The latest provincial crop report says seeding operations are nearing completion across Saskatchewan.
Seeding is at 94 percent, up from 81 percent last week and slightly ahead of the 5 year average.
Seeding is at 98 percent in the southwest and southeast, while the northwest is at 88 percent and the northeast at 84 percent.
The provincial crop report says a significant rain is needed in much of the province to help crops germinate and replenish soil moisture.
Topsoil moisture conditions are deteriorating in many parts of the southern grainbelt due to persistent strong winds and lack of moisture.
There are concerns in the southeast about crop and hay yields if rain is not received soon.
Provincially, cropland topsoil moisture is rated five percent surplus, 65 percent adequate, 26 percent short and four percent very short.
Crop development is behind normal for this time of year.
The majority of crop damage this past week was due to strong winds, lack of moisture, frost and insects like flea beetles and cutworms.
SaskPower says there were 132 incidents of farm equipment coming in contact with power poles or lines this year, including 109 in May.
Farmers are urged to use extreme caution around power lines.