Weather continues to slow harvest for Sask. producers
Published Thursday, October 4, 2018 10:20AM CST
Cold and wet weather is continuing to slow down harvest for Saskatchewan producers.
The province’s weekly crop report says the 73 per cent of crop is now in the bin, slightly behind the five-year average of 78 per cent for this time of year.
Snow and rain have delayed harvest in many areas and fields are wet. Farmers will need warm, dry and windy days so they can return to the fields.
Harvest is most advanced in the southwest at 90 per cent combined and least advanced in the northwest at 33 per cent.
Snow and rain are improving topsoil moisture for most of the province, but conditions range based on location.
The majority of crop damage this week was due to lodging from snow and rain.
SaskPower reported three cases of machinery contacting power lines last week, bringing September’s total to 13 incidents.