News Release - May 14, 2009
CROP REPORT FOR THE PERIOD MAY 5 TO MAY 11, 2009
According to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Crop Report, Saskatchewan farmers have seeded 23 per cent of the 2009 crop, which is on par with the five year average (2004-2008). Last week, seeding progress was reported as four per cent complete.
The southern and southwestern regions of the province have 30 and 43 per cent of the crop in the ground, respectively. Thirty-two and nine per cent is planted in the west-central and east-central regions, respectively. The northeastern and northwestern regions are both reporting that 18 per cent of the crop is in the ground. Soils are slow to warm, due to cool temperatures.
Provincially, topsoil moisture conditions are reported as 72 per cent adequate on crop land and 66 per cent adequate on hay and pasture land; however, areas in the western half of the province are reporting a shortage of topsoil moisture.
Information pertaining to the moisture that fell on May 12 and 13 will be included in next week's crop report.
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