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Southeastern Saskatchewan

Census Division 1 – Carnduff, Estevan, Lampman, Redvers and Stoughton areas
Census Division 2 – Avonlea, Fillmore, Minton, Radville and Weyburn areas
Census Division 5 – Broadview, Esterhazy, Melville and Moosomin areas
Census Division 6 – Belle Plaine, Cupar, Lumsden, Indian Head, Regina and Rouleau areas

For the Period June 4 to 10, 2024

Most producers have wrapped up seeding within the region apart from a few acres that are being seeded to greenfeed as conditions allow. Overall, producers are reporting good growing conditions with pasture and hayland looking promising within the region. Producers will be applying in-crop applications when weather permits and continuing to monitor crops over the coming week. Rain fell throughout most of the region over the past week with a few scattered showers at the beginning of the week followed by more general rain as the reporting week ended. The areas to report the highest amounts included the Craven area at 47 mm followed by the Bethune and Indian Head areas at 45 mm. The Avonlea area received 26 mm and the Moosomin area received 20 mm. The Carnduff area reported 24 mm for the past week.

Topsoil moisture continues to increase in the region this week. Cropland topsoil moisture is six per cent surplus, 90 per cent adequate and four per cent short. Hayland topsoil moisture is rated as three per cent surplus, 86 per cent adequate, 10 per cent short and one per cent very short. Pasture topsoil moisture is three per cent surplus, 84 per cent adequate, 12 per cent short and one per cent very short.

Overall, crops within the region are falling into the normal stages of development for this time of year. An increase in the per cent that are falling behind in development is due to the cooler temperatures, high winds and delays to seeding progress due to rainfall.

Producers report good growing conditions within the region with many crops reported in excellent to good condition. A full summary of individual crop conditions for the region can be viewed in the attached crop conditions table.

Minor crop damage was reported in the region due to excessive moisture, frost and hail.

Elevated crop damage due to flea beetles, gophers and wind were reported within the region over the past week. Producers will continue to monitor grasshopper pressure as the season continues but some minor crop damage has been reported in some areas.

Southeast Saskatchewan
Crop Per cent ahead Per cent normal Per cent behind
Fall Cereals 14 83 3
Spring Cereals 9 73 18
Oilseeds 4 70 26
Pulse Crops 4 80 16
Perennial Forage 17 77 6
Annual Forage 82 10

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