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Saskatchewan livestock producers have six per cent of the 2013 hay crop cut and less than one per cent baled or put into silage, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report.  Ninety-one per cent is rated as good to excellent in quality.

One year ago
Twelve per cent of the 2012 provincial hay crop was cut and three per cent was baled or put into silage.  Eighty-nine per cent was rated as good to excellent in quality.

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SK Crop Development -
July 1, 2013

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

2

63

35

Spring Cereals

1

61

38

Oilseeds

1

60

39

Pulse Crops

1

68

31

Sixty-three per cent of winter cereals, 61 per cent of spring cereals, 60 per cent of oilseeds and 68 per cent of pulse crops are at their normal developmental stages for this time of year.  The majority of crops are rated as fair to excellent in quality. 

Rain showers brought various amounts of moisture to the province last week.  Some crop and hay damage occurred due to flooding, disease, hail and insects such as alfalfa weevil and cabbage seedpod weevil.

Across the province, topsoil moisture on crop land is rated as 13 per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and six per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as six per cent surplus, 87 per cent adequate and seven per cent short.

Farmers are busy haying and controlling pests.


SE SK Crop Development - July 1, 2013

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

61

39

Spring Cereals

1

53

46

Oilseeds

1

52

47

Pulse Crops

0

62

38

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)

Livestock producers have seven per cent of the hay crop cut and less than one per cent baled or put into silage.  Hay quality at this time is rated as 29 per cent excellent, 59 per cent good and 12 per cent fair.  Alfalfa weevil has damaged some alfalfa stands in the area and some producers are spraying insecticides. 

Heavy rainfall and hail in some areas has damaged crops but for the most part damage has been minimal.  Some crops are yellowing due to excess moisture and localized flooding in the region.  However, topsoil moisture conditions have improved for most areas.  Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 22 per cent surplus and 78 per cent adequate.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 12 per cent surplus, 86 per cent adequate and two per cent short.  CD 2B is reporting that 41 per cent of the cropland and 37 per cent of the hay and pasture land have surplus topsoil moisture at this time.

The Frobisher area received 20 mm of rain last week, the Manor area 36 mm, the Maryfield and Moosomin areas 40 mm, the Tantallon area 17 mm, the Broadview area 18 mm, the Weyburn area 21 mm, the Vibank area 51 mm, the Moose Jaw area 10 mm and the Radville area 17 mm.  The Moosomin area has received the greatest amount of precipitation since April 1 (288 mm).

The majority of crops are in good condition and are either at or behind their normal developmental stages for this time of year.  Warm weather would be appreciated to help crops progress and for wet fields to dry up in many areas.  There have been reports of fungicide shortages in parts of the region.

Farmers are controlling pests, haying, cleaning bins and hauling grain. 


SW SK Crop Development - July 1, 2013

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

71

29

Spring Cereals

0

67

33

Oilseeds

0

66

34

Pulse Crops

1

71

28

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)

Ten per cent of the hay crop has been cut and two per cent has been baled or put into silage.  Hay quality at this time is rated as eight per cent excellent, 76 per cent good and 16 per cent fair.  Some producers are spraying insecticides for alfalfa weevil.  

Warm temperatures in much of the region have stressed crops and hay land but overall damage is minimal at this time.  Many areas will need rain in the coming weeks to help crops recover and grow. Topsoil moisture for cropland is rated as one per cent surplus, 86 per cent adequate and 13 per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 87 per cent adequate and 13 per cent short.  Twenty-five per cent of cropland and 50 per cent of hay and pasture land is short topsoil moisture at this time in CD 4B. 

Varying amounts of rainfall was received this past week.  The Lisieux area received 8 mm of rain, the Lafleche area 15 mm, the Eyebrow area 16 mm, the Cadillac area 3 mm, the Admiral area 40 mm, the Vanguard area 22 mm, the Blumenhof area 9 mm, the Webb area 31 mm, the Rush Lake area 20 mm and the Maple Creek area 25 mm.  The Bengough area has received the greatest amount of precipitation since April 1 for both the region and the province (313 mm).

Many canola producers in the region are spraying for cabbage seedpod weevil as economic thresholds have been met.  The majority of crops are in good condition and at their normal developmental stages for this time of year.  There are concerns that hot temperatures will damage flowering crops and rain will be needed soon to help alleviate the stress.  There have also been reports of fungicide shortages in some areas.

Farmers are busy haying, controlling pests and hauling grain.


EC SK Crop Development - July 1, 2013

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

7

49

44

Spring Cereals

2

55

43

Oilseeds

1

58

41

Pulse Crops

1

60

39

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)

Livestock producers in the east-central region have four per cent of the hay crop cut.  Hay quality at this time is rated as eight per cent excellent, 77 per cent good and 15 per cent fair.

Some low lying fields have been damaged by heavy rain and hail that fell throughout much of the region last week.  Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as nine per cent surplus, 80 per cent adequate and 11 per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as three per cent surplus, 83 per cent adequate, 11 per cent short and three per cent very short. 

Rainfall varied in the region this past week with the Earl Grey area receiving the greatest amount (48 mm).  The Langenburg area received 46 mm of rain, the Saltcoats area 32 mm, the Goodeve area 34 mm, the Kelliher area 20 mm, the Kamsack area 18 mm, the Foam Lake area 33 mm, the Raymore area 19 mm, the Quill Lake area 28 mm, the Bethune area 8 mm, the Kenaston area 4 mm and the Bradwell area 12 mm.  Since April 1, the Humboldt area has received the greatest amount of precipitation in the region (225 mm).

Warm temperatures are helping crops to grow, although progress is slow in some areas.  The majority of crops are in good condition and are at their normal developmental stages for this time of year.  Some canola fields are at multiple stages and spraying operations have been difficult for producers.  There have been reports of fungicide shortages in much of the region.

Farmers are busy controlling pests, haying and cleaning bins.


WC SK Crop Development - July 1, 2013

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

1

87

12

Spring Cereals

0

59

41

Oilseeds

2

58

40

Pulse Crops

2

68

30

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)

Five per cent of the hay crop has been cut and less than one per cent has been baled or put into silage in the west-central region.  Hay quality at this time is rated as 44 per cent excellent and 56 per cent good. 

Some fields in the region remain wet and spraying operations have been difficult.  Many crops are yellowing due to localized flooding damage and warm weather is needed to help alleviate the stress.  Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 12 per cent surplus, 86 per cent adequate and two per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as eight per cent surplus, 89 per cent adequate and three per cent short. 

The Outlook area received 4 mm of rain this past week, the Perdue area 22 mm, the Rosetown area 17 mm, the Harris area 9 mm, the Kindersley and Battleford areas 8 mm, the Biggar area 24 mm, the Major area 20 mm and the Cando area 1 mm. Since April 1, the Major area has received the greatest amount of precipitation (227 mm).

The majority of crop damage this week was due to localized flooding, leaf disease and root rots.  Many producers will be applying fungicides in the coming weeks, although there are reports of shortages in much of the region.  The majority of crops are in good condition and are at their normal developmental stages for this time of year.   

Farmers are busy controlling pests, haying and hauling grain.

 


NE SK Crop Development - July 1, 2013

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

87

13

Spring Cereals

1

66

33

Oilseeds

1

65

34

Pulse Crops

0

75

25

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)

Haying is just beginning in the region and livestock producers have three per cent of the hay crop cut.  Hay quality at this time is rated as 100 per cent good.

Some crops in the region are yellowing due to excess moisture; however, topsoil moisture conditions are improving. Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 29 per cent surplus and 71 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 12 per cent surplus and 88 per cent adequate.

The region received varying amounts of rainfall this past week.  The Arborfield area received 12 mm, the Nipawin area 10 mm, the Alvena area 2 mm, the Melfort and Garrick areas 18 mm, the Birch Hills area 34 mm and the Bruno area 6 mm.  The Bruno area has received the greatest amount of precipitation since April 1 (201 mm).

Warm weather is needed in the coming days to help dry fields and progress crop growth.  Overall the majority of crops are in good condition and are at normal developmental stages for this time of year despite flooding damage.  There have been reports of fungicide shortages in some areas.   

Farmers are busy controlling pests, hauling grain and haying.


NW SK Crop Development - July 1, 2013

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

17

81

2

Spring Cereals

0

68

32

Oilseeds

0

67

33

Pulse Crops

0

77

23

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

Haying is just beginning in the region and producers have less than one per cent of the hay crop cut.  At this time, hay quality is rated as 30 per cent excellent and 70 per cent good. 

Heavy rain and hail have damaged crops in the region and many low lying areas of fields are flooded.  There have been reports of significant flooding of fields, culverts and basements in some areas. Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 12 per cent surplus, 85 per cent adequate and three per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as four per cent surplus, 94 per cent adequate and two per cent short.

Most of the region received rainfall last week that has delayed spraying operations for some producers.  The Radisson area received 7 mm of rain, the Duck Lake area 50 mm, the Neilburg area 120 mm, the Lloydminster area 5 mm, the Turtleford area 8 mm, the Rapid View area 6 mm and the Meadow Lake area 12 mm.  Since April 1, the Neilburg area has received the greatest amount of precipitation (247 mm).

Producers will soon be spraying fungicides, although there are reports of shortages in some areas.  Most crops are in good condition and are at their normal developmental stages for this time of year, despite the excess moisture. Warm weather is needed in the coming weeks to help advance crops.

Farmers are busy haying, controlling pests and cleaning bins.


SK (provincial) Crop conditions - July 1, 2013

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

5

12

15

20

10

13

11

% good

52

61

68

67

71

67

67

% fair

31

26

15

13

16

18

21

% poor

11

1

2

0

3

2

1

% very poor

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

13

13

23

17

14

6

0

% good

60

72

64

65

70

80

80

% fair

21

15

12

16

15

14

20

% poor

5

0

1

2

1

0

0

% very poor

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Southeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

6

5

11

22

11

18

12

% good

53

75

71

68

65

63

66

% fair

28

14

15

9

20

16

21

% poor

11

5

2

1

4

2

1

% very poor

2

1

1

0

0

1

0

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

12

1

23

15

13

46

0

% good

65

86

59

45

68

49

80

% fair

18

12

15

30

18

5

20

% poor

4

1

2

9

1

0

0

% very poor

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

Southwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

3

15

6

17

5

5

7

% good

45

58

74

68

67

81

71

% fair

42

27

20

15

28

14

22

% poor

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

11

12

19

12

4

0

0

% good

69

70

68

74

76

85

100

% fair

20

18

13

14

17

15

0

% poor

0

0

0

0

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

4

4

16

29

7

15

12

% good

52

59

74

56

82

75

66

% fair

30

36

10

15

10

9

22

% poor

12

1

0

0

1

1

0

% very poor

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

10

27

26

22

13

50

N/A

% good

63

66

65

61

75

30

N/A

% fair

22

7

8

17

12

20

N/A

% poor

5

0

1

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

10

16

23

33

16

23

12

% good

87

79

65

62

74

67

81

% fair

3

5

9

5

9

8

7

% poor

0

0

3

0

1

2

0

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

22

17

30

28

21

0

0

% good

61

74

61

60

70

100

100

% fair

11

9

7

11

9

0

0

% poor

4

0

2

1

0

0

0

% very poor

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

Northeast

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

0

0

8

50

12

4

0

% good

38

0

58

5

60

52

56

% fair

42

100

25

33

20

36

36

% poor

18

0

9

12

8

8

8

% very poor

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

6

N/A

14

0

0

N/A

N/A

% good

55

N/A

58

100

66

N/A

N/A

% fair

27

N/A

21

0

32

N/A

N/A

% poor

11

N/A

7

0

1

N/A

N/A

% very poor

1

N/A

0

0

1

N/A

N/A

Northwest

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

Spring wheat

Durum

Oat

Barley

Flax

% excellent

10

6

16

N/A

10

13

20

% good

80

47

67

N/A

72

64

73

% fair

10

45

16

N/A

17

23

7

% poor

0

2

1

N/A

1

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

0

 

Canola

Mustard

Pea

Lentil

Canaryseed

Chickpea

Sunflower

% excellent

19

N/A

19

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

% good

47

N/A

63

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

% fair

30

N/A

17

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

% poor

4

N/A

1

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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