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Harvest in Sask. nearly two-thirds complete

Information from the latest crop report, for the period of Sept. 8 to 14 
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It was another great week for farmers as harvest continues to progress rapidly in the province.

Sixty-two per cent of the crop has now been combined. That is a jump from 43 per cent last week. The five-year (2015-2019) average for this time of year is 48 per cent.  

Farmers in the southwest region have made the most progress with 90 per cent of the crop in the bin. That is followed by the southeast at 77 per cent, the west-central at 61 per cent, the east-central at 51 per cent, the northeast at 33 per cent, and the northwest at 18 per cent.

Ninety-seven per cent of lentils, 94 per cent of field peas, 87 per cent of mustard, 72 per cent of barley, 86 per cent of durum, 69 per cent of chickpeas, 55 per cent of spring wheat, 42 per cent of canola, and 28 per cent of flax has been combined.

Durum grades are estimated as 55 per cent 1 CW, 33 per cent 2 CW, nine per cent 3 CW, and three per cent 4 CW and 5 CW. Pea grades are estimated as 38 per cent 1 CAN, 56 per cent 2 CAN, and six per cent 3 CAN. Lentil grades are estimated to be 35 per cent 1 CAN, 58 per cent 2 CAN, six per cent 3 CAN, and one per cent sample grade.

Windy conditions and a lack of moisture have affected topsoil moisture conditions. As such, cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 30 per cent adequate, 41 per cent short, and 29 per cent very short. Hay and pasture land topsoil moisture is rated as 26 per cent adequate, 33 per cent short, and 41 per cent very short.

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