Farmers look forward to harvest

By paNOW Staff
August 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

Crops in Prince Albert and region are coming along and some farmers are expected to start harvest by the end of the month.

Yields are predicted to be average this season, but some crops have been heat stressed due to the lack of rain.

Luckily, the region received some precipitation this past week that helped replenish topsoil moisture. Rainfall ranged from small amounts to 26 mm in the Vonda area. Nipawin holds the record for the most precipitation, 516 mm, in both the region and the province since April 1.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is now rated as three per cent surplus and 75 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus and 73 per cent adequate.

Haying operations are almost complete and yields have been normal.

 

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