Producers enjoy terrific week of seeding

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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Nearly two-thirds of the province’s crop is in after a great week in the fields for Saskatchewan producers.

Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report estimated that the percentage of crop in the ground jumped from 22 per cent a week earlier to 64 per cent, equal to the five-year average for the province.

In the Prince Albert area, the northeast region jumped to 59 per cent from just nine per cent a week earlier.

Elsewhere in the province, the southwestern region has 80 per cent of the crop in the ground, west-central has 68 per cent, the northwest has 60 per cent, the southeast has 58 per cent and the east-central has 52 per cent.

Although many emerged crops are at or behind their normal development stages, most are in good condition.

Topsoil moisture conditions across the province on cropland are rated as 16 per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and three per cent short.  

Hay land and pasture moisture conditions are rated as 12 per cent surplus, 82 per cent adequate and six per cent short.

Livestock water availability is adequate and pasture conditions are rated as 13 per cent excellent, 57 per cent good, 24 per cent fair and six per cent poor. 

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Prince Albert

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