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 17 to 23, 2018
Crops in the region continue to develop quickly, thanks to the recent heat. Some pulse crops are ripening quickly and producers will be desiccating in a couple of weeks. Rain will be needed soon to help crops advance and heads and pods fill.
Haying continues in the region, with 59 per cent of the hay crop baled or put into silage. An additional 24 per cent is cut and ready for baling. Hay quality at this time is rated as 83 per cent good, eight per cent fair and nine per cent poor. In some areas that have received more rain, a second cut may be possible this year.
Rainfall last week ranged from trace amounts to 45 mm in the Tisdale area. The Arborfield area has received the most precipitation (276 mm) in the region since April 1. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 10 per cent surplus, 71 per cent adequate and 19 per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as nine per cent surplus, 70 per cent adequate and 21 per cent short.
The majority of crop damage this past week was due to strong winds, localized flooding, hail and high temperatures. Heat blast damage is beginning to show up in some canola fields. Farmers are busy haying, scouting for pests and preparing equipment for harvest.
|Northeast Crop Development|
|Winter wheat||Fall rye||Spring wheat||Durum||Oat||Barley||Canaryseed|
|% very poor||0||0||0||N/A||0||0||0|
|% very poor||0||0||0||0||0||0||N/A|