crop diseases

Sask sclerotinia risk map shows low levels with some hot spots

Jan 12, 2023 | 11:32am

  The Saskatchewan Sclerotinia risk map is showing low levels for nearly all areas of the province, but there are some hotspots with potential for the canola disease in the upcoming year. This includes Meota in the northwest, Birch Hills southeast of Prince Albert and Guernsey, 185 kilometers northwest of Regina. Disease assessments were made […]

Agriculture Canada makes progress in fighting canola crop disease called blackleg

Aug 9, 2022 | 1:05pm

Agriculture Canada says it is making progress in battling blackleg disease in canola. The fungal disease is a serious threat for canola, which generates about one quarter of all farm crop receipts in Canada. A team of Saskatoon-based scientists at the Agriculture Canada Research station have achieved a major milestone in the battle against blackleg. […]

Crops in SE Sask. one brighter spot in the province amidst ongoing drought

Jul 29, 2021 | 5:18am

One brighter spot for Saskatchewan crops is in southeast Saskatchewan. The crop extension specialist in Weyburn, Sherri Roberts, says the southeast has received spotty rainfall this growing season, and many farmers are expecting an average crop. However, the drought has also affected pockets in the southeast. She has seen thin crops in barley, oats and […]

Sask crops rated fair to excellent in latest crop report

Jul 16, 2020 | 10:05am

  The majority of Saskatchewan crops this week are in fair to excellent condition. The latest provincial crop report says rainfall was received throughout the province, with the highest amount of 116 millimeters near Neilburg, about 550 kilometers northwest of Regina. The moisture continued to support crop development, but high amounts of rain in parts […]