The time-crunch during seeding and spraying can increase the potential for accidents involving power poles or power lines.
SaskPower reports there were nearly 30 power line contacts during the first two weeks of May.
"This is farm equipment hitting poles and bringing them down," says Laura McKnight, a spokesperson for the crown utility. "We have had a few that have hit the actual lines themselves."
Even though there were no serious injuries or fatalities heading into the Victoria Day long weekend. McKnight says the danger is real. She cites an example that occurred earlier this month in the Weyburn area.
"There was an incident where farm equipment brought a power line down. It resulted in a power outage in the area and started a grass fire. The driver also had to stay in the tractor until crews arrived."
McKnight says taking an extra second can prevent contact with power poles or lines. SaskPower has these reminders:
-Take time to identify the hazards around you.
-Plan routes in advance.
-Lower large equipment---such as air seeders, sprayers and augers---during transport.
-Use a spoter on the ground to warn of any dangers when moving equipment.