Farmer’s continue to work away at the harvest as weather allows.

Crops Extension Specialist Shannon Friesen says producers have been delayed by snow and cool, wet weather.

As a result, there’s a lot of lodging out in the field, as well as signs of bleaching and sprouting showing up in samples causing some downgrading at the elevator.

Farmers are also reporting some crop damage from geese and other wildlife feeding on the swathed crops.

Overall, Friesen says not much progress was made in the southern part of the province last week but farmers in other areas were finally able to get back into the field.

"Harvest in the Southwest remains at 90% complete, the southeast is at 89%.  The west-central region had some good progress last week and they are now at 70%, the northeast made about 20% progress over the last week and they now sit with 64% of the crop in the bin.  The east-central region has  63% combined and the northwestern region has 44% of the crop in the bin.  They have seen a lot more moisture and a lot more snow than the rest of the province."

Friesen says there’s a little bit of everything left to harvest from cereals to canola, flax, soybeans even a few fields of peas and lentils.

Crops are coming off tough or damp and going into grain dryers which are now running 24-7.

The full version of Saskatchewan Agriculture's latest Crop Report is available here.

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