Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly Crop Report as of July 17 points to another warm week, "pockets of moisture" and a continued rapid pace of crop growth.
As seen on the attached chart, an estimated 35% of the province's fall cereals (31%), 37% of spring cereals (33%), 33% of oilseeds (33%) and 35% of pulse crops (28%) are viewed as ahead of normal growth stages for this week, with the previous week's estimate in brackets, while signaling an early harvest on the way.
The 37% estimate for spring cereals is equal to the estimate for the same week in the drought year of 2021, while the 33% estimate for oilseeds is three points below the estimate for 2021. The 35% estimate for fall cereals is nine points below the 2021 estimate, and the 35% estimate for pulse crops is eight points below the 2021 estimate.
While the percentages shown are provincial averages, there is a significant variance seen in data across the province. The lowest percentages for crop viewed as ahead of average growth stages is seen in the Southeast Region of the province, with both spring cereals and oilseeds rated at 17% ahead of normal, while pulses are rated at 26% ahead of normal. The Northeast Region is the furthest ahead of normal, with 44% of oilseeds ahead of normal growth stages, ranging to 94% of fall cereals.
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