Sask Seeding Wrapping Up

REGINA - Jun 6/19 - SNS -- Seeding of this year's crops is virtually complete in Saskatchewan, but the provincial agriculture department says crop growth is delayed across much of the province because of the lack of moisture.

All six crop districts in the province are reporting that 99% of the crop is in the ground. Compared to 92% last week and the five-year average of 93% for this time of year. Planting operations for lentils, peas and chickpeas are completed, while 99% of spring wheat, durum, canola, and canary seed are seeded, along with 98% of oats, barley, and flax are planted.

"Significant rain is needed soon across the province to help with crop growth and emergence," Saskatchewan Agriculture stressed.