In spite of the cool and wet weather, producers were able to make some harvest progress this week according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report.
Harvest progress is most advanced in the southern regions where 12 per cent of the crop is now combined, compared to six percent across the province.
The overall crop in the bin is up from two per cent last week, but behind the five-year (2014-2018) average of 16 per cent for this time of year.
Eight per cent of the crop is now swathed or ready to straight-cut, which is behind the five-year (2014-2018) average of 19 per cent. Fifty-two per cent of the fall rye, 43 per cent of the winter wheat, 27 per cent of the field peas, 25 per cent of the lentils, four per cent of the barley, three per cent of the durum, two per cent of the oats and one per cent of the mustard and spring wheat is now stored in bins. An additional five per cent of canola and one per cent of the mustard has been swathed.
Producers in the west-central region have three per cent combined, the east-central region two per cent, the northeast region one per cent and less than one per cent of the crop is combined in the northwest region. Producers expect harvest operations to be in full-swing as the crops mature in the coming weeks.
Rainfall covered a significant portion of the province this week. Rainfall ranged from trace amounts to up to 130 mm in the Lipton area. Provincially, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as seven per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate, 12 per cent short and three per cent very short. Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is rated as two per cent surplus, 74 per cent adequate, 21 per cent short and three per cent very short.Click here to see more...