Farmers in Lloydminster and Saskatchewan are making progress on harvesting last year’s crop and planting this year’s.
Eight per cent of fields has been seeded in the northwest of the province which includes Lloydminster. Seeding across the province is up seven per cent with 18 per cent of Saskatchewan fields seeded.
Progress is still below the five year average of 25 per cent as rain and snow in some regions caused delays. The northern and eastern regions of the province received some snow this week with the highest amount of precipitation occurring in the Prince Albert area.
Moisture conditions did not change much between this week as cropland topsoil moisture was rated as five per cent surplus, 84 per cent adequate and 11 per cent short. Hay and pasture land topsoil moisture was rated as three per cent surplus, 75 per cent adequate, 20 per cent short and two per cent very short.
The province says cold temperatures throughout the province have prevented many farmers from spraying herbicides this week but farmers will continue seeding and applying fertilizer within the next week or two.