Scattered showers across Saskatchewan this past week improved many fields according to the latest provincial crop report.
Crop extension specialist Daphne Cruise says most crops are rated in good condition and at a normal stage of development.
She says parts of the dry southwest received much-needed moisture, with some receiving 50 to 70 millimeters of rain.
But she says some parts of the southwest and west central areas need more moisture and production will suffer.
Cruise says the majority of crop loss this past week was due to lack of moisture and cutworms.
Topsoil moisture is rated 2 percent surplus, 64 percent adequate, 30 percent short and four percent very short.
Haying is 5 percent cut and 2 percent baled or put into silage.
Hay quality is rated 8 percent excellent, 44 percent good, 38 percent fair and 10 percent poor.
Hay yield in the southwest and west-central areas are expected to be lower than average due to dry conditions.
As well, pastures are expected to have reduced carrying capacity going into the summer months due to dryness.