Seeding slightly ahead of five year provincial average in Saskatchewan

By Brian Konrad
May 3, 2019 - 10:53am

REGINA, SK. — The southwest corner of Saskatchewan benefited from needed moisture last week.
 
Shaunavon got the most, with 73 mm listed in the first weekly crop report by the Saskatchewan ministry of agriculture.
 
However, the snow that fell with the rain did create challenging calving conditions for livestock producers.
 
Cropland topsoil moisture in the district is now rated at 67 per cent adequate.  Hayland and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 57 per cent adequate.
 
Across the province, producers have seeded 5 per cent of this years crop, compared to a five year average of 3 per cent completion.