2018 Spring Seeding on Schedule
Mild and dry weather has assisted Saskatchewan producers complete the spring seeding process. with 91 percent of the crop now in the ground. 98 percent of lentils, 94 per cent of durum, 92 per cent of spring wheat, 90 percent of soybeans, 88 percent of canola, 85 percent of barley and 84 percent of flax have now been seeded. Overall, emerged crops are in poor-to-good condition, but emergence has been patchy and delayed by dry field conditions. The majority of crop damage to date has been due to strong winds, lack of moisture and insects such as flea beetles and cutworms in canola. Localized hail was also reported in some areas.
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