Crops Extension Specialist Sara Tetland says at this level 77 per cent of the provincial crop is within the bin.
“Plenty of these pulses are practically off now, so 99 per cent of the lentils and 98 per cent of the sector peas within the Province have been mixed,
95 per cent of the durum is off, 86 per cent of barley, 77 per cent of chickpeas, 74 per cent of spring wheat, 71 per cent of oats, 61 per cent of canola
and 52 per cent of flax has been mixed. An extra 35 per cent of canola is swathed or able to straight-cut.”
Regionally, the Southwest has 96% of the harvest full, the southeast 89%, west central is at 78%
the east central has 69% finished, the northeast 51% and the northwest 43%.
She says as we transfer later into harvest it has been a little bit cooler, morning dew and a little bit damper.
“So the crop has been arising robust and a number of the farmers have famous that harvesting days are a little bit bit shorter
whereas they’re ready for it to heat up and dry up throughout the day. Then there was extra of that crop being aerated or positioned into grain dryers.”
Tetland notes the vast majority of crop harm this week was resulting from wind, frost, waterfowl, wildlife and lack of moisture.
Meantime, heavy rain in some areas has additionally resulted in lodging of crops.
Saskatchewan’s Weekly Crop Report will be discovered here.