Saskatchewan farmers have started 2017 seeding operations in a few areas.
Provincial crops analyst Shannon Friesen says seeding is limited to a few small pockets in the southwest.
She expects some seeding in the next few days in the southeast but planting won’t be general for a week or more.
“Pulses, at the moment, certainly will be some of the first crops to go in,” said Friesen. “Canola acres will likely be up this year, mostly due to good prices. And, of course, canola can handle a lot of moisture. Cereals will probably be about the same, but we will see some increase in durum.”
However, Friesen anticipates a drop in durum acreage due to disease problems last year.
She estimates one-million acres of crop remains to be combined over the next few weeks across Saskatchewan.