cent of spring wheat, 87 per cent of field peas, 86 per cent of canola, 84 per cent of durum, 81 per cent of lentils, 76 per cent of barley, 67 per cent of oats, 54 per cent of flax, 43 per cent of mustard and chickpeas and 41 per cent of canary seed.

Continuous rainfall has delayed seeding in much of the southern portion of the province with the Radville and Coronach areas receiving more than four inches of rain in the past week. 

Provincially, topsoil moisture on crop land is rated as 11 per cent surplus, 79 per cent adequate and 10 per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as five per cent surplus, 79 per cent adequate and 16 per cent short.

Despite most emerged crops trailing behind their normal stages of development for this time of year the majority of these crops are in good to excellent condition.  Most crop damage this week was caused by flea beetle and cutworm damage in canola crops, excess moisture and wind.  

Farmers are busy trying to finish seeding, controlling weeds and moving cattle to pasture.


Southeastern Saskatchewan

 Crop District

% seeded (June 3, 2013)

1A

73

1B

74

2A

70

2B

75

3ASE

76

Region average

71

five-year average (2008-2012)

76

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

Significant rainfall in the region has further delayed seeding progress this week.  Producers now have 71 per cent of the crop in the ground, up only four per cent from last week.  The five-year (2008-2012) average for this time of year is 76 per cent of acres seeded.

Seventy-nine per cent of field peas have been seeded, 77 per cent of spring wheat and durum, 74 per cent of canola and lentils, 60 per cent of barley, 50 per cent of flax, 44 per cent of oats, 39 per cent of canary seed, 24 per cent of mustard and 20 per cent of chickpeas have been seeded.

Most of the earlier seeded crops have emerged and are in fair to good condition.  The majority of crops are behind normal development stages for this time of year due to cool and wet field conditions.  Fifty-nine per cent of fall cereals, 66 per cent of spring cereals, 71 per cent of oilseeds and 73 per cent of pulses are behind normal developmental stages for this time of year.

Rainfall in the region ranged from less than one inch to more than four inches.  Continuous rainfall has damaged emerged crops and packed the soil in some areas.  The Frobisher and Maryfield areas received 50 mm of rainfall, the Stoughton area 33 mm, the Moosomin area 60 mm, the Rocanville area 47 mm, the Weyburn area 79 mm, the Wilcox area 41 mm, the Moose Jaw area 28 mm, the Ceylon area 83 mm and the Radville area 102 mm.  Since April 1, the Radville area has received the greatest amount of precipitation (164 mm).

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 34 per cent surplus, 64 per cent adequate and two per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 13 per cent surplus, 84 per cent adequate and three per cent short.  CDs 1A and 2A are reporting that 51 per cent and 73 per cent, respectively, of the cropland has surplus topsoil moisture at this time.  CD 2A is also reporting that 38 per cent of the hay and pasture land has surplus topsoil moisture. 

Localized flooding, high winds and frost have damaged crops in some areas this week.  Some crop reporters have indicated that if more favourable weather conditions are not received in the coming days, seeding will not be completed due to wet fields in some southern areas of the region.  For others in the region, seeding is wrapping up and spraying operations are beginning.  Pasture growth is variable throughout the area but for the most part is slow.  Fertilizer shortages continue to be a problem for those still seeding.  

Farmers are busy seeding, controlling weeds and working fields. 


Southwestern Saskatchewan

Crop District

% Seeded (June 3, 2013)

3ASW

83

3AN

83

3BS

94

3BN

93

4A

98

4B

88

Region average

90

five-year average
(2008-2012)

84

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

Seeding continues to progress in the southwest and producers now have 90 per cent of the 2013 crop seeded, up from 85 per cent last week.  The five-year (2008-2012) average for this time of year is 84 per cent.  Significant rainfall in much of the region has delayed further seeding progress.

Ninety per cent of lentils have been seeded, 89 per cent of durum, 85 per cent of spring wheat and canola, 84 per cent of field peas, 66 per cent of barley, 60 per cent of flax, 48 per cent of mustard, 47 per cent of chickpeas and oats, and 21 per cent of canary seed has been seeded.

Most of the earlier seeded crops have emerged and are in fair to good condition.  Seventy-two per cent of fall cereals, 60 per cent of spring cereals, 55 per cent of oilseeds and 62 per cent of pulses are at normal developmental stages for this time of year. 

Southern parts of the region received significant rainfall that may delay seeding completion for some producers.  The Big Beaver area received 92 mm of rainfall, the Coronach area 112 mm, the Bengough area 97 mm, the Assiniboia area 57 mm, the Mortlach area 42 mm, the Coderre and Richmound areas 34 mm, the Shaunavon area 52 mm, the Admiral area 61 mm, the Rush Lake area 27 mm, the Tyner area 3 mm, the Eastend area 44 mm, the Maple Creek area 28 mm and the Gull Lake area 19 mm.  The Coronach area has received the greatest amount of precipitation since April 1 at 200 mm.

Topsoil moisture for cropland is rated as nine per cent surplus, 83 per cent adequate and eight per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus, 84 per cent adequate and 14 per cent short.  CD 3ASW is reporting that 30 per cent of cropland acres have surplus topsoil moisture. 

Heavy rain and hail have flooded fields and access roads in some southern areas of the region.  Frost and wind have damaged emerged crops in other areas, although damage is minimal for the most part.  There are reports of significant damage to crops from insects such as pea leaf weevils, wireworms, cutworms and flea beetles.  Northern parts of the region would welcome moisture to help replenish the topsoil.  There are reports that some winter wheat fields are being re-seeded to other crops and in-crop spraying operations are beginning.               

Farmers are busy seeding and controlling weeds.


East-central Saskatchewan

Crop District

% Seeded (June 3, 2013)

5A

78

5B

87

6A

85

Region average

84

five-year average
(2008-2012)

75

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

Great progress was made in the east-central region this past week, thanks to warm and dry conditions.  Eighty-four per cent of the crop is now in the ground, significantly up from 60 per cent last week.  The five-year (2008-2012) average for this time of year is 75 per cent.

Eighty-nine per cent of canola has been seeded, 88 per cent of spring wheat, 80 per cent of field peas, 78 per cent of barley, 70 per cent of flax and oats, 67 per cent of lentils, 64 per cent of durum, 37 per cent of mustard and 11 per cent of canary seed.

Most of the earlier seeded crops have emerged and are in fair to good condition.  Sixty-three per cent of fall cereals, 49 per cent of spring cereals, 50 per cent of oilseeds and 52 per cent of pulses are behind normal developmental stages for this time of year. 

Some areas received rainfall that may delay seeding for some producers.  The Stockholm area received 38 mm of rainfall, the Langenburg area 14 mm, the Saltcoats area 20 mm, the Roblin area 15 mm, the Goodeve and Kamsack areas 12 mm, the Pelly area 20 mm, the Bethune area 1 mm and the Holdfast area 3 mm.  All other areas reported no rainfall.  Since April 1, the Stockholm area has received the greatest amount of precipitation (181 mm).

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as seven per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate and 15 per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as five per cent surplus, 75 per cent adequate and 20 per cent short. 

Frost and wind has caused the majority of damage this week.  There have also been reports of insect damage to emerging crops from flea beetles and cutworms.  Many producers will be done seeding in the next week and in-crop herbicide operations will begin soon.  Some winter wheat fields are being re-seeded to other crops as winterkill damage was high.  Emerged crops and pastures are advancing quickly in some areas.      

Farmers are busy seeding, controlling weeds and working fields.


West-central Saskatchewan

Crop District

% Seeded (June 3, 2013)

6B

82

7A

86

7B

92

Region average

87

five-year average
(2008-2012)

89

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

Warm and dry weather conditions have allowed seeding to progress in the west-central region.  Seeding is now at 87 per cent complete, up from 65 per cent last week.  The five-year (2008-2012) average for this time of year is 89 per cent.

Warm and dry weather conditions have allowed seeding to progress in the west-central region.  Seeding is now at 87 per cent complete, up from 65 per cent last week.  The five-year (2008-2012) average for this time of year is 89 per cent.

Most of the region received some rainfall this week.  The Kindersley area received an average of 15 mm, the Biggar and Landis areas 10 mm, the Cando and Tramping Lake areas 8 mm and the Dinsmore area 4 mm. Since April 1, the Major area has received the greatest amount of precipitation (94 mm).

Ninety-nine per cent of field peas have been seeded, 92 per cent of canola, 90 per cent of spring wheat, 80 per cent of barley, 79 per cent of durum, 72 per cent of lentils, 62 per cent of canary seed, 55 per cent of oats, 38 per cent of mustard, 32 per cent of flax, 14 per cent of chickpeas and four per cent of sunflowers.

Some of the earlier seeded crops have emerged and are in good to excellent condition; winter crops are in good condition.  More than half of the crops are behind development stages for this time of year due to later seeding dates.  Thirty-eight per cent of fall cereals, 62 per cent of spring cereals, 59 per cent of oilseeds and 62 per cent of pulse crops are behind normal developmental stages for this time of year.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 7 per cent surplus, 83 per cent adequate and 10 per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as six per cent surplus, 79 per cent adequate and 15 per cent short.

No crop damage was reported to emerging crops this week. Drier conditions this week facilitated good seeding progress; however, moisture will be needed to give crops a good start. Spraying has started in many areas as pre-seeding spraying was not possible previously. Most crop reporters are indicating that seeding is finishing up for most producers in the area.

Farmers are busy finishing seeding, controlling weeds, rolling pulses, checking for flea beetles and hauling grain.


Northeastern Saskatchewan

Crop District

% Seeded (June 3, 2013)

8A

85

8B

86

9AE

94

Region average

87

five-year average (2008-2012)

85

Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

 

There has been little to no rainfall in the region and seeding progressed rapidly this week.  Producers now have 87 per cent of the crop in the ground, up 36 per cent from last week.  The five-year (2008-2012) average for this time of year is 85 per cent of acres seeded.

There has been little to no rainfall in the region and seeding progressed rapidly this week.  Producers now have 87 per cent of the crop in the ground, up 16 per cent from last week.  The five-year (2008-2012) average for this time of year is 85 per cent of acres seeded.

There has been little to no rainfall in the region and seeding progressed rapidly this week.  Producers now have 87 per cent of the crop in the ground, up 16 per cent from last week.  The five-year (2008-2012) average for this time of year is 85 per cent of acres seeded.

Ninety-seven per cent of spring wheat has been seeded, 84 per cent of canola, 83 per cent of field peas, 82 per cent of barley and oats, 63 per cent of flax, 49 per cent of canary seed, 36 per cent of durum and lentils, and 11 per cent of mustard.

Some of the earlier seeded crops have emerged and are in good to excellent condition; winter crops are in good to fair condition.  Roughly, half of the crops are behind development stages for this time of year due to later seeding dates.  Thirty-three per cent of fall cereals, 48 per cent of spring cereals, 55 per cent of oilseeds and 51 per cent of pulse crops are behind normal developmental stages for this time of year.

There was very little rainfall in the region. The Melfort area reported receiving 2 mm last Tuesday. Since April 1, the Humboldt area has received the greatest amount of precipitation (47 mm).

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as three per cent surplus, 92 per cent adequate and five per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 92 per cent adequate and seven per cent short.  CDs 8A and 8B are reporting that 6 and 4 per cent, respectively, of crop land is short of topsoil moisture at this time, whereas 4 per cent per cent of crop is still experiencing surplus moisture. 

Crop reporters indicate that some crops have been damaged by localized drought and insect damage by flea beetles was also reported in some areas. Seeding operations are finishing up in most areas and spraying is underway or starting across the district. Although there is still difficulty accessing areas due to excess water, there will be a need for moisture in the next week to get crops well established.

Farmers are busy seeding, controlling weeds and working fields.


Northwestern Saskatchewan

Crop District

% Seeded
(June 3, 2013)

9AW

90

9B

88

Region average

89

five-year average
(2008-2012)

91

Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

Seeding progress in the northwest has quickly progressed due to warm and dry weather.  Eight-nine per cent of the crop is now in the ground, which is 20 per cent more than last week. The five-year (2008-2012) average for this time of year is 91 per cent.

Ninety-three per cent of canola has been seeded, 92 per cent of spring wheat, 91 per cent of field peas, 79 per cent of barley, 66 per cent of oats and 21 per cent of flax.

Some of the earlier seeded crops have emerged and are in good to excellent condition; winter crops range from excellent to fair condition.  Fall cereals are at normal stages of development, but most spring seeded crops are behind their normal development stages for this time of year due to later seeding dates.  Seventeen per cent of fall cereals, 68 per cent of spring cereals and oilseeds and 63 per cent of pulse crops are behind normal developmental stages for this time of year.

There was a small amount of precipitation received this past week all of which was in CD 9B. The Turtleford, Glaslyn and Barthel areas received five mm of rain and the Frenchman Butte area received three mm. Since April 1, the Lloydminster area has received the most precipitation for the region (48 mm).

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as three per cent surplus, 82 per cent adequate and 15 per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 66 per cent adequate and 33 per cent short. CD 9B is reporting that 39 per cent of the pasture lands is short topsoil moisture at this time.

High wind damage and flea beetle insect damage was reported for emerging crops this week, but many crops have just been seeded and have not yet emerged. Seeding is nearing the end and spraying has started in some areas. Crop reporters indicate that moisture would be welcome in the coming week to help germinate crops.

Farmers are busy seeding, spraying, hauling grain, fencing and moving cattle to pasture.


SK (provincial) Crop conditions - June 3, 2013

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

2

17

14

17

8

13

11

% good

43

59

72

62

80

73

57

% fair

26

17

13

20

11

13

32

% poor

27

5

1

1

1

1

0

% very poor

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

12

15

20

17

15

13

100

% good

67

76

67

67

74

70

0

% fair

20

9

12

15

10

17

0

% poor

1

0

1

1

1

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Southeast

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

2

30

8

21

4

12

69

% good

31

26

57

40

74

56

31

% fair

31

34

31

37

19

29

0

% poor

34

7

4

2

3

3

0

% very poor

2

3

0

0

0

0

0

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

12

10

14

22

17

23

100

% good

43

64

61

51

80

51

0

% fair

45

26

23

26

3

26

0

% poor

0

0

2

1

0

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Southwest

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

2

16

19

18

2

17

8

% good

61

68

66

67

75

67

92

% fair

16

11

14

15

23

16

0

% poor

21

5

1

0

0

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

13

17

22

17

3

13

N/A

% good

67

76

65

67

52

69

N/A

% fair

20

7

13

16

38

18

N/A

% poor

0

0

0

0

7

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

1

6

8

1

7

6

1

% good

51

74

72

74

75

73

62

% fair

26

10

20

25

18

21

37

% poor

17

4

0

0

0

0

0

% very poor

5

6

0

0

0

0

0

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

8

0

1

84

0

0

N/A

% good

68

85

80

16

100

100

N/A

% fair

22

15

19

0

0

0

N/A

% poor

2

0

0

0

0

0

N/A

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/A

West-central

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

12

3

23

14

25

21

19

% good

74

93

75

81

66

74

74

% fair

14

4

2

5

9

5

7

% poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

18

12

30

19

12

0

N/A

% good

77

77

68

76

76

100

N/A

% fair

5

11

2

5

12

0

N/A

% poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/A

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/A

Northeast

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

6

14

33

10

17

7

% good

46

50

83

65

87

83

92

% fair

22

30

3

0

2

0

1

% poor

26

20

0

2

1

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

12

N/A

31

25

34

N/A

N/A

% good

82

N/A

67

70

64

N/A

N/A

% fair

6

N/A

1

5

1

N/A

N/A

% poor

0

N/A

1

0

1

N/A

N/A

% very poor

0

N/A

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

Northwest

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

55

37

14

80

7

15

69

% good

10

3

79

15

89

81

31

% fair

35

60

7

5

4

4

0

% poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

15

100

15

100

100

100

100

% good

64

0

61

0

0

0

0

% fair

21

0

24

0

0

0

0

% poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

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