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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

For the Period June 5 to 11, 2018

Crop Development
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind
Fall Cereals 5 65 30
Spring Cereals 9 81 10
Oilseeds 4 78 18
Pulse Crops 12 71 17

A few rain showers were reported for the region, although the amount of rain was minimal compared to the past couple of weeks. Crop condition and development is looking good for this time of year.

The Nipawin area received 17 mm of rain this past week. The Star City area reported 7 mm, the Bruno area 10 mm and the Christopher Lake area 13 mm. The Humboldt region has received the most precipitation (150 mm) in the region since April 1. The Birch Hills area has recorded the least amount of rain fall for the region since April 1 (43 mm).

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as nine per cent surplus, 90 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as eight per cent surplus, 89 per cent adequate and three per cent short. Crop District 8A is reporting that 21 per cent of the cropland and 17 per cent of the hay land and pasture have surplus topsoil moisture at this time.

Crops are emerging nicely due to the moisture received over the past two weeks. Ten per cent of the spring cereals, 18 per cent of the oilseeds and 17 per cent of the pulse crops are behind their normal stages of development for this time of year

The majority of crop damage this past week was due to excess moisture and insects. Some producers have been spraying for flea beetles.

Farmers are catching up on the in-crop spraying that was delayed due to rainfall this week.