Prior to this week’s rain, Saskatchewan Agriculture says 58 percent of the provincial crop was in the bin. Another 28 percent is swathed or ready to straight-cut. The five-year average is 37 percent combined as of September 10.
Here is the harvest breakdown by region:
Southwest 82 percent
Southeast 77 percent
West-Central 53 percent
East-Central 49 percent
Northeast 27 percent
Northwest 16 percent
Northern areas are looking for warmer, drier weather to resume harvest. The rain is a little more welcome in southern and central areas, which have very dry topsoil moisture conditions.
Volunteer crop reporters were asked to assess the quality of durum, peas and lentils harvested to date. Sixty percent of durum is estimated to grade 1CW, while 34 percent is 2CW and six percent 3CW.
Fifty percent of peas and 46 percent of lentils are expected to grade Number One. Forty-six percent of peas and 49 percent of lentils are pegged to grade Number Two.
Most areas of the province reported frost last week. There was some damage to late maturing crops, mainly in northern areas.
You can check out the detailed crop report at http://publications.gov.sk.ca/documents/20/108070-Crop%20Report%20for%20the%20Period%20September%204%20to%2010,%202018%20-%20complete.pdf