|Crops Beginning to Take Shape|
|Written by Sharon Vanhouwe|
|Thursday, 07 June 2012 11:42|
91 per cent of the 2012 crop has been seeded province-wide.
The 5 year average, although some of the years within the period, were pretty wet which delayed seeding operations, is 86 per cent seeded.
Seeding is most advanced in the northeast and northwest where 95 per cent of the crop is in, 94 per cent of the seeding is done in the southwest and west central areas and 89 per cent of the crop is in the ground in the southeast.
Grant McLean who compiles the Weekly Crop Report for Saskatchewan Agriculture says the east central area of the grainbelt has had a few more challenges to deal with, with 84 per cent of the crop in the ground. The soil in that region is very wet.
McLean says topsoil moisture is rated at 16 per cent surplus and 83 per cent adequate province-wide.
High winds and warm temperatures during the past week have helped dry the soil, but have delayed weed control.
On emergence, the majority of spring cereal crops are in the pre-emergent and emerging stages of crop development. Fall cereals are in the jointed to shot-blade stage. The majority of pulse crops are emerging and in the vegetative stages; canola and mustard crops mostly are pre-emergent or in the emerging stages of development. Province-wide, 20 per cent of the canola and mustard is in the seedling stage.
To see the full crop report go to: http://www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/crprpt120607