The latest crop report from the Saskatchewan ministry of agriculture says seeding is advancing rapidly across the province.
51 per-cent of the crop has been planted, well ahead of the five year average of 28 per-cent for this time of year.
Seeding ranges from 70 per-cent in the southwest, 60 per-cent in the southeast, 56 per-cent in the northwest, 53 per-cent in west central regions, 30 per-cent in east-central areas and 29 per-cent in the
Topsoil moisture conditions have greatly improved in many areas due to last week’s rain but some areas will still need rain in coming weeks to improve crop germination.
Cropland topsoil moisture is rated six per-cent surplus, 77 per-cent adequate, 13 per-cent short and four per-cent very short.
Rainfall last week ranged from a trace to nearly four inches or 100 millimeters.
Frost struck some areas last week, but the crop report says damage appears to be minimal as most crops have not yet emerged.