Saskatchewan crop report issued for June 10-16

Saskatchewan

 

SOUTH

 

Little seeding or spraying progress was made because of cool, wet conditions. Some fields will go unseeded, but some producers hope to seed greenfeed crops. Haying operations should soon begin.

The Bengough area recorded the highest amount of rainfall with 60 mm.

Topsoil moisture conditions for cropland, hayland and pastures average 80 percent adequate.

Most crops are in fair to excellent condition but are behind normal stages of development.

Reported crop damage is from localized flooding, frost, hail, wind and insects.

 

CENTRAL

 

Many farmers were able to continue their seeding efforts despite excess moisture, but many fields will go unseeded, particularly in the eastern half of the region. Some producers may still be able to seed greenfeed crops.

The Rhein area received the most precipitation with 48 mm. Since April 1, the Craik area has received the most rainfall with 245 mm.

Most topsoil moisture conditions for cropland, hayland and pastures are in good condition, but several eastern areas are seeing continued deterioration.

Most crops are behind their normal development stages but are in fair to excellent condition. Cool weather has hindered plant growth in many pastures.

Crop damage is attributed to localized flooding, frost, hail and insects such as flea beetles, wireworms and cutworms.

Some crops are yellowing because of excess moisture.

Wet conditions and high winds, particularly in eastern areas, are delaying spraying with reports of stuck equipment in muddy fields.

 

NORTHERN

 

Seeding has mostly been completed, although some areas will see greenfeed crops seeded. Haying operations are underway.

The Garrick area received 58 mm of rain while the Hafford area recorded the highest amount since April 1 with 249 mm.

Conditions are excellent for most cropland, hayland and pastures.

Localized flooding, wind, insects and light frost were reported. Most crops are in fair to excellent condition, but warm weather is needed to curb delayed development.

Producers sprayed for cutworms in canola crops as weather permitted and applied post-seeding fertilizer to emerged crops.