News Release - May 21, 2009
CROP REPORT FOR THE PERIOD MAY 12 TO MAY 18, 2009
Saskatchewan farmers have seeded 46 per cent of the 2009 crop, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Crop Report. Last week, seeding progress was reported as 23 per cent complete. The five-year average for this time of year is 61 per cent complete.
Across the province, 50 per cent of wheat, 55 per cent of durum, 37 per cent of canola, 73 per cent of lentils and 83 per cent of the peas have been seeded.
The southern and southwestern regions of the province have 66 and 52 per cent of the crop in the ground, respectively. The southeastern region has 37 per cent seeded. Sixty-two and 25 per cent is planted in the westcentral and eastcentral regions, respectively. The northeastern and northwestern regions are reporting that 55 and 43 per cent of the crop is in the ground, respectively. Soils are still very slow to warm, due to cool temperatures.
Provincially, topsoil moisture conditions are reported as 71 per cent adequate on crop land and 66 per cent adequate on hay and pasture land. However, reports from the western half of the province indicate 26 to 57 per cent of the area is in short supply of topsoil moisture.
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