Harvest has reached the two-thirds mark in the Regina district and yields definitely are a surprise.
Agriculture minister Lyle Stewart says crop yields are generally better than most farmers expected.
He says crops survived on soil moisture reserves but soil moisture could become an issue next year and he hopes there is no repeat of the two year drought of 1987-88.
“We went into the spring bone-dry,” Stewart said. “It was the biggest drought in my memory. Probably in living history in this province.”
This year is the driest in the Regina area since 1894.