Saturday , 24 October 2020
Saskatchewan farmers nearly complete seeding operations across the province. (Photo: The Western Producer.)

Seeding almost finished, few local farms benefit from rainfall: Crop Report

Local farms are almost near complete seeding in the northwest region, which includes Lloydminster, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture.

This is up from 95 per cent last week and on track with the five-year
average (2015-2019) for this time of year of 96 per cent.

A high amount of rainfall was seen throughout the region this past week.

The rain was a welcomed sight for some farmers as it will help improve pasture and crop development.

There were also multiple reports of localized flooding in the region, with many fields having standing water in them.

The heavy rainfall over the past week has resulted a increased amount of land rated for topsoil moisture.

The cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 36 per cent surplus, 63
per cent adequate and one per cent short.

The hay and pasture land topsoil moisture is rated as 35 per cent surplus, 64 per cent adequate and one per cent short.

The majority of crop damage this week was due to localized flooding caused by high amounts of rainfall in the region.

There were also reports of damage caused by wind and flea beetles.

Farmers are busy spraying for weeds and flea beetles, moving livestock to pasture and hauling grain.

About Tre Lopushinsky

Tre is the lead reporter/editor at Lloyd Connect. He is a NAIT Radio and Television alumni. Tre has experience in radio, audio production, video editing and news reporting. During his time at NAIT he worked as a sports editor for the college paper and was a commentator for NAIT Ooks Basketball and volleyball teams. Some residents may know him as being the "giant employee" in the community for the past two years. Tre, for some reason, hasn’t veered away from his childhood as he has a passion for collecting figures (not dolls!).

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