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Thursday, 30 June 2011 10:18

Sask. crop report for June 21-27

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Saskatchewan Agriculture

Haying is underway in some areas of the province. Very little spring seeding took place this past week and the province remains at 82 per cent seeded. Thunderstorms in some areas resulted in varying amounts of precipitation over the last week.

Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 44 per cent surplus, 55 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 38 per cent surplus, 61 per cent adequate and one per cent short.

Sixty-two per cent of the oilseeds, 56 per cent of the pulse crops and 59 per cent of the spring cereals are behind normal in development. Fifty-seven per cent of the fall cereals are at normal stages of development.

Seventy-seven per cent of the winter wheat, 81 per cent of the spring wheat, 80 per cent of the durum, 75 per cent of the canola, 79 per cent of the lentils and 77 per cent of the field peas are in good to fair condition. The majority of crop damage is due to flooding, hail and disease.

The majority of livestock producers are reporting adequate water supplies. Pasture conditions across the province are rated as 41 per cent excellent, 48 per cent good, eight per cent fair, two per cent poor and one per cent very poor.

Farmers are busy scouting crops, controlling weeds and crop disease, and starting to cut hay.

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