Parts of southeast Saskatchewan experienced excellent growing conditions last week, allowing crops to bounce back from heat stress in previous weeks.  

Some parts of the region received more rain, leading to delays in haying and crop development. Weyburn received the most rainfall in the region at 70 millimetres. 

Hot and dry conditions are needed in wetter areas to ensure crops are mature enough at harvest time.  

According to the latest crop report, livestock producers now have 43 percent of the hay baled or put into silage, with an additional 23 percent cut and ready to be baled. Hay quality is rated as 29 percent excellent, 63 percent good, and eight percent poor. 

The majority of crops are in fair-to-excellent condition. 

Most of the crop damage this past week was due to excess moisture, strong winds, localized hail, grasshoppers, and crop diseases.