Spring seeding across southeast Saskatchewan is nearing completion, according to the latest crop report from the province.
Rain was welcome for most of the region, and the crops, hayland, and pastures are in good condition. The Bienfait and Moosomin areas received 41 mm of rain. No major flooding was reported, and the water was reported to have absorbed into the soil nicely.
Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as eight percent surplus, 85 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, eight percent short, and one percent very short.
In the southeast, 55 percent of fall cereals, 38 percent of spring cereals, 35 percent of oilseed crops, and 48 percent of pulse crops are at their normal stages of development for this time of year.
Crop conditions range from good to fair in the region, with the majority of crop damage being caused by minor flooding, insects, frost, and hail.