Saskatchewan Agriculture reports 73% of crops in the province have been combined, slightly behind the five-year average for this time of year of 78% complete.
Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Shannon Friesen says harvest is most advanced in the southwestern region, where 90% of the crop is now combined.
Farmers in our east central region now have 61% of the crops off, up from 58% last week.
In some areas it has been close to a month since any significant harvest progress was made.
Friesen says most crops that have been harvested recently are coming off tough and are being placed into aeration bins and dryers..
The southeastern region has 89%, the west-central region 62% and our east-central region 61%, up from 58% last week.
The northeastern region has 45% of crops combined, while the northwestern region has 33%.