The most recent crop report out of Saskatchewan ins showing that the province is doing well when it comes to seeding.

Overall seeding is progressing well, with the exception of northern regions which have seen more rainfall and as such have had slower operations.

Meghan Rosso, a Crops Extension Specialist with the Ministry of Agriculture, talks about the seeding progress.

"Producers continue to make significant progress throughout the province. Seating is now 77 per cent complete in Saskatchewan."

"The southeast is further advanced in seeding progress at 84 per cent complete. This is followed closely by the southwest at 83 per cent complete and in the northwest at 80 per cent complete. The east central and west central regions are 73 per cent and 71 per cent complete respectively. The northeast region has completed 68 per cent of their seating operations."

By crop, Saskatchewan farmers have completed the majority of work for all fields.

"Provincially, seeding progress is the furthest ahead for field peas and lentils, at 92 per cent and 91 per cent. Chickpeas and soybeans are reported at 78 per cent and 51 per cent. As we look at cereal crops, durum and spring weed are the furthest ahead at 87 per cent and 84 per cent respectively. Barley is 76 per cent, followed by oats at 67 per cent complete. As we look to oil seed crops, mustard is 78 per cent, followed by canola at 71 per cent and flax at 67 per cent complete across the province." 

Rainfall has mainly been concentrated in the northern parts of the region with isolated showers helping out other areas.

"Topsoil moisture is continuing to show improvements over previous years. Cropland topsoil moisture is 3 per cent surplus, 89 per cent adequate, and 8 per cent short. hayland topsoil moisture is 2 per cent surplus, 85 per cent adequate, and 13 per cent short. Pasture topsoil moisture is similar with 2 per cent surplus 83 per cent adequate, 13 per cent short, and 2 per cent very short."

Producers also continue to report good crop emergence across the province of the crops that have emerged. The majority are reported in excellent to good condition. 

They're also skirting any major damage though Rosso reminds producers to be vigilant.

"Crop damage was minor, with a few producers reporting light frosts in areas with excessive water, but limited crop damage. Overall, flea beetle and cutworm activity has been noted by producers, with some producers having to take control measures. In addition, some regions have observed grasshoppers hatching, but no current reports of crop damage yet."