Crop report – June 22, 2017

Manitoba

SOUTHWEST

Seeding is 95 to 100 percent complete.

Precipitation varied from two to 35 millimetres, and wind speeds reached 146 km-h in some areas.

Some dairy producers have taken the first cut of alfalfa with below normal yields.

NORTHWEST

Seeding progress is 90 to 100 percent complete with the exception of The Pas, which is 15 percent complete.

Rainfall ranged from light scattered trace amounts up to 35 mm along with strong winds, which were a challenge for herbicide applications.

Bromegrass is heading out, and alfalfa is approaching the early bud stage.

CENTRAL

Precipitation varied from five to 60 mm some western areas and was accompanied by strong winds and hail.

Pasture conditions are rated as fair but range from poor to good. Producers have started haying, and livestock water supply is adequate.

EASTERN

Rainfall ranged from two to 30 mm with windy conditions, which resulted in herbicides being applied during early morning and late evening.

Soil moisture conditions on cropland and hayland have an average rating of 87 percent adequate to 13 percent short.

Livestock are being rotated between pastures, and dairy producers have been cutting alfalfa and putting up silage.

INTERLAKE

Precipitation amounts range from one to eight mm with decent subsoil moisture, but topsoil moisture is deficient in some areas.

There is some staginess in crops, especially in wheel tracks, because of uneven germination and dry seedbeds.

Alfalfa is being cut in hay fields, and alfalfa weevils are evident.

Saskatchewan

SOUTHEAST

Seeding has wrapped up, although greenfeed and silage crops are still left to be seeded.

Precipitation ranged from small amounts to 41 mm along with strong winds.

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Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 49 percent adequate and 33 percent short. Hayland and pastures are 40 percent adequate and 37 percent short.

SOUTHWEST

Seeding is complete except for greenfeed and silage crops.

Rainfall varied from small amounts to 12 mm along with strong winds, which have delayed in-crop weed control.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated 39 percent adequate and 53 percent short, while hayland and pastures are 25 percent adequate, 60 percent short and 15 percent very short.

EAST-CENTRAL

Seeding is mostly complete. Some oat and greenfeed crops remain.

Precipitation ranged from trace amounts to 40 mm, and strong winds are delaying in-crop herbicide applications.

Cropland moisture is rated as 50 percent adequate and 44 percent short, while hayland and pastures are 40 percent adequate and 51 percent short.

WEST-CENTRAL

Seeding is mostly completed with in-crop herbicides being applied as weather permits.

Rainfall ranged from trace amounts to 30 mm along with strong winds and localized flooding.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 62 percent adequate and 36 percent short, while hayland and pastures are 55 percent adequate and 37 percent short.

NORTHEAST

Other than some oat and barley fields, seeding is completed. Some fields will remain unseeded because of excess moisture.

Precipitation ranged from one to 63 mm along with localized flooding, frost and strong winds.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 37 percent surplus and 56 percent adequate, while hayland and pastures are 26 percent surplus and 69 percent adequate.

NORTHWEST

Seeding progress is 97 percent complete, but some fields will remain unseeded because of excess moisture.

Rainfall varied from 22 to 48 mm along with strong winds and hail, which has damaged emerging crops.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 20 percent surplus, 68 percent adequate and 12 percent short, while hayland and pastures are 17 percent surplus, 72 percent adequate and 11 percent short.

Alberta

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SOUTH

Seeding is complete and post-emergence spraying is 65 percent complete.

About 75 percent of crops are in good condition and 13 percent in excellent condition.

Seven percent of first cut dryland hay is baled and 13 percent for irrigated.

CENTRAL

Seeding is wrapped up and spring seeded crops are in the tillering stage of development, while fall seeded crops are mostly in the booting stage.

About 41 percent of post-emergence spraying is complete and 69 percent of crops are in good condition.

Pasture and tame hay conditions are 79 percent good and 11 percent excellent.

NORTHEAST

Seeding is complete with nearly 80 percent emergence.

Post-emergence spraying is only about 30 percent complete with 56 percent of crops in good condition and 28 percent in excellent condition.

Pasture and tame hay conditions are 36 percent good and 64 percent excellent.

NORTHWEST

Seeding progress is 95 percent complete with 76 percent emergence.

Post-emergence spraying is 17 percent complete with 46 percent of crops in good condition and 18 percent in excellent condition.

Pasture and tame hay conditions are 30 percent good and 65 percent excellent.

PEACE

Seeding progress is 78 percent complete.

Post-emergence spraying is half completed due to excessive wet conditions with 45 percent of crops in good conditions and 19 percent in excellent condition.

Pasture and tame hay conditions are 54 percent good and 25 percent excellent.

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