Up to three million acres in Sask unlikely to produce crop
By Top Crop Manager
July 10, 2014 - Many producers on the east side of the province continue to deal with localized flooding and saturated fields, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly crop report.
Although weather conditions have improved, many crops in these regions have been significantly affected by the excess moisture. Early estimates suggest that between two million to three million acres have been flooded and are unlikely to produce a crop.
Crop damage this week is attributed to excess moisture, localized flooding, hail, wind and insects such as the cabbage seedpod weevil. Root rots and leaf spot diseases have also caused some damage.