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Lloydminster producers have 75 per cent in the bin

Lloydminster and area producers have three-quarters of the crop in the bin for the week ending Sep. 18. This is ahead of the five-year average of 45 per cent.

Meanwhile, across Saskatchewan, the harvest is now 82 per cent completed. This is ahead of the five-year average of 64 per cent and the 10-year average of 62 per cent. Producers are hoping for timely rains once harvest is complete.

Producers in the Midwest region are wrapping up spring-seeded cereals this week and turning their attention to their oilseeds. Barley is 85 per cent complete, spring wheat is 83 per cent and oats are 80 per cent complete. Sixty-four per cent of canola is in the bin for the year, while producers are waiting for flax to dry-down before combining. Fall cereals, field peas and lentils are harvested for the year.

The St. Walburg area received the most rain this week, recording just three millimetres. Topsoil moisture is beginning to be limited, with 37 per cent of cropland having adequate moisture, 55 per cent is short and eight per cent is very short. Thirty-five per cent of hay and pastures have adequate moisture, 52 per cent are short and 13 per cent are very short.

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