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Some southwest crops yielding half the provincial average

With just over half the crop in the bin Saskatchewan crop yields are all over the map, depending on drought and rainfall.

Spring wheat yields average 42 bushels an acre across the province but in the drought-riddled southwest yields average 28 bushels an acre. 

In the southeast, including Moose Jaw, spring wheat is running  at 41 bushels an acre.

Canola, averaging 31 bushels an acre in the province, runs at 33 bushels in the southeast, only14 bushels in the southwest which includes the area from Central Butte to Assiniboia and Coronach.

Lentils average 1,058 pounds an acre with southeast yields of 1,681 pounds and a mere 714 pounds in the southwest.

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