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Producers make substantial progress in seeding

Producers have made substantial progress in seeding over the last week. Seeding is currently 38 per cent completed in the province, up 29 per cent from last week. This is behind the five-year average of 53 per cent, but it is close to the 10-year average of 44 per cent. Currently, seeding is more advanced in the western half of the province. Rain in the southeast has provided moisture relief while halting seeding operations for a few days. 

The northwest is currently furthest along with 55 per cent of crop in the ground. The west-central is at 54 per cent and the southwest 43 per cent. The southeast region has the least amount of acres seeded in the province with 18 per cent of crop in so far. Wet fields in the southeast and east central regions have slowed fieldwork.

Field peas are the crop with the most seeding progress, with 54 per cent seeded. Lentils (50 per cent) and spring wheat (43 per cent) are leading the crops in seeding progress. Oats (19 per cent), canola (19 per cent), flax (10 per cent), and soybeans (seven per cent) are the crops with the least amount of seeding progress. 

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