Little to no rainfall was reported across the province. Topsoil moisture conditions are relatively unchanged over the last few weeks. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus, 65 per cent adequate, 28 per cent short and five per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 56 per cent adequate, 35 per cent short and eight per cent very short.
The majority of crop damage this past week was due to lodging, bleaching and sprouting. Geese and other wildlife continue to feed on swathed crops, while some standing crops have shelled out. Producers are completing fall work such as putting down fertilizer, working fields, fixing fences and hauling bales.
This is the last weekly Crop Report for the season. There will be a final Crop Report released on November 8, 2018, to capture any additional harvest progress and to summarize the crop year.
A complete, printable version of the Crop Report is available online at http://www.saskatchewan.ca/crop-report.