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Establishment Benefit

Crops that do not grow or adequately establish may be eligible for an establishment benefit.

Establishment Benefit Density Chart
       
Crop Not Established* Choice* Established*
HRS Wheat Less than 70 70 - 110 110+
Durum Wheat Less than 70 70 - 110 110+
Barley Less than 70 70 - 110 110+
Oats Less than 70 70 - 110 110+
Flax Less than 100 100 - 150 150+
Hybrid Canola Less than 12 12 - 40 40+
Fall Rye Less than 45 45 - 63 63+
Sunflower Less than 3 3 - 4 4+
ESRS Wheat Less than 70 70 - 110 110+
Mustard Less than 25 25 - 40 40+
Field Peas Less than 25 25 - 35 35+
Lentils Less than 30 30 - 50 50+
Canary Seed Less than 70 70 - 110 110+
SWS Wheat Less than 70 70 - 110 110+
Spring Rye Less than 70 70 - 110 110+
Triticale Less than 70 70 - 110 110+
Winter Wheat Less than 45 45 - 63 63+
Fababeans Less than 10 10 - 15 15+
Dry Beans Less than 10 10 - 20 20+
CPS Wheat Less than 70 70 - 110 110+
Coriander Less than 55 55 - 85 85+
Chickpea (Desi) Less than 25 25 - 35 35+
Chickpea (Kabuli) Less than 15 15 - 25 25+
Soybeans Less than 25 25 - 35 35+
Canola Less than 25 25 - 40 40+

*Plants/square yard
Based on the Saskatchewan Agriculture recommended plant densities and seeding rates.

Establishment Benefit for Spring Seeded Crops

To be eligible for an establishment claim there must be an area that is five acres or greater together in one piece (not scattered) per legal land description. The non-established acres must exceed the lesser of 10 acres or 10 per cent of the total acres seeded before an establishment claim is paid. Both acre conditions are to be met. Crops that fail to adequately establish or suffer significant damage due to insurable causes before June 20 are eligible for an establishment benefit, even if reported as yield-loss after June 20.

If you believe it is necessary to reseed or work down a portion of your insured crop prior to June 20, contact SCIC immediately. An adjuster must inspect those acres prior to reseeding or destroying the acres.

Insurance may be purchased on the reseeded acres even if the crop was not previously selected. If the reseeded crop was previously selected, those acres will continue to be insured. To be eligible for insurance, reseeded crops must abide by SCIC’s seeding deadlines.

Spring Establishment Benefit for Fall-Seeded Crops

Crops seeded by September 30 and insured for yield‑loss by March 31 of the following year, will be covered for spring related establishment losses that are not winterkill related. Yield-loss coverage will be denied if fall-seeded acres are grazed in the fall, or in the spring, prior to June 10. Contact your customer service office if grazing or cutting your fall‑seeded acres for feed after June 10.

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