Sask harvest reaches 89 percent

Saskatchewan farmers made good harvest progress this past week.

Provincial crops extension specialist Matt Struthers says harvest is 89 percent complete, up from 74 percent last week.

He says combining is well ahead of average of 63 percent for this time of year.

Harvest ranges from 94 percent in the southwest to 77 percent in the northwest.

The most rainfall received this week was in the Macklin area at 10 millimeters, with smaller amounts elsewhere.

Cropland topsoil is rated 25 percent adequate, 46 percent short and 28 percent very short.

The majority of crop loss this past week was due to wind, frost, waterfowl, wildlife and lack of moisture.

Producers are reminded that Saskatchewan Crop Insurance provides compensation for damage caused by wildlife free of charge.

Pastures are rated seven percent good, 29 percent fair, 41 percent poor and 23 percent very poor.
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