Harvest is picking up momentum in southeast Saskatchewan.  

According to the latest crop report from the Ministry of Agriculture, 33 percent of the crop is now in the bin, which is still behind the five-year average of 53 percent.  

Crops that were delayed are now ripening quickly as the weather continues to be hot and dry across the region.  

There was little precipitation last week, allowing for uninterrupted harvest activities. 

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as four percent surplus, 76 percent adequate, 17 percent short, and three percent very short. Hay and pasture land topsoil moisture is rated as two percent surplus, 68 percent adequate, 28 percent short and two percent very short.   

Producers are busy combining, baling straw, moving cattle, and hauling bales. Many producers are expecting average or better than average yields this year.