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Southwestern Saskatchewan

Crop District 3ASW – Coronach, Assiniboia and Ogema areas; Crop District 3AN – Gravelbourg, Mossbank, Mortlach and Central Butte areas;
Crop District 3B – Kyle, Swift Current , Shaunavon and Ponteix areas;
Crop District 4 – Consul, Maple Creek and Leader areas

For the Period July 9 to July 15, 2019
  % Ahead % Normal % Behind
Fall Cereals 12 67 21
Spring Cereals 4 63 33
Oilseeds 1 69 30
Pulse Crops 2 73 25

Crops are developing well. Sixty-seven per cent of the fall cereals, 63 per cent of the spring cereals, 69 per cent of the oilseeds and 73 per cent of the pulse crops are at their normal developmental stages. Crop conditions are poor-to-good for most of the region, but there are suggestions that a few of the pea and lentil crops are in excellent condition.

Parts of the region received rain this past week, ranging from trace amounts to 60 mm in the Kyle area. The Fife Lake area received up to 18 mm, the Vanguard area 4 mm, the Gouldtown area 45 mm and the Cabri area 3 mm. The Big Beaver area has received the most precipitation since April 1 (267 mm). Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 90 per cent adequate and nine per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 82 per cent adequate and 18 per cent short.

Haying continues in the region and livestock producers now have 14 per cent of the hay crop cut and 10 per cent baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as 12 per cent excellent, 47 per cent good, 35 per cent fair and six per cent poor. Producers are reporting that hay yields are below average and some will have to source feed for their livestock. Pastures have improved – some significantly – but generally will have a reduced livestock carrying capacity.

Fungicide applications are taking place, in particular to pulse crops, cereals crops for fusarium head blight and canola for sclerotinia. The majority of crop damage this past week was from localized flooding, strong winds and hail. Root rot has also caused some damage in pulse crops

Producers are haying and scouting fields for insects and disease.

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