Saskatchewan crops in good to excellent condition
By Top Crop Manager
Aug. 6, 2013, Regina, SK - The majority of crops in Saskatchewan are in good to excellent condition. according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report. Eighty-four per cent of spring wheat, 82 per cent of canola, 81 per cent of lentils and 88 per cent of peas are in good to excellent condition.
Most parts of the province received varying amounts of rain between July 23-29, ranging from trace to 43 mm. Disease, insects and localized flooding caused the majority of crop damage. Grasshoppers and bertha armyworm have been reported in some areas.
Haying progress continues for Saskatchewan livestock producers with 82 per cent of the 2013 hay crop cut and 60 per cent baled or put into silage,
Across the province, topsoil moisture on crop land is rated as nine per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate, 12 per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as seven per cent surplus, 80 per cent adequate and 13 per cent short.