Seeding across Sask reaches 86 percent

Despite rainy weather Saskatchewan farmers completed more seeding during the past week.

The latest crop report says seeding is at 86 percent, up from 74 percent last week.

Seeding ranges from 91 percent in the southwest to 77 percent in east-central Saskatchewan.

There was steady rain during the past week, with Limerick receiving the most with 116 millimeters, followed by Indian Head at 108 millimeters and Odessa at 100 millimeters.

The rain is welcome to help crop and pasture growth.

Topsoil moisture is rated 6 percent surplus, 80 percent adequate, 11 percent short and 3 percent very short.

Pastures are rated 17 percent good, 39 percent fair, 34 percent poor and 10 percent very poor.

Earlier seeded crops are showing good emergence with most crops at normal in development.

Some crops are behind due to unusually cool spring weather and limited moisture.

Most of the crop damage this past week was due to strong winds, light frosts, limited moisture and flea beetles.


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