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 Seeding is nearing completion in the province and producers now have 98 per cent of the 2013 crop in the ground, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report.  The five-year (2008-2012) average for this time of year is

One year ago
Ninety-eight per cent of the 2012 crop had been seeded.  The majority of the crops were at or behind normal development stages due to excess moisture and lack of warm weather. 

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SK Crop Development -
June 17, 2013

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

1

67

32

Spring Cereals

1

57

42

Oilseeds

1

54

45

Pulse Crops

1

62

37

 

Seeding Progress in SK
Per cent seeded
All Crops

June 17/13

98

5 year avg.
(2008-2012)

89

June 18/12

98

June 13/11

82

June 17/10

73

June 15/09

99

June 15/08

99

 

Seeding Progress by Crop District

CD

June 17/13

June 18/12

1a

90

97

1b

98

95

2a

90

94

2b

98

98

3ase

98

98

3asw

96

99

3an

99

98

3bs

99

98

3bn

99

98

4a

100

98

4b

100

100

5a

100

91

5b

97

95

6a

99

99

6b

99

98

7a

99

98

7b

99

99

8a

99

97

8b

99

100

9ae

100

100

9aw

99

98

9b

99

98

89 per cent of acres seeded. 

Regionally, 94 per cent of the crop is seeded in the southeast while the remaining regions all have 99 per cent of the crop seeded.

The majority of the province received significant rainfall which delayed field work and spraying operations.  Many regions received more than two inches of rain while some northern regions are reporting almost four inches of rain.

Provincially, topsoil moisture on crop land is rated as 18 per cent surplus, 79 per cent adequate and three per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 10 per cent surplus, 85 per cent adequate and five per cent short.

Sixty-seven per cent of fall cereals, 57 per cent of spring cereals, 54 per cent of oilseeds and 62 per cent of pulses are at their normal stage of development for this time of year.  The majority of crops are in fair to excellent condition.  Some crops have been damaged due to flooding, wind and insects such as cutworms and flea beetles.

Farmers are busy finishing seeding, controlling weeds and getting ready for haying.


Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation - June 2013

Crop Insurance customers should note the following important dates:

Seeded Acreage Reports and Stored Grain Declarations must be submitted by June 25.

The deadline to submit Unseeded Acreage claims is also June 25.  Claims must be registered with your local Crop Insurance office.

For honey producers enrolled in Crop Insurance, June 25 is the deadline to submit the Hive Reporting form and Stored Honey Report.

The deadline to seed greenfeed crops covered by forage insurance is June 30, with all establishment and gopher damage claims on greenfeed to be submitted by this date.


SE SK Crop Development - June 17, 2013
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind

Fall Cereals

0

65

35

Spring Cereals

1

42

57

Oilseeds

0

36

64

Pulse Crops

1

39

60

Southeastern Saskatchewan (Crop District 1 - Carnduff, Estevan, Redvers, Moosomin and Kipling areas; Crop District 2 - Weyburn, Milestone, Moose Jaw, Regina and Qu'Appelle areas; Crop District 3ASE - Radville and Lake Alma areas)

There has been little seeding progress for some producers in the region due to wet fields and poor drying conditions.  There are indications that some producers will seed green feed and oats if fields dry up enough.  Producers now have 94 per cent of the crop in the ground, up only one per cent from last week.  The five-year (2008-2012) seeding average for this time of year is 83 per cent. 

Although rainfall received over the weekend is delaying spraying operations, the rain was welcomed in some of the drier areas.  The Carnduff area received 6 mm of rain last week, the Manor area 7 mm, the Stoughton and Wolseley areas 28 mm, the Whitewood area 33 mm, the Tantallon and Odessa areas 15 mm, the Broadview area 8 mm, the Weyburn area 50 mm, the Briercrest area 66 mm, the Indian Head area 45 mm, the Marquis area 39 mm, the Moose Jaw area 50 mm and the Radville area 10 mm.  Since April 1, the Weyburn area has received the greatest amount of precipitation (175 mm).

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 15 per cent surplus, 84 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 12 per cent surplus, 86 per cent adequate and two per cent short.  CDs 2A and 2B are reporting that 17 per cent and 26 per cent, respectively, of the cropland has surplus topsoil moisture at this time; 27 per cent of the hay and pasture land in CD 2B has surplus moisture.

Crop damage in the region is mostly due to flooding, wind and insects such as flea beetles.  There have been many reports of producers spraying for flea beetles in canola as economic thresholds have been reached in some northern areas of the region.  For the most part crops are looking good and are developing quickly; however, some crops that were seeded late or were flooded are a slightly behind.  Warm weather is now needed to help crops and pastures grow and to allow spraying operations to continue. 

Farmers are busy finishing seeding, controlling weeds and getting ready for haying. 


SW SK Crop Development - June 17, 2013
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind

Fall Cereals

1

65

34

Spring Cereals

1

67

32

Oilseeds

0

60

40

Pulse Crops

0

67

33

Southwestern Saskatchewan (Crop District 3ASW - Coronach, Assiniboia and Ogema areas; Crop District 3AN - Gravelbourg, Mossbank, Mortlach and Central Butte areas; Crop District 3B - Kyle, Swift Current , Shaunavon and Ponteix areas; Crop District 4 - Consul, Maple Creek and Leader areas)

Seeding is essentially complete in the region with 99 per cent of the crop in the ground, up from 97 per cent last week.  The five-year (2008-2012) seeding average for this time of year is 93 per cent. 

Rainfall received this past week was welcomed by most, although some areas now have localized flooding issues in fields and on access roads.  Warm weather is now needed to help crops and pastures grow and to allow spraying operations to continue.  The Bengough area received 37 mm of rainfall this past week, the Limerick area 70 mm, the Lisieux area 24 mm, the Lafleche area 34 mm, the Gravelbourg area 47 mm, the Coderre area 39 mm, the Eyebrow area 17 mm, the Central Butte area 21 mm, the Cadillac area 23 mm, the Vanguard area 13 mm, the Ponteix area 35 mm, the Webb area 20 mm, the Tyner area 29 mm, the Consul area 9 mm, the Maple Creek area 19 mm, the Hazlet area 17 mm and the Leader area 30 mm.  The Bengough area has received the greatest amount of precipitation since April 1 at 219 mm.

Topsoil moisture for cropland is rated as eight per cent surplus, 87 per cent adequate and five per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 90 per cent adequate, nine per cent short and one per cent very short.  CD 3BN is reporting that 16 per cent and 23 per cent, respectively, of cropland and hay and pasture land to be short topsoil moisture at this time.    

Localized flooding, hail, wind, insects and lack of moisture have caused the most damage to crops this week.  Some producers are spraying canola fields for cutworms and flea beetles as damage has been significant in some areas.  Crop and hay growth has been slow and uneven in some areas due to lack of heat and cool wet fields but overall they are in good condition.  Weeds are rapidly growing and some producers are concerned they may not be able to spray fields on time due to wet conditions.  There have been reports of leaf disease in some cereal fields but infection levels are low at this time.

Farmers are busy controlling weeds, hauling grain and getting ready for haying.


EC SK Crop Development - June 17, 2013
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind

Fall Cereals

1

76

23

Spring Cereals

0

59

41

Oilseeds

0

62

38

Pulse Crops

0

68

32

East-Central Saskatchewan (Crop District 5 - Melville, Yorkton, Cupar, Kamsack, Foam Lake, Preeceville and Kelvington areas; Crop District 6A - Lumsden, Craik, Watrous and Clavet areas)

Seeding is wrapping up in the east-central region with 99 per cent of the crop seeded, up from 97 per cent last week.  The five-year (2008-2012) average for this time of year is 87 per cent.

Varying amounts of rain fell last week, which was welcomed by most producers.  The Humboldt area received the most rainfall this week (58 mm), bringing the total amount received since April 1 to 166 mm.  The Abernethy area received 7 mm of rain, the Ituna area 29 mm, the Jedburgh area 3 mm, the Kelliher area 22 mm, the Raymore area 36 mm, the Kamsack area 15 mm, the Wynyard area 25 mm, the Pelly area 18 mm, the Quill Lake area 47 mm, the Kelvington area 23 mm, the Bethune area 21 mm, the Holdfast and Bradwell areas 48 mm and the Lumsden area 43 mm. 

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as seven per cent surplus, 87 per cent adequate and six per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as five per cent surplus, 86 per cent adequate, eight per cent short and one per cent very short.  Eleven per cent of cropland and 16 per cent of hay and pasture land are short moisture at this time in CD 5A.

Crop damage this week is due to localized flooding and insects such as flea beetles.  Many crop reporters are indicating that weed pressure is high in some fields and there are concerns that they will not be able to control them on time due to wet fields and roads.  Some producers have sprayed for flea beetles in canola as damage reached economic threshold.  Plant growth is slow and uneven in some areas due to lack of warm weather but overall crops and hay land are in good condition.    

Farmers are busy controlling weeds, getting ready for haying and hauling grain.


WC SK Crop Development - June 17, 2013
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind

Fall Cereals

0

59

41

Spring Cereals

0

52

48

Oilseeds

0

60

40

Pulse Crops

1

62

37

West-Central Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 6B - Hanley, Outlook, Loreburn, Saskatoon and Arelee areas; Crop District 7 - Rosetown, Kindersley, Eston, Major, Kerrobert, Macklin, Wilkie and Biggar areas)

Seeding progress is nearing completion with 99 per cent of the crop now in the ground.  The five-year (2008-2012) average for this time of year is 97 per cent.

Most of the region received some rainfall this week.  The Tramping Lake area received 48 mm of rain, the Sonningdale area 38 mm, the Biggar area 36 mm, the Cando area 35 mm, the Harris and Perdue areas 34 mm and the Dinsmore and Kindersley areas 29 mm. Since April 1, the Major area has received the greatest amount of precipitation (106 mm).

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as six per cent surplus, 90 per cent adequate and four per cent short.  Likewise, hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as six per cent surplus, 90 per cent adequate and four per cent short. CD 7A is reporting that nine per cent of cropland and 10 per cent of hay and pasture land to be short topsoil moisture.

There was localized flooding that caused crop damage in some areas of the region this week. Damage from winds and dry conditions were reported in other areas.  There were a few reports of insect damage by flea beetles and cutworms to canola crops and some producers are spraying for them.  Spraying has started in many areas when wind and rain allows.  Crop growth is slow for the most part but crops are in good condition.

Farmers are busy finishing seeding, controlling weeds and rolling pulses.


NE SK Crop Development - June 17, 2013
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind

Fall Cereals

6

65

29

Spring Cereals

1

59

40

Oilseeds

0

57

43

Pulse Crops

0

58

42

Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop District 8 - Hudson Bay, Tisdale, Melfort, Carrot River, Humboldt, Kinistino, Cudworth and Aberdeen areas; Crop District 9AE - Prince Albert, Choiceland and Paddockwood areas)

Seeding is coming to a close with 99 per cent of the crop in the ground.  The five-year (2008-2012) average for this time of year is 89 per cent of acres seeded.

Large amounts of rain fell this week in most of the region. The Alvena area received 94 mm of rain, the Codette area 75 mm, the Garrick area 72 mm, the Vonda and the Tisdale areas 70 mm, the Melfort area 68 mm, the Bruno and St. Benedict areas 66 mm, the Kinistino area 60 mm, and the Nipawin and Star City areas 52 mm. Since April 1, the Kinistino area has received the greatest amount of precipitation (159 mm).

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 59 per cent surplus and 41 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 50 per cent surplus, 49 per cent adequate and one per cent short. CD 8B is reporting that although 36 per cent of hay and pasture lands have surplus moisture, three per cent are still short topsoil moisture at this time.

There are reports of crop damage this week from localized flooding. Although the moisture has been beneficial to crops in some areas, in others it has resulted in standing water, closed roads and spraying delays. Insect damage from flea beetles and cutworms were also reported in one area.  Plant growth is slow and uneven in some areas due to lack of warm weather but overall crops and hay land are in good condition.    

Farmers are waiting for drier weather to control weeds and check crop conditions.


NW SK Crop Development - June 17, 2013
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind

Fall Cereals

0

84

16

Spring Cereals

0

55

45

Oilseeds

2

55

43

Pulse Crops

0

62

38

Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop District 9AW - Shellbrook, North Battleford, Big River and Hafford areas; Crop District 9B - Meadow Lake, Turtleford, Pierceland, Maidstone and Lloydminster areas)

Seeding is all but finished for the northwest with 99 per cent of seeding completed, up from 97 per cent last week.  The five-year (2008-2012) average for this time of year is 97 per cent of acres seeded.

Most of the region received significant rainfall last week. The Duck Lake area received 100 mm of rain, the Meadow Lake and Rabbit Lake areas 74 mm, the Medstead area 71 mm, the Turtleford area 70 mm, the North Battleford area 64 mm, the Rapid View area 62 mm and the St. Walburg area 59 mm. Since April 1, the Duck Lake area has received the greatest amount of precipitation (150 mm).

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 19 per cent surplus and 81 per cent adequate.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 10 per cent surplus and 90 per cent adequate. CD 9AW and CD 9B are reporting 17 per cent and 20 per cent, respectively, of surplus topsoil moisture in crop land.

Crop damage this week was reported to be primarily from localized flooding of crops. Although some areas are reporting the rain to be beneficial, most areas are wet, and warm and dry weather is needed to complete spraying. Wind and grasshopper damage was reported in some areas.  The majority of spring crops are behind for this time of year but for the most part are in good condition.   

Farmers are busy controlling weeds, checking crops and hauling grain.


Crop conditions
SK (provincial)

   Winter wheat Fall rye Spring wheat Durum Oat Barley Flax
% excellent 9 26 17 18 12 13 10
% good 50 51 68 68 70 69 68
% fair 30 17 13 13 16 15 21
% poor 11 6 2 1 2 3 1
% very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Canola Mustard Pea Lentil Canaryseed Chickpea Sunflower
% excellent 14 11 19 17 11 15 0
% good 67 60 67 68 60 57 50
% fair 16 20 13 14 28 28 50
% poor 3 9 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 11 6 15 17 8 17 11
% good 52 70 64 71 65 57 65
% fair 30 22 18 10 24 24 22
% poor 7 2 3 2 3 2 2
% very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
       Canola Mustard Pea Lentil Canaryseed Chickpea Sunflower
% excellent 13 7 16 20 16 83 N/A
% good 65 63 73 74 46 12 N/A
% fair 19 29 10 5 36 5 N/A
% poor 3 1 1 1 2 0 N/A
% very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A

Southwest

    Winter wheat Fall rye Spring wheat Durum Oat Barley Flax
% excellent 8 38 17 19 5 14 12
% good 34 36 66 65 76 74 60
% fair 28 17 16 16 19 11 27
% poor 30 9 1 0 0 1 1
% very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Canola Mustard Pea Lentil Canaryseed Chickpea Sunflower
% excellent 7 11 15 18 3 12 0
% good 59 52 61 61 55 58 50
% fair 26 24 23 20 39 30 50
% poor 8 13 1 1 3 0 0
% very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

East-central

    Winter wheat Fall rye Spring wheat Durum Oat Barley Flax
% excellent 2 6 4 3 4 2 1
% good 62 77 80 79 83 83 82
% fair 33 14 15 18 13 15 17
% poor 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
% very poor 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Canola Mustard Pea Lentil Canaryseed Chickpea Sunflower
% excellent 3 0 6 3 36 0 N/A
% good 81 93 85 87 59 75 N/A
% fair 16 7 9 10 5 25 N/A
% poor 0 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 22 36 24 21 31 26 25
% good 73 61 69 73 61 66 68
% fair 5 3 6 6 8 7 7
% poor 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
% very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Canola Mustard Pea Lentil Canaryseed Chickpea Sunflower
% excellent 29 17 30 20 8 8 N/A
% good 61 75 64 73 78 92 N/A
% fair 9 8 6 7 14 0 N/A
% poor 1 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 0 0 19 37 20 15 0
% good 29 75 55 47 56 57 73
% fair 64 15 19 13 19 18 26
% poor 7 10 7 3 5 10 1
% very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Canola Mustard Pea Lentil Canaryseed Chickpea Sunflower
% excellent 16 N/A 25 15 0 N/A N/A
% good 57 N/A 62 70 62 N/A N/A
% fair 17 N/A 11 10 38 N/A N/A
% poor 9 N/A 2 5 0 N/A N/A
% very poor 1 N/A 0 0 0 N/A N/A

Northwest

    Winter wheat Fall rye Spring wheat Durum Oat Barley Flax
% excellent 10 5 25 N/A 16 19 23
% good 80 40 64 N/A 68 64 72
% fair 10 55 11 N/A 16 17 5
% poor 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
% very poor 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
    Canola Mustard Pea Lentil Canaryseed Chickpea Sunflower
% excellent 25 N/A 21 N/A N/A N/A N/A
% good 64 N/A 66 N/A N/A N/A N/A
% fair 11 N/A 13 N/A N/A N/A N/A
% poor 0 N/A 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
% very poor 0 N/A 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

 

 

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