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Harvest steadily heading toward completion

Information from the latest crop report, for the period of Sept. 14 to 20
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Once again, farmers across the province were able to make good harvest progress, thanks to relatively warm, dry conditions. 

Eighty-nine per cent of the crop is currently in the bin, up from 74 per cent last week, and well ahead of the five-year (2016-2020) average of 63 per cent for this time of year. An additional seven per cent of the crop is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Harvest is most advanced in the southwest region, where 94 per cent of the crop is now combined. The southeast region — which includes Moose Jaw and area — has 92 per cent combined and the west-central 89 per cent. The east-central region has 84 per cent combined, the northeast 90 per cent, and the northwest 77 per cent.

Ninety-nine per cent of lentils, 99 per cent of field peas, 97 per cent of durum, 89 per cent of barley, 94 per cent of spring wheat, 93 per cent of chickpeas, 80 per cent of oats, 80 per cent of canola, and 64 per cent of flax has now been combined. An additional 15 per cent of canola is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Provincial cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 25 per cent adequate, 46 per cent short, and 29 per cent very short. Hay and pasture land topsoil moisture is rated as 16 per cent adequate, 40 per cent short, and 44 per cent very short. 

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