crop conditions

Some farmers embracing the heat, others may be concerned

Some farmers embracing the heat, others may be concerned

Jul 11, 2024 | 4:47pm
Depending on the farmer, they’re either welcoming the hot weather or are a bit concerned. Vice-President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture Todd Lewis farms near Gray, south of Regina. He says he finished spraying fungicide on his lentils and canary seed and some spraying for fusarium head blight on his durum wheat. His crops […]
Warm weather welcome for crop development, haying operations

Warm weather welcome for crop development, haying operations

Jul 11, 2024 | 3:43pm
Overall, crops across the province remain in good condition, noted the provincial crop report released Thursday morning. This is despite excessive moisture causing crop yellowing and crop loss in low lying areas of some regions, as well as drier conditions in other regions. The hot weather will help crops catch up on development after previous […]
Seeding over 75 per cent complete, crops in good to excellent condition

Seeding over 75 per cent complete, crops in good to excellent condition

May 30, 2024 | 2:32pm
Seeding progress in Saskatchewan went from half-way done to three-quarters of the way through. The provincial crop report, released Thursday, has seeding at 77 per cent complete, up from 56 per cent last week. It remains behind the 5-year average of 91 per cent and 10-year average of 89 per cent for this time of […]
Halfway through 2023 Harvest in Saskatchewan

Halfway through 2023 Harvest in Saskatchewan

Sep 7, 2023 | 8:48pm
Harvest in Saskatchewan is over the half-way point, according to the Saskatchewan Crop Report, released Thursday morning. The report notes 51 percent of the 2023 crop has been combined, up from 33 percent last week, and ahead of the 5-year average of 34 percent as well as the 10-year average of 33 percent. Farmers in […]

Despite dry conditions and little rain, crops at or ahead of development

Jul 13, 2023 | 5:30pm

Crops continue to develop, despite the dry conditions and little rain. Crops Extension Specialist MacKenzie Hladun says rainfall totals were very low, as the Dinsmore area got the most at just 14mm. Soil moisture conditions were affected as a result: cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 21 percent adequate, 55 percent short and 24 percent […]

Esterhazy farmer says rain has been hit-and-miss

Jul 12, 2023 | 3:54pm

An Esterhazy area farmer says when you plant 52-thousand acres, you have a lot riding on your crops. Hrushka Farms near Esterhazy is certainly one of the largest grain farms in Saskatchewan. Rain has been hit-and-miss this summer and Kevin Hrushka says that has impacted crop development, saying the north end of his land looks […]