Northeastern Saskatchewan Crop Report for October 10 to 16, 2017

(Last Updated On: October 19, 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

Northeastern Saskatchewan Crop Report For the Period October 10 to 16, 2017

Great progress was made again this week and 96 per cent of the crop is now combined, up from 92 per cent last week and just ahead of the five-year (2012-2016) average of 95 per cent for this time of year. Producers indicate that they only need another week or two of warm and dry conditions to take off the rest of the crop.

No rain was reported in the region last week. The Arborfield area has reported receiving the most precipitation (339 mm) in the region since April 1.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 85 per cent adequate and 15 per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 70 per cent adequate and 30 per cent short.

Most crop damage this past week was due to strong winds, hard frost and wildlife such as deer and geese. The hard frost should help crops such as flax, soybeans and canola dry down and be ready for combining. Producers are busy finishing harvest, moving cattle, working fields and completing fall work such as putting down fertilizer and picking rocks.

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Post Author: Joanne Francis

Joanne Francis is the Editor and Journalist for Nipawin News