There wasn’t much happening with harvest in Saskatchewan last week.
But according to this week’s crop report, farmers now have 62% of the crop in the bin, ahead of the five-year average for this time of year of 53% complete.
Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Daphne Cruise says very little harvest progress was made as wet cool conditions stalled harvest activity.
“In the south they did receive some significant rain which I think (was) most welcomed mostly because it was so dry and the other reason is that most of the crop is in the south.”
While most areas received rain last week, Cruise says the northwest region was blanketed in 1-6 inches of snow.
“Most of that sounds like it’s gone now, but of course now that just adds to the drying time on top of it all.” she said.
Cruise says in our east central region, 55% of the crops are now in the bin, up from 49% last week and ahead of the five-year average of 44%.