According to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report for the period May 28th to June 3rd, the southeast producers are nearly done seeding, at 96 percent, leading the province by two percent, and on par with the five-year average.

For many crops including field peas, lentils, durum, and canary seed, seeding is complete, or near completion. Soybeans and flax are reported at 97 percent seeding completion. Oats and barley are reported at 95 percent complete followed by spring wheat at 94 percent. Seeding completion for canola and mustard are 94 percent and 93 percent, respectively. Chickpeas are 90 percent complete. The crops that are furthest behind perennial forage crops at 84 percent and triticale at 79 percent complete.

While the Weyburn area saw 16 mm of rainfall last week, and the Bienfait area saw 41 mm. 

Topsoil moisture continues to improve within the region. Cropland topsoil moisture is reported at two percent surplus, 90 percent adequate, and eight percent short. Hayland topsoil moisture is one percent surplus, 86 percent adequate, and 13 percent short. Pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one percent surplus, 84 percent adequate, 14 percent short, and one percent very short.

Varying stages of development are reported within the region given the cooler temperatures and delays in seeding progress that producers have experienced.

Fifty-one percent of winter cereals are in the tillering stage, 21 percent at stem elongation, 21 percent at flag leaf, and seven percent heading.

Nineteen percent of spring cereals are at the pre-emergent stage with 56 percent at the seedling stage, 24 percent tillering, and one percent starting stem elongation.

Ten percent of pulse crops are at the pre-emergent stage with 68 percent at the seedling stage and 22 percent reported at the vegetative stage of development.

Thirty-five percent of canola and mustard are at the pre-emergent stage, 56 percent are at the seedling stage, and nine percent are at the rosette stage.

Thirty-one percent of the flax is at the pre-emergent stage and 69 percent of these crops are at the seedling stage.

Producers in the region report minor crop damage due to excessive moisture, frost, and hail. Increased crop damage is reported due to wind. Producers are continuing to monitor areas for flea beetles, cutworms, grasshoppers, gophers, and waterfowl.

As the week progresses, producers will be working to wrap up seeding and move into in-crop spraying when the weather allows along with land rolling, rock picking, and getting the last of the animals out to pasture.

Find the full crop report for the southeast HERE.