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Crop Report

For the Period September 12 to 18, 2017

Harvest Progress
Per cent Combined
All Crops

Sep. 18/17. . . . . . . . . . . 75 
5 year avg.
(2012-2016) . . . . . . . . 58
Sep. 19/16 . . . . . . . . . . 60
Sep. 21/15 . . . . . . . . . 60
Sep 22/14 . . . . . . . . . 43
Sep. 16/13 . . . . . . . . . . 55
Sep. 17/12 . . . . . . . . . . 74
10 year avg.
(2007-2016) . . . . . . . . 57

Rain showers last week delayed harvest for some producers but most were back in the field within a few days. Seventy-five per cent of the crop is now combined, up from 65 per cent last week, which is well ahead of the five-year (2012-2016) average of 58 per cent for this time of year. Sixteen per cent of the crop is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Harvest is most advanced in the southwestern region, where 89 per cent of the crop is now combined. The southeastern region has 86 per cent combined, the west-central region 74 per cent and the east-central region 72 per cent. The northeastern region has 53 per cent combined, while the northwestern region has 46 per cent combined. While many producers have wrapped up harvest operations, many more will need weather conditions to improve so that crops can dry down sufficiently for harvest to continue.  

Ninety-seven per cent of the field peas, 88 per cent of the mustard, 87 per cent of the durum, 83 per cent of the chickpeas and barley, 76 per cent of the spring wheat, 65 per cent of the oats and 33 per cent of the flax have now been combined. Thirty per cent of the canola is swathed or ready to straight-cut. 

After more than a month of little to no rainfall, most areas of the province received between trace amounts to 36 mm in the Carnduff area. Additional rainfall earlier this week was welcomed by the majority of producers as it will help replenish topsoil moisture conditions and germinate fall cereals. 

Saskatchewan Harvest

September 18, 2017
Per cent  combined 

Winter wheat

Fall rye*

Spring wheat

Durum

Oats**

Barley

Canaryseed

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybeans

Lentils

Peas

Chickpeas

99

100

76

87

65

83

58

33

64

88

12

99

97

83

* includes 13 per cent other
** includes four per cent 'other'

Topsoil moisture conditions have slightly improved with the recent rainfall, although the subsoil will need significant amounts of rain to replenish what has been lost from the hot and dry weather. Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 21 per cent adequate, 37 per cent short and 42 per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 16 per cent adequate, 36 per cent short and 48 per cent very short.  

Overall crop quality has been good to excellent, with minimal disease issues. Crop yields vary greatly across the province, depending on seeding dates and summer moisture levels. While the majority of crops have yielded about average so far, many producers in southern and central areas have reported significantly lower than average yields on crops such as canola, soybeans and durum.

Strong winds, lack of moisture and frost are the main causes of crop damage this past week. Combine and grass fires continue to be reported due to the extremely dry conditions. Pastures and hay land have suffered greatly from the lack of moisture and will need significant rainfall. Pasture conditions across the province are rated as 10 per cent good, 25 per cent fair, 35 per cent poor and 30 per cent very poor.  

There were six incidents of farm machinery contacting power equipment last week, bringing the total in September to 16. SaskPower urges anyone who has come in contact with electricity to seek medical attention immediately, even if there are no signs of injury. Producers are urged to be extremely careful when using equipment around power lines.  Safety information is available on the SaskPower website safety pages. 

Saskatchewan Harvest by Crop District - September 18, 2017
Per cent combined 
Crop District % combined  Crop District  % combined   Crop District  % combined
1A 88 3BS
88
6B 76
1B 84 3BN
91
7A
76
2A 82 4A
93 7B
68
2B 87 4B
94 8A
61
3ASE 92 5A
72 8B
55
3ASW 79 5B
52 9AE 39
3AN 92 6A
90 9AW  56


    9B  35

Maps and Tables

Farmzone.com - Short-term and long-term weather forecasts including P.O.P and precip accumulation; almanac data including sunrise/sunset times; and daily planning forecasts including drying index, growing degree days and crop heat units.

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