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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 August 7 to 13, 2018

Harvest is just beginning for many producers in the region. Less than one per cent of the crop has been combined. This is in line with the five-year (2013-2017) average for this time of year. Pulses are being desiccated and canola swathed. Crops are advancing rapidly with the recent heat and later-seeded crops may be affected by heat stress.

Scattered rain showers brought varying amounts of moisture to the region, with the Nipawin area reporting 19 mm, the Star City, Kinistino and Bruno areas 3 mm, the Arborfield area 14 mm, the Humboldt and Spruce Home areas 2 mm and the Garrick area 6 mm. The Arborfield area has received the most precipitation (330 mm) in the region since April 1.

Cropland topsoil moisture is currently rated as three per cent surplus, 76 per cent adequate, 20 per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 80 per cent adequate, 18 per cent short and one per cent very short. 

Reported yields so far are average to below average; however, quality is expected to be good. Crop damage last week was due to wind, lack of moisture and hot temperatures. There have been some reports of diseases such as sclerotinia in canola and fusarium head blight in cereals.

Producers are busy combining, swathing crops and hauling bales.