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Crop report: Rain provides much needed relief

The latest information from the crop report for the period of June 18 to 24
Field Work Gov of SK photo
(photo provided by the Government of Saskatchewan)

Rainfall over the past week has helped relieve extremely dry conditions, but there is still a need for moisture.

Rainfall levels were not consistent across the province. The greatest amount of rainfall was in the Blumenhof area, which received 114 mm. 

Southern regions also received plenty of rain, with the following amounts reported: 

  • Moose Jaw area (111.5 mm);
  • Gravelbourg area (105 mm); 
  • Shaunavon area (98.3 mm); 
  • Regina area (65 mm).

As a result, topsoil moisture conditions have improved. Unfortunately, the subsoil still needs more moisture.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as four per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate, 14 per cent short, and one per cent very short. Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is rated as three per cent surplus, 73 per cent adequate, 22 per cent short, and two per cent very short.

The majority of crops are behind to normal in their growth.

Fifty per cent of fall cereals, 55 per cent of spring cereals, 62 per cent of pulse crops, and 43 per cent of oilseed crops are at the normal stages of development for this time of year. 

The crop report is available online