Dry, hot conditions are coming in at the perfect time for farmers, who are hoping desiccation is quick so they'll have more time for harvest.

For those on the western side of the province that's already come, while the eastern regions are hoping to get past the moist soils that came in during the spring.

That's led to a very uneven harvest percentage in the latest Saskatchewan crop report, with numbers varying wildly.

Provincial Crop Specialist Matthew Struthers details the disparity that's been seen in those numbers.

"The southwest Is at 45% of their crop in the bin, the west-central with 19%, the southeast with 6%, east-central with 4%, and the northern regions with about 1%. Still, a lot more work to be done out there, and with a few more weeks of hot, dry weather like we're having the other regions should be following suit and starting more harvesting regions soon."

Overall, the province is at 16% complete, up from 5% last week, which is on par with the five-year average.

There's also a big difference between crops, with many late-seeded crops barely starting across the province.

"Right now we've seen 63 per cent of the winter wheat, 36 per cent of the fall rye, 52 per cent of the lentils, 43 per cent of the field pea, 30 per cent of the durum, 6 per cent of the spring wheat, and 3 per cent of the canola be combined so far in the province. That's mainly the southwest and west central regions there," said Struthers, "With a little bit of the southeast contributing."

Northern regions are still seeing a good bit of rain come down, which should hamper progress further in those areas.

Moisture levels in crop and pastureland have dropped as a whole, which is to be expected as crops dry out.

Damage has been minimal this week, with the exception of grasshopper damage which has been a persistent nuisance in fields. Many other fields are still recovering from earlier hail damage.