April 22, 2014 10:28 am

Cool, wet weather delays spring seeding in Saskatchewan

Spring seeding delayed for a least a week in Saskatchewan due to the cool and wet weather.

Vytai Brannan / Global News

SASKATOON – Cool, wet weather will delay spring seeding in Saskatchewan for at least a week.

For the most part, temperatures have been below normal this spring in the province and rain is forecast over the next few days.

Saskatchewan Agriculture says that forecast will likely keep farmers off their fields for another week or two.

In the Saskatoon region, up to 30 millimetres of rain is expect on Wednesday and into Thursday.

Farmers north of Saskatoon may face longer delays after several centimetres of snow fell over the Easter long weekend.

Department spokesman Brent Flaten said producers still have a lot of time before there would be any great concern about not getting crops started this spring.

By comparison, last spring’s wet weather delayed seeding, with only eight per cent of what turned out to be a bumper crop in the ground by May 13, 2013.

- With files from The Canadian Press

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