Harvest started early in Saskatchewan this year.
Four per cent of the crop was in the bin by Aug. 7, according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture weekly crop report.
Only two per cent is usually completed by Aug 7.
Harvest started by Aug. 1 with some fields from Dundurn south along Highway 11 done, some swathed, some with cattle turned into them and some baled for green feed.
Most advanced harvest is the southwest with 11 per cent done. Least advanced is the northeast with one percent complete.
Just under five per cent was done in the Moose Jaw-Regina area with three per cent done in the Central Butte- Mortlach area, and 5.4 per cent done in the Assiniboia-Coronach area.
Moisture is still terribly low with only 12 per cent of all cropland having adequate moisture. Forty-three per cent is short and 43 per cent is very short of moisture.
Only 10 per cent of hay and pastureland has adequate moisture with 90 per cent short or very short.
The low moisture levels translate into low hay yields with an average 1.2 tonnes per acre and 1.4 tonnes for green feed from crops. That is about half the long-term yield.
Rainfall was still scarce but the Eyebrow district got just over an inch with some hail damage.
Grasshoppers are still chewing up a lot of crops.