No rain was reported in southeast Saskatchewan last week, which was appreciated by producers who still have acres left to seed.  

The warm days with no rain allowed many fields to dry out, and 86 percent of the crop has now been seeded. This is up from 64 percent last week, but still behind the five-year average of 99 percent.  

It was reported that if the weather remains warm and dry, it will only take another seven to 10 days to complete seeding. 

In the southeast, 36 percent of the fall cereal crops are in the jointing stage and four percent are in the shotblade stage, while eight percent of the spring cereals are tillering, 37 percent of canola and mustard is emerging and five percent is in the seedling stage, along with eleven percent of flax in the seedling stage. When it comes to pulse crops, 51 percent are emerging and 19 percent are in the vegetative stage.

Cropland is rated as 12 percent surplus, 81 percent adequate, six percent short, and one percent very short. Hay and pasture land topsoil moisture is rated as three percent surplus, 88 percent adequate, seven percent short, and one percent very short. 

Most crop damage was due to strong winds, flea beetles, grasshoppers, and frost.