The Crop Report is in and with the rain, it hasn't been the best week for producers to harvest. Crop Specialist Daphne Cruise explains, "It was a fairly cool and wet week for most of the province, so a lot of combines have been moving very slowly or completely quit for the last week. In some cases two weeks as you look to northern parts of the province. 62% of the crop is in the bin at this time and the five-year average is 53% for this time of the year, provincially. Still ahead of the five-year average but again, these last couple weeks a lot has happened in the province because of the overcast conditions and the rain that's been rolling through."
"When we look more towards the southeast region, 84% of the crop is in the bin, up from 77% last week. A little bit of progress made, mostly what is left out in the field is soybeans, flax and a little bit of canola, so some producers are finished and some are finishing up."
"The southeast probably got the least amount of rainfall when we consider the rest of the province, areas around Weyburn got 8mm, Radville 6mm, Grenfell 17mm and that was enough to either stop or slow combines for a few days. Producers in the meantime are moving home cows, hauling bales and waiting for the weather to improve to get combines back out in the field."