Seeding operations in southeast Saskatchewan are well behind the five-year average as rainfall had producers halt filed activity last week.

The latest crop report shows that 64 percent of the crop has now been seeded in the region compared with the five-year average of 95 percent. Most seeded fields are in the west half of the region while many fields in the east half are still too wet to work in.

In the southeast, 89 percent of the lentil acres, 85 percent of the field peas, 74 percent of the canary seed, 72 percent of the durum, 64 percent of the spring wheat, 57 percent of the canola, 54 percent of the barley and 36 percent of the oats have been seeded to date. 

Last week the Moosomin area reported the most rainfall at 92 mm, the Stoughton area 89 mm, the Bienfait area 65 mm, and the Weyburn area 15 mm.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 32 percent surplus, 63 percent adequate, three percent short, and two percent very short. Hay and pasture land topsoil moisture are rated as eight percent surplus, 84 percent adequate, seven percent short, and one percent very short.

Most crops across the region are rated to be in excellent to good condition.