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Rain hampers crop development in Saskatchewan

July 7, 2014 - According to Saskatchewan Agriculture's latest crop report, crop development continues to be delayed due to cool and wet weather conditions. Forty-nine per cent of the fall cereals, 61 per cent of the spring cereals, 66 per cent of the oilseeds and 55 per cent of the pulse crops are behind their normal developmental stages.

SK Crop Development - June 30

 

% Ahead

% Normal

% Behind

Fall Cereals

4

47

49

Spring Cereals

1

38

61

Oilseeds

1

33

66

Pulse Crops

1

44

55

Significant amounts of rain fell over much of the province during the last weekend in June with some southeastern and east-central areas receiving well over six inches of rain in a few days. Crops in the hardest hit areas have been significantly impacted by localized flooding and saturated field conditions.

Provincial topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 48 per cent surplus and 52 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture moisture conditions are rated as 36 per cent surplus, 62 per cent adequate and two per cent short. Warm and dry weather is needed to help alleviate excess moisture.

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July 8, 2014
By Top Crop Manager

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