Crops are developing quickly due to heat and timely moisture according to the latest provincial crop report.
In some areas of the province, farmers could be harvesting in the next few weeks.
Provincial crops extension specialist Shannon Friesen said crop quality ranges from fair to excellent.
“All depending on if you’ve been lucky enough to get any moisture over the last couple of weeks, so of course in some of those drier areas, we do have more crop in fair condition, but if you receive some rain, things are looking a lot better.”
Friesen said rainfall ranged from nothing to almost three inches in the Craik and Mayfair areas.
“We did have some scattered showers last week, but a lot of that rain didn’t go where we really wanted it to go, but for the most part that southwest region, as well as the west-central region, is really looking for a lot more moisture in order to help some of those later crops fill.”
Friesen said 62% of the hay crop is cut and 19% is baled or put into silage.
“Areas that have received moisture, certainly things have improved for them, but in many cases, especially the southwest and parts of west-central, where they really haven’t received any significant rainfall over the last couple of weeks, things are not improving.”
Crop damage has also varied greatly across the province, with hail, heat and flood damage all reported around Saskatchewan this past week.