The rainy conditions in southeast Saskatchewan this past week have prevented producers from getting into their fields.
Currently, 17 percent of the crop is in the ground, which is well behind the five-year average of 60 percent for this time of year. 27 percent of the durum acres, 26 percent of the field peas, 21 percent of the lentil, 13 percent of the barley, and 10 percent of the spring wheat is now in the ground.
The region received a large amount of rain. Estevan received 120 mm, the Weyburn area received 92 mm, the Moosomin and Wilcox areas 75 mm, the Indian Head area 62 mm, and the Marquis area 29 mm. This precipitation continues to delay producers from seeding, but should greatly benefit pasture and hay lands in the region.
Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 15 percent surplus, 65 percent adequate, nine percent short, and eleven percent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture are rated as 81 percent adequate, eleven percent short and eight percent very short. Producers are now waiting for their fields to dry out and resume seeding, some producers are harrowing their fields to attempt to dry them out faster.
In the Weyburn area, there is a good chance of showers today and this evening, and a slight chance of rain tomorrow.