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More Dry Weather Puts Saskatchewan Harvest Further Ahead of Normal

More dry weather allowed the Saskatchewan harvest to move further toward completion this past week. 

Thursday’s weekly crop report pegged the overall harvest in the province at 82% complete as of Monday, up from 68% a week earlier and comfortably ahead of the five- and 10-year averages of 64% and 62%. Last year at this time, an estimated 70% of the crop was in the bin. 

Harvest in the Southwest Region is essentially complete, with 97% of the crop off and only a few flax acres remaining. The harvest in the West-Central Region was 92% complete as of Monday, followed by the Southeast at 79%, the Northeast and Northwest at 75% each, and the East-Central at 66%. 

Producers mainly focused on harvesting oilseed crops and made substantial progress this past week. The canola harvest reached 65% complete across the province as of Monday, up 23 points on the week. Mustard was 97% complete, with soybeans at 47% and flax at 39%. Oat harvest has also progressed rapidly, with 79% of the crop harvested, an increase of 21 points from the previous week. Durum was 94% complete, barley 92% and spring wheat 88%. The chickpea harvest reached 87% complete as of Monday. 

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