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      Friday, December 15, 2017

Harvest is underway in all regions of the province.  Warm weather with very few rain interruptions over the past week has helped speed crop development.  Five per cent of the 2013 provincial crop has been combined, while 14 per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight cut, according

One year ago
Twenty-one per cent of the 2012 crop had been combined while 27 per cent was swathed or ready to straight combine.

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Harvest Progress in SK
Per cent combined
All Crops

Aug 19/13

5

5 year avg.
(2008-2012)

15

Aug 27/12

21

Aug 30/11

21

Aug 31/10

8

Aug 25/09

3

   Aug 31/08

20

to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report. 

While harvest is behind the five-year average for this time of year, above average yields are being reported for most areas.  The five-year average (2008-2012) is 15 per cent combined and 22 per cent swathed or ready to straight cut.  Harvest operations in the southwest region are the furthest ahead with 14 per cent of the 2013 crop combined.

Across the province, 34 per cent of peas, 20 per cent of lentils, 27 per cent of winter wheat and 10 per cent of mustard have been combined.  Twenty-six per cent of canola has been swathed. Spring cereals are maturing and in some areas producers have started swathing or are ready to straight cut the crops.

Rain recorded in the province last week ranged from nil to 31 mm. Grasshoppers and bertha armyworm caused some of the reported crop damage.

Farmers in all regions are busy swathing, desiccating, combining and cutting and baling greenfeed.

Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Reminder
The deadline to seed fall rye and winter wheat and be eligible for winterkill insurance is September 15.

 

 

Provincial Estimated Crop Yields- August 26, 2013*

  Winter wheat Fall rye Spring wheat Durum Oat Barley Flax
Southeast 41 43 42 37 66 60 23
Southwest 38 35 35 37 59 55 22
East-Central 46 35 40 35 78 62 25
West-Central 39 26 39 41 70 58 28
Northeast 40 35 39 N/A 82 61 24
Northwest  38 30 42 N/A 81 65 25
  Canola Mustard Pea Lentil  Canaryseed Chickpea Sunflower
Southeast 33 1000 33 11 1100 1000 N/A
Southwest 30 1200 41 1600 1100 1500 N/A
East-Central 33 1200 41 1500 1200 1100 N/A
West-Central 33 1200 44 1400 1100 N/A N/A
Northeast 30 N/A 31 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Northwest  36 N/A 40 N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Crop yield predictions at this point in time. Please keep in mind these are regional averages, and yields can vary greatly across an area. mustard, lentil, canaryseed, chickpea and sunflower in lbs/ac. All other crops in bu/ac.

Saskatchewan Harvest Progress August 26, 2013

Winter Wheat % Standing % in swath % ready to straight combine % combined
southeast 35 33 14 18
southwest 30 5 27 38
east-central 38 15 15 32
west-central 33 2 26 39
northeast 53 0 28 19
northwest N/A N/A N/A N/A

Spring Wheat % Standing % in swath % ready to straight combine % combined
southeast 96 1 2 1
southwest 85 4 7 4
east-central 96 3 1 0
west-central 92 6 2 0
northeast 99 1 0 0
northwest 97 3 0 0

Durum % Standing % in swath % ready to straight combine % combined
southeast 98 0 1 1
southwest 89 3 6 2
east-central 94 6 0 0
west-central 98 1 1 0
northeast N/A N/A N/A N/A
northwest N/A N/A N/A N/A

Oats % Standing % in swath % ready to straight combine % combined % other (greenfeed)
southeast 97 2 0 0 1
southwest 81 1 5 0 13
east-central 98 2 0 0 0
west-central 90 5 2 0 3
northeast 99 1 0 0 0
northwest 96 1 0 0 3

Barley % Standing % in swath % ready to straight combine % combined
southeast 92 3 3 2
southwest 82 2 10 6
east-central 90 5 3 2
west-central 91 6 2 1
northeast 94 5 1 0
northwest 97 3 0 0

Lentils % Standing % in swath % ready to straight combine % combined
southeast 61 19 0 20
southwest 54 7 15 24
east-central 94 2 3 1
west-central 61 6 14 19
northeast N/A N/A N/A N/A
northwest N/A N/A N/A N/A

Peas % Standing % in swath % ready to straight combine % combined
southeast 43 14 17 26
southwest 22 0 22 56
east-central 48 12 22 18
west-central 48 6 25 21
northeast 94 1 5 0
northwest 91 1 3 5

Canola % Standing % in swath % ready to straight combine % combined
southeast 60 36 1 3
southwest 36 51 3 10
east-central 80 20 0 0
west-central 57 42 0 1
northeast 94 6 0 0
northwest 90 10 0 0

Mustard % Standing % in swath % ready to straight combine % combined
southeast N/A N/A N/A N/A
southwest 49 25 4 22
east-central 90 9 1 0
west-central 91 9 0 0
northeast N/A N/A N/A N/A
northwest N/A N/A N/A N/A

 


 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)

The region has four per cent of the 2013 crop combined, and 16 per cent swathed or ready to straight cut. The warm weather over the past several days has helped speed crop development. The majority of the region recorded very little rain. The Lampman area reported 5 mm.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as two per cent surplus, 84 per cent adequate, 12 per cent short and two per cent very short. Hay land and pasture moisture is rated as two per cent surplus, 73 per cent adequate, 24 per cent short and one per cent very short. 

Very little crop damage was reported this past week. Grasshoppers are causing the majority of the reported crop damage. In some areas, the lack of rain over the past few weeks has caused some moisture stress on the later seeded crops and in pastures. Yields are looking to be above average; however, crop yield will vary depending on seeding date and weather conditions throughout the growing season. Producers are busy with harvest operations.


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)

Fourteen per cent of the 2013 crop has been combined, and 18 per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight cut. Most crop reporters are indicating yields are estimated to be above average this year. Rain recorded in the region ranged from nil to 6 mm (Mortlach area).

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 58 per cent adequate, 33 per cent short and nine per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 53 per cent adequate, 42 per cent short and five per cent very short. Crop district 4B is reporting 47 per cent very short of topsoil moisture on crop and hayland. Crop reporters are indicating soil conditions are very dry and some rain would be good to help fill some of the later crops and relieve pastures of some moisture stress.

Grasshoppers are causing the majority of crop damage on some of the later seeded crops. Crop reporters are indicating a high grasshopper population but damage is minimal on the mature crops.  Farmers are busy with harvest operations.


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)

Two per cent of the crop has been combined, and 12 per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight cut. Thirty-two per cent of winter wheat, 18 per cent of peas and one per cent of lentils have been combined. Twenty per cent of the canola has been swathed. Recorded rainfall in the region ranged from nil to 19 mm (Foam Lake area). Most areas in the region reported no rain during the past week.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 52 per cent adequate, 43 per cent short and five per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 46 per cent adequate, 45 per cent short and nine per cent very short. 

Some crop damage this week was caused due bertha armyworms and grasshoppers. Some producers are finding high populations of bertha armyworms warranting control, particularly in Crop District 5B. Crop reporters are indicating bertha armyworm thresholds vary greatly within a small area. Farmers are busy with harvest operations and getting equipment ready.


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)

Two per cent of the crop has been combined, and 19 per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight cut. Thirty-nine per cent of winter wheat, 21 per cent of peas and 19 per cent of lentils have been combined. Forty-two per cent of canola has been swathed. Very little rain was recorded for the week, allowing producers to get a good start on harvest. Of the crop that has been harvested, crop reporters are indicating yields are above average for most areas of the region. Rain recorded ranged from nil to 10 mm (Biggar area). Soil conditions are very dry in the region as most areas have not had a significant amount of rain for a month or more.

Topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 46 per cent adequate, 44 per cent short and 10 per cent very short on cropland. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 35 per cent adequate, 46 per cent short and 19 per cent very short. All crop districts in the region are reporting more than one third of the crop and hay land is short of topsoil moisture.

Very little crop damage was reported in the region. Dry conditions are causing the majority of crop stress. Producers are busy with harvest operations.


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)

Harvest operations are starting in the region. Nineteen per cent of winter wheat has been combined. Six per cent of peas and barley have been swathed or are ready to straight cut. Six per cent of canola has been swathed. Very little rain was reported in the region allowing producers to get a start on harvest.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as two per cent surplus, 74 per cent adequate, 22 per cent short and two per cent very short. Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is reported as eight per cent surplus, 73 per cent adequate, 17 per cent short and two per cent very short. 

Bertha armyworms are causing the majority of crop damage, particularly in Crop District 8A. Some localized areas have reached economic thresholds and producers are applying crop protection products. Producers are busy getting ready for harvest.    

 


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

Harvest operations are underway. Five per cent of peas have been combined and 10 per cent of canola has been swathed. Desiccating of peas and wheat continues for producers. Most areas received some much needed moisture over the past week. Other areas are indicating soil conditions are very dry and at least a half inch of rain would go a long way to help fill the later seeded crops and relieve pastures of moisture stress. Rain was reported for the region ranged from nil to 31 mm (Goodsoil area). Warm weather will be needed well into September to get the majority of the crop off the field in good condition.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as one per cent surplus, 69 per cent adequate, 16 per cent short and 14 per cent very short. Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is reported as 63 per cent adequate, 24 per cent short and 13 per cent very short.   

The majority of crop damage this week is attributed to grasshoppers and dry conditions. Grasshoppers are causing damage in some of the later seeded crops. Producers are busy getting ready for harvest.  

 

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