Rain needed in Sask to aid crop maturity
By Top Crop Manager
Aug. 8, 2014 - While rain in Saskatchewan was welcomed by many producers last week to help alleviate dry conditions, additional rain will be needed to help later-seeded crops mature and fill.
According to the latest provincial crop report, rainfall in the province ranged from nil to several inches. Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as five per cent surplus, 84 per cent adequate, 10 per cent short and one per cent very short.
Desiccation of peas and lentils has started in some southwestern and west-central areas. Some crops that were damaged by recent hail are being swathed for feed.