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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 May 19 to 25, 2020

Crop District Per cent Seeded
(May 25, 2020)
8A 72
8B 77
9AE 62
Region average 73

Producers in the region made significant progress this week, with 73 per cent of the crop now seeded. This is up from 26 per cent last week and ahead of the five-year average of 68 per cent (2015-2019) for this time of year. Some of the earlier seeded crops have started to emerge.

Warm and windy conditions in the region were welcome. Rain in some areas delayed seeding for a few days in same areas. Moisture conditions are good in most areas of the region, but some farmers would welcome rain to help ensure even germination. Rainfall ranged from nil to 52 mm in the Spruce Home area. The Vonda area received 32 mm, the Hudson Bay area 10 mm, the Garrick area eight mm and the Melfort area two mm.

Moisture conditions in the northeast are good, and most of the crop, pasture and hay land has enough moisture to support plant germination and growth. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as eight per cent surplus, 83 per cent adequate and nine per cent short. Hay and pasture land topsoil moisture is rated as six per cent surplus, 77 per cent adequate and 17 per cent short. Pasture conditions are rated as seven per cent excellent, 66 per cent good, 19 per cent fair and eight per cent poor.

Overall, crop development is normal for this time of year, with early seeded crops emerging. Seeding conditions this week were good and more crops are expected to emerge soon.

Farmers are busy seeding and spraying as wind conditions permit.

Crop Development - May 25, 2020


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