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Saskatchewan Agriculture will release the final Crop Report for 2013 on October 24th, 2013.

One year ago
Harvest was nearly complete at 99 per cent combined. In general, crop yields were reported to be average. Crop quality and grade were generally good for much of the province. 

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Harvest Progress in SK
Per cent combined
All Crops

Oct 14/13

97

5 year avg.
(2008-2012)

91

Oct 15/12

99

Oct 11/11

99

Oct 12/10

83

Oct 13/09

77

Oct 12/08

97

Saskatchewan harvest
by Crop District

October 14, 2013
%  combined 

1A

90

1B

94

2A

98

2B

96

3ASE

100

3ASW

95

3AN

99

3BS

99

3BN

99

4A

100

4B

100

5A

94

5B

91

6A

98

6B

99

7A

100

7B

100

8A

96

8B

99

9AE

96

9AW

98

9B

98

Ninety-seven per cent of the 2013 crop is now combined, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report.  Dry weather in most areas of the province allowed many producers to finish harvest.  The five-year average (2008-2012) for this time of year is 91 per cent combined.

The southwestern and west-central regions have 99 per cent of the crop in the bin, the northeastern and northwestern regions 98 per cent, the southeastern region 95 per cent and the east-central region 94 per cent.

Harvest progress by crop district ranges from completed to 90 per cent combined.  For the most part, flax, canaryseed, chickpeas and oats are the crops that are still being combined.

Areas in the southeastern and east-central regions received significant rainfall - up to 47 mm - last week, which delayed harvest. 

Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as four per cent surplus, 60 per cent adequate, 23 per cent short and 13 per cent very short.  Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is rated as one per cent surplus, 60 per cent adequate, 27 per cent short and 12 per cent very short.

Crop damage due to rain has resulted in bleaching and sprouting in some cereal crops.

Livestock producers are indicating adequate amounts of hay, straw, greenfeed and feed grain for their winter feeding supplies.

Farmers are finishing harvest, hauling bales and completing fall weed control operations.


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)

Ninety-five per cent of the crop has been combined. Harvest progress ranges from 90 per cent combined in CD 1B to 99 per cent in CD 3ASE. The five-year average (2008 to 2012) for this time of year is 93 per cent combined. Harvest was interrupted for many producers by the rain that fell on October 11. Significant rain was recorded in the region ranging from nil to 43 mm (Lampman area). The spring wheat and durum crops are between 75 to 100 per cent combined; oats 64 to 100 per cent; canola 80 to 100 per cent; and flax 40 to 100 per cent.  Four per cent of the canola and six per cent of the oats are in the swath. Fourteen per cent of the flax is still standing. One week of dry weather should get the majority of the crop off the field.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 13 per cent surplus, 68 per cent adequate, 18 per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay land and pasture moisture is rated as five per cent surplus, 68 per cent adequate, 22 per cent short and five per cent very short. 

Bleaching and sprouting of standing ripe and swathed crops has occurred in some areas due to significant moisture received over the past three weeks. Winter cereals are emerging.

The majority of livestock producers are indicating they have adequate to surplus supplies of hay (95 per cent), straw (98 per cent), greenfeed (100 per cent) and feed grain (100 per cent) for their winter feeding needs.

Producers are busy helping out whoever they can to get the harvest wrapped up. Producers are busy harvesting, hauling bales and completing some fall field work.


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)

Producers have mostly wrapped up harvest for the year. Ninety-nine per cent of the crop is in the bin. The five-year average (2008 to 2012) for this time of year is 95 per cent combined. Harvest progress ranges from 95 per cent combined in CD 3ASW to complete in CDs 4A and 4B.  the spring wheat, durum and canola crops are between 90 to 100 per cent combined; flax 40 to 100 per cent; and chickpeas 40 to 100 per cent.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as three per cent surplus, 80 per cent adequate, 12 per cent short and five per cent very short. Hay land and pasture moisture is rated as 79 per cent adequate, 16 per cent short and five per cent very short.  CD 3BN is reporting 30 per cent very short of topsoil moisture on cropland and 40 per cent very short on hay land and pasture. Very little rain was reported in the region.

The majority of livestock producers are indicating they have adequate to surplus supplies of hay (99 per cent), straw (96 per cent), greenfeed (100 per cent) and feed grain (100 per cent) for their winter feeding needs.

Producers are busy helping out whoever they can to get the harvest wrapped up. Winter wheat crops are emerging.  Farmers are busy finishing up harvest, baling straw, hauling bales and completing some fall weed control.


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)

Ninety-four per cent of the crop has been combined. The five-year average (2008 to 2012) for this time of year is 90 per cent combined.  Harvest operations were interrupted for some producers as up to 47 mm of rain (Langenburg area) fell on the region. Crop District 5A has 94 per cent of the crop combined, CD 5B 91 per cent and CD 6A 98 per cent. The spring wheat and barley crops are between 75 to 100 per cent combined; oats 60 to 100 per cent; canola 75 to 100 per cent; and flax 20 to 100 per cent. Ten per cent of the oats and 12 per cent of the flax are in the swath or are ready to straight-cut.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as five per cent surplus, 73 per cent adequate, 20 per cent short and two per cent very short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 63 per cent adequate, 29 per cent short and eight per cent very short.  

The precipitation in September and October has caused some downgrading, bleaching and sprouting of crops. Moisture readings on some crops are indicating tough moisture conditions, and so producers are putting these grains and oilseeds on aeration or through the dryer.

The majority of livestock producers are indicating they have adequate to surplus supplies of hay (97 per cent), straw (100 per cent), greenfeed (98 per cent) and feed grain (100 per cent) for their winter feeding needs.

Many producers are hoping to finish up harvest in the next week if the weather stays dry. 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 7A - Rosetown, Kindersley, Eston, Major; CD 7B - Kerrobert, Macklin, Wilkie and Biggar areas)

With 99 per cent of the crops combined, harvest is virtually complete in the region. The five-year average (2008 to 2012) is 90 per cent combined. Ninety-four per cent of the flax has been combined.

The majority of the topsoil moisture condition rating falls in the ‘short' or ‘very short' categories.  Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 15 per cent adequate, 33 per cent short and 52 per cent very short. Ratings on pasture and hay land are 19 per cent adequate, 32 per cent short and 49 per cent very short. Many areas in the region have not received significant rainfall since August. All crop districts are reporting 30 per cent or more of the acres are very short of topsoil moisture.

The majority of livestock producers are indicating they have adequate to surplus supplies of hay (98 per cent), straw (99 per cent), greenfeed (100 per cent) and feed grain (100 per cent) for their winter feeding needs.

Producers are busy with fall weed control operations, hauling bales and bringing cattle home from pastures.


 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)

Good harvest progress was made in the region last week, and producers now have 98 per cent of the crop combined. The five-year average (2008 to 2012) for this time of year is 89 per cent combined. Harvest progress ranges from 96 per cent combined in CDs 8A and 9AE to 99 per cent combined in CD 8B. Seventy-three per cent of the flax has been combined.

Very little rain was recorded in the region, allowing producers to keep to the fields. Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 66 per cent adequate and 30 per cent short and four per cent very short.  Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is reported as 74 per cent adequate, 23 per cent short and three per cent very short.

The majority of livestock producers are indicating they have adequate to surplus supplies of hay (100 per cent), straw (100 per cent), greenfeed (95 per cent) and feed grain (100 per cent) for their winter feeding needs.

Producers are busy finishing up harvest, hauling hay and completing fall weed control 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)

With 98 per cent of the crop combined, harvest is almost complete in the region. The five-year average (2008 to 2012) for this time of year is 85 per cent combined. Eighty-eight per cent of the flax has been harvested.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 39 per cent adequate, 42 per cent short and 19 per cent very short. Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is reported as 32 per cent adequate, 49 per cent short and 19 per cent very short.  

The majority of livestock producers are indicating they have adequate to surplus supplies of hay (100 per cent), straw (100 per cent), greenfeed (100 per cent) and feed grain (90 per cent) for their winter feeding needs.

Producers are busy with harvest operations, fall weed control, baling straw and hauling bales.


Saskatchewan Harvest Progress October 14, 2013

Spring Wheat

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

0

3

2

95

southwest

0

0

1

99

east-central

0

2

2

96

west-central

0

0

1

99

northeast

0

1

1

98

northwest

0

0

1

99

province

0

1

1

98

 

Oats

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

% other(greenfeed)

southeast

1

6

1

91

1

southwest

2

2

0

78

18

east-central

0

8

2

90

0

west-central

0

2

0

95

3

northeast

0

0

2

98

0

northwest

0

1

2

93

4

province

0.5

4

1

92.5

2

 

Canola

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

0

4

0

96

southwest

0

1

0

99

east-central

0

6

0

94

west-central

0

0

0

100

northeast

0

1

2

97

northwest

1

1

0

98

province

0

3

1

96

 

Flax

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

14

3

5

78

southwest

11

0

8

81

east-central

3

8

4

85

west-central

1

1

4

94

northeast

14

1

13

72

northwest

10

0

2

88

province

10

4

5

81

 

Chickpeas

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

southwest

5

0

5

90

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

 

Canaryseed

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to
straight combine

% combined

southeast

14

13

3

70

southwest

0

0

1

99

east-central

14

2

3

81

west-central

0

0

1

99

northeast

0

0

2

98

northwest

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

province

7

5

2

86

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