Seeding is behind the five-year average and well back of the pace set in 2016 when it was warmer and drier.
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture estimates one per cent of the provincial crop has been planted---nearly all of it in the southeast and southwest at three and two per cent respectively.
Cropping Management Specialist Shannon Friesen says it could be another couple of weeks before it is dry enough for seeding to become general in central and northern areas.
"For the most part things are very wet. Of course, they are dealing with issues like getting stuck and making deep ruts. I think everyone is hoping that this warm weather continues and we don't get much rain."
Provincially, cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 30 per cent surplus, 69 per cent adequate and one per cent short. The surplus number rises to between 30 and 50 cent over central and northern areas. The highest total is in Crop District 8A (Carrot River, Tisdale, Hudson Bay) at 81 percent surplus topsoil moisture.
An estimated one million acres of the 2016 crop remains in the field, with the majority in west-central and northeastern regions of the province.