Harvest reaches 18 percent across Saskatchewan


Saskatchewan farmers made some harvest progress this past week despite cool wet weather.

Provincial crops analyst Cory Jacob says 18 percent of the crop is in the bin, up from 11 percent last week but well behind the average of 43 percent for this date.

He says crop yields so far are about average.

Jacob says farmers are looking for warm dry harvest weather.

He says crop yields are about average so far with canola at 35 bushels an acre and 42 bushels an acre for spring wheat.

Other yields so far include 39 bushels for field peas, 1,452 pounds per acre for lentils, 23 bushels for flax, 36 bushels for durum and 66 bushels per acre for barley.

He says crop damage this past week was caused by localized flooding, strong winds, light frost and hail.

He adds some crops are bleaching and sprouting in areas with excess moisture.

Harvest ranges from 31 percent in the southwest to 7 percent in the northwest.


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