June 5, 2014 11:29 am

Warm, dry weather needed to complete 2014 seeding in Saskatchewan

Producers nearing end of 2014 seeding, 78 per cent of crop now in the ground but warm, dry weather needed to complete seeding.

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REGINA – Producers around Saskatchewan have nearly completed seeding the 2014 crop.

According to the latest crop report, 78 per cent of seeding has now been completed, slightly ahead of the five-year average of 76 per cent.

Rain, however, is delaying seeding for many producers, with some areas in the east-central region reporting over three inches of rain in the past week. Only 67 per cent of the crop has been seeded in that region.

In the southwestern region, 86 per cent of the seeding is complete, with the west-central region at 85 per cent, the northeast at 80 per cent, the northwest at 76 per cent and the southeast at 71 per cent.

Emerged crops are in good condition but there is some damage from localized flooding, hail, wind and insects such as flea beetles.

Warm and dry weather is needed for producers to complete seeding.

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