Harvest delays continue in Saskatchewan
By Top Crop Manager
Sept. 5, 2014 - Saskatchewan harvest continues its slow progression. The southwestern region of the province is the furthest advanced, with 17 per cent of the crop combined as at Sept. 1 Seven per cent is combined in the southeast; six per cent in the west-central region; three per cent in the east-central and northeastern regions; and two per cent in the northwest.
The latest Saskatchewan crop report states cool, wet weather continues to delay harvest operations for many producers. Seven per cent of the provincial crop has now been combined, while 28 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut. The five-year average (2009-2013) for this time of year is 14 per cent combined and 23 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut.