Rain and snow im­proved next year’s out­look

Moose Jaw Express.com - - News -

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.

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