Seeding reaches 98 percent across Saskatchewan

Seeding is virtually complete across Saskatchewan according to the latest crop report.

Provincial crops extension specialist Matt Struthers says 98 percent of the crop is in the ground.

He says some small portions of the southeast will likely go unseeded due to excess moisture.

Rainfall was widespread across the province during the past week.

Much of the Western regions will need more rain and some areas had hail.

Its too early to determine the extent of hail damage.

The most rain was north of Rosetown, at over 125 millimeters.

Biggar had 69 millimeters, Dinsmore 65, Bienfait and Rhein had 41 millimeters.

Topsoil moisture is rated seven percent surplus, 65 percent adequate, 19 percent short and nine percent very short.

Crop conditions mostly range from fair to good.

Most crop damage this week was from drought, flooding, insects (flea beetles, grasshoppers and cutworms) gophers, hail and wind.

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