dry conditions

Saskatchewan farmers gearing up for the harvest season

Aug 3, 2023 | 4:41pm

Most areas of Saskatchewan are preparing for harvest operations, while combines are becoming a frequent site in the west-central and southwest regions. The Saskatchewan Crop Report for the period of July 24-31 says hot conditions persist and crops continue to ripen. Producers are hoping for rain after harvest to replenish soil moisture for next year. Rain […]

Yield potential, topsoil moisture continue to be negatively affected by dry conditions

Jul 27, 2023 | 3:35pm

The continuing dry conditions are affecting crop yield potential of Saskatchewan crops. The Saskatchewan Crop Report says harvest has begun in the driest areas – the west central and southwest regions. Rain fell in a few areas, ranging from 37-40 mm to just trace amounts. Producers are wanting substantial moisture as some areas have gone […]

July canola and wheat futures continue to decline

Jun 2, 2023 | 2:49pm

Another week has come and gone, and the grain markets were on a downward trend, especially the July Canola contract. Future Commodity Advisor with P.I. Financial Adam Pukalo says the price for July canola declined by about 30 dollars a ton for the week. “The last couple days we’ve see a recovery, but really still […]

Hot and dry September in Saskatchewan

Oct 2, 2021 | 11:46am

The September weather stats from Environment Canada are in and as expected September was a very warm month in Saskatchewan. Saskatoon recorded its 14th warmest September on record with a monthly mean temperature of 13.7 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, Prince Albert recorded its 11th warmest September ever with a monthly mean temperature of 12.8. Terri Lang […]

Province-wide fire ban lifted in Saskatchewan

Jul 19, 2021 | 11:37am

The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency is lifting the provincial fire ban, put in place since July 2nd. The ban has applied to all Crown lands, provincial parks and the Northern Administration District. The ban is being lifted due to recent rainfall and cooler weather. Some municipalities continue to experience a high fire risk and may […]