Some crops are starting to show signs of heat stress in southern Saskatchewan — the driest area is the southwest.
The regional crop specialist in Swift Current, Kale Wilson, says some cereal crops are burning up in the heat and there is uncertainty about yield prospects.
He says crops need rain now.
“Yeah, most crops could use some rain right now,” said Wilson. “One to two inches. I don’t think anyone could turn that down”
Crops in many other areas of the province are in relatively good condition but need rain shortly.
Wheat prices have jumped over 40 dollars a ton in a week due to dry conditions in the Northern U.S. and Western Canada.