Haying progress in Saskatchewan limited by widespread rain

Jul 17, 2020 | 4:44am

Saskatchewan farmers made limited haying progress this week due to widespread rain. Provincial crops extension specialist Sara Tetland says pastures and crops improved from the rain but the moisture delayed haying. So far, she says 13 percent of the hay has been cut and 11 percent baled or put in silage. Tetland says hay yields […]

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 […]

Crop specialists welcome weekend rain but say more is needed

Jun 9, 2020 | 5:28am

Crop specialists say weekend rain is welcome in Saskatchewan but more will be needed soon. The weather office says rainfall varied from 6 millimetres in Regina and Moose Jaw to 48 millimetres in Saskatoon. Provincial crop extension specialist, Sara Tetland, says strong winds have dried out topsoil moisture and the rain will help replenish the […]

Regina and Moose Jaw received twice the normal rainfall in August

Sep 4, 2019 | 6:00am

August rainfall is a tale of two extremes in Saskatchewan. Environment Canada meteorologist Terri Lang says rainfall in Regina and Moose Jaw was twice the normal amount last month, with Regina receiving 96 millimeters or almost four inches. August rainfall in Saskatoon, Yorkton and North Battleford was only half of normal. Farther north, La Ronge […]

Recent rainfall will improve crop conditions in southern Sask.

Aug 13, 2019 | 7:06am

A provincial crop specialist says weekend rain will benefit late maturing crops in Saskatchewan. The weather office says Regina had 80 millimeters of rain since Friday, while Moose Jaw, Indian Head and Estevan had over 50 millimeters. Assiniboia had 37 millimeters of rain. The rest of the southern grainbelt from Maple Creek to Broadview had […]

Regina receives biggest downpour of rain in Sask over last 72 hours

Aug 12, 2019 | 3:28pm

Regina has received the largest downpour of rain in Saskatchewan in the past 72 hours. The weather office said Regina has received almost 80 millimeters of rain. 9.6 to 32.3 millimetres fell in the Queen City as of Monday morning on top of the precipitation from the weekend. On Monday, some motorists and pedestrians were seen […]

Most Sask crops rated fair to good with harvest to start soon

Aug 1, 2019 | 1:31pm

  The latest crop report says the majority of fields across Saskatchewan are rated fair to good. Provincial crops analyst Cory Jacob says crop conditions range from poor to excellent but most are in good shape. Jacob says rainfall ranged from a trace to 57 millimeters in the Turtleford area this past week. He expects […]

Sask drought area continues to shrink

Jul 25, 2019 | 1:23pm

  The latest Saskatchewan crop report says crops continue to advance with many areas receiving rainfall this past week. Provincial crops analyst Cory Jacob says rainfall ranged from a trace to 83 millimeters in Sonningdale, 90 kilometers northwest of Saskatoon. He says Glenavon in the southeast and Swift Current in the southwest had 38 millimeters […]

Sask crops rated poor to good in latest crop report

Jul 11, 2019 | 1:58pm

  The latest Saskatchewan agriculture crop report says this week’s rainfall is important for continued crop development. Provincial crops analyst Cory Jacob says crop conditions vary widely across the province and are rated poor to good. He says crops have perked up from this week’s rain and there is more optimism about this years crop. […]

Recent rainfall improves crop conditions around parts of Southern Saskatchewan

Jul 2, 2019 | 2:08pm

  Farmers say Regina area crops are improving following recent rainfall. APAS president Todd Lewis says his farm southeast of Regina received over an inch or about 30 millimeters during the past 5 days. He says crops have been set-back by extremely dry weather this spring but the moisture will help. Lewis says his durum […]