Saskatchewan crops are rated poor to good in this week’s provincial crop report.
Provincial crops analyst Brent Flaten says harvest is just beginning in some parts of the province.
He says significant rainfall is needed in most regions to help replenish topsoil and fill out crops.
Some areas received rain this past week but many southern and central areas remain very dry.
Crops are ripening quickly.
The majority of crop damage this week is due to hot weather, strong winds, hail and localized flooding.
There are reports of problems with grasshoppers, aphids and diamond back moths.
With the dry weather, the application deadline for water development projects has been extended past August first to September 30th.
Haying is now at 74 percent with no second cut expected this year.
Hay is expected to be in short supply this year in some areas.