Farmers are getting more than they bargained for while combining their fields this year.

RCMP are looking for help to find the person or people who have been planting cultivator shovels in swaths in farmers' fields in the Southey and Fort Qu'Appelle areas.

During harvest, farmers pick up the shovels with their combines, which can cause heavy damage.

Police have received several complaints in the areas north and northeast of Regina.

Cpl. Tim Sartison spoke to Blue Sky host Garth Materie about the cultivator shovel caper.