Producers in the southeast and up into the northwest part of the province are hoping this week's frost doesn't do much damage.

Farmers continue to evaluate the damage as some areas got hit a little harder than others with the frost.

Saskatchewan's latest crop report shows 64 per cent of the provincial crop is in, up from 42 per cent the previous week.

Harvest is most advanced in the southwest where 93 per cent of the crop is in the bin, the west-central has 80 per cent done, with some producers in the two areas already finished with the harvest.

Crops Extension Specialist Matt Struthers says harvest progress in the southeast is at 57 per cent, the northwest 47 per cent, the east-central 46 per cent and the northeast 41 per cent.

"So far, 95 per cent of lentils and field peas, 90 per cent of durum, 72 per cent of barley, 68 per cent of spring wheat, 39 per cent of canola and 23 per cent of flax has been combined. There is an additional 40 per cent of canola that is ready to swath or straight-cut."

He says this week's report also looked at crop quality.

"Durum quality grades are estimated as 50 per cent 1 CW, 30 per cent 2 CW, 15 per cent 3 CW and five per cent 4 and 5 CW. Pea quality grades are estimated as 45 per cent 1 CAN, 46 per cent 2 CAN, nine per cent 3 CAN and one per cent Sample grade. Lentil quality grades are estimated as 34 per cent 1 CAN, 60 per cent 2 CAN and seven per cent 3 CAN."

He emphasized that in the drier areas of the province mainly the southwest and west central regions quality is a little behind the provincial estimates. 

Struthers notes the strong winds combined with the dry conditions has been a concern for fires, and for producers in the south that we're hoping to seed winter cereals. The timeline for that is closing very quickly, with many producers deciding not to put them in this year because it is so dry. 

The dry conditions continues to take a toll on moisture levels. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 37 per cent adequate, 38 per cent short and 24 per cent very short. Hay and pasture land topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 27 per cent adequate, 44 per cent short and 28 per cent very short.

He says a good rain following the harvest would be welcome in many areas.