With the widespread drought seen across southern Saskatchewan this summer, many producers have been forced to start harvest early.
Warren Ward, Canola Council of Canada’s agronomy specialist for east-central Saskatchewan says that is not the case as you head further north.
“It’s a bit of a mixed bag when you do start moving farther north,” Ward said. “In some areas which have been wet – in the northwest part of the province. They’re still quite a ways yet. In fact, there are some fields that have flowers.”
On the contrary swathing for canola becomes more common the further south you go.
Ward says down south in some cases producers are fully into their harvest already.