The 2017 harvest is in the books for many farmers and others can see the finish line.
Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly crop report says 94 per cent of the provincial crop has been combined, up from 89 per cent last week.
The most work remains in the northwest where 87 per cent has been combined. The northeast and east-central regions sit at 92 per cent. The rest of the province ranges between 97 and 99 per cent.
Here is the combining progress by crop:
Lentils and Peas 100 per cent
Durum 97 per cent
Barley 96 per cent
Spring Wheat 95 per cent
Canaryseed 94 per cent
Canola 93 per cent
Oats 92 per cent
Soybean 80 per cent
Flax 79 per cent
Saskatchewan Agriculture cropping management specialist Shannon Friesen says the late crops are coming off tough, but in fairly good condition.
"We have the shorter days and it has been damp and cool. Much of the crop is not drying down as much as it would have a couple of weeks ago. Many producers have been placing that tough grain into aeration and drying bins in order to cool it down enough for safe storage."
Provincial topsoil moisture conditions remain relatively unchanged from last week at four per cent surplus, 40 per cent adequate, 44 per cent short and 12 per cent very short.
The driest areas are mostly in the southwest and southeast where livestock producers are looking for additional feed supplies. Most livestock producers in northern and central areas indicate having adequate supplies of hay, straw, greenfeed and feed grain.
SaskPower received three reports last week of farming machinery coming in contact with electrical equipment, bringing the total since the beginning of September to 34.
The detailed crop report with regional reports and color moisture maps can be viewed at: