Saskatchewan farmers made good seeding progress this past week according to the latest crop report.
Seeding is at 81 percent across the province, up from 60 percent last week and in-line with the five year average.
Seeding is most advanced in the southeast at 95 percent, followed by the southwest at 94 percent, 80 percent in central Saskatchewan, 76 percent in the northwest and 43 percent in the northeast.
A slow moving weather system brought significant rainfall to many areas of the northern grainbelt, but missed much of the central and southern regions.
Nipawin had 65 millimeters of rain.
Fields in the north are very wet, while many fields in other parts of the grainbelt need rain to help crops germinate and emerge.
Cropland topsoil moisture is rated 11 percent surplus, 75 percent adequate, 12 percent short and two percent very short.
Overall, crops are fair to excellent, but crop emergence has been delayed by cool weather and dry field conditions.
The majority of crop damage this week was caused by strong winds, frost, hail, localized flooding and lack of moisture.
Flea beetles and cutworms have been reported in canola crops, and some fields have had to be re-seeded.
SaskPower says there have been 91 incidents of farm equipment coming in contact with power poles or lines in May, including 15 last week.
Farmers are urged to to be especially careful when using equipment around power lines.