Crops are improving across Saskatchewan according to the latest crop report.
Provincial crops analyst Daphne Cruise says some areas received rain during the past week, but many parts of the southwest remain extremely dry.
Cruise says hay yields are expected to be lower than average and pastures will have reduced carrying capacity into the summer months in dry areas.
She adds the majority of crop damage this past week was due to lack of moisture and cutworms.
Topsoil moisture is rated 4 percent surplus, 67 percent adequate, 24 percent short and 5 percent very short.
She says most Saskatchewan crops are close to normal development.