Seeding operations across the province and in southwestern Saskatchewan are closing in on the halfway mark.

Provincially seeding is at 38 per cent with the southwest slightly ahead at 43 per cent complete.

Tyler Ellis, who farms north of Gull Lake, said it's been business as usual mostly for their 2,000-acre operation.

"So far so good," he said. "A few delays but nothing major. Unfortunately no rain delays."

Topsoil moisture in Saskatchewan shifted this week from adequate to short.

"There's better moisture than last year but it's disappearing quickly," he said. 

Ellis is planting durum and barley this year.