Thanks to good seeding conditions, producers in the province made up for lost time in previous weeks. The weekly crop report from the government of Saskatchewan says 35 per cent of the crop is in the ground which is above the five year average of 32 per cent by this time of year.
Seeding is currently most advanced in the southeast where 49 per cent of the crop is in the ground. Closer to Saskatoon, 21 per cent of the crop is seeded as a few rain showers resulted in seeding delays. Many areas in the region recorded more than 10mm of rain, with Langham receiving 15mm.
The topsoil moisture is rated as 74 per cent adequate and 26 per cent short.
As for the Prince Albert region, 32 per cent of the crop in the ground and the region saw little to no rainfall although the Nipawin area has recorded the most rain in the region, receiving 27mm since April 1st.
The topsoil moisture in the area is 71 per cent adequate and 29 per cent short.
Provincially topsoil moisture on cropland is 3 per cent surplus, 67 per cent adequate, 25 per cent short and five per cent very short. As for hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 2 per cent surplus, 55 per cent adequate, 31 per cent short and 12 per cent very short.
The Swift Current area received the most rainfall in province with 9.5mm over the last week.
A complete, printable version of the Crop Report is available online at