Seeding in Saskatchewan progressing
By Government of Saskatchewan
May 30, 2013 - Great strides were made in seeding progress this week with 67 per cent of the 2013 crop now seeded, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report. The five-year (2008-2012) average for this time of year is approximately 70 per cent seeded.
All regions of the province made significant headway this week: 67 per cent of the crop is seeded in the southeast; 85 per cent in the southwest; 51 per cent in the northeast; 69 per cent in the northwest; 60 per cent in the east-central area; and 65 per cent in the west-central area.
Seeding was temporarily halted in some regions over the weekend as the majority of the province received rainfall. The Coronach and Humboldt areas received the most rainfall with more than two inches.
Provincially, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 13 per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and six per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as seven per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate, 11 per cent short and one per cent very short.
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