With the last of this week's moisture looking like it'll end today, farmers will be moving quickly to get seed in while they can.

For farmers in the southeast, they've been dealing with a lot of moisture, as snowfall was high and rains since then have been near-constant.

That's been the opposite for those on the other side of the province, with western farmers putting plenty of seed in very dry conditions.

Agrologist Edgar Hammermeister says that even at the level of individual farms, how far along anyone is can be wildly different.

"There is a high degree of variability, because of how the weather systems have come and primarily clipped the eastern part of the province. Seeding in deep southeast Saskatchewan is also varied. The closer you get to the Manitoba border, there is a limited amount of seeding done."

Hammermeister says that he's even heard that farmers in some areas near Redvers haven't been able to even start yet.

On the flip side, the west side of the province is battling dry conditions, though that has managed to put them ahead as far as the seeding rate goes.

"The west side of the province had very good seeding days but they've been seeding into dry dirt for a long time so they are desperate looking for moisture. Some systems have been going through," said Hammermeister, "There aren't too many generalized ones so some farms are fortunate and some are missing out."

Whether a farmer is waiting for some rain to drop or for their fields to dry up, every day that the seed isn't in the ground is lost potential.

"Looking ahead we're in the third week of May here and the seeding date is going to have implications on yield potential. Every day delayed seeding, for whatever reason," said Hammermeister, "is chipping away at yield and this next week is going to be really important for farmers to try and get seed in the ground."

While some crops will fare better if the growing season ends up ideal, the later seeding date could spell trouble for some other kinds of crops.

"Canola has got elasticity in its yield potential, if it senses moisture and has fertility and cooler flowering conditions, it can make up quite different," said Hammermeister, "But the cereal crops, they behave a little bit different. There's more sensitivity to the day length, and what the conditions are during till. The later we get, the more challenging that's going to be."