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Crop Report

For the Period October 10 to 16, 2017

Harvest Progress
Per cent Combined
All Crops

Oct 16/17. . . . . . . . . . . 98
5 year avg.
(2012-2016). . . . . . . . 94
Oct 17/16. . . . . . . . . . 81
Oct 19/15 . . . . . . . . . 97
Oct 20/14 . . . . . . . . . 95
Oct 14/13 . . . . . . . . . . 97
Oct 15/12 . . . . . . . . . . 99
10 year avg.
(2007-2016) . . . . . . . 94

Please note: Next Thursday, October 26, 2017 will be the last Crop Report for the 2017 growing season.

Harvest is essentially complete for producers in the province, with 98 per cent of the crop now in the bin, up from 94 per cent last week, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. The five-year (2012-2016) average for this time of year is 94 per cent harvested. There are still some crops, such as flax, soybean and canola, left to harvest, and most of these producers will only need another week or two of warm and dry conditions to finish.

The southeastern, southwestern and east-central regions all have 99 per cent of the crop combined, while the west-central region has 98 per cent. The northeastern region has 96 per cent of the crop in the bin and the northwestern region has 95 per cent. 

Saskatchewan Harvest
October 16, 2017
Per cent combined

Winter wheat

Fall rye*

Spring wheat


























* includes four per cent other

Ninety-nine per cent of the canaryseed, 98 per cent of the durum, spring wheat, oats and barley, 95 per cent of the canola, 91 per cent of the soybeans and 87 per cent of the flax have been combined.

The majority of the province received no moisture this past week, although areas in the northwest received small amounts of rain and snow, with the Meadow Lake reporting 11 mm. Topsoil moisture conditions have remained relatively unchanged over the last few weeks, and significant moisture will be needed to replenish both the topsoil and subsoil before next spring. Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 43 per cent adequate, 40 per cent short and 17 per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 33 per cent adequate, 45 per cent short and 22 per cent very short.

The majority of crop damage this past week was due to strong winds and wildlife such as geese and deer. Hard frosts last week have helped dry crops such as flax.

Producers are busy completing combining and fall work, moving cattle and hauling grain and bales.

SaskPower received six reports last week of farm machinery coming in contact with electrical equipment, bringing the total for October to 13. Producers are urged to be especially careful when using equipment around power lines. Safety information is available at

Saskatchewan Harvest by Crop District - October 16, 2017
Per cent combined 
Crop District % combined  Crop District  % combined   Crop District  % combined
1A 99 3BS
99 7A 99
1B 99 3BN
99 7B
2A 99 4A
99 8A
2B 98 4B
99 8B
3ASE 99 5A
99 9AE
3ASW 99 5B
98 9AW
3AN 99 6A
99 9B 96

6B  97 

Maps and Tables - 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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