Saskatchewan weather conditions run the gamut
By Top Crop Manager
May 21, 2015 - Dry weather this past week allowed producers to make significant seeding progress across Saskatchewan.
Sixty-four per cent of the 2015 crop is now seeded, according to the Saskatchewan Agriculture Crop Report. The five-year (2010-2014) average for this time of year is 24 per cent seeded.
Precipitation varied across the province, ranging from nil to 49 mm. Cool, dry weather has delayed germination and crop development in many areas. Frost was reported in many areas and producers are assessing damage at this time, while hoping for warm weather.
Some areas have reported wet conditions resulting in machinery getting stuck and some access roads being impassable. Other areas are hoping for rain to recharge the top soil that is getting too dry.