News Release - May 28, 2009
CROP REPORT FOR THE PERIOD MAY 19 TO MAY 25, 2009
Saskatchewan farmers are reporting 79 per cent of the 2009 crop seeded. The five-year average for this time of the year is 76 per cent complete.
Early seeded peas, lentils, wheat and canola crops are emerging. Frost and dry conditions were the major crop damage reported during the past week.
Saskatchewan pasture conditions have not changed since the end of April with 65 per cent rated as fair to excellent.
Availability of livestock water has also remained the same since the end of April. Reporters are indicating 92 per cent with adequate water supply.
Across the province, topsoil moisture conditions are reported as 72 per cent adequate on crop land and 62 per cent adequate on hay and pasture land.
Rain and heavy thunder showers were reported in some parts of the province.
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