Farmers will head to harvest soon if weather co-operates

By paNOW Staff
August 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

Harvesting continues in most of the province after last week's dry and warm period according to the latest crop report.

Fourteen per cent of the province's crop is in the bin, ahead of the five-year average by eight per cent. Fifteen per cent is swathed and thirty per cent of crop is combined.

The southwest region's harvest is ahead of others. 

For the northeastern region which includes the Prince Albert, Choiceland and Paddockwood areas, one per cent of the crop is in the bin, which is in line with the average expected this time of year. In this area, crops are quickly maturing with fields being swathed and dried. Farmers expect to be in the field soon if the weather co-operates.

Topsoil moisture conditions are rated 59 per cent adequate and 41 per cent short. The hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated 45 per cent adequate, 52 per cent short and three per cent very short.

Crop damage from the week was due to wind, a lack of moisture and insects including bertha armyworms, and diamondback moths in canola.


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