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Farmers in Saskatchewan suffer from over-wet and over-dry: Latest Crop Report

This year's crop development in Saskatchewan has been delayed and varies from region to region due to some areas being too dry and some areas being too moist.

June 21-27The latest state crop reportshows that early drought conditions in the west and excess water in the east slow crop development. This is the main factor. ..

"Most of the heavy rainfall falls in the southeastern part, part of the central eastern part, and of course, in the northern region where heavy rainfall has occurred, there is some minor rainfall. In a serious flood. Along with that, a lot of hail also fell, so in addition to its precipitation, there is some damage to the crops, and of course, there are still very dry places in the west, especially in the southeast. There are many, "said Matt Strucers, a crop dissemination specialist at the Ministry of Agriculture.

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Last week, it rained in certain areas of the state, but many more. Is required. In some areas, heavy rainfall in a short period of time caused floods and crop drowning. Producers in these areas want water to seep quickly and have minimal impact on their crops.

"Crops don't like to grow when their feet are wet. They don't grow much when they stand in the water for long periods of time. It's very harmful to them, so it's them. Hopefully things will dry out in the east and the crops will be able to pick up where they started and pass through July, "Struthers said.

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Conditions remain dry In the western part of the country, some producers who rain delayed the start of the hay season, but on farms and pastures they were welcomed.

"Looking at the west, it was very dry at first, then the western region has become somewhat moist in the last two weeks, where the crops are much better than before. You see. As you know, they have bounced off quite a bit, so it's very promising. It's still very promising. It's necessary to mention that there are still very dry areas and those areas and their crops are suffering. There is, "he said.

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Spiritwood area is 86mm Received, Broadview area 76 mm, Lipton area 70 mm, Kerobert area 31 mm, Fog area 23 mm. Many areas in the southwest receive only 1-5 mm, and crops in those areas are beginning to show signs of severe drought stress.

"I remember it was raining before and everyone was raining, but now I have a very small cluster cloud and it seems to be very localized. As a result, it's raining like this in some areas, but it's still dry in others, "says Struthers.

According to the report, most of the crops in the state are in moderate to good condition. In the state, 76% of autumn grains, 58% of spring grains, 46% of oilseed crops, and 69% of pulse crops are in normal development during this period.

Reportedly, most of the crop damage last week was due to heat, dry winds, droughts, insects, gophers, floods and hail.

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Strucers added that extreme weather conditions will certainly damage crops. Extreme hail, storms, tornadoes, etc. can tear, destroy, or flatten crops, which is harmful in many ways.

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"Unfortunately, the farmers just sit down and their fields are overlooked by those storms, the smallest We have to expect to be able to survive the season with limited damage, "Struthers said.

Insects can also play a major role in crop damage throughout the state. “We see rapeseed almost every year, depending on the treatments and other treatments used for those rapeseed plants,” says Struthers. "Beetle is certainly a pretty big problem for some growers this year. Grasshoppers have seen a big surge last year and are increasing again this year."

He said in the past. He added that the gophers are also out, thanks to the yearly dry period.

Due to recent rains, the west is still very dry, so it seems that the west is better suited for hay than the east. Western growth was delayed early in the season due to the drought. Hay crops in many areas also do not reach acceptable heights that allow cutting.

Rain delayed hay harvesting in the east, but crops in this area are much better in shape as early in the season there was enough water to allow recovery and growth. It seems that it is.

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