Harvest well ahead of five-year average

Prolonged lack of moisture and warm temperatures have caused crops to ripen fast

Leaves are starting to turn colours as fall approaches and frost warnings have been
issued a few times this past week. Sunny skies and warm weather will keep harvest on schedule for the next few weeks.

Crossroads Staff

Farmers in the west central and southwestern parts of the province are making progress with harvest, and both areas are well ahead of their five-year averages.

According to the latest crop report from Saskatchewan Agriculture, 23 per cent of the crop is in the bin in the west central region, and that is well ahead of the five-year average of eight per cent for this time of year. Kindersley, Eston, Major, Rosetown, Kerrobert, Macklin, Wilkie, Biggar and Outlook are in the west central region.

In the southwestern region, the harvest is moving along quickly with 46 per cent of the crop in the bin. Producers in southwestern Saskatchewan are even further ahead of the five-year average of 24 per cent completion for this time of year. Elrose, Kyle and Leader are in the southwestern region.

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