Saskatchewan crop report: May 12
By Top Crop Manager
May 13, 2014 - Seven per cent of the 2014 crop is now seeded, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly crop report. Relatively dry weather has allowed many producers to get in the field, while others will begin seeding by the weekend. The five-year (2009-2013) average for this time of year is nine per cent seeded.
Significant seeding progress was made in the southwestern region this week, and producers now have 20 per cent of the crop in the ground. The southeastern region has six per cent of the crop seeded, the west-central and northwestern regions five per cent, the east-central region two per cent and the northeastern region less than one per cent.
Little precipitation was reported in most of the province. Some southern areas received around 25 millimetres. Many producers continue to deal with cold ground and wet fields that are delaying seeding and plant growth. Across the province, cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 20 per cent surplus, 79 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 12 per cent surplus, 83 per cent adequate and five per cent short.