Seeding reaches 38 percent across Sask

Seeding is rapidly moving ahead across the Saskatchewan grainbelt.

Provincial crops extension specialist Matt Struthers says seeding up from 9 percent last week to 38 percent.

The five year average is 22 percent.

Seeding ranges from 56 percent in the southwest to 22 percent in northeast Saskatchewan.

The southwest saw some good precipitation with Admiral receiving the largest amount at 25 millimeters, followed by Shaunavon and Rockglen at 20 millimeters.

Cropland topsoil moisture rating dropped slighted with 31 percent adequate, 45 percent short and 23 percent very short.

Dry conditions are raising concern about wildfires and several RM’s have issued fire bans.

Farmers are being reminded to be extremely careful when operating machinery that have the potential to spark or get very hot.


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