One-third of Saskatchewan grain and oilseeds was in the bin by the last Monday of August — ahead of the one-fifth five year average.
Harvest progress among different regions varied considerably.
The drought-stricken southwest was 60 per cent done, compared with the 40 per cent average, said the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture weekly crop report .
In the southeast including Moose Jaw harvest was 35 per cent complete, two per cent more than average.
The Moose Jaw-Regina crop district was 37 per cent done harvest while the Gravelbourg to Central Butte region was 40 per cent complete.
The Assiniboia, Coronach, Ogema region was 44 per cent done.
Eighty per cent of lentils and peas are off the field. Forty-eight per cent of durum sand 46 per cent of barley was off with 26 per cent of spring wheat.
Only 10 per cent of canola had been harvested.
Some rains have improved soil moisture but crop land moisture is still 32 per cent adequate with 67 per cent short or very short.
Pasture and hay land was 22 per cent adequate with 78 per cent short or very short of moisture.
Grasshoppers, gophers and geese in the north caused crop damage during the week ended August 28.