Business & Policy
Seeding 93 per cent complete in Sask.
By Top Crop Manager
June 13, 2014 - Seeding is now 93 per cent complete in Saskatchewan, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report. The five-year (2009-2013) seeding average for this time of year is 87 per cent.
The southwestern and west-central regions have 97 per cent of the crop seeded; the northeast 95 per cent; the northwest 92 per cent; the southeast 90 per cent and the east-central region 89 per cent.
Rainfall varied from trace amounts to well over two inches in some east-central areas. Provincially, topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 15 per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate and seven per cent short.
Cool weather has delayed crop development in many parts of the province. The majority of fall cereals are in the tillering to jointed stages of crop development, while most spring cereals are in the emerging to tillering stages. Pulse crops are emerging and in the vegetative stages, and flax crops are mostly in the pre-emergent or emerging crop stages. Canola and mustard crops are emerging or at the seedling stage of crop development.