Just over one per cent of the 2019 crop is swathed or ready to straight-cut, and less than one per cent is combined, as harvest operations get underway in Saskatchewan.
Southern regions are furthest along, with one per cent of the crop combined. Rain in the last week delayed harvest operations, with rainfall ranging from trace amounts to 82 millimetres in the Pense area.
Officials said the recent rain might cause downgrading and quality issues in pulse crops.
Producers in other regions have less than one per cent of the crop in the bins and most farmers expect to start their harvest in the coming weeks, officials said.
Of the crops that have been harvested across Saskatchewan, 17 per cent of the fall rye, 14 per cent of the winter wheat, three per cent of the field peas and one per cent of the lentils are now in the bins.
Cropland moisture is rated at three per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate, 17 per cent short and two per cent very short.
Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture are rated at one per cent surplus, 72 per cent adequate, 25 per cent short and two per cent very short.
Hay yields are reported to be below average across the province, officials said.
Saskatchewan Agriculture estimates average dryland hay yields at 0.9 tons per acre for alfalfa, one ton per acre for alfalfa/bromegrass, 0.8 tons per acre for other tame hay, 0.7 tons per acre for wild hay and 1.8 tons per acre for greenfeed.
For irrigated hay yields, estimates are 2.4 tons per acre for alfalfa, 2.2 tons per acre for alfalfa/bromegrass, 1.9 tons per acre for other tame hay, 1.2 tons per acre for wild hay and 3.2 tons per acre for greenfeed.
Crop damage in the last week was caused by localized flooding and strong winds, Saskatchewan Agriculture reported.
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