The majority of crops are in fair to excellent condition, with some poor crops in drier areas of southwestern and west-central Saskatchewan.
It is important to remember that the data for this report was collected on Monday, so it does not take into account rain received on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Provincial topsoil moisture conditions on cropland were rated three percent surplus, 59 percent adequate, 32 percent short and six percent very short.
Recent heat has hurt some flowering canola crops. Farmers in areas with more moisture are applying fungicides to protect against sclerotinia in canola and fusarium head blight in cereals. Leaf spot and root rot are also being reported in some locations.
Livestock producers baling hay continue to face rain delays. Twenty-two percent of the hay crop has been cut and 26 percent baled or put into silage.
At this time, hay quality is rated as 8 percent excellent, 62 percent good, 27 percent fair and two percent poor. Many swaths are significantly smaller than normal and pasture growth has been limited in some areas.
You can check out the detailed region-by-region crop report below:
Crop District 1 -Carnduff, Estevan, Redvers, Moosomin and Kipling areas; Crop District 2 Weyburn, Milestone, Moose Jaw, Regina and Qu Appelle areas; Crop District 3ASE Radville, Minton and Lake Alma areas
Crops are advancing quickly in the region and have remained in generally good condition despite a hot and humid week. Spotty thunderstorms brought moisture and some hail to parts of the region, but other areas are still in need of moisture in order to fill heads and pods.
Rainfall varied widely over the past week, from trace amounts to 41 mm of rain in the Whitewood area. The Maryfield and Alida areas reported 7 mm of rain, the Redvers area 15 mm, the Tantallon and Ceylon areas 38 mm, the Weyburn area 20 mm, the Radville area 4 mm, the Wilcox area 2 mm, the Moose Jaw area 22 mm and the Odessa area 16 mm. The Lampman area maintains the record for the most precipitation (370 mm) in both the region and the province since April 1.
Due to warm temperatures and high winds, topsoil moisture conditions have worsened over the past week. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated at two per cent surplus, 51 per cent adequate, 40 per cent short and seven per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as one per cent surplus, 59 per cent adequate, 30 percent short and 10 per cent very short.
Haying continued this past week, with 22 per cent of the hay crop cut and 21 per cent baled or put into silage. Hay quality varies, with 13 per cent rated as excellent, 65 per cent good, 19 per cent fair and three per cent poor. Some hay crops have improved with the recent rain, however yields are still expected to be lower than average.
Producers are keeping an eye on both diseases and insects in the region. The majority of crop damage this week was caused by spotty thunderstorms resulting in localized flooding and hail. Strong winds and lack of moisture have also caused damage.
Producers are busy scouting fields, finishing fungicide applications and haying.
Crop District 3ASW Coronach, Assiniboia and Ogema areas; Crop District 3AN Gravelbourg, Mossbank, Mortlach and Central Butte areas;
Crop District 3B Kyle, Swift Current , Shaunavon and Ponteix areas;
Crop District 4 Consul, Maple Creek and Leader areas
It was a warm week in the region with localized thunderstorms bringing varying amounts of moisture and hail. Areas that have missed these thunderstorms are in need of rain in order to replenish topsoil moisture and to help crops fill. Although some areas still lack moisture, crops in the region are in relatively good condition.
Rainfall over the last week has ranged from trace amounts to 38 mm in the Mossbank area. The Limerick and Gravelbourg areas reported 25 mm of rain, the Eyebrow area 26 mm, the Admiral area 13 mm, the Success area 28 mm, the Big Beaver area 14 mm, the Maple Creek area 3 mm, the Consul area 7 mm and the Shaunavon area 10 mm. The Vanguard area has had the most precipitation (171 mm) in the region since April 1.
Topsoil moisture conditions in the area have worsened due to hot and windy weather. Crop topsoil moisture is now rated as 42 per cent adequate, 48 per cent short and 10 per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture has remained unchanged and is rated as 30 per cent adequate, 45 per cent short and 25 per cent very short. Crop District 4A is reporting that 25 per cent of the cropland is very short topsoil moisture, while Crop District 3BS has 48 per cent of the hay land and pasture very short topsoil moisture at this time.
Despite the hot and windy conditions, haying has continued throughout the region. Twenty per cent of the hay crop is cut and 40 per cent is baled or put into silage. Hay quality is currently rated as 52 per cent good and 48 per cent fair.
Fungicide applications are wrapping up, and producers are keeping an eye on insect populations in the area. The majority of crop damage this past week is due to stress from lack of moisture and winds. There has also been localized damage caused by flooding and hail. Moisture is needed to help crops fill heads and pods.
Producers are haying and scouting fields for insects, disease and environmental damage.
Crop District 5 Melville, Yorkton, Cupar, Kamsack, Foam Lake, Preeceville and Kelvington areas;
Crop District 6A Lumsden, Craik, Watrous and Clavet areas
The region received hot weather and localized thunderstorms this week. Crops are advancing and are mostly in good condition; however, some have begun to show signs of heat stress in areas that have missed scattered showers.
Rainfall in the region was variable, ranging from trace amounts to 72 mm in the Rhein area. The Yorkton area reported 42 mm of rain, the Roblin area 51 mm, the Kelliher area 2 mm, the Wynyard area 8 mm, the Pelly area 34 mm, the Bethune area 18 mm, the Craik area 25 mm, the Lumsden area 10 mm, the Rocanville area 60 mm and the Humboldt area 9 mm. The Langenburg area has received the most precipitation (351 mm) in the region since April 1.
Topsoil moisture conditions remain similar to last week due to lack of moisture. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as six per cent surplus, 54 per cent adequate, 33 per cent short and seven per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as six per cent surplus, 50 per cent adequate, 32 per cent short and 12 per cent very short.
Haying continues in the region, with 24 per cent cut and 22 per cent baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as six per cent excellent, 61 per cent good, 27 per cent fair and six per cent poor. Hay yields have been below normal in some areas of the region due to lack of moisture.
Fungicide applications are almost done in the region. The majority of crop damage this past week was due to lack of moisture, with wind, hail and localized flooding also causing damage. The heat over this past week has resulted in a shorter window for flowering, which could lead to reduced yields.
Producers are busy scouting fields, wrapping up pesticide applications and haying.
Crop Districts 6B Hanley, Outlook, Loreburn, Saskatoon and Arelee areas; Crop District 7A Rosetown, Kindersley, Eston, Major; Crop District 7B – Kerrobert, Macklin, Wilkie and Biggar areas
The region experienced warm temperatures, strong winds and hail this past week. Crops are advancing nicely, and are in overall good condition but could benefit from some moisture.
Rainfall this past week varied from trace amounts to 52 mm in the Harris area. The Tugaske and Phippen areas reported 30 mm of rain, the Rosetown area 14 mm, the Smiley and Saskatoon areas 1 mm, the Hanley area 16 mm, the Rosthern area 12 mm, the Marengo area reported 10 mm, the Biggar area 11 mm, the Landis area 18 mm and the Major area 3 mm. The Harris area has received the most precipitation (220 mm) in the region since April 1.
Topsoil moisture conditions are similar to last week. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 75 per cent adequate, 21 per cent short and four per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 63 per cent adequate, 27 per cent short and 10 per cent very short.
Haying continues in the region, with 29 per cent of the hay crop cut and 27 per cent baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as eight per cent excellent, 58 per cent good, 31 per cent fair and three per cent poor. Hay yields so far remain below average.
The majority of the crop damage this week was due to strong winds, hail, and lack of moisture. Some producers reported hay swathes being blown away due to high winds over the week.
Producers are busy haying, scouting fields for insects and disease, and wrapping up fungicide applications.
Crop District 8 Hudson Bay, Tisdale, Melfort, Carrot River, Humboldt, Kinistino, Cudworth and Aberdeen areas; Crop District 9AE Prince Albert, Choiceland and Paddockwood areas
Crops are quickly advancing in the region, thanks to recent rain and heat. Overall, crops remain in good condition, although crops in some areas will need moisture in the coming weeks to fill heads and pods.
Scattered storms brought varying amounts of rain to the region, along with strong winds and hail that have damaged some crops. Rainfall ranged from small amounts to 64 mm in the Nipawin area. The Porcupine Plain area reported 53 mm of rain, the Tisdale area 19 mm, the Star City area 36 mm, the Arborfield area 43 mm, the Melfort area 48 mm, the Birch Hills area 61 mm and the Garrick area 35 mm. The Arborfield area has received the most precipitation (255 mm) in the region since April 1.
Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as eight per cent surplus, 82 per cent adequate, eight per cent short and two per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as six per cent surplus, 88 per cent adequate, four per cent short and two per cent very short. Although topsoil moisture has drastically improved since last week, Crop District 8A is reporting that 20 per cent of the cropland and 13 per cent of the hay land and pasture have surplus topsoil moisture at this time.
Livestock producers now have 19 per cent of the hay crop cut and 17 per cent baled or put into silage. Hay quality at this time is rated as 20 per cent excellent and 80 per cent good.
The majority of crop damage this past week was due to localized flooding, hail and lack of moisture. Many of the canola crops have been damaged by heat blasting with the recent high temperatures. Producers continue to spray for sclerotinia in canola and fusarium head blight in cereal crops in most areas of the regions.
Farmers are busy haying, spraying fungicides and scouting for insects and disease.
Crop District 9AW Shellbrook, North Battleford, Big River and Hafford areas; Crop District 9B Meadow Lake, Turtleford, Pierceland, Maidstone and Lloydminster areas
Crops are quickly advancing in the region, with the majority of them in good condition. However, recent high temperatures and lack of significant moisture have caused some damage. The region will need additional rain in the coming weeks in order for heads and pods to fill adequately.
Scattered storms moved through the region last week, bringing strong winds and hail to some areas. Rainfall ranged from small amounts to 31 mm in the Frenchman Butte area. The Speers area received 12 mm of rain, the North Battleford area 4 mm, the Prince Albert area 25 mm, the Neilburg area 2 mm, the Glaslyn area 14 mm, the Turtleford area 13 mm and the Meadow Lake area 21 mm. The St. Walburg area has received the most precipitation (227 mm) in the region since April 1.
Topsoil moisture conditions have slightly improved with the recent rainfall. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 81 per cent adequate, 16 per cent short and three per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 72 per cent adequate, 23 per cent short and five per cent very short. Crop District 9B is reporting that four per cent of the cropland and seven per cent of the hay land and pasture remain very short topsoil moisture at this time.
Haying continues between rain showers. Livestock producers now have 17 per cent of the hay crop cut and nine per cent baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as seven per cent excellent, 64 per cent good and 29 per cent fair.
The majority of crop damage this past week is attributed to hail, lack of moisture and strong winds. Producers have been applying fungicides for diseases such as fusarium head blight in cereal crops and sclerotinia in canola.
Producers are busy haying, applying fungicides and scouting for insects and disease.