Saskatchewan farmers made good harvest progress last week with the return of warm and dry weather.
Provincial crops analyst Shannon Friesen says 89 percent of the crop is in the bin, up from 78 percent last week and ahead of the five year average of 82 percent.
Harvest ranges from 98 percent in the southwest to 69 percent in the northwest.
Friesen says some crops have been taken off tough and placed in aeration bins.
Farmers in many areas welcomed the moisture to help replenish the topsoil.
However, warm, dry weather is now needed to wrap up harvest.
Rainfall ranged from a trace to 92 millimeters in the Kenaston area, while the southwest had snow.
Topsoil moisture is greatly improved but more will be needed.
Topsoil moisture is rated five percent surplus, 39 percent adequate, 43 percent short and 13 percent very short.
Crop yield estimates remain about average, although there is a wide range, depending on time of seeding and moisture.
Some eastern and northern areas have higher than average yields but production in the south and central area was affected by the hot dry summer.
Quality is above average with 74 percent of the spring wheat number one, 23 percent number two and three percent number 3.
The majority of crop damage this past week was due to localized flooding, frost, strong winds, lack of moisture and wildlife like deer and geese.
SaskPower had five more reports of farm machinery contacting power lines, bringing the total for September to 28.
Farmers are urged to use extreme caution around power lines.