A typical field in the West Central Region come harvest time

Saskatchewan farmers seeded about 390 thousand acres to winter cereals last fall.

The crop is now slowly coming out of dormancy as the snow melts and the temperatures rise.

Mark Akins - Vice Chair of the Saskatchewan Winter Cereals Association says producers need to be patient and give the crops time to recover.

He says when evaluating the crop growers should check for white root growth which indicates the plant has survived the winter.