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Harvest around Moose Jaw pretty well completed

Harvest in the Moose Jaw area is well ahead of the provincial progress
Provincially, 68 per cent of the crop was off by Sept.11

Harvesting around Moose Jaw is well ahead of the progress made provincially.

Provincially, 68 per cent of the crop was off by Sept.11, up from 48 per cent in the 10-year average, according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture's weekly crop report.

A poll of farmers attending the Sukanen Ship Museum threshing bee indicated most of the region 's harvest was complete. Some had a few fields or days left. 

The crop report had 71per cent done in the Moose Jaw district, with 75 per cent in the Coronach, Assiniboia area and 90 per cent in the Gravelbourg-Central Butte region.

Crop yields around here were variable between fields and districts but most farmers indicated yields are better than they expected.

The southwest was 93 per cent done with the east-central region at 78 per cent.

The west-central and northeast were just over half done The northwest lagged at 39 per cent.

Quality across the province is slightly above the 10-year average for peas, lentils and durum.

Thirty-nice per cent of peas grade Number One compared with the 38 per cent average.

Fifty-four per cent of lentils grade Number One, above 28 per cent average.

In durum wheat, 32 per cent is Number One, down from the 32 per cent average. Forty-six per cent grades Number Two, up from the average at 22 per cent.

Rain has improved hay and pasture moisture with 29 per cent adequate. Crop land moisture was unchanged

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