Sask harvest progress reaches 62 percent in latest crop report

 

The latest crop report says Saskatchewan farmers made significant harvest progress this past week.

62 percent of the crop has been combined, up from 43 percent last week and well ahead of the 5 year average of 48 percent for this date.

Harvest is most advanced in the southwest at 90 percent and least advanced in the northwest at 18 percent.

55 percent of the Durum wheat is grading number one, 33 percent number 2 and 9 percent grading number 3.

There was little rain this past week.

The largest moisture was at Nipawin at 25 millimeters.

Topsoil moisture conditions continue to deteriorate due to strong winds and dry weather.

Cropland soil moisture is rated 30 percent adequate, 41 percent short and 29 percent very short.

The majority of crop damage this week was due to frost, wind and dry conditions.

Damage from frost varied, depending on the temperature and stage of the crop, with later seeded and less mature crops affected the most.

There were also reports of damage caused by wildlife, waterfowl and ergot in durum crops.

Combine field fires also remain a key concern because of dry weather.

 

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