Haying progress slows down

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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It wasn’t a great week for haying progress in the province.

Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report said on Thursday that 57 per cent of the hay crop has now been baled or put into silage, with 22 per cent cut and ready for baling.

Last week 42 per cent of the hay crop was baled, with 49 per cent more cut and ready for baling.

In the northeast region, which includes Prince Albert, about 65 per cent of the hay is baled.

Rain and humidity are cutting into both baling progress and the actual quality of the crop itself.

Just nine per cent of the hay crop so far has been rated as excellent in quality, with 82 per cent good, eight per cent fair and one per cent poor.

The rainfall did help in some of the drier areas of the province, although more rain is still needed for crops.

Topsoil moisture on Saskatchewan cropland is now rated as 12 per cent surplus, 80 per cent adequate, seven per cent short and one per cent very short.  

On hay land and pasture topsoil moisture, the ratings are nine per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate, 11 per cent short and two per cent very short.

Organizations: Prince Albert

Geographic location: Saskatchewan

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