Great strides made in Saskatchewan harvest
By Top Crop Manager
Oct. 7, 2014 - As of September 29, Saskatchewan producers had 68 per cent of the crop combined and 22 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report. Warm and dry weather allowed producers to nearly catch up to the five-year (2009-2013) average of 72 per cent combined and 18 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut.
Harvest is most advanced in the southwestern region, where 78 per cent of the crop is now combined. Seventy-seven per cent is combined in the northwestern region; 75 per cent in the northeastern region; 72 per cent in the west-central region; 62 per cent in the southeastern region; and 53 per cent in the east-central region.