May 8, 2014 3:23 pm

Seeding underway as Saskatchewan producers ready 2014 crop

Seeding just underway in Saskatchewan as cool and wet weather dampens start to planting 2014 crop.

Vytai Brannan / Global News

REGINA – Cool and wet weather has dampened the start to seeding in Saskatchewan.

According to the first weekly crop report of the season, two per cent of the crop is now in the ground in the southwest region, with seeding just underway in the southeastern and west-central regions.

The delay is due to precipitation, with more than 100 millimetres received in many areas since April 1.

The majority of the producers are expected to start seeding within the next week.

By comparison, seeding had just started in parts of the southwestern and west-central regions last year at this time due to wet conditions.

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