|Warm July Needed|
|Written by Neil Billinger|
|Thursday, 28 June 2012 14:00|
Crop development is behind normal due to a wet, cool June and some areas are reporting a significant number of flooded acres.
Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly crop report says 58 per cent of spring cereals, 52 per cent of oilseeds and 68 per cent of pulse crops are behind normal development.
Fungicides are being applied to protect crops from diseases that flourish under moist conditions. Cropping specialist Grant McLean says if crop growth is rapid, the application window could be fairly narrow.
Here are a few bullet points from regions in the CJWW Radio listening area:
-Windy and wet first half of the week. Luseland and Biggar had the most rain at 60 millimetres.
-Crop Districts 7A and 7B have an estimated eight per cent of seeded acres flooded. (Kindersley and Unity regions) There are indications damage will be severe.
-Warm weather is needed to advance crops and allow producers to finish in-crop weed control.
-Disease and excess moisture are causing the most crop damage.
-Crop District 5 (Yorkton, Kamsack, Foam Lake Melville) is the wettest with about 50 per cent of cropland having surplus topsoil moisture.
-Crop District 8A---covering the Tisdale and Hudson Bay region--has 66 per cent of cropland with surplus topsoil moisture. At this time, 14 per cent of seeded acres are flooded and crop damage may be severe.
-Crop development has been slow and more warm weather is needed to dry up fields.
-Appears to be in the best shape overall with only three per cent of cropland having surplus topsoil moisture.
-Hail and wind have damaged some crops, but overall losses have been minimal.
You can see the detailed region-by-region crop report at the following link:
|Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 14:48|