Seeding considered complete in Saskatchewan
By Top Crop Manager
June 28, 2013, Regina, SK - Seeding is considered complete in Saskatchewan, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report. The majority of crops are in fair to excellent condition, despite large amounts of rain received in many areas of the province.
Sixty per cent of the winter cereals, 57 per cent of the spring cereals, 51 per cent of oilseeds and 61 per cent of pulse crops are at their normal developmental stages for this time of year.
Heavy rains have caused some damage this week; warm weather is needed to dry fields up and advance crops. In-crop spraying operations have been delayed for most producers due to excess moisture.
Across the province, topsoil moisture on crop land is rated as 30 per cent surplus, 68 per cent adequate and 2 per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 19 per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate and 3 per cent short.