Harvest is advancing rapidly across Saskchewan due to mostly hot dry weather.
Provincial crops analyst Shannon Friesen says combining is at 5 percent, ahead of the usual 3 percent for this time of year.
Harvest ranges from 10 percent in the southwest to less than 1 percent in the north.
She says yields are wide ranging, depending on summer rain.
Last week’s hot weather will likely have an impact on crops.
She says there may be an impact on yield and quality with shrunken seeds.
Friesen says there are reports of stubble and combine fires in several areas due to extremely dry conditions.
Topsoil moisture conditions have worsened with 31 percent adequate, 44 percent short and 25 percent very short.
Friesen says most crop damage this past week was due to lack of moisture, wind and extreme temperatures.