Seeding reaches 99 percent complete across Saskatchewan

The latest Saskatchewan crop report says seeding is virtually complete across the province at 99 percent.

Seeding is ahead of the 5 year average of 97 percent for this date.

Some areas of the province received rain, particularly the northern grainbelt.

In the South, there were localized showers with amounts from 2 to 12 millimeters.

Topsoil moisture conditions have deteriorated with cropland rated 56 percent adequate, 40 percent short and 4 percent very short.

Dry conditions continue to delay pasture growth and delayed emergence of some crops like canola and flax.

12 percent of fall planted cereal crops are heading, while 50 percent of spring cereals are emerging.

The majority of crop damage this week was due to strong winds, dry soil and insects.

Some farmers are reseeding due to flea beetle and cutworm damage.

Farmers are busy spraying for weed and insect control.

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