Harvest closing in on completion
A three-month harvest came closer to an end last week when Saskatchewan farmers took 10 per cent off the fields in mere days According to the weekly Saskatchewan Agriculture crop report, 92 per cent of the crop was harvested by Oct. 22.
The southwest is 97 per cent; the southeast and and northeastern regions are at 95 pr cent.
West-central and east-central regions are 90 an 89 per cent done while the northwest amazingly moved from 45 per cent to 82 per cent completion.
Soybeans, 73 per cent off, flax and canary seed at 80 per cent off have the most left in the field.
Only one-third of crop land is rated short or very short of moisture. Forty-three per cent of hay land and pasture falls into that category.