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Just over one per cent of the 2014 crop had been combined with an additional four per cent swathed or ready to straight cut. Average yields were being reported in most areas.

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Harvest Progress in SK

Per cent Combined

All Crops

Aug 17/15

9

5 year avg. (2010-2014)

2

Aug 18/14

1

Aug 19/13

1

Aug 13/12

4

Aug 15/11

3

Aug 16/10

1

10 year avg.

(2005-2014)

 

Producers have nine per cent of the 2015 crop combined and 10 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report. The five-year average at this time of the year is two per cent combined and five per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Sixty-three per cent of the fall rye, 59 per cent of the winter wheat, 40 per cent of the field peas, 34 per cent of the lentils and 14 per cent of the chickpeas are now in the bin. Three per cent of the canola and four per cent of the mustard are now in the bin, with 14 per cent of the canola and 21 per cent of the mustard swathed or ready to straight-cut. Warm and relatively dry conditions have helped crops develop quickly in many areas.

Rainfall this past week ranged from trace amounts to nearly three inches in some areas. Provincially, topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as seven per cent surplus, 75 per cent adequate, 16 per cent short and two per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as three per cent surplus, 64 per cent adequate, 28 per cent short and five per cent very short.

The Ministry of Agriculture has a Forage, Feed and Custom Service listing for producers to advertise and source feed products. It is available at: www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/FeedForageListing 

Some crop damage was caused by localized hail, wind and insects such as aphids, grasshoppers and diamondback moths.

Farmers are busy with harvest operations and hauling bales.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provincial Estimated Crop Yields - August 17, 2015

 

Winter wheat

Fall rye

HRSW

Other wheat*

Durum

Oat

Barley

Canaryseed

Southeast

36

36

32

33

25

67

48

750

Southwest

20

16

25

N/A

25

53

41

1200

East Central

34

33

38

43

32

76

62

1500

West Central

30

25

26

N/A

24

41

42

417

Northeast

40

25

44

58

55

114

73

1004

Northwest 

N/A

N/A

35

37

N/A

81

60

N/A

Provincial  

32

19

34

42

25

84

57

768

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybean

Pea

Lentil 

Chickpea

 

Southeast

18

25

1000

26

24

998

N/A

 

Southwest

20

28

1200

N/A

27

1085

1491

 

East Central

22

34

1100

N/A

33

1143

N/A

 

West Central

18

23

800

25

28

1128

800

 

Northeast

26

37

1000

23

36

N/A

N/A

 

Northwest 

N/A

32

N/A

N/A

39

N/A

N/A

 

Provincial  

20

30

1158

26

29

1158

1466

 
 
* 'Other wheat' includes all wheat classes other than Hard Red Spring Wheat
** Crop yield predictions at this point in time. Please keep in mind these are regional averages, and yields can vary greatly across an area.
*** canaryseed, mustard, lentil and chickpea in lbs/ac. All other crops in bu/ac.

 


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)

Fourteen per cent of the 2015 crop is now in the bin in the southeastern region, with an additional 21 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut. Ninety per cent of the fall rye, 86 per cent of the winter wheat, 65 per cent of the field peas, 41 per cent of the lentils, 12 per cent of the barley and durum, 11 per cent of the canola and five per cent of the spring wheat have now been combined. Forty per cent of the canola has been swathed.

The region received rainfall ranging from small amounts to 18 mm in the Grenfell area. Since April 1, the Tantallon area has received 297 mm of rain, the greatest amount for the region.

Cropland topsoil moisture is currently rated as two per cent surplus, 56 per cent adequate, 41 per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 43 per cent adequate, 48 per cent short and eight per cent very short.

Crops are advancing quickly in much of the region and general harvest is well underway. Some crop damage this past week was caused by insects and strong winds that lodged crops . Yields are reported to be lower than normal. Spotty showers delayed harvesting in some areas.

Farmers are busy with harvest operations and moving 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)

Twenty-one per cent of the 2015 crop is now in the bin in the southwestern region, with an additional 12 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut. Fifty-seven per cent of the fall rye, 64 per cent of the winter wheat and field peas, 49 per cent of the lentils, six per cent of the canola and two per cent of the spring wheat have now been combined. Thirty per cent of the canola has been swathed.

The region received rainfall ranging from small amounts to 12 mm in the Gull Lake area. Since April 1, the Mortlach area has received 297 mm of rain, the greatest amount for the region. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as three per cent surplus, 73 per cent adequate, 19 per cent short and five per cent very short, while hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 46 per cent adequate, 45 per cent short and nine per cent very short.

Crops are advancing quickly and the region leads the province in the percentage of crops combined. Crop damage was mainly attributed to strong winds and insects.  Cool and damp weather caused harvesting delays in some areas, while the recent rainfall has resulted in more weeds that have remained greener than usual; however, late crops such as flax have benefited from recent rains.

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)

One per cent of the crop is now in the bin, with six per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut. Thirty-five per cent of the fall rye and 31 per cent of the winter wheat have been combined, with an additional 51 per cent and 47 per cent, respectively, swathed or ready to straight-cut. Eleven per cent of the peas have been combined, with an additional 30 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut. Six per cent of the canola has been swathed.

Rainfall in the region ranged from small amounts to 38 mm in the Rose Valley area. The Craik area has received 346 mm of rainfall since April 1, the greatest amount for the region. Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 13 per cent surplus, 82 per cent adequate, three per cent short and two per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as seven per cent surplus, 83 per cent adequate, eight per cent short and two per cent very short.

Despite the recent rain that has delayed harvest operations, pulse crops are being desiccated and combining is just beginning. However, there are concerns that recent rainfall may cause a decline in the quality of some cereals.  As well, damp cool weather may delay swathing and desiccation of crops. Crop damage this past week was attributed to localized flooding, strong wind and insects such as aphids and diamondback moths.

Farmers are busy with harvest operations.


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)

Three per cent of the crop is in the bin, with 11 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut. Fifty-two per cent of the fall rye and 42 per cent of the winter wheat have been combined, with an additional 39 per cent and 52 per cent, respectively, swathed or ready to straight-cut. Twenty-two per cent of the peas and eight per cent of lentils have been combined, with an additional 33 per cent of the peas and 28 of the lentils swathed or ready to straight-cut. Seven per cent of the mustard and five per cent of the canola are swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Rainfall this past week ranged from trace amounts to 52 mm in the Sonningdale area. The Outlook area has reported 288 mm of rainfall since April 1, the greatest amount for the region. Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as one per cent surplus, 90 per cent adequate and nine per cent short. Topsoil moisture conditions on hay land and pasture are rated as one per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate, 16 per cent short and two per cent very short.

Crops are ripening quickly in the region and general harvest has begun. Producers are concerned that the quality of crops such as peas and lentils has declined due to recent rainfall. Some causes of crop damage this week include localized flooding and insects such as aphids in pulses.

Farmers 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)

Two per cent of the crop is now in the bin, with one per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut. All of the fall rye has been combined, while 52 per cent of the winter wheat has been combined and 22 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut. Three per cent of the peas has been combined, with an additional 12 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Rainfall this past week ranged from 15 mm to 72 mm in the Kinistino area. The Humboldt area has reported 392 mm of rainfall since April 1, the greatest amount for the region as well as for the province. Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 30 per cent surplus and 70 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 18 per cent surplus and 82 per cent adequate.

The recent rainfall across the region has delayed harvest as well as caused lodging of some canola crops. Crop damage this week is attributed to strong winds, localized flooding and insects such as aphids and diamondback moths.

Farmers 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)

Less than one per cent of the 2015 crop is in the bin, with three per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut. Canola swathing and desiccation have started and general harvest is expected to begin soon.

Rainfall this past week ranged from 20 mm in the Pierceland area to 55 mm in the Hafford area. The Duck Lake area has reported 292 mm of rainfall since April 1, the greatest amount for the region. Cropland topsoil moisture is currently rated as one per cent surplus, 88 per cent adequate and 11 per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated 81 per cent adequate, 18 per cent short and one per cent very short.

Crops are advancing quickly in much of the area. The main causes of crop damage this week were strong winds and insects such as aphids. 

Farmers are busy with harvest operations.


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