Harvest progressing ahead of schedule

By paNOW Staff
September 8, 2016 - 12:02pm

A week of dry weather has helped farmers in the northeast region.

According to this week's crop report from the Ministry of Agriculture, harvest is 34 per cent complete in the Prince Albert area and 22 per cent done for the Melfort area.

This compares to the five-year average of 13 per cent, and the provincial average of 32 per cent.

Cropland topsoil moisture conditions in the northeast are rated as 22 per cent surplus and 78 per cent adequate.

Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 10 per cent surplus and 90 per cent adequate. Crop District 8A, which includes the Tisdale, Arborfield and Porcupine Plain areas, is reporting that 48 per cent of cropland has surplus topsoil moisture at this time.

Some crop yields are down in areas that were flooded during the summer.

Farmers in the Shellbrook area have 17 per cent of the crop in the bin. The northwest region was dealing with frost and rain this past week.

Cropland topsoil moisture in this region is rated as eight per cent surplus, 88 per cent adequate and four per cent short.

Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 92 per cent adequate and eight per cent short.
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Harvest in the northeast makes most progress in province

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