Crop report says seeding off to slow start
It could be a very busy weekend for local farmers..
According to the latest crop report, only one per cent of spring seeding is complete in the northeast and east central parts of the province. Provincially five per cent of the 2011 crop is seeded.
"Some areas reported rain anywhere up to 20 (millimeters), so the topsoil moisture is still pretty wet, they're indicating about 61 per cent is still in a surplus condition, so it's very challenging for the producers," explained Saskatchewan Agriculture's Grant Maclean.
Maclean says farmers are very likely looking forward to the hot, dry conditions expected this weekend.
The five year average for this part of the province is seven per cent.
Reported by News Talk Radio's Nigel Maxwell.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Sabeen Ahmad.