The 2015 crop is now only slightly higher than the five year average but dry and warm weather has allowed operations to continue around Saskatchewan.

The five year average for this time of year is 71 percent combined and 20 percent straight-cut, this week's crop report is indicating 74 percent is now in the bin while 19 percent is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Producers in the southeast have the most accomplished when it comes to their field work with 88 percent of the crop combined. In the southwest 85 percent is combined, 70 percent is combined in the west central , 66 percent in the east central region, 57 percent in the northwest, and 59 percent in the northeast.

Mustard is 87 percent complete, 79 percent of durum, 77 percent of barley, 72 percent of spring wheat, 70 percent or canola, 46 percent of soybeans, and 33 percent of flax have been combined.

Topsoil mositure conditions on crop land are rated as five percent surplus, 86 percent adequate, eight percent short, and one percent very short. Hay land and pasture are rated as three percent surplus, 76 percent adequate, 18 percent short and three percent very short.

Many areas avoided rain over the past week but some did receive frost. Damage is minimal as most crops were mature. Most areas are seeing some weather related quality issues.

Overall, yields are reported to be about average varying from region to region.

Farmers continue to be busy with harvest operations around the province, hauling grain and bales also has them occupied.