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Thirty-seven per cent of Harvest ’21 in the bin for the Northwest

Saskatchewan producers have 56 per cent  of the crop in the bin, while in the northwest region which houses Lloydminster, 37 per cent has been combined for the period ending September 6th.

The Crop report for this area also indicates that 38 per cent of the crop is swathed or ready to straight cut.

Crops are coming off tough or damp and many are being placed into aeration bins and dryers. Many crops are being silaged in order to provide winter feed for cattle.

Reported yields so far are below average and many crops are being cut and baled for cattle feed.

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Rainfall for the previous week ranged from nil to 18 mm in Meadow Lake. Duck Lake had 13 mm, Turtleford nine mm, Glaslyn reported three mm and the Nielburg area saw two mm. Producers will hope that the rain will hold off so they can get through harvest without too many delays.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 35 per cent adequate, 44 per cent short and 21 per cent very short. Hay and pasture land topsoil moisture is rated as 41 per cent very short, 41 per cent short and 18 per cent adequate.

Overall the province is ahead of the five-year (2016-2020) average of 35 per cent.

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