Seeding is virtually complete across Saskatchewan.
Provincial crops analyst Shannon Friesen says seeding is at 99 percent, up from 94 percent a week ago.
She says this week’s widespread rainfall was fantastic for the dry southern grainbelt.
She says the much-needed rain will help replenish topsoil moisture and allow crops to advance.
Topsoil moisture is rated seven percent surplus, 52 percent adequate, 35 percent short and six percent very short.
Friesen says some parts of the northwest and northeast will not be seeded due to excess moisture.
Many crops are at the normal stage of development and are rated fair to excellent.
Wind, cutworms, flea beetles, local flooding, hail and dryness all caused some crop damage during the past week.
She says SaskPower reports 149 incidents of farm equipment contacting power lines or poles this spring, including 19 incidents in June.
Farmers are advised to use caution around power lines.