HUMBOLDT - Producers in the northeast have been busy seeding this past week and have 35 per cent of this year’s crop in the ground. This is ahead of the five-year average of 29 per cent. Early seeded crops have also begun to emerge.
Seventy per cent of field peas, 57 per cent of spring wheat is in the ground. Fourty-six per cent of durum made in durum, 26 per cent of oats and 27 per cent of barley has been planted. Flax is the crop furthest from being complete, with 5 per cent of the crop being seeded.
There was no significant rain this week in the northeast, with seven mm being recorded in Torch River and Carrot River. The rest of the area received only trace amounts of rain.
Topsoil moisture is still mainly adequate for the northeast. Cropland topsoil moisture is at 80 per cent adequate and 18 per cent short. Hay and pasture land is 75 per cent adequate and 23 per cent short.
Producers are busy applying herbicides and moving cattle while also making progress with seeding. Many producers in this region are hoping for rain soon and are cautiously watching moisture levels.