P.A. region trails as crop goes in

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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The northeastern part of the province, including the Prince Albert area, now has nine per cent of the crop in.

According to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report, that puts the region behind the others in seeding.

In total, 22 per cent of the 2014 crop is planted, up from just seven per cent last week. The northeast region sat at six per cent last week. The five-year (2009-2013) average for this time is 29 per cent.  

Rainfall put a halt to field work in some areas but most producers should now be back in the field.

By region, the southwest area leads with 39 per cent, the west-central region has 29 per cent seeded, the southeast 19 per cent, the northwest 17 per cent and the east-central region 12 per cent.

By crop, 49 per cent of field peas have been seeded, 41 per cent of lentils, 32 per cent of durum, 20 per cent of spring wheat, 18 per cent of canola, 17 per cent of mustard, 10 per cent of barley, seven per cent of chickpeas, six per cent of flax, five per cent of oats and canary seed and one per cent of soybeans.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 20 per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate and two per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 11 per cent surplus, 85 per cent adequate and four per cent short.

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