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Famers in southern regions have one per cent combined so far

The weekly crop report for the period of Aug. 6 to 12
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green ag field supplied by gov of sask
(supplied by the Government of Saskatchewan)

Farmers continue to push forward with harvest operations. 

Producers now have over one per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut, and less than one per cent of the 2019 crop combined.

This is down from the five-year average (2014-2018) of four per cent combined and five per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut.  

Seventeen per cent of the fall rye, 14 per cent of the winter wheat, three per cent of the field peas, and one per cent of the lentils are now stored in bins.

Farmers in the south are furthest along, with one per cent combined. Progress was made despite rainfall that delayed harvest operations in the southern region last week. 

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as three per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate, 17 per cent short, and two per cent very short.  

Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is rated as one per cent surplus, 72 per cent adequate, 25 per cent short, and two per cent very short.  

Hay yields are below average overall.  Estimated average dryland hay yields for the province are 0.9 tons per acre for alfalfa; one ton per acre for alfalfa/bromegrass; 0.8 tons per acre for other tame hay; 0.7 tons per acre for wild hay and 1.8 tons per acre for greenfeed.

Estimated average irrigated hay yields are 2.4 tons per acre for alfalfa; 2.2 tons per acre for alfalfa/bromegrass; 1.9 tons per acre for other tame hay; 1.2 tons per acre for wild hay and 3.2 tons per acre for greenfeed.

A complete, printable version of the crop report is available online.





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