Progress is continuing at a slow pace regarding the 2015 harvest as the Ministry of Agriculture states four percent of the crop is combined with another five percent being swathed or ready for straight cut.

The ministry issued their weekly crop report Thursday morning.

It states 62 percent of fall rye, 34 percent of winter wheat, 19 percent of field peas and 17 percent of lentils are now in the bin. Six percent of canola and three per cent of mustard are swathed.  

Across the province topsoil moisture conditions vary thanks in part to mixed reports of rainfall this past seven days. Some regions report trace amounts, others have reported up to three inches. Cropland is rated as 10 percent surplus, 72 percent adequate, 17 percent short and one percent very short.  

Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as four percent surplus, 66 percent adequate, 26 percent short and four percent very short.

The estimated average dryland hay yields are as follows:

-alfalfa-0.9 (1.72) tons per acre;
-alfalfa/brome hay-1.1 (1.72) tons per acre;
-other tame hay-0.8 (1.4) tons per acre;
-wild hay-0.8 (1.26) tons per acre;
-greenfeed-1.4 (2.14) tons per acre.

The five year averages are indicated in parentheses.

The Ministry of Agriculture has a Forage, Feed and Custom Service listing for producers to advertise and source feed products. It is available here.