Harvest close to wrapping up

By paNOW Staff
November 24, 2016 - 2:00pm
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The end is now within reach for farmers in the Melfort and Prince Albert areas.
 
According to the latest crop report from the ministry of agriculture, harvest is 91 per cent complete in the northeast region.
 
This compares to the provincial average at 95 per cent.
 
Crop yields vary greatly throughout the region, although many producers are reporting higher than expected yields.
 
Crop quality varies as well, depending on the moisture received throughout the year and during harvest.
 
Fusarium damage to cereal crops is common in the region and there are reports of crops downgraded due to sprouting, bleaching and staining.
 
West of Prince Albert, farmers have completed harvest or are very near to doing so.
 
The government report indicates harvest is 97 per cent complete in the Shellbrook, Hafford and Blaine Lake areas.
 
Many producers in this region are reporting higher-than-expected yields with some farmers reporting records.
 
 

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