Seeding in the province is all but completed, with crops going in the ground over the past couple of months across the province.

This year's seeding was an especially varied one, with farmers in the west reporting little moisture and seeding into dry conditions, which were alleviated a little bit with rain towards the end.

On the opposite end of the prairies and the spectrum, the eastern farmers dealt with a deluge of rain over the planting period, which wasn't helped by earlier storms filling reserves to the top.

Now that both groups have completed their crops, they'll be spraying and hoping that the incoming weather works well for their crops.

Edgar Hammermeister, an Agrologist from the southeast, says that need a bit of heat to get into a good position.

"If we can have the warmth without the crazy wind, then the crops will thrive. Even though there's the warmth, we don't lose as much moisture through the air. But in all sincerity we are also looking for rain right now as well, just to try and get the crop caught up. We had such a cool spring."

In the west, a good amount more rain will be wished for, as dry conditions may persist.

While it hasn't been the worst year for moisture in that region so far, the drought that tore through the region in 2021 means that they may have to make up some ground in the coming summer.

Hammermeister also says that all the farmers will need to keep an eye out for a tiny, less noticeable menace: flea beetles.

"As a heads up for the farmers, if you have not been out checking your canola for flea beetles, I really encourage guys to be checking and rechecking. there's getting to be more and more reports of some serious challenges in pockets with flea beetles."

Overall the challenges that farmers will face this year will be just as diverse as ever.