Dry and sunny weather during the past week has resulted in good seeding progress in many areas of the province, however, a late spring is still weighing on the total acres seeded to date, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report. Provincially, only 8% of crop has been seeded, versus 22% this time last year.
Crop reporters indicate that seeding progress is at 29 per cent in the southwest; four per cent in the southeast; three per cent in the northwest; less than one per cent in the northeast; two per cent in the east-central region and three per cent in the west-central region.
Minimal precipitation was reported in most areas this past week, which allowed fields to dry and seeding to progress. The five-year seeding progress average at this time of year is 16 per cent.
Provincially, cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 24 per cent surplus, 71 per cent adequate and five per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is 16 per cent surplus, 75 per cent adequate and nine per cent short.
Farmers are busy seeding and fencing. Most areas are a week to a couple of weeks behind and producers are hoping for warm weather to dry wet fields.
Read the full crop report, including details for each region, here.