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Harvest slowed by wet and cool week in Sask.
Published Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:15AM CST
Wet and cool weather in Saskatchewan has slowed harvest in the province this week.
According to the province’s weekly crop report, 68 per cent of crop is now in the bin, still ahead of the five-year average of 64 per cent.
There was significant rainfall in most of the province this past week, and some areas saw up to 15 centimetres of snow.
Harvest is most advanced in the southwestern portion of the province at 88 per cent combined. It is least advanced in the northwestern region at 27 per cent combined.
Topsoil moisture conditions have improved due to rain and snow. The majority of crop damage this week was due to lodging. Rain and snow also caused quality loss.