Crop conditions range from poor to good in southeast Saskatchewan and most farmers continue to look to the sky for rain:
Sherri Roberts, the regional crop specialist in Weyburn, says crops are in poor shape south of Weyburn due to lack of moisture.
She says it’s too late for those crops but many other fields are in good shape due to timely rains.
- “We need some rain, badly.” Some crops in southern Saskatchewan in dire need of moisture
- Extreme heat in Saskatchewan taking a toll on some provincial crops
Roberts believes many farmers are looking for rain.
“Absolutely,” said Roberts. “I think the whole province – at least the whole south-half could sure use it. I would love to see at least an inch before the week is out.”
Roberts says crops around Indian Head, and the far southeast corner have received timely rains and crops are in good shape.
But, she says some crops will suffer yield loss due to hot, dry weather.
“Well, they’re still looking pretty tough south of Weyburn,” said Roberts. “There’s those areas – they just not have had the moisture. I was out to Pangman last week – even if we get rain now, they’re past the stage where they really needed it. So, yields are just not going to be there.”
Some parts of the grainbelt have received less than 4 inches or 100 millimeters of rain since the start of the growing season.