Final crop report shows high quality but some reduced yields

By farmnewsNOW Staff
November 8, 2018 - 11:58am

Despite the tough harvest conditions this fall, producers were able to pull off average to above-average crop quality overall, according to the final crop report of 2018 from Saskatchewan Agriculture.

Warm and sunny weather in mid-to-late October allowed producers to get nearly all of the job done.

Snow and rain in early November is however delaying the harvest of the remaining crops such as flax and oats. The report stated producers hope to be back combining once the weather improves. 

Overall provincial yields are about par with the 10-year average, although many areas are reporting higher-than-expected yields thanks to timely rain. 

In both the Northwest and Northeast regions the report found the lack of summer rain in some areas and the delayed harvest reduced yields. Any crop that was taken off prior to the September snow and rain is in good condition. However, as harvest was delayed by the September moisture, there has been much downgrading from weather-related factors such as sprouting and bleaching.

Click here for the latest crop report.

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