PREECEVILLE - Producers have made great seeding progress this week and the region has 21 per cent seeded. This is ahead of last year of 13 per cent and behind the five-year average of 33 per cent seeded.
Field peas and durum are both 52 per cent seeded and are leading the overall seeding progress. Barley is 36 per cent, lentils 34 per cent and spring wheat 31 per cent seeded. Flax is the furthest from completion with only 2 per cent in the ground.
There were no significant rain events this past week in the east-central region of Saskatchewan. The Esterhazy and Craik areas received 18 mm of rain this past week. Other parts of the east-central region received trace amounts of rain.
Cropland topsoil moisture conditions is 83 per cent adequate while hay and pasture land is at 80 per cent adequate. Fourteen per cent of topsoil moisture is short in both.
Producers are busy spraying when not working with cattle or seeding. Producers are concerned regarding potential dry spells impacting soil moisture levels and are hoping for rain soon.