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Crop Report

For the Period August 8 to 14, 2017

Harvest Progress
Per cent Combined
All Crops

Aug 14/17. . . . . . . . . . . 7
5 year avg.
(2012-2016) . . . . . . . . 4
Aug 15/16 . . . . . . . . . . 3
Aug 17/15 . . . . . . . . . 9
Aug 18/14 . . . . . . . . . 1
Aug 12/13 . . . . . . . . . . 1
Aug 13/12 . . . . . . . . . . 4
10 year avg.
(2007-2016) . . . . . . . . 4

Despite rain delays in some areas, producers in the province now have seven per cent of the crop in the bin and seven per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut. The five-year (2012-2016) average for this time of year is four per cent combined and six per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report.

Eighty-two per cent of the fall rye, 50 per cent of the winter wheat, 35 per cent of the lentils, 28 per cent of the field peas, three per cent of the durum and two per cent of the mustard are now in the bin. Six per cent of the canola and five per cent of the mustard has been swathed.

Harvest progress is most advanced in the southwest region where 17 per cent of the crop is now combined. The southeast region has 11 per cent combined, the west-central region three percent and the east-central region one per cent. Many producers in the north expect to be in the field in the coming weeks, although desiccation and swathing has begun in some areas.

Saskatchewan Harvest

August 14, 2017
%  combined 

Winter wheat

Fall rye*

Spring wheat

Durum

Oats

Barley**

Canaryseed

Flax

Canola

Mustard

Soybeans

Lentils

Peas

Chickpeas

50

82

1

3

1

3

0

0

0

2

0

35

28

0

*includes five per cent ‘other’

**includes one per cent ‘other’

Topsoil moisture continues to improve for many areas with the recent rain. Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as one per cent surplus, 42 per cent adequate, 38 per cent short and 19 per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 32 per cent adequate, 35 per cent short and 32 per cent very short.  

Rainfall last week ranged from trace amounts to 48 mm in the Turtleford area. While the rain has been welcomed in some areas to help crops fill, it is too late to be of benefit in more southern areas where crops are rapidly drying down or have already been combined.  

The majority of crop damage this past week is attributed to hail, localized flooding, lack of moisture and insects such as diamondback moths in canola.

Producers are busy combining, desiccating crops and hauling bales and grain. 

Maps and Tables

Farmzone.com - Short-term and long-term weather forecasts including P.O.P and precip accumulation; almanac data including sunrise/sunset times; and daily planning forecasts including drying index, growing degree days and crop heat units.

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