Saskatchewan farmers making progress on seeding

By Brian Konrad
June 1, 2017 - 11:42am

REGINA, Sk. - Farmers in southwestern Saskatchewan have made up for a slow start, and are now ahead of the 5 year average for seeding.
 
94 per cent of the crop is now in the ground, well ahead of the 5 year average of 88 per cent.
 
Strong winds continue to dry out top soil in the region, and Saskatchewan Agriculture says significant rain is needed soon to help crops germinate and emerge and pastures to grow.
 
Overall, emerged crops are in fair-to-excellent condition. 
 
 

Harvest starts early in southwest Saskatchewan