May 16, 2014 11:38 am
Updated: May 16, 2014 3:50 pm

Saskatchewan farmers making progress with seeding 2014 crop

Producers in Saskatchewan are making progress with seeding the 2014 crop despite cold and wet ground conditions.

Vytai Brannan / Global News

REGINA – Cold and wet ground conditions is delaying seeding in some parts of Saskatchewan as farmers work on getting the 2014 crop in the ground.

The latest crop report from Saskatchewan Agriculture says seven per cent of the 2014 crop is now seeded.

Significant progress was made in the southwestern region, with 20 per cent of the crop now seeded.

In the southeastern region, six per cent is in the ground, five per cent is seeded in the west-central and northwest regions, while the east-central region is at two per cent and the northeastern region is at less than one per cent.

Little precipitation was recorded during the report period of May 6-12, but some southern areas received around 25 millimetres.

The five-year average for seeding at this time of year is nine per cent.

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