Wet weather slows final push in fields

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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A wet, cool week slowed progress in the fields but Saskatchewan farmers now have 95 per cent of the crop in, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report.

A week earlier, 93 per cent of seeding was finished.

It’s still ahead of the five-year average of 90 per cent.

The northeast region (including Prince Albert) went from 95 per cent to 97 per cent in the last week.

Elsewhere in the province, the east-central region is 93 per cent finished (up from 89), the southeastern region 91 per cent (up from 90) and the southwestern, west-central and northwestern regions are virtually complete.

Greenfeed crops such as oats and barley still require the most seeding in some areas.  

The rainfall has topsoil moisture conditions inching up.

Cropland is rated as 18 per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate and four per cent short with hay land and pasture rated as 10 per cent surplus, 85 per cent adequate, four per cent short and one per cent very short.

Cool weather is also delaying crop development in many parts of the province. Fifty-seven per cent of the fall cereals and 52 per cent of the pulses are at their normal developmental stages while 53 per cent of the spring cereals and 56 per cent of the oilseeds are behind.

 

Organizations: Prince Albert

Geographic location: Saskatchewan

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