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Saskatchewan seeding average for this time of year is 10%

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Staff writer ▼ | May 20, 2016
Seeding progress continues to rapidly advance thanks to warm and dry weather. Saskatchewan producers now have 35 percent of the crop in the ground.
Saskatchewan Agriculture
Canada   According to Saskatchewan Agriculture:
The five-year (2011-2015) seeding average for this time of year is 10 percent, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report.

Seeding is most advanced in the southwest, where producers have 58 percent of the crop seeded. Fifty-one percent of the crop is seeded in the southeast; 26 percent in the west-central region; 23 percent in the northeast; 21 percent in the northwest; and 17 percent in the east-central region.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as two percent surplus, 74 percent adequate, 21 percent short and three percent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one percent surplus, 61 percent adequate, 32 percent short and six percent very short.

Many areas of the province did not receive rain last week; however, significant rain received earlier this week in much of the province will help alleviate concerns in some areas about dry topsoil moisture conditions.