2012 Saskatchewan Seeding Update
The latest report from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture is indicating that 96 percent of the 2012 crop has been seeded, compared to the fiver year average of 90 percent. When broken down by the region, the data is as follows: 94 percent of the crop is seeded Southeast, 97 percent in the Southwest and Northwest, 92 percent for East central and 98 per cent in the West central and Northeastern regions.
The majority of crops are at their normal stages of development for this time of year, although crop development in some areas is behind schedule due to the lack of warm weather. The majority of crops that have emerged are in good to excellent condition. Most crop damage this week is due to excess moisture, although flea beetles and cutworms are causing damage in some canola crops. Meanwhile, excess moisture and high winds are delaying in-crop weed control applications. SWTV News File Image.