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Seeding progress advances to 73 per cent complete

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending May 20

Seeding progress is quickly advancing across the province, thanks to very few disruptions in the weather and relatively good seeding conditions. Seventy-three per cent of the crop is now seeded, up from 38 per cent last week and well ahead of the five-year average (2014-2018) of 59 per cent for this time of year. Crops […] Read more

Weed specialist Clark Brenzil says that ideally wild buckwheat should be controlled at the four-leaf stage or smaller.

Wild buckwheat: A weed to watch

Glyphosate alone is just not enough. 
Why is buckwheat so hard to control?

Wild buckwheat consistently ranks among the top five problematic weeds in Saskatchewan weed surveys. Clark Brenzil, provincial weed control specialist at Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture, explains what makes this weed so tricky. Wild buckwheat is an annual weed found in cropland in the southern Prairies. Despite farmers’ best efforts, the weed is hardy and persistent […] Read more


Harvest advances in southwest, hay fields below average

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending August 7

Producers in the province have two per cent of the crop combined and three per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. The five-year (2012-2016) average for this time of year is two per cent combined and two per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut. Seventy-five per cent of […] Read more

Sask. farmers make slow headway due to poor weather

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending May 1, 2017

Saskatchewan farmers are slowly making their way into the field. Adverse weather has delayed spring field work, such as applying herbicide, harrowing and seeding, in some areas.  Many fields remain wet. Warm and dry weather will be needed in the coming weeks before seeding can get fully under way. The majority of producers with crop […] Read more


Replace that pencil with an online calculator

Take your homework from page to screen. Online calculators can help you add up production costs and estimate profits

If you need help planning for the upcoming crop year, there are plenty of online tools on provincial government websites to help. Some of them are in downloadable, customizable Excel spreadsheet format; and others are downloadable software that can producers can save to their computer and customize. With different soil and climate conditions, each Prairie […] Read more

Rain, snow, cool temps continue to delay harvest

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending October 17

Wet and cool weather continues to delay harvest. Frequent rain and snow, along with cool temperatures have stalled harvest for almost three weeks. Eighty-one per cent of the 2016 crop is combined and 15 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. The five-year (2011-2015) average for this […] Read more


Harvest progress below five-year average, rain still persists

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending October 3

Producers were able to get back into the field for a few days and make some harvest progress in between the weekend rains. Eighty per cent of the 2016 crop has been combined and 14 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. The five-year (2011-2015) average for […] Read more

Wet weather relents, Sask. producers make ‘significant’ harvest progress

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending September 19

A dry and windy week has allowed producers to make significant harvest progress. Sixty per cent of the 2016 crop has been combined and 28 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. The five-year (2011-2015) average for this time of year is 62 per cent combined. Regionally, […] Read more


Haying progress improves, crops seen in good condition

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending July 25

Good progress was made with haying this past week. Livestock producers have 50 per cent of the hay crop baled or put into silage and another 20 per cent cut and ready for baling, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. The five-year average (2011-2015) is 55 per cent baled or put into silage. Hay […] Read more

Sask. harvest at 99 per cent complete, some flax and oats still remain

Final Saskatchewan Crop Report for 2015

Harvest has essentially wrapped up in the province as 99 per cent of the crop is now in the bin, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report. There are some crops such as flax and oats left to be combined when weather and time permits. Harvest was challenging for producers due to frequent rainfall, delayed […] Read more