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West-Central Saskatchewan

Crop Districts 6B – Hanley, Outlook, Loreburn, Saskatoon and Arelee areas;
Crop District 7A – Rosetown, Kindersley, Eston, Major;
Crop District 7B - Kerrobert, Macklin, Wilkie and Biggar areas

For the Period May 7 to May 13, 2019

Producers in the region have made great seeding progress and now have 32 per cent of the crop seeded. This is ahead of the five-year (2014-2018) average of 25 per cent for this time of year and up from nine per cent seeded last week.

Precipitation this past week ranged from trace amounts to 8 mm in the Rosthern and Saskatoon areas. The Dinsmore area reported receiving 4 mm, the Cando area 3 mm and the Kindersley and Rosetown areas 2 mm. The Dinsmore area has received the most precipitation since April 1 (32 mm).

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 20 per cent adequate, 63 per cent short and 17 per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 10 per cent adequate, 63 per cent short and 27 per cent very short.

Producers remain concerned about the dry soil conditions and livestock water quality. Pastures have been slow to green up with moisture needed to alleviate the dry pasture and hay land soil conditions.

West-central Saskatchewan

Crop District

% Seeded

(May 13, 2019)

6B

24

7A

37

7B

36

Region average

32