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       Sunday, October 22, 2017

One year ago

Just over two per cent of the 2010 crop had been combined. Nine per cent had been swathed or was ready to straight cut. Wet and cool weather delayed crop maturity and slowed harvest.

 

Harvest Progress in SK
Per cent combined

All Crops

Aug 22/11

9

5 year avg.
(2006-2010)

10

Aug 23/10

2

Aug 24/09

3

Aug 24/08

9

Aug 19/07

16

Aug 20/06

19

Warm and dry weather in many areas of the province has allowed Saskatchewan producers to combine nine per cent of the 2011 crop. Eighteen per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report.

The five-year (2006-2010) provincial average for this time of year is 10 per cent combined and 17 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut. Harvest has progressed most in the southwest, where 21 per cent of the crop has been combined.

Sixty-four per cent of the winter wheat, 69 per cent of the fall rye, 37 per cent of the lentils, 34 per cent of the field peas, five per cent of the canola and six per cent of the mustard have been combined.  Thirty-five per cent of the canola, 23 per cent of the mustard, five per cent of the spring wheat and oats, seven per cent of the durum and 12 per cent of the barley are swathed or ready to straight-cut. 

The majority of crop damage is due to wind, insects and hail.

Pasture conditions across the province are rated as 11 per cent excellent, 68 per cent good, 19 per cent fair and two per cent poor.  Ninety-nine per cent of livestock producers have indicated they have adequate livestock water supplies.

Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as three per cent surplus, 74 per cent adequate, 22 per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 72 per cent adequate, 26 per cent short and one per cent very short.

Farmers are busy swathing, combining and hauling bales.

 

 

 

 


 

Southeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 1, 2, and 3ASE)

 

Thunderstorms rolled through some areas in the region, dropping varying amounts of precipitation. Precipitation ranged from nil to 28 mm for the week. High winds also caused some swathed crops to blow. The Manor area received 28 mm, the Stoughton and Indian Head area 11 mm, the Maryfield area 14 mm, the Grenfell area 25 mm and the Ceylon area 20 mm.

Although rain moved through the region, many producers were able to make good harvest progress. Twelve per cent of the 2011 crop has been combined. Twenty-four per cent is swathed or ready to straight combine. Good harvest progress was made on lentils, peas and winter cereals. Many canola crops have been swathed. Crop conditions and staging vary throughout the region, depending on the spring's excess moisture and seeding date. Crop district (CD) 3ASE is furthest advanced in combining progress with 22 per cent combined, CD has 18 per cent combined, CD 2A 15 per cent, CD 1B two per cent and CD 1A seven per cent is combined.

Topsoil moisture rating on cropland is reported as five per cent surplus, 63 per cent adequate and 32 per cent short. On hay land and pasture, topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus, 69 per cent adequate and 29 per cent short. Crop district 3ASE is reporting 50 and 38 per cent short of topsoil moisture on crop land and hay and pasture, respectively.  

The majority of crop damage is due to wind, hail and insects. High winds blew some canola swaths around. Hail damage was reported in the Windthorst area. Diamondback moth and Bertha Armyworm have also caused crop damage in canola in some areas.  Crops planted under excess moisture conditions developed shallow root systems that were not able to buffer against high temperatures. Producers are expecting a long harvest season as many crops were seeded over a longer period of time. 

Ninety-nine per cent of cattle producers have indicated adequate water supply for their livestock. Pasture conditions in the region are rated as seven per cent excellent, 78 per cent good, 14 per cent fair and one per cent poor.

Producers are busy finishing haying, hauling bales, getting ready to seed winter cereals, combining, swathing and controlling weeds on unseeded acres.  

 


 

Southwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 3ASW, 3AN, 3B and 4) 

 

Most areas recorded little rain for the week, allowing producers to keep to the fields. The Assiniboia area reported 18 mm, the Mankota area 29 mm, the Lisieux and Vanguard areas 4 mm.

Twenty-one per cent of the 2011 crop has been combined and 17 per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight cut. CD 3BN has 31 per cent of the crop combined, CD 3AN 26 per cent, CD 4B 20 per cent, CD 3ASW 16 per cent, CD 3BS 12 per cent and CD 4A five per cent is combined.  

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 58 per cent adequate, 37 per cent short and five per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are 53 per cent adequate, 44 per cent short and three per cent very short. Crop district 4A is reporting 46 per cent short on topsoil moisture in both crop land and hay and pasture land.  

Of the crop damage reported, high winds caused some canola swaths to blow around.

Ninety-nine per cent of cattle producers have indicated adequate water supply for their livestock. Pasture conditions in the region are rated as 11 per cent excellent, 62 per cent good, 24 per cent fair and three per cent poor.

The hot and dry weather has helped advance crops. Some of the later seeded crops are showing signs of stress due to very little rainfall in some areas of the region. Producers are busy hauling hay, harvesting pulses and winter cereals, swathing, and controlling weeds in chemfallow and summerfallow.

 


 

East-Central Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 5 and 6a)

 

Thunderstorms were reported and most areas received rain again this week, however amounts range from nil to 32 mm. The majority of rain recorded was from CD's 5A and 5B. The Langenburg area recorded 10 mm, the Dysart area 21 mm, the Yorkton and Goodeve areas 22 mm, the Kelliher area 8 mm, the Kamsack area 15 mm, the Rama area 32 mm, the Kelvington area 11 mm, the Imperial area 4 mm, and the Earl Grey and Kenaston areas 3 mm.

Eight per cent of the 2011 crop has been combined and 23 per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight cut. CD 5A has seven per cent combined, CD 5B has just over one per cent combined and CD 6A has 14 per cent of the 2011 crop harvested.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is reported as four per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate and 18 per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as three per cent surplus, 70 per cent adequate, 24 per cent short and three per cent very short. CD 6A is reporting 40 and 47 per cent short of topsoil moisture on cropland and hay and pasture land, respectively.    

Crop damage from high winds was reported in many areas. Bertha armyworm in canola is also causing crop damage. Warm weather is bringing crops to maturity quickly. Many producers in CD 5A and 5B are expecting to be in full swing of harvest in about one week.

All cattle producers have indicated adequate water supply for their livestock. Pasture conditions in the region are rated as 12 per cent excellent, 64 per cent good, 21 per cent fair and three per cent poor.

Farmers are busy hauling bales, swathing and combining.

 


 

West-Central Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 6B and 7)

Most areas received some rain last week. Precipitation reported ranged from nil to 12 mm mm. The Langham area recorded 5 mm, the Sonningdale area 8 mm, the Biggar area 4 mm, the Kerrobert and Landis areas 6 mm and the Unity area 12 mm.

Four per cent of the 2011 crop has been combined and twenty per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight cut. CD 7A has six per cent combined, CD 6B has five per cent combined and CD 7B has one per cent combined.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as two per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and 17 per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus, 76 per cent adequate and 22 per cent short.  

Most of the crop damage is in canola and is being caused by bertha armyworm and diamond back moth larvae. Hail damage was reported in the Biggar area with some areas reporting up to 100 per cent damage. Some of the late seeded crops could use a rain to alleviate the heat stress.

Ninety-nine per cent of producers have indicated adequate water supply for their livestock. Pasture conditions in the region are rated as 18 per cent excellent, 67 per cent good and 15 per cent fair.

Farmers are busy hauling bales, swathing and getting ready for harvest.

 


 

Northeastern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 8 and 9AE)

Most areas in the northeastern region reported rain for the week ranging from nil to 31 mm. The Star City area reported nine mm, the Tisdale area 12 mm, the Nipawin area 14 mm, the Humboldt area eight mm, the Melfort area 31 mm, the Birch Hills area 13 mm and the Garrick area 17 mm.

The northeastern region has just started with harvest with two per cent combined and ten per cent swathed or ready to straight cut. CD 8B has just over two per cent combined and CD 8A and 9AE have one per cent combined.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus, 97 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus, 90 per cent adequate, six per cent short and two per cent very short.

Of the crop damage reported, the majority is due to high winds that have lodged some crops and moved some canola swaths around. Hail was reported in the Bruno and Star City areas.  

All producers have indicated adequate water supply for their livestock. Pasture conditions in the region are rated as 15 per cent excellent, 67 per cent good and 18 per cent fair.

Farmers are busy hauling bales, swathing and getting ready for harvest.

 

 

Northwestern Saskatchewan (Crop Districts 9AW and 9B)

Most areas reported rain for the week ranging from nil to 39 mm. Most areas recorded amounts below 10 mm. The Hafford and Glaslyn areas recorded 8 mm, the Meota are 39 mm, the North Battleford area 13 mm, the Neilburg and Meadow Lake areas 10 mm and the Frenchman Butte area 5 mm.

Less than one per cent of the 2011 crop has been combined. Six per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight cut. In CD 9AW eight per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight cut. Four per cent of the 2011 crop has been swathed or is ready to straight cut in CD 9B. The warm weather is welcome as it has helped mature crops.

Topsoil moisture conditions for cropland are four per cent surplus, 94 per cent adequate and two per cent short. Pasture and hay land conditions are one per cent surplus, 94 per cent adequate and five per cent short.

The majority of crop damage is due to insects, wind and hail. Bertha armyworm and Diamondback moth larvae are causing crop damage in canola. Hail damage was reported in the Meota and Turtleford areas.

Ninety-seven per cent of livestock producers have indicated adequate water supply for their livestock. Pasture conditions in the region are rated as four per cent excellent, 67 per cent good, 25 per cent fair and four per cent poor.

Farmers are busy finishing up haying, hauling bales, swathing, desiccating and getting ready for harvest.

Although crops are behind normal in development, the warm weather has significantly helped advance maturity. Producers are busy haying, monitoring fields for insects and getting ready for harvest.

 


 

 

Saskatchewan Harvest 

%  combined this week
(August 22, 2011)

Winter wheat*

64

Fall rye**

69

Spring wheat

1

Durum

1

Oats

1

Barley

4

Canola

5

Mustard

6

Lentils

37

Peas

34

Total

9

*includes two per cent 'other'

 

**includes 10 per cent 'other'

 

 

 


 

 

Saskatchewan Harvest Progress August 22, 2011

winter wheat

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to straight combine

% combined

southeast

14

3

21

62

southwest

10

2

20

68

east central*

2

22

13

59

west central

0

0

40

60

northeast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

northwest

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

*four per cent rated as 'other'

 

 

Saskatchewan Harvest Progress August 22, 2011

Fall rye

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to straight combine

% combined

southeast

4

32

2

62

southwest*

9

4

11

59

east central

3

17

12

68

west central

19

19

0

62

northeast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

northwest

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

* 17 per cent is rated as 'other'

 

 

Saskatchewan Harvest Progress August 22, 2011

Spring wheat

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to straight combine

% combined

southeast

93

4

0

3

southwest

88

3

7

2

east central

93

4

3

0

west central

95

4

1

0

northeast

97

3

0

0

northwest

98

2

0

0

 

 

Saskatchewan Harvest Progress August 22, 2011

Durum

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to straight combine

% combined

southeast

94

3

2

1

southwest

88

3

8

1

east central

98

2

0

0

west central

99

1

0

0

northeast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

northwest

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

Saskatchewan Harvest Progress August 22, 2011

Oats

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to straight combine

% combined

southeast

96

4

0

0

southwest*

69

9

14

4

east central

94

5

0

1

west central**

92

3

0

0

northeast

99

1

0

0

northwest

100

0

0

0

*four per cent is rated as 'other'

**five per cent is rated as 'other'

 

 

Saskatchewan Harvest Progress August 22, 2011

Barley

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to straight combine

% combined

southeast

78

18

0

4

southwest

75

4

12

9

east central

82

10

3

5

west central

85

7

6

2

northeast

88

10

1

1

northwest

99

1

0

0

 

 

Saskatchewan Harvest Progress August 22, 2011

Lentils

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to straight combine

% combined

southeast

36

4

20

40

southwest

21

5

18

56

east central

55

1

18

26

west central

60

15

12

13

northeast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

northwest

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

Saskatchewan Harvest Progress August 22, 2011

Peas

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to straight combine

% combined

southeast

41

3

26

30

southwest

25

1

17

57

east central

32

9

14

45

west central

55

8

24

13

northeast

72

5

15

8

northwest

79

0

16

5

 

 

Saskatchewan Harvest Progress August 22, 2011

Canola

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to straight combine

% combined

southeast

37

44

8

11

southwest

23

56

6

15

east central

57

38

0

5

west central

53

45

0

2

northeast

83

15

0

2

northwest

92

8

0

0

 

 

Saskatchewan Harvest Progress August 22, 2011

Mustard

% Standing

% in swath

% ready to straight combine

% combined

southeast

68

16

0

16

southwest

61

18

15

6

east central

72

19

6

3

west central

96

4

0

0

northeast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

northwest

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 


 

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