Seeding is essentially complete in the province; however, crop reporters are indicating that some producers are still looking at seeding some early maturing crops and greenfeed. Haying has begun in some areas of the province.
Varying amounts of precipitation were received this past week, with some west-central areas receiving over 60 mm of rainfall. Strong winds and wet fields are delaying in-crop pest control operations.
Across the province, cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 30 per cent surplus, 69 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 17 per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and two per cent short.
Seventy-nine per cent of the fall cereals, 58 per cent of the spring cereals, 52 per cent of the oilseeds and 68 per cent of the pulses are at their normal stage of development for this time of year. The majority of crops are in fair to good condition. Most crop damage is due to flooding, crop pests and hail.
Farmers are busy controlling weeds and crop diseases, hauling grain and starting to cut hay.
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