Final crop report of the season says Sask harvest reaches 99 percent complete

Oct 7, 2021 | 10:18am

Harvest has reached 99 percent complete across Saskatchewan. Provincial crops extension specialist Matt Struthers says combining is well ahead of the 5 year average of 79 percent for this date. He says crop yields varied greatly, depending on the moisture. Overall, yields are well below average due to widespread drought. Average yields this year are […]

Sask harvest reaches 56 percent complete

Sep 9, 2021 | 10:06am

Saskatchewan farmers made tremendous harvest progress this past week. Provincial crops extension specialist Matt Struthers says 56 percent of the crop has been combined, up from 36 percent last week and ahead of the five year average of 35 percent. Harvest ranges from 75 percent in the southwest to 37 percent in the northwest. Estimated […]

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 […]

Ag Canada launches new internet tool for farmers

Oct 30, 2020 | 5:23am

Agriculture Canada has launched a new internet tool to help farmers take the guesswork out of crop yields. The manager of National Agroclimate information Services for Agriculture Canada, Catherine Champagne, says the user-friendly web tool uses data on interactive maps to provide crop yield estimates during the growing season. Champagne says yield forecasts are adjusted […]

Final crop report says harvest over 99 percent complete in Sask

Oct 22, 2020 | 10:24am

  The final crop report of the year in Saskatchewan says harvest is more than 99 percent complete across the province. Harvest is well ahead of the 5 year average of 88 percent for this time of year. The majority of crops are within the top two grades due to good, dry combining weather this […]

Saskatchewan barley research gets 2.7-million-dollar boost

Sep 17, 2020 | 5:01am

SaskBarley is part of a prairie coalition providing 2.7-million-dollars over five years for crop breeding at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. SaskBarley vice chair Brent Johnson of Strasbourg says the new five year project ensures farmers can expect new and improved barley varieties to stay competitive in the world market. He says the goal […]

Harvest advancing rapidly across southern Sask.

Aug 27, 2020 | 4:46am

The combines are rolling across the southern Saskatchewan grainbelt. The crop extension specialist in Weyburn, Sherri Roberts, estimates harvest at around 40 percent complete in parts of the southeast. She says insects have caused some crop loss. Roberts expects above average production for some producers but says sporadic rainfall will mean reduced yields in some […]

Sask harvest reaches 55 percent

Oct 10, 2019 | 11:58am

  Saskatchewan farmers made limited harvest progress this past week due to rain and snow. Provincial crops analyst Cory Jacob says 55 percent of the crop is in the bin, up from 47 percent last week but well behind the average of 82 percent for this time of year. He says most of the crop […]

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 […]