Latest crop report rates Sask fields fair to good


Saskatchewan crops are rated fair to good in this week’s crop report.

Provincially, crops are around 60 percent at normal stages of development for this time of year.

Most of the province had rainfall this week, but it was not enough to improve soil moisture conditions or offset the effects of the current heat wave.

Cooler temperatures and a good widespread rain is needed for the entire Saskatchewan grainbelt.

Rainfall reached 28 millimeters in the Vonda area, northeast of Saskatoon.

Topsoil moisture is rated 31 percent adequate, 42 percent short, and 27 percent very short.

The majority of crop damage this past week was from heat, dry winds, extremely dry soil conditions, insects and gophers.

Haying operations are off to a delayed start.

For most producers, the hay crop did not reach satisfactory quantity or quality.

Producers are hoping for the heat to break.

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