Wet, cool weather slows Sask. harvest
By Top Crop Manager
October 8, 2015 - Wet and cool weather over the weekend slowed harvest progress for many Saskatchewan producers, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report. Eighty-four per cent of the crop is now in the bin, up from 74 per cent last week. Twelve per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut.
The five-year (2010-2014) average for this time of year is 83 per cent combined and 12 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut.Crop yields vary from region to region but are generally within the average range. Average yields are reported as 37 bushels per acre for spring wheat, 32 bushels per acre for durum, 59 bushels per acre for barley, 34 bushels per acre for canola and 32 bushels per acre for peas.