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Spring seeding almost complete

Information from the latest crop report for the period of May 25 to 31, 2021
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Farmers across the province are almost finished with spring seeding.

According to the latest crop report, 97 per cent of the crop is now seeded. That is ahead of the five-year average (2016-2020) of 92 per cent for this time of year.

Ninety-eight per cent of the crop is seeded in the southeast, west-central, northeast and northwest regions, with 96 per cent seeded in the southwest and 94 per cent in the east-central.

In terms of crops, the completion rates are as follows:

  • field peas, canary seed and chickpeas, 99 per cent 
  • durum and spring wheat, 98 per cent
  • barley, flax, canola and soybeans, 96 per cent 
  • lentils, 95 per cent
  • oats, 92 per cent 

There were not much precipitation throughout the province this week. More will be needed soon. 

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as zero per cent surplus, 72 per cent adequate, 20 per cent short, and eight per cent very short.  

Hay and pasture land topsoil moisture is rated as zero per cent surplus, 58 per cent adequate, 29 per cent short, and 13 per cent very short.

The majority of crop conditions this week are good.  

A complete version of the crop report is available online.