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Rain showers boost emerging crops across province

Most seeding should be complete by next week.

Emerging crops are doing well after rain showers that covered  most of the province last week.

Spring wheat is the best with 27 per cent rated excellent for development and 60 per cent good.

Barley is rated 23 per cent excellent and 65 per cent good while peas are 23 per cent excellent and 64 per cent good.

Winter wheat is rated lowest with 16 per cent excellent and 84 per cent good.

Most seeding should be complete by next week.

Provincially 89 per cent of the crop was seeded, according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture crop report. That's just three points behind the long term average.

Seeding in the northwest southwest and west cent regions is over nine-tenths done In the southeast which includes Moose Jaw seeding was 80 per cent done, nine per cent  below the average.

Excessive moisture delayed seeding in the southeast.

Showers increased crop land soil moisture with five per cent surplus, 76 per cent adequate, 17 per cent short and two per cent very short


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