Drought slams Sask crop – report

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By D’Arce McMillian, The Western Producer, July 28, 2017 

Saskatchewan crops deteriorated again and fields are ripening quickly in dry conditions, according to the weekly Department of Agriculture crop report for July 24.

The report issues crop conditions every two weeks and this report showed deterioration, particularly in durum and lentils, given their concentration in the south where the drought is most severe.

The amount of durum rated good to excellent fell to just 21 percent, down from 43 percent in the July 10 report. Last year at this time, the good to excellent rating was 95 percent.

Spring wheat good to excellent condition was 58 percent, down 10 percentage points from 68 percent in the July 10 report. Last year, the rating was 93 percent.

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