Manitoba releases latest crop report

SOUTHWEST

Twenty to 80 millimetres of precipitation, high winds and hail damaged crops.

Fungicide applications are progressing well, and most crops look good to excellent.

There are no major insect issues, but alfalfa weevil is causing limited damage to crops.

NORTHWEST

Rainfall ranged from 10 to 100 millimetres in some areas with some hail.

Most crops are advancing nicely, but yellowing is occurring in several areas.

Herbicide treatments and fungicide applications are challenging.

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Hay yields are variable, ranging from below average because of alfalfa weevil to above average on newer forage stands.

CENTRAL

Precipitation varied from 15 to 100 millimetres. The region experienced hail, and strong wind downed bins and trees.

Some fields have standing water, and the crops in them are yellowing.

Many fields are rutted because of spraying, but many first herbicide applications continue or are completed.

Insect populations are generally below threshold levels, and there are no reports of significant disease pressure.

EASTERN

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Rainfall accumulations generally ranged from 10 to 25 millimetres, but some northern districts experienced more than 140 millimetres, and standing water is evident on every field.

Aerial applications of fungicide are expected in northern districts, and it’s estimated that one-quarter of fields will not receive treatments because of loss of yield.

Hay and pasture is rated in good condition, but most hay is being harvested as silage because of wet conditions.

INTERLAKE

Precipitation ranged from eight to 50 millimetres, and some areas experienced hail.

The last acres are being seeded, and the first round of herbicides is nearing completion as crops rapidly develop in warm, moist conditions.

Above average pastures are supplying copious amounts of feed.

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