Provincial Crop Report: seeding complete, but rain slows development

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The majority of spring seeding is complete across the province according to the latest provincial crop report for the period of June 17 to 23.

Seeding is complete in all areas, but farmers may still seed greenfeed crops in the southestern and east-central parts of the province, provided they have enough time.

Heavy rains did delay seeding a bit this year, resulting in delayed development and surplus moisture conditions.

According to the report, 61 per cent of oilseed crops are behind development, compared with 55 per cent of spring cereals and 49 per cent of pulses.

Meanwhile, 37 per cent of the cropland in the province has surplus moisture conditions.  Only two per cent of cropland is rated short.  Hay land and pasture moisture conditions are slightly drier, with 24 per cent listed as surplus, and four per cent reporting short.

Crop spraying is also on hold thanks to the wet conditions.  The crop report says there has been some crop damage due to flooding, but neither the amount of damage and nor the areas affected are listed.

Geographic location: Saskatchewan

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