Saskatchewan farmers should be encouraged with crop progress according to the latest crop report.
80 percent of fall cereals are at their normal stages of development, as is 78 percent of both spring cereals and pulses, and 76 percent of oil seeds.
Provincial crop extension specialist Shannon Friesen said haying progress is also continuing.
“Livestock producers have 22% of the hay crop cut, and 47% is now baled or put into silage,” Friesen said. “At the moment, quality is rated at 7% excellent, 65% good, 25% good, and 3% poor.”
Friesen said pasture land is suffering due to a lack of moisture in some areas.
“Really throughout the season, hay fields haven’t really grown as much as we would have hoped, as well as a lot of the pastures, so again, in many areas of the province, we still remain in need of significant rainfall, and we are hopeful that we do get some rain, for some of those pastures to get growing.”
Crop damage was caused by hail, strong wind, heat, and in some cases disease and grasshoppers.