More dry weather allowed the Saskatchewan harvest to move further toward completion this past week.
Thursday’s weekly crop report pegged the overall harvest in the province at 82% complete as of Monday, up from 68% a week earlier and comfortably ahead of the five- and 10-year averages of 64% and 62%. Last year at this time, an estimated 70% of the crop was in the bin.
Harvest in the Southwest Region is essentially complete, with 97% of the crop off and only a few flax acres remaining. The harvest in the West-Central Region was 92% complete as of Monday, followed by the Southeast at 79%, the Northeast and Northwest at 75% each, and the East-Central at 66%.
Producers mainly focused on harvesting oilseed crops and made substantial progress this past week. The canola harvest reached 65% complete across the province as of Monday, up 23 points on the week. Mustard was 97% complete, with soybeans at 47% and flax at 39%. Oat harvest has also progressed rapidly, with 79% of the crop harvested, an increase of 21 points from the previous week. Durum was 94% complete, barley 92% and spring wheat 88%. The chickpea harvest reached 87% complete as of Monday. Click here to see more...