Down south producers have 17 per-cent of the 2017 crop in the bin in the west and 11 per-cent in the east.
Province wide seven per-cent of the crop has been harvested this year.
The five year average for this week is just four per-cent.
The exteremly dry conditions can be blamed for the early harvest in the south, some producers have been in the field since late July in southern Saskatchewan.
Recently there has also been an increased population of diamondback months.
Shannon Friesen, a Cropping Management Specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture says the pests have been isolated to certain areas of the province.
“We have head that there is more pockets in the province, certainly in our canola areas. We have heard reports of high outbreaks in the Rosetown and Elrose area, as well as Moose Jaw and even around Yorkton,” Friesen said.
Crop damage came from a variety of reasons this past week, including hail, localized flooding in the northwest, and dry conditions down south.