Saskatchewan farmers have made great harvest progress during the past week.
Provincial crops specialist Shannon Friesen says 16 percent of the crop is in the bin, up from 5 percent last week and well ahead of the long-term average of 7 percent.
Friesen says harvest is most advanced in the southwest at 31 percent, followed by the southeast at 24 percent.
Combining is least advanced in the northwest at 1 percent.
Friesen says topsoil moisture have worsened significantly in the past week and is rated 25 percent adequate, 44 percent short and 31 percent very short.
She says yields vary greatly, depending on the moisture received in the past few months.
Friesen notes many southern and central areas have not received significant rainfall in close to two months.
Pasture conditions are currently rated as 17 percent good, 28 percent fair, 29 percent poor and 26 percenty very poor.
Friesen says some livestock producers will be scrambling to secure feed supplies for the coming winter.
Friesen says the majority of crop damage this past week was due to lack of moisture and high temperatures.
Some areas in the province received frost, although damage is expected to be minimal as crops were already well advanced.