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       Monday, October 23, 2017

One year ago
Eighty-nine per cent of the 2012 crop had been combined. Significant harvest progress was made thanks to warm and dry weather.

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Harvest Progress in SK
Per cent combined
All Crops

Sept 23/13

71

5 year avg. (2008-2012)

60

Sept 25/12

89

Sept 20/11

76

Sept 21/10

18

Sept 22/09

50

  Sept 21/08

66

Saskatchewan Harvest
September 23, 2013
%  combined
 

Winter wheat

98

Fall rye*

99

Spring wheat

69

Durum

73

Oats**

51

Barley

78

Canola

68

Mustard

78

Lentils

96

Peas

99

Chickpeas

26

Canaryseed

28

Flax

10

*includes five per cent ‘other'
**includes one per cent ‘other'

 

Harvest is progressing well despite recent rains in many areas of the province.  Saskatchewan farmers now have 71 per cent of the 2013 crop combined, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report. 

Twenty-one per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut.  The five-year average (2008-2012) for this time of year is 60 per cent combined and 23 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Harvest progress is most advanced in the west-central region, with 86 per cent of the crop combined.  Sixty-two per cent is combined in the southeast; 79 per cent in the southwest; 60 per cent in the east-central region; 68 per cent in the northeast and 73 per cent in the northwest.

Of the crop that has been harvested, average to above-average yields are being reported in most areas, however they vary from region to region.  Spring wheat average yields are reported as 46 bushels per acre, durum 44 bushels per acre, barley 68 bushels per acre, canola 38 bushels per acre, and peas 43 bushels per acre. 

Rainfall ranged throughout the province from nil to 61 mm.  Provincially, topsoil moisture on crop land is rated as three per cent surplus, 53 per cent adequate, 31 per cent short and 13 per cent very short.  Topsoil moisture on hay and pasture land is rated as two per cent surplus, 50 per cent adequate, 34 per cent short and 14 per cent very short. 

Little crop damage was reported, although wind and heavy rain have damaged some crops.  Light frost was also reported throughout the province; however, damage is expected to be minimal as the crops have matured enough.  

Farmers are busy swathing, combining and hauling bales.

 

Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Reminder
The deadline to submit forage claims and declarations is September 30. If producers have not completed harvest by this date, they may request an extension of insurance. The last day for AgriStability participants to submit their 2012 program forms without penalty is September 30, 2013.

 


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)

Rain received this past week has slowed down harvest for much of the region.  Sixty-two per cent of the 2013 crop is now in the bin while 23 per cent is swathed or ready to straight cut.  The five year average (2008-2012) for the region is 66 per cent combined.  Producers in Crop District 2A have 76 per cent combined, 3ASE 67 per cent combined, 2B 64 per cent combined, 1A 54 per cent combined and 1B 52 per cent combined.  

Average yields for the region vary from average to above-average.  Estimated yield ranges are reported as follows: winter wheat 35 to 65 bu/ac, spring wheat 30 to 65 bu/ac, durum 35 to 60 bu/ac, oats 55 to 100 bu/ac, barley 40 to 90 bu/ac, fall rye 20 to 65 bu/ac, flax 15 to 28 bu/ac, canola 25 to 55 bu/ac, mustard 750 to 1500 lb./ac, lentils 900 to 1920 lb./ac, peas 32 to 60 bu/ac, chickpeas 1080 to 1500 lb./ac and canary seed 750 to 2000 lb./ac.  Yields vary from region to region, depending on seeding conditions and growing season moisture.  

Reported rainfall ranged from 12 mm to 61 mm (Moosomin area).  Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as nine per cent surplus, 82 per cent adequate, eight per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay land and pasture moisture is rated as three per cent surplus, 65 per cent adequate, 26 per cent short and six per cent very short. 

Strong winds, heavy rain and frost caused damage to crops this week.  Localized flooding was also reported in some areas of the region.  There are concerns that the recent rain has caused bleaching and downgrading at the elevator for cereal crops.  Some winter cereals are being seeded as topsoil moisture is adequate.  Producers are busy harvesting and hauling bales.


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)

The region now has 79 per cent of the crop combined and 11 per cent swathed or ready to straight cut, despite the recent rain.  The five year average (2008-2012) for the region is 72 per cent combined.  Crop District 4B has 97 per cent of the crop combined, 3BN and 4A 86 per cent combined, 3AN 81 per cent combined, 3BS 69 per cent combined and 3ASW 61 per cent combined.

Yields for the region vary from area to area, depending on seeding conditions and growing season moisture.  Estimated yield ranges are reported as follows: winter wheat 20 to 80 bu/ac, spring wheat 20 to 70 bu/ac, durum 25 to 60 bu/ac, oats 40 to 120 bu/ac, barley 39 to 100 bu/ac, fall rye 25 to 70 bu/ac, flax 15 to 32 bu/ac, canola 25 to 40 bu/ac, mustard 750 to 1750 lb./ac, lentils 1000 to 2100 lb./ac, peas 35 to 70 bu/ac, chickpeas 1250 to 2100 lb./ac and canary seed 1000 to 1800 lb./ac. 

Rainfall varied from trace amounts to 46 mm (Gull Lake area).  Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as five per cent surplus, 70 per cent adequate, 14 per cent short and 11 per cent very short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as four per cent surplus, 67 per cent adequate, 20 per cent short and nine per cent very short.  Crop district 4B is reporting that 33 per cent of the crop and hay and pasture land is very short of topsoil moisture.

Crop damage this week was from light frost and strong winds.  There are concerns of downgrading caused by bleaching and sprouting of crops from the rain.  Some farmers are wrapping up harvest operations while the majority will need at least a week of warm and dry weather.  Farmers are busy with harvest operations, baling straw and hauling bales.


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)

Significant harvest progress was made this week in the east-region despite recent rain.  Sixty per cent of the crop is now in the bin while 33 per cent is swathed or ready to straight cut.  The five year average (2008-2012) for this time of year is 55 per cent combined.  Crop district 6A has 71 per cent combined, 5B has 54 per cent and 5A has 50 per cent combined.

Yields for the area vary from region to region, depending on seeding conditions and growing season moisture.  Estimated yield ranges are reported as follows: winter wheat 35 to 90 bu/ac, spring wheat 32 to 85 bu/ac, durum 30 to 58 bu/ac, oats 60 to 120 bu/ac, barley 50 to 100 bu/ac, fall rye 25 to 50 bu/ac, flax 25 to 35 bu/ac, canola 30 to 50 bu/ac, mustard 1000 to 2000 lb./ac, lentils 900 to 2400 lb./ac, peas 28 to 50 bu/ac, chickpeas 1100 to 1500 lb./ac and canary seed 1200 to 1750 lb./ac. 

The majority of the region received rain last week with amounts ranging from trace to 35 mm (Ituna area).  Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 47 per cent adequate, 41 per cent short and 11 per cent very short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 41 per cent adequate, 45 per cent short and 13 per cent very short.  Some areas could use a rain to alleviate pastures of moisture stress. 

Strong winds, a light frost and bleaching of swathed crops from the rain are the sources of crop damage this week.  Farmers are busy with harvest operations, baling straw and hauling bales.


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)

The west-central region is the most advanced area of the province with 86 per cent of the crop combined and 10 per cent swathed or ready to straight cut.  The five year average (2008-2012) for this time of year is 56 per cent combined.  Crop district 7A has 91 per cent combined, 6B 83 per cent combined and 7B has 84 per cent of the crop combined.  Little to no rain was received last week, helping farmers stay in the field.   

Estimated yield ranges for the region are reported as follows: winter wheat 30 to 50 bu/ac, spring wheat 30 to 60 bu/ac, durum 37 to 60 bu/ac, oats 65 to 100 bu/ac, barley 50 to 80 bu/ac, fall rye 30 to 40 bu/ac, flax 25 to 35 bu/ac, canola 30 to 48 bu/ac, mustard 1000 to 2000 lb./ac, lentils 1200 to 2400 lb./ac, peas 30 to 60 bu/ac and canary seed 750 to 1500 lb./ac.  Overall, quality is good and many farmers are expecting to wrap up harvest in the next week or two.    

Topsoil moisture conditions continue to deteriorate and are rated as 13 per cent adequate, 49 per cent short and 38 per cent very short on cropland. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 14 per cent adequate, 44 per cent short and 42 per cent very short.  The region has not received significant rainfall in over a month and all crop districts are reporting that almost half of acres are short of topsoil moisture.  Crop and combine fires have been reported in many areas.  Producers are busy finishing harvest operations, working fields and starting fall weed control.

 


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)

Sixty-eight per cent of the crop is now in the bin, up significantly from last week.  An additional 29 per cent is swathed or ready to straight cut.  The five year average (2008-2012) for this time of year is 55 per cent combined.  Crop district 8A has 73 per cent combined, 8B 66 per cent and 9AE 51 per cent combined.  Little to no rain was received in most of the region, helping harvest progress.

Estimated yield ranges for the region are reported as follows: winter wheat 35 to 70 bu/ac, spring wheat 30 to 60 bu/ac, durum 35 to 65 bu/ac, oats 60 to 140 bu/ac, barley 35 to 90 bu/ac, fall rye 30 to 55 bu/ac, flax 20 to 30 bu/ac, canola 20 to 45 bu/ac, mustard 900 to 1200 lb./ac, lentils 1100 to 1200 lb./ac, peas 18 to 50 bu/ac and canary seed 1500 to 2250 lb./ac.  Yields for the area vary from region to region, depending on seeding conditions and growing season moisture.  Overall, quality is good and many farmers are expecting to wrap up harvest in the next few weeks.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 49 per cent adequate, 46 per cent short and five per cent very short. Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is reported as two per cent surplus, 48 per cent adequate, 45 per cent short and five per cent very short.  Pasture conditions in some areas are very dry.  Very little damage was reported in the region, although some areas received a light frost.  Strong winds have blown canola swaths across fields.  Field and combine fires have been reported due to dry and windy conditions in some areas.  Producers are busy with harvest operations, hauling hay and fall spraying.


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

Seventy-three per cent of the crop has been combined and 23 per cent is swathed or ready to straight cut. The five year average (2008-2012) for this time of year is 45 per cent combined.  Crop district 9AW has 79 per cent combined and 69 per cent of the crop is combined in crop district 9B. No rain was reported during the past week. Above average yields and good quality are being reported.

Estimated yield ranges for the region are reported as follows: spring wheat 35 to 78 bu/ac, oats 40 to 120 bu/ac, barley 40 to 90 bu/ac, fall rye 25 to 40 bu/ac, flax 23 to 25 bu/ac, canola 30 to 55 bu/ac, mustard 900 to 1000 lb./ac and peas 30 to 60 bu/ac.  Yields for the area vary from region to region, depending on seeding conditions and growing season moisture. 

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 36 per cent adequate, 43 per cent short and 21 per cent very short. Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is reported as 30 per cent adequate, 48 per cent short and 22 per cent very short.  Pasture conditions in some areas are very dry.  Very little crop damage was reported for the region, although some areas received a light frost. Producers are busy with harvest operations, baling straw and hauling bales.   

 


 

Saskatchewan Harvest Progress September 23, 2013

Winter Wheat

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

0

0

1

99

southwest

0

0

1

99

east central

0

0

1

99

west central

1

1

2

96

northeast

0

0

0

100

northwest

0

0

0

100

province

0

0

2

98

 

Spring Wheat

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

17

12

15

56

southwest

10

4

17

69

east central

8

13

18

61

west central

3

5

14

78

northeast

1

7

12

80

northwest

4

2

10

84

province

7

9

15

69

 

Durum

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

15

5

12

68

southwest

9

1

15

75

east central

10

15

25

50

west central

8

0

7

85

northeast

0

8

12

80

northwest

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

province

10

3

14

73

 

Oats

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

% other

southeast

36

25

3

35

1

southwest

11

8

7

56

18

east central

12

33

11

44

0

west central

11

13

4

71

1

northeast

6

13

19

62

0

northwest

9

27

21

42

1

province

13

23

13

50

1

 

Barley

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

10

10

7

73

southwest

12

0

8

80

east central

3

15

13

69

west central

2

5

6

87

northeast

4

10

4

82

northwest

6

8

10

76

province

6

8

8

78

 

Lentils

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

4

0

0

96

southwest

2

0

1

97

east central

2

0

3

95

west central

0

0

4

96

northeast

0

0

0

100

northwest

0

0

0

100

province

2

0

2

96

 

Peas

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

1

0

1

98

southwest

1

0

0

99

east central

2

0

1

97

west central

0

0

0

100

northeast

0

0

0

100

northwest

0

0

0

100

province

1

0

0

99

 

Canola

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

4

30

2

64

southwest

1

8

2

89

east central

2

38

2

58

west central

0

6

0

94

northeast

1

38

2

59

northwest

2

27

5

66

province

2

28

2

68

 

Mustard

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

2

48

7

43

southwest

3

2

4

91

east central

1

0

19

80

west central

2

12

12

74

northeast

0

0

10

90

northwest

0

0

0

100

province

3

12

7

78

 

Flax

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

69

2

19

10

southwest

81

0

6

13

east central

69

6

20

5

west central

43

5

26

26

northeast

76

10

4

10

northwest

50

0

50

0

province

70

4

16

10

 

Triticale

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

southwest

21

0

6

73*

east central

0

0

13

87

west central

0

20

0

80

northeast

0

0

0

100

northwest

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

province

14

4

5

77

*includes 17 per cent 'other'

 

Canaryseed

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

71

0

24

5

southwest

36

9

25

30

east central

20

44

18

18

west central

11

12

12

65

northeast

51

17

7

25

northwest

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

province

41

13

18

28

 

 

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