Saskatchewan continues to deal with excess moisture
By Top Crop Manager
July 18, 2014 - Recent warm weather has helped many crops recover from flooding stress, but some areas continue to deal with excess moisture, according to this week's Saskatchewan crop report.
The majority of crops are in fair to excellent condition, but many are behind normal developmental stages. Fifty per cent of the fall cereals, 57 per cent of the spring cereals and 61 per cent of the oilseeds are behind normal stages of development, while 54 per cent of pulses are at normal stages of development for this time of year.
Rainfall this week ranged from trace amounts to 65 mm in the Moosomin area; however, there are some reports of even more rainfall in that area. Topsoil moisture conditions continue to improve in many areas, although other areas will soon need moisture to help crops advance.
Localized flooding, hail and wind have caused the most crop damage this past week. Many producers are reporting damage from cutworms, wheat midge and grasshoppers and from diseases such as leaf spots and root rots.