Saskatchewan Crop Report to May 6

Seeding has just started in Saskatchewan, though most acres seeded are concentrated in the southwest and west-central parts of the province.That’s according to the first crop report of the season, current to May 6,

The vast majority of farmers are still waiting for the land to dry out and the snow to fully disappear.

According to this week’s provincial crop report, cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 40 per cent surplus, 58 per cent adequate and two per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is 28 per cent surplus, 68 per cent adequate and four per cent short.

Last year at this time, five per cent of the 2012 crop had been seeded, and some regions received over 100 mm of precipitation, delaying seeding operations.

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