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Spring seeding nearing completion, total at 80 per cent

Information from the latest crop report
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As May draws to a close, producers across the province are nearly finished spring seeding.

According to the latest crop report, favourable weather in the past week helped farmers make great progress. As a result, 80 per cent of the crop is now seeded.

That is slightly ahead of the five-year average (2015-2019) of 78 per cent for this time of year.
The southwest area is the most advanced, with 92 per cent of the crop seeded in the region. That is followed by the southeast at 84 per cent, 80 per cent in the west-central, 75 per cent in the northwest, 73 per cent in the northeast, and 69 per cent in the east-central.
Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as three per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate, 17 per cent short, and two per cent very short.

Hay and pasture land topsoil moisture is rated as three per cent surplus, 71 per cent adequate, 23 per cent short, and three per cent very short. 

Pasture conditions are rated as five per cent excellent, 52 per cent good, 33 per cent fair, nine per cent poor, and one per cent very poor.
A complete version of the crop report is available online.