Dry weather needed to assist Sask. harvest
By Top Crop Manager
Sept. 10, 2015 - Forty per cent of Saskatchewan's 2015 crop is now in the bin and an additional 33 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report. The five-year (2010-2014) average for this time of year is 25 per cent combined.
Heavy rain over the weekend has delayed producers in many parts of the province. Warm and dry weather will be needed to help fields dry. Rainfall ranged from small amounts to over four inches in some southeastern areas.
Strong winds and heavy rain have lodged some crops and quality is a concern in areas. Yields vary greatly across the province, but overall are estimated to be close to average. Winter cereals are being seeded as time allows.