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Harvest slows down in Lloydminster and area due to weather

Wet and cool temperatures have slowed down harvest in Northwestern Saskatchewan, according to the latest crop report. Saskatchewan Agriculture says 8 per cent of the crop is in the bin for the region that includes Lloydminster.

The harvest is slightly behind the five year average of 10 per cent for this time of year, however, 44 per cent of the crop is swathed, up from last week’s 26 per cent. Across the province 39 per cent of the crop is in the bin, ahead of the average 25 per cent for this time of year.

The rainfall over the past week has halted most of the harvest for the region with Frenchman Butte receiving the most the most precipitation.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 68 per cent adequate, 18 per cent short and nine per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture are at 66 per cent adequate, 26 per cent short ad eight per cent very short.

Crop damage was mainly due to the cooler temperatures with few reports of frost in the region.

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