Sask crops rated poor to good in latest crop report


The latest Saskatchewan agriculture crop report says this week’s rainfall is important for continued crop development.

Provincial crops analyst Cory Jacob says crop conditions vary widely across the province and are rated poor to good.

He says crops have perked up from this week’s rain and there is more optimism about this years crop.

Jacob says rainfall this past week ranged from a trace to 92 millimeters in the Kelliher area.

Grenfell had 80 millimeters or over 3 inches.

He says many other centres had over 25 millimeters including Leader, Foam Lake and Macklin.

Crop loss this past week was caused by localized flooding, strong winds, hail, lack of moisture, insects and root rot.

Haying is underway but production is expected to be below normal because of dry weather this spring.

7 percent of the hay has been cut and 3 percent baled.


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