Rainfall and cool weather in some parts of the province last week has halted field work and pushed back the start of seeding. The east-central and southeastern regions received the greatest amount of precipitation, with some areas recording between 20 and 42 mm since April 10. Many of these areas are experiencing very wet field conditions.
Most crop districts are reporting that the majority of crop land has adequate topsoil moisture; however, there are many acres of crop land around Yorkton with surplus topsoil moisture.
A majority of crop districts are reporting adequate hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions, with some areas in a surplus situation.
In most crop districts, livestock producers have adequate or surplus supplies of livestock feed.
Farmers are busy calving, cleaning grain, applying pre-emergent soil herbicides and working the fields.
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