Crops in West Central Saskatchewan affected by the monsoon-like rains are in mostly caught in a wait-and-see mode to completely evaluate whether the crop is a total write off, or otherwise. West Central Online talked with our regional crop specilist John Ippolito about the current condition of crops in the area, and when producers would be able to tell if their crop could bounce back, or was too far-gone to make a comeback. John told West Central Online that only a few sporadic fields in the Rosetown-Elrose-Sovereign regions that have been hit the hardest by rains, and have dense soil textures, are pretty well at the write off state.
John also stated the lentil crops in the region have been the hardest hit and are most likely to be considered without hope of any sort of a comeback. Outside of Lentil crops in the Rosetown-Elrose-Sovereign region, most seem to be doing ok, but are very much in a wait-and-see mode to properly access whether there is going to be damaged crops or whether, with some favorable weather, things will flourish. Disease surveys will not start for approximately another week, even in the hardest hit regions.
For the full audio interview with John Ippolito, click below!