Northeast Crop Report For the Period October 3 to 9, 2017
Crop District 8 – Hudson Bay, Tisdale, Melfort, Carrot River, Humboldt, Kinistino, Cudworth and Aberdeen areas;
Crop District 9AE – Prince Albert, Choiceland and Paddockwood areas
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Tremendous harvest progress was made this past week, thanks to relatively warm and dry weather. Ninety-two per cent of the crop is now in the bin, up significantly from 78 per cent last week and ahead of the five-year (2012-2016) average of 88 per cent for this time of year. Producers have been working long hours, and most have indicated that they only need another week or two of good weather to complete harvest. Many crops are coming off tough and being placed into aeration.
Little to no rainfall was received in the region, although the Arborfield area reported 8 mm. The Nipawin area has reported the most precipitation (587 mm) in both the region and the province since April 1.
Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 78 per cent adequate and 22 per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 63 per cent adequate and 36 per cent short.
Thanks to timely rain throughout the growing season, livestock producers have indicated that they will have adequate hay, straw, greenfeed and feed grain heading into winter.
Crop damage this past week was due to strong winds, frost and wildlife such as deer and geese. Some producers have been able to reclaim land this fall that had been flooded for the past several years.
Producers are busy combining, working fields and moving cattle.
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