Prairie farmers have their eyes on the sky as they hope for sunny, dry weather that will let them get their crops in the ground.

The Canadian Wheat Board says recent rain and snow, along with already wet soil conditions, have delayed seeding by about two weeks.

Bruce Burnett, the board's director of weather and market analysis, says there are some fears of a replay of last year.

Excess rain washed away hopes for many farmers in 2010 and more than four million hectares went unseeded across the Prairies.

Burnett says a lot of the land never dried out and there was a great deal of snow this winter.

The board estimates up to two million hectares could go unseeded this year, but Burnett says the exact number will be determined by weather over the next few weeks.