In the first crop report of the season, provincial crops analyst Shannon Friesen estimates seeding at one percent across Saskatchewan.
She says seeding is behind the average of six percent for this date because of cool wet weather this spring and will not be general for quite some time.
“Likely not for several more weeks,” said Friesen. “Simply because our fields are very wet in order to get equipment in. We’ve heard many reports of equipment getting stuck. And, of course, we still have quite a bit of harvest to finish up as well.”
Seeding is at three percent in the southeast and two percent in the southwest.
Friesen says there is little, if any, seeding in other parts of the province.
She adds one million acres of crop from last fall remain to be harvested in Saskatchewan, most in the northeast and west central parts of the grainbelt.