By Top Crop Manager
Aug. 4, 2015 - Topsoil moisture conditions have greatly improved in much of Saskatchewan, thanks to heavy rains early last week, according to the province's latest crop report. Rainfall ranged from small amounts to well over four inches in some areas.
Provincially, topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as seven per cent surplus, 62 per cent adequate, 25 per cent short and six per cent very short.
Crops are ripening quickly, and the majority remains in poor-to-good condition. Harvest is just beginning in some parts of the province, with pulses being desiccated and some winter cereal and pulse crops being combined. Wind, hail, localized flooding and lack of rain have caused some crop damage this week.