Saskatchewan Agriculture – July 19, 2018 – Crops are advancing nicely in the region despite high temperatures causing some stress. Overall, crops remain in good condition, although there are some areas that will need moisture in the coming weeks to fill heads and pods.
Haying continues in the region with 25 per cent of the hay crop cut and 37 per cent baled or put into silage. Hay quality at this time is rated as 15 per cent excellent, 69 per cent good and 16 per cent fair.
Crop District 8 – Hudson Bay, Tisdale, Melfort, Carrot River, Humboldt, Kinistino, Cudworth and Aberdeen areas;
Crop District 9AE – Prince Albert, Choiceland and Paddockwood areas
For the Period July 10 to 16, 2018
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Scattered storms brought varying amounts of rain to the region along with strong winds. Rainfall ranged from trace amounts to 26 mm in the Vonda area. The Star City area reported 2 mm of rain, the Arborfield area 5 mm, the Nipawin area 22 mm, the Humboldt area 3 mm, the Melfort area 15 mm, the Birch Hills area 23 mm and the Kinistino area 10 mm. The Arborfield area has received the most precipitation (260 mm) in the region since April 1.
Topsoil moisture conditions have improved over the past week. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as five per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and 14 per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus, 84 per cent adequate and 14 per cent short.
The majority of crop damage this past week was due to drying winds and high temperatures. Many of the canola crops have been damaged from heat blasting with the recent high temperatures. Along with this there were some localized storms causing flooding and hail damage.
Farmers are busy haying and scouting for insects and disease.
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|Other Tame Hay||1.1||N/A|
View Full Provincial Crop Report for the Period July 10 to 16, 2018
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