If the weather forecasts are correct, there’s going to be a lot of crop seeded later than what producers would like to see. The crop report from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture estimates 28 per cent of the provincial crop was seeded as of Tuesday. You can probably tack on another 10 per cent to account for progress in the past couple days, but the five year average for this time is 60 per cent complete. Within the northeast and east central regions, there are crop districts with very little in the ground. Environment Canada has rain, showers, or at least high probabilities in the forecast for most areas in the days ahead. Significant amounts are predicted for some locations. World Weather Inc. is calling for wetter than usual conditions across the Prairies for the next ten days. That report, available by subscription, details a series of weather systems that will impact the Canadian Prairies. Cropping plans will start to adjust, with producers favoring crops and crop varieties that have earlier maturity. Producers who are done earlier than the rest will have an opportunity to do some custom seeding to help out those rushing to finish. I’m Kevin Hursh.
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