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Seeding wrapping up in Sask. after much-needed rainfall
Published Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:33AM CST
Seeding is wrapping up in Saskatchewan, according to the latest weekly provincial crop report.
Producers have put 99 per cent of the crop in the ground, ahead of the five-year average of 97 per cent for this time of year.
The northwest region is the furthest behind, with 97 per cent seeded. Across the province, there are still a few fields of oats and barley, as well as some greenfeed and silage, left to be seeded.
The report says much-needed rainfall this week will help replenish topsoil moisture and allow crops to advance, especially in the south, where conditions had been dry.
Overall crop development is said to have improved with the warm and wet weather. However, crops in many areas have been damaged by persistent winds, pests, localized flooding, hail and a lack of moisture this past week.