The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) has extended winterkill insurance coverage to September 30th when seeding fall rye and winter wheat. This is welcome news to producers as changes in seeding practices and adoption of later maturing varieties presented challenges to meet the September 15th crop insurance deadline.
To encourage producers to increase seeded acreage of winter cereals and taking advantage of research showing the success of later seeding dates on winter wheat viability, the Directors of the Saskatchewan Winter Cereals Development Commission (SWCDC) worked with the SCIC to extend the insurance window. This is effective for the 2019 season.
SWCDC continues to fund research into extending fall seeding dates. Using levy funds and funding from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture ADOPT program, field trials at Redvers (South East Research Farm) and Swift Current (Wheatland Conservation Area) are evaluating seeding dates into late October.
For more information see the SCIC website (https://www.saskcropinsurance.com/ci/)
For more information on the SWCDC ADOPT seeding trials, see the Research Tab.
Crop Insurance is a Business Risk Management program supported through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.