Some farmers are not only busy harvesting but also preparing to do some seeding as well.

Cory Jacob is a Regional Crop Specialist with Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture.

He says targeting the right plant population is key given the potential for winter mortality.

"We try to target for a plant population of 25-30 plants per square foot and after some winter mortality this will give us about an 18 to 24 plants per square foot stand a little more densor stand will help to keep the weeds down."

He says if you have weed issues winter wheat can be a good option adding that selecting the stubble is  important, "we say conola stubble would be your best option if you can get a canola crop combined or have one that was seeded earlier basiclly canola due to it's height is able to catch snow better which slates the crops during winter as well canola stubble can offer the lowest risk of any disease or insect or weed issue especially with these tighter rotations."

Producers who have signed up their winter cereals under Saskatchewan Crop Insurance coverage have until September 15th to seed their fall rye and winter wheat in order to be eligible for winterkill.

The ideal timeframe to seed Winter Wheat varies from area to area but generally it’s right about now until the weekend.