Crop Conditions Improve in Saskatchewan

REGINA - Jul 18/19 - SNS -- Crops in Saskatchewan made good progress during the past week, with a rising proportion of all crops now considered at their normal stage of development, according to the latest crop progress report from Saskatchewan Agriculture.

According to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report, 63% of the fall and spring cereals, 53% of the oilseeds, and 73% of the pulse crops are at their normal stages of development for this time of year. Crop conditions vary throughout the province, but the majority are in poor-to-good condition.

Wild weather this past week brought hail, severe winds and some crop damage to areas of the province. Provincially, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 2% surplus, 84% adequate, 13% short and 1% very short.

Sources of crop damage this week include localized flooding in Saskatchewan, strong winds, hail, lack of moisture and insects such as grasshoppers and aphids. There are reports of disease issues in pulse crops caused by root rot.