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Thirty-eight per cent of the 2012 crop had been combined while 33 per cent was swathed or ready to straight combine.

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Harvest Progress in SK
Per cent combined
All Crops

Sept 2/13

14

5 year avg.
(2008-2012)

19

Sept 3/12

38

Aug 30/11

21

Aug 31/10

8

Sept 1/09

8

   Aug 31/08

20

 

Saskatchewan Harvest
September 2, 2013
%  combined

Winter wheat

66

Fall rye*

89

Spring wheat

5

Durum

7

Barley

9

Canola

8

Mustard

28

Lentils

49

Peas

63

Chickpeas

6

*includes five per cent ‘other'

Another week of warm temperatures has allowed Saskatchewan producers to continue harvesting. Province-wide, 14 per cent of the 2013 crop has been combined, while 28 per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight-cut, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report. The five-year average (2008-2012) for this time of year is 19 per cent combined and 27 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Harvest is most advanced in the southwestern region, where 30 per cent of the crop is combined. Fifteen per cent is combined in the southeast; six per cent in the east-central region; 14 per cent in the west-central region; two per cent in the northeast, and four per cent in the northwest. Warm weather over the past few weeks has helped speed crop development.

Across the province, 63 per cent of the peas, 49 per cent of the lentils, 66 per cent of the winter wheat, five per cent of the spring wheat and eight per cent of the canola have been combined. Fifty per cent of the canola has been swathed. Of the crops that have been harvested, above-average yields are being reported for most areas.

Rain recorded in the province last week ranged from nil to 61 mm. Grasshoppers and Bertha armyworms caused the majority of the reported crop damage.

Pasture conditions across the province are rated as three per cent excellent, 51 per cent good, 31 per cent fair, 13 per cent poor and two per cent very poor.  Ninety-eight per cent of livestock producers have indicated that they have adequate supplies of water for their livestock.

Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 60 per cent adequate, 33 per cent short and seven per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 51 per cent adequate, 41 per cent short and eight per cent very short. Some areas in the western and central regions are very dry, which is affecting crop filling and pasture productivity.

Farmers are busy with desiccating, swathing and combining.


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 15 per cent of the 2013 crop combined and 25 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut. The warm weather over the past several weeks has helped speed crop development. Crop districts 2A and 3ASE recorded very little rain. Rain in the rest of the region ranged from nil to 32 mm (Broadview area).

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as one per cent surplus, 72 per cent adequate, 23 per cent short and four per cent very short. Hay land and pasture moisture is rated as 65 per cent adequate, 31 per cent short and four per cent very short. Crop District 3ASE is reporting 51 and 47 per cent short of cropland and hay and pasture land topsoil moisture, respectively. Pasture conditions across the region are rated as two per cent excellent, 50 per cent good, 36 per cent fair and 12 per cent poor. Ninety-eight per cent of livestock producers have indicated that they have adequate supplies of water for their animals.

Very little crop damage was reported this past week, with grasshoppers causing the majority. 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 and seeding fall crops.


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)

Thirty per cent of the 2013 crop is combined, and 26 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut. The majority of peas has been combined. Combining of spring cereals has started and combines are rolling along on canola. Some flax crops are being desiccated. Most crop reporters are estimating yields to be above-average this year. Rain recorded in the region ranged from nil to 61 mm (Eyebrow area).

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 55 per cent adequate, 34 per cent short and 11 per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 50 per cent adequate, 44 per cent short and six per cent very short. In Crop District 4B, 67 per cent of hay land and cropland is very short of topsoil moisture. Crop reporters are indicating very dry soil conditions; some rain is needed to settle the dust and relieve the moisture stress on some pastures. Pasture conditions across the region are rated as six per cent excellent, 53 per cent good, 29 per cent fair, nine per cent poor and three per cent very poor. Ninety-eight per cent of livestock producers have indicated that they have adequate supplies of water for their animals.

Very little crop damage was reported this past week. Crop reporters are indicating a large grasshopper population but damage to crops is minimal. Some producers are seeding winter wheat, and moisture will be needed to help with germination. 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)

Harvest operations continue in the region with six per cent of the crop combined and 34 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut. Canola swathing is general in the region and some producers have started combining wheat. About 10 days of frost-free weather will be needed to get the majority of the crop into maturity. Most areas in the region reported rain over the week, which caused some delays in harvest operations. Recorded rainfall in the region ranged from nil to 60 mm (Craik area).

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 57 per cent adequate, 38 per cent short and four per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 48 per cent adequate, 45 per cent short and seven per cent very short. In Crop District 6A, 18 per cent of cropland is very short of topsoil moisture. Pasture conditions across the region are rated as 42 per cent good, 37 per cent fair and 21 per cent poor. Ninety-seven per cent of livestock producers have indicated that they have adequate supplies of water for their animals.

The majority of crop damage this week is due Bertha armyworm. Hail damage was reported in the Wynyard, Rose Valley, Holdfast and Craik areas. Some producers, particularly those in Crop District 5B, are finding populations of Bertha armyworm large enough to warrant control. Crop reporters are indicating Bertha armyworm thresholds vary greatly within a small area. Farmers are busy with harvest operations.


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)

Fourteen per cent of the crop has been combined, and 35 per cent is swathed or is ready to straight-cut. Most areas reported rain showers during the week ranging from nil to 21 mm (Kindersley area). Of the crops that have been harvested, crop reporters are indicating yields are above-average for most areas of the region. 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 43 per cent adequate, 47 per cent short and 10 per cent very short on cropland. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 33 per cent adequate, 49 per cent short and 18 per cent very short. All crop districts in the region are reporting almost half of the cropland and hay land to be short of topsoil moisture. Pasture conditions across the region are rated as two per cent excellent, 44 per cent good, 30 per cent fair, 23 per cent poor and one per cent very poor. Ninety-seven per cent of livestock producers have indicated that they have adequate supplies of water for their animals.

Grassshopper populations are high, but very little damage was reported as most crops are into the maturity stages. Dry conditions are causing the majority of crop stress. High winds in crop districts 7A and 7B caused some canola swaths to blow around. 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)

Combining has just nicely started in the region, with two per cent of the crop combined. Twenty-two per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut. Crop reporters are indicating swathing will be general next week. Rain in the region ranged from nil to 25 mm (Nipawin 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 81 per cent adequate and 19 per cent short. Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is reported 78 per cent adequate and 22 per cent short. Pasture conditions across the region are rated as five per cent excellent, 83 per cent good and 12 per cent fair. All livestock producers have indicated that they have adequate supplies of water for their animals.

Very little crop damage was reported in the region. Golf-ball-sized hail caused crop damage in the Nipawin area. Bertha armyworms are still causing crop damage in some areas. High winds and significant rain in the Garrick area resulted in bin and tree damage. Producers are busy with harvest operations.


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 as four per cent of the crop is combined and 27 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut. Rain was reported for the region, ranging from nil to 56 mm (Dorintosh 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 52 per cent adequate, 33 per cent short and 15 per cent very short. Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is reported as 40 per cent adequate, 44 per cent short and 16 per cent very short. Pasture conditions across the region are rated as 28 per cent good, 45 per cent fair, 18 per cent poor and nine per cent very poor.  All livestock producers have indicated that they have adequate supplies of water for their animals.

The majority of crop damage this week is attributed to grasshoppers, although the majority of the crop is in the maturing stages so damage is minimal. Hail damage was reported in the Duck Lake and Turtleford areas. Producers are busy with harvest operations.


Saskatchewan Harvest Progress September 2, 2013

 

Spring Wheat

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

77

11

7

5

southwest

58

3

26

13

east central

72

17

8

3

west central

66

11

19

4

northeast

78

11

9

2

northwest

81

8

8

3

 

Durum

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

85

3

8

4

southwest

65

2

22

11

east central

80

15

5

0

west central

91

7

1

1

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

85

12

0

2

1

southwest

58

8

13

9

12

east central

86

11

2

1

0

west central

79

7

5

3

6

northeast

95

4

0

1

0

northwest

96

1

0

0

3

 

Barley

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

76

8

4

12

southwest

53

5

19

23

east central

70

17

7

6

west central

69

13

10

8

northeast

79

15

3

3

northwest

89

6

4

1

 

Lentils

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

36

7

10

47

southwest

20

4

19

57

east central

53

6

21

20

west central

31

3

24

42

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

22

8

9

61

southwest

7

0

12

81

east central

17

15

18

50

west central

18

2

23

57

northeast

44

11

25

20

northwest

31

3

34

32

 

Chickpeas

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

southwest

92

0

2

6

east central

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

west central

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

northeast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

northwest

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Canola

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

36

47

2

15

southwest

13

49

8

30

east central

45

53

0

2

west central

24

63

3

10

northeast

69

30

0

1

northwest

52

46

0

2

 

Mustard

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

90

6

0

4

southwest

34

8

10

48

east central

54

41

5

0

west central

76

20

0

4

northeast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

northwest

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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