Rain and snow improved next year’s outlook
Rain and snow kept harvest from progressing at the week ended Sept. 24 but improved soil conditions
General rain fell across the province with up to six inches of snow in central regions. Sixty-eight per cent of harvest was complete, compared with 78 per cent last year, according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture crop report.
The least amount of harvest completed was in the northwest at 27 per cent and northeast at 34 per cent. West-central and east central regions were at 59 and 58 per cent. The Moose Jaw-Regina region was 88 per cent done as was the South Country and the region west of Moose Jaw.
Topsoil moisture improved considerably in this region from rain with crop land 34 per cent adequate, 55 per cent short and 11 per cent short.
Across the province, crop land topsoil moisture rated 11 per cent surplus, 58 per cent adequate, 32 per cent short and six per cent very short.