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In general, crops are at least 50 per cent in good to excellent condition, acco

One Year Ago
Crops were generally in good to excellent condition.

Flooding and spraying delays were causing concerns for farmers.

Topsoil moisture on crop land deteriorated as a result of the heavy rains.

SK Crop Development -
June 22, 2008

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

1

48

51

Spring Cereals

0

37

63

Oilseeds

0

31

69

Pulse Crops

1

42

57

rding to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly crop report.

Provincially, fall cereal crops are reported to be 55 to 70 per cent in good to excellent condition, with 49 per cent of the crops at, or ahead of normal development.  Spring cereal crops are 65 to 80 per cent in good to excellent condition, with 37 per cent of the crops at normal development.  Flax and canola crops are reported to be 63 and 53 per cent in good to excellent condition respectively, and 31 per cent at normal development.  Pulse crops are 65 to 75 per cent in good to excellent condition, with 43 per cent reported to be at, or ahead of normal development for this time of year.

According to crop reporters, 72 per cent of crop land has adequate topsoil moisture, while 27 per cent of the land has short or very short moisture.  Sixty-two per cent of hay and pasture land is rated as having adequate topsoil moisture conditions, with the rest rated as short or very short.  The top portion of the west central, as well as the northwest regions are currently reported to be the driest areas in the province.

Haying operations on the 2008 crop are just getting underway, with one per cent cut or baled.  Hay crops are expected to have below average yields in most areas of the province.  In dry areas, producers are not sure if there will even be enough crop to cut.

Crop damage came from a number of sources, but was relatively minimal across the province with the exception of gopher damage and a heavy hail storm in the northeast. 

Farmers were kept busy applying herbicide during the past week. 

Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, June 22, 2008

 

Winter

Fall

Spring

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

 

 

Wheat

Rye

Wheat

 

 

 

 

 

% excellent

3

7

6

10

7

5

0

 

% good

53

64

58

65

60

64

83

 

% fair

33

21

30

23

28

27

11

 

% poor

11

8

5

2

4

4

6

 

% very poor

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sun-

Lentil

Pea

Canary

Chick-

 

 

 

 

flower

 

 

Seed

pea

% excellent

4

4

2

5

8

10

6

7

% good

59

49

56

48

58

65

54

68

% fair

32

36

33

40

31

22

35

23

% poor

5

9

8

7

3

2

5

2

% very poor

0

2

1

0

0

1

0

0


South eastern Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 1, 2, & 3ase)

SE SK Crop Development - June 22, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

5

47

48

Spring Cereals

1

30

69

Oilseeds

0

25

75

Pulse Crops

0

38

62

The south eastern region was warm to hot this past week, with some light showers.  An average of 3 mm of precipitation was reported, ranging from an average low of trace amounts reported in Crop District (CD) 2a, to an average high of 6 mm reported in CD 1b.  There continues to be flooding damage in the Moosomin area from the previous week's rains.  Hail damage was reported in the Moosomin, Rocanville and Oxbow areas with minimal damage expected.  The Qu'Appelle area had some drought damage.  

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland deteriorated from last week.  Reporters rate 78% of the crop land as having adequate topsoil moisture conditions, compared with 88% last week.  Conditions also deteriorated on hay and pasture land, with 76% of the land rated as having adequate topsoil moisture compared to 93% last week.  Many areas are looking for more rain.

Canola crops in the Broadview area are showing several different stages within the same field.  In the Weyburn area, some oilseeds are showing bolting and emerging in the same field.  Around Pangman and Radville, canola and mustard crops are patchy.  Crops are still patchy and uneven in the Montmartre area.  In the Odessa area, it appears flax crops have more frost damage than first thought.  Around Briercrest, many canola crops are a mix of rosette to flowering stages.        

Gophers continued to cause crop damage in the Moosomin, Broadview, Weyburn, and Minton areas.  Flea beetles caused crop damage in CDs 1 and 2b, with the heaviest damage being done in CD 1b.  Insecticides for flea beetles were in short supply in the Montmartre area.  Grasshoppers caused damage to canola crops in the Briercrest area.  Leaf disease was present in the Moosomin area and tanspot reported in the Ceylon area.  Winter wheat crops were being sprayed with fungicide in the Briercrest area.     

First-cut haying is just getting underway with less than 1% of the crop cut.  Most farmers expect low-yielding hay crops, even with the previous week's rain.  Pastures have improved, but are still short. 

Many farmers spent last week on their sprayers tackling the weed populations.  

Southeast Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, June 22, 2008

 

Winter

Fall

Spring

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

 

 

Wheat

Rye

Wheat

 

 

 

 

 

% excellent

3

9

9

17

8

6

0

 

% good

50

44

59

55

61

64

100

 

% fair

35

37

29

25

28

27

0

 

% poor

11

10

2

2

2

2

0

 

% very poor

1

0

1

1

1

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sun-

Lentil

Pea

Canary

Chick-

 

 

 

 

flower

 

 

Seed

pea

% excellent

7

4

2

6

11

14

12

23

% good

59

42

38

52

53

57

48

34

% fair

31

40

48

36

34

27

32

40

% poor

3

7

6

6

2

2

8

3

% very poor

0

7

6

0

0

0

0

0


South western Saskatchewan
(CDs 3asw, 3an, 3b, & 4)

SW SK Crop Development - June 22, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

50

50

Spring Cereals

0

44

56

Oilseeds

0

42

58

Pulse Crops

1

43

56

The southwest saw warm days with some showers.  An average of 3 mm of precipitation was reported, ranging from an average low of 1 mm reported in CD 3asw, to an average high of 5 mm reported in CDs 3bs and 4b.  There was some flooding damage in the Cadillac area when a Monday night thunderstorm dumped up to 75 mm in a narrow half mile swath.    

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland improved somewhat from last week.  Reporters rated 92% of crop land as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared to 88% last week.  Conditions deteriorated slightly on hay and pasture land with 87% of the land rated as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with 93% last week.

In the Hazenmore area, some fields of mustard were re-seeded because of spotty germination.  Some crops that were seeded in April are finally starting to germinate in the Stewart Valley area.            

Gophers damaged crops across the southwest during the past week.  Gophers are moving back and re-infesting land where control measures had been taken.  Some fields in the Rush Lake area have been treated up to four times.  Cutworm damage was reported in several areas.  Flea beetles damaged crops in the Limerick area.  Farmers were spraying for ascochyta blight in the Glenbain area.  Farmers were spraying grasshoppers in the Bengough area.  Spraying has started for ascochyta blight in the Glenbain area.         

Haying operations are just getting underway with less than 1% of the hay cut.  Hay crops are very short.      

Last week was busy with spraying for farmers as weeds also took advantage of the recent rain and warmer weather.  Other jobs included hauling grain and rolling crops.   

Southwest Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, June 22, 2008

 

Winter

Fall

Spring

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

 

 

Wheat

Rye

Wheat

 

 

 

 

 

% excellent

2

10

8

9

4

4

0

 

% good

44

70

74

75

78

81

100

 

% fair

30

16

17

15

17

14

0

 

% poor

23

4

1

1

1

1

0

 

% very poor

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sun-

Lentil

Pea

Canary

Chick-

 

 

 

 

flower

 

 

Seed

pea

% excellent

4

5

1

n/a

3

12

3

0

% good

62

59

73

 

80

78

81

86

% fair

33

26

19

 

15

9

16

14

% poor

1

10

7

 

2

1

0

0

% very poor

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

0


East central Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 5 & 6a)

EC SK Crop Development - June 22, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

35

65

Spring Cereals

0

26

74

Oilseeds

0

16

84

Pulse Crops

1

31

68

Warm weather helped to improve growing conditions in the east central region during the past week.  An average of 3 mm of precipitation was reported, ranging from an average low of 1 mm reported in CD 6a, to an average high of 7 mm reported in CD 5b.  Water in low spots in the Goodeve area caused crop damage.  Hail damage was reported in the Jedburgh area.  Hail also came down in the Stenen area, but damage is unknown.      

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland were similar to last week, with 89% of the crop land reported as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with 91% last week.  Conditions deteriorated on hay and pasture land, with 83% of the land reported as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared to 92% last week.

Canola crops showed poor germination in the Neudorf area.  Canola crops are also lagging well behind normal in the Holdfast area and patchy in the Craik, Semans, Nokomis, Young, and Humboldt areas.         

Flea beetles damaged crops in the Neudorf area.  Tanspot damaged crops in the Lumsden area.  Leaf disease also was present in the Kamsack area.  Gophers were damaging in the Lumsden and Earl Grey areas.  Winter wheat crops in the Stockholm area were sprayed for leaf disease.      

Some harvesting of the 2008 hay crop has begun, with about 3% of the hay cut.  Most reporters expect that the hay crops will be below average yield.  Some hay land will not be able to recover enough for a crop to be harvested.    

Spraying is in high gear as weed pressure is heavy.  Pastures have shown some improvement.    

East Central Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, June 22, 2008

 

Winter

Fall

Spring

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

 

 

Wheat

Rye

Wheat

 

 

 

 

 

% excellent

5

10

7

2

14

10

0

 

% good

60

70

65

60

63

65

100

 

% fair

33

16

26

35

22

23

0

 

% poor

2

4

2

3

1

2

0

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sun-

Lentil

Pea

Canary

Chick-

 

 

 

 

flower

 

 

Seed

pea

% excellent

2

6

4

0

6

12

4

0

% good

57

48

48

43

49

63

45

47

% fair

35

35

41

57

45

24

46

47

% poor

6

11

7

0

0

1

5

6

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0


West central Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 6b & 7)
 

WC SK Crop Development - June 22, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

2

51

47

Spring Cereals

0

34

66

Oilseeds

0

31

69

Pulse Crops

0

48

52

The west central region saw warm temperatures much of the past week.  An average of 8 mm of precipitation was reported, ranging from an average low of 2 mm reported in CD 6b, to an average high of 13 mm reported in CD 7b.  Drought damage was reported in several areas throughout the region.  Slight hail damage was reported in the Herschel, Major, and Denzil areas.  Flooding was also reported in the Denzil area.   

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are drier than last week.  Reporters rated 51% of crop land as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared to 65% last week.  Conditions also deteriorated on hay and pasture land with 29% of the land rated as having adequate topsoil moisture compared to 52% last week.

Later-seeded canola crops are very patchy in the Arelee area.  Crops are suffering from lack of moisture in the Harris area - there are many different stages within the same field, and leaves are burning off.  Oilseed crops in the Biggar area have poor emergence.  Some canola was re-seeded in the Denzil area.  In the Battleford area, less than half the seeds have germinated in some canola fields.           

Flea beetles damaged crops in the Denzil area. 

Three per cent of the 2008 hay crop has been cut or baled.  Yields are expected to be well below normal.   

Farmers were busy spraying for weeds and doing chemfallow.  Windy weather delayed spraying in several areas across the region.  Some were seeding for greenfeed or swath grazing.     

West Central Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, June 22, 2008

 

Winter

Fall

Spring

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

 

 

Wheat

Rye

Wheat

 

 

 

 

 

% excellent

1

4

3

6

1

3

0

 

% good

30

45

51

47

48

54

22

 

% fair

57

33

39

40

45

37

67

 

% poor

12

18

7

7

6

6

11

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sun-

Lentil

Pea

Canary

Chick-

 

 

 

 

flower

 

 

Seed

pea

% excellent

0

1

3

0

11

4

0

0

% good

53

51

47

0

47

61

43

33

% fair

37

38

42

70

38

33

51

40

% poor

9

8

7

30

3

2

6

27

% very poor

1

2

1

0

1

0

0

0

 


North eastern Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 8 & 9ae)

NE SK Crop Development - June 22, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

73

27

Spring Cereals

0

60

40

Oilseeds

0

58

42

Pulse Crops

0

66

34

The north eastern region had warm weather this past week.  An average of 4 mm of precipitation was reported, ranging from an average low of 4 mm reported in CD 8, to an average high of 8 mm reported in CD 9ae.  There was some hail damage in the Porcupine Plain and Lake Lenore areas.  Up to 80% of some crops are damaged in the Porcupine Plain area.  Drought and heat also caused some crop damage.

Topsoil moisture conditions are drier this past week, with 60% of the crop land rated as having adequate topsoil moisture, compared with 70% last week.  Conditions are also drier on hay and pasture land with 41% of the land reported as having adequate topsoil moisture compared to 66% last week.  Significant rain is needed soon for some crops.  

Some canola crops are patchy in the Tisdale area, while some crops are starting to burn and turn yellow.  In the Hoey area, crops on tilled land look better and are more advanced than those seeded on standing stubble.    

Some farmers have begun cutting the 2008 hay crop in CD 8b.  Hay crops are expected to yield below average.   

Farmers were busy spraying herbicides.  Wind hampered spraying in some areas. 

Northeast Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, June 22, 2008

 

Winter

Fall

Spring

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

 

 

Wheat

Rye

Wheat

 

 

 

 

 

% excellent

0

0

2

10

2

1

0

 

% good

68

91

70

75

66

71

85

 

% fair

22

9

26

15

30

26

15

 

% poor

10

0

2

0

2

2

0

 

% very poor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sun-

Lentil

Pea

Canary

Chick-

 

 

 

 

flower

 

 

Seed

pea

% excellent

3

2

0

n/a

0

7

2

n/a

% good

82

65

70

 

34

77

81

 

% fair

15

29

28

 

66

16

17

 

% poor

0

4

2

 

0

0

0

 

% very poor

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

 


North western Saskatchewan
(Crop Districts 9aw & 9b)

NW SK Crop Development - June 22, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

0

57

43

Spring Cereals

1

38

61

Oilseeds

0

38

62

Pulse Crops

1

40

59

The north western region was warmer during the past week.  An average of 8 mm of precipitation was reported across the region.  Some hail was reported in the North Battleford area.  The hot, dry weather caused the majority of the crop damage.  There was some wind damage to crops in the Pierceland area.     

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland continued to deteriorate during the past week.  Eighteen per cent of the crop land is rated in an adequate topsoil moisture situation, compared with 26% last week.  Conditions were also drier on hay and pasture land with 13% of the land rated as having adequate topsoil moisture compared to 17% last week.

Crops and pastures are burning in the Speers area.  Germination was very patchy in the Mayfair area.  In the Big River area, germination on later-seeded crops is poor with the hills bare.  Some crops are starting to decline with little or no growth in the Meadow Lake area.           

Haying operations have not yet started in the northwest, but hay crops are poor and expected to yield well below average.  Pastures are also very poor and cattle are quickly going through what grass there is.

Flea beetles and grasshoppers caused crop damage in the Duck Lake area.  Gophers caused crop damage in the North Battleford and Medstead areas. 

Farmers were spraying for weeds.  Some greenfeed was still being planted.

Northwest Saskatchewan Crop Conditions, June 22, 2008

 

Winter

Fall

Spring

Durum

Oat

Barley

Triticale

 

 

Wheat

Rye

Wheat

 

 

 

 

 

% excellent

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

 

% good

31

25

26

0

33

30

0

 

% fair

36

20

46

0

43

49

0

 

% poor

33

55

22

100

20

18

100

 

% very poor

0

0

4

0

4

3

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Sun-

Lentil

Pea

Canary

Chick-

 

 

 

 

flower

 

 

Seed

pea

% excellent

0

1

0

n/a

0

8

0

n/a

% good

43

28

0

 

0

28

0

 

% fair

35

48

0

 

0

51

0

 

% poor

22

15

100

 

100

9

100

 

% very poor

0

8

0

 

0

4

0

 

 

Growing Degree Days Above 5ºC

Calculations based on temperatures given by crop reporters

R.M.

Since April 1

 

Jun 15-21

Total

3

328.5

 

98.5

427

17A

321.5

 

83.5

405

38B

353

*

92.5

445.5

43A

346.8

 

95

441.8

44

308.5

 

 

308.5

68

427.2

 

99.95

527.15

72

287.8

 

74.5

362.3

73B

275.5

 

80.5

356

75B

334.7

*

87.5

422.2

76A

351.85

 

95.8

447.65

78A

276

 

81.5

357.5

97

333.785

 

87.2

420.985

111A

395.6

 

87.5

483.1

123

235.5

 

80

315.5

124

235.1

*

73.05

308.15

132

290.5

*

76.5

367

138

391.5

 

97.5

489

141

357.6

*

84.85

442.45

142

430

 

102.2

532.2

151B

254.95

 

80.6

335.55

166

360.5

*

106.5

467

167

283

*

79.5

362.5

185

282.2

*

89.75

371.95

190B

364.75

*

96.05

460.8

193

376.75

 

87.05

463.8

221

315.3

*

82.95

398.25

246

251.65

 

76.35

328

271

235

 

76

311

277

276.35

*

79.65

356

283

315.6

*

83.3

398.9

285

380.45

 

89

469.45

287

291.5

*

84

375.5

312

290.95

 

86.85

377.8

318A

323

 

81

404

336

267

*

73.5

340.5

339

272.25

 

78

350.25

340A

273.5

*

75

348.5

343

382.95

 

94.5

477.45

370

323.5

 

 

323.5

379

308

*

78.55

386.55

397

232.25

 

74.75

307

428

299.5

 

84

383.5

429B

262

*

85

347

442

315.5

 

69

384.5

456

199.5

 

72

271.5

488

378.55

 

71.35

449.9

496

319.5

 

78.5

398

502

330.5

 

77

407.5


* missing one to seven days of data.

A degree day is defined as a measure of the departure of temperature for a day from some reference temperature.  They are expressed in degrees of temperature.

For plant growth, a base of 5ºC is generally used, although the base varies for each plant species and, in fact, varies throughout the life of the plant from germination to maturity.  By accumulating degree days throughout the growing season, it is possible to forecast harvesting dates. 

 

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