Harvest progressing quickly in Southwest Saskatchewan

By Brian Konrad
August 10, 2017 - 11:44am

Regina, SK. - Producers in southwest Saskatchewan have made the most progress in harvesting this years crop. 
The weekly crop report from the Ministry of Agriculture, shows six per cent of the crops in the region have been combined, with 9 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut.
The five year average is 3 per cent combined and 3 per cent swathed or ready to straight cut.
96 per cent of the fall rye and 33 per cent of winter wheat has been harvested, 23 per cent of field peas and 1 per cent of mustard, durum and barley are now in the bin.
Farmers in the southwest have swathed 4 per cent  of the canola.
Recent rainfall has improved top soil moisture on cropland to 15 per cent adequate, but 85 per cent is either short or very short.

Harvest most advanced in southwest Saskatchewan