As of October 27, harvest is nearly complete with 99 per cent of the 2014 crop off the field, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report.
The southwestern, west-central, northeastern and northwestern areas are 99 per cent complete, while the southeastern and east-central areas are reporting 98 per cent complete. There are still some flax, soybean, chickpea and oat crops left to be combined when the weather improves.
Precipitation was received in most regions last week, with some areas reporting an inch or more. Snowfall was also received in some areas on Monday. Across the province, topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 13 per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate, five per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as six per cent surplus, 87 per cent adequate, six per cent short and one per cent very short.
Farmers are busy wrapping up harvest as weather allows, moving cattle, working fields and completing fall work.