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 September 12 to 18, 2023
Producers in the northeast made the most of the dry weather and have now completed 75 per cent of their harvest. This is ahead of the five-year average of 52 per cent.
Producers in the region have made great progress harvesting all crop types this past week and are now focusing on getting their oilseeds in the bin for the year. Fifty-five per cent of canola is harvested so far, while 18 per cent of flax is in the bin. Barley is 97 per cent complete, spring wheat is 93 per cent, oats are 86 per cent and canary seed is 62 per cent. Chickpeas are 51 per cent harvested for the year. Fall cereals, durum, lentils and field peas are completed for the year.
The Tisdale area received the most rain this week, recording 6.8 mm. Topsoil moisture in the northeast is still adequate. Seventy-five per cent of cropland has adequate topsoil moisture and 25 per cent is short. Two per cent of hay and pastures have a surplus of topsoil moisture, 66 per cent have adequate moisture and 32 per cent is short.
Pastures are in fair condition in the region, with 45 per cent rated as good, 54 per cent as fair and two per cent as poor.
Crop damage this past week is due to light frosts, waterfowl and wind. Producers are busy combining and working their fields for the fall. Producers are also working cattle, hauling bales and preparing for the winter.