Planting mostly finished across province

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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With some scattered exceptions across Saskatchewan, seeding has been finished.

Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report, which was issued on Thursday, says that some producers in the southeastern and east-central regions may still seed greenfeed crops such as oats, barley and triticale if weather and time permit.

Those crops can stay in the field later in the growing season, making them ideal for late planting.

To recap the local planting in the northeastern part of the province, including the Prince Albert area, the estimated percentage of planting by date were:

• May 16 -- Six per cent (provincial -- seven per cent)

• May 23 -- Nine per cent (provincial -- 22 per cent)

• May 30 -- 59 per cent (provincial -- 64 per cent)

• June 5 -- 80 per cent (provincial -- 78 per cent)

• June 12 -- 95 per cent (provincial -- 93 per cent)

• June 19 -- 97 per cent (provincial -- 95 per cent)

The report suggested that the majority of crops across the province are in fair to excellent condition despite developmental delays due to wet, cool weather.  

The province says the crops that are behind normal stages of development include 55 per cent of spring cereals, 61 per cent of oilseeds, 49 per cent of pulses and 53 per cent of fall cereals.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland across Saskatchewan are rated as 37 per cent surplus, 61 per cent adequate and two per cent short.

Meanwhile, hay land and pasture moisture conditions are rated as 24 per cent surplus, 72 per cent adequate and four per cent short.  


Organizations: Prince Albert

Geographic location: Saskatchewan

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