Crop report

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Manitoba

SOUTHWEST

Precipitation varied from 13 to 75 millimetres with cool temperatures, which delayed harvest activities.

Harvest of spring cereals is almost complete, while canola is about 65 percent complete, and corn silage has started.

NORTHWEST

Rainfall ranged from 10 to 65 mm with hard frosts in the northern areas.

Harvest is generally complete for oats, barley and canola, while soybeans, fababeans and flax are just starting.

Pastures are recovering after recent rain, and cattle are being moved off summer pastures.

CENTRAL

Harvest and fieldwork were halted with rainfall amounts of 30 to 40 mm, along with hail in a number of areas.

Spring cereals and canola are generally complete, while soybeans are about 45 percent complete, edible beans are 65 percent complete, corn silage has started and the potato harvest is ongoing.

Second cut hay is complete, wild hay harvest continues and straw is being baled.

EASTERN

Precipitation varied from 35 to 90 mm along with hail and below normal temperatures.

Soil moisture conditions are rated 50 percent surplus and 50 percent adequate, while hayland and pastures are 60 percent adequate, 20 percent short and 20 percent very short.

Harvest of spring wheat and canola is nearly complete, soybeans are ongoing and corn silage has started.

INTERLAKE

Rainfall ranged from 33 to 53 mm along with cool temperatures and non-killing frosts in some areas.

Canola harvest is 80 percent combined while soybeans are half completed in some areas and only about three percent combined in northern fields.

Saskatchewan

SOUTHEAST

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At 88 percent completed, harvest is well ahead of the five-year average of 77 percent.

Precipitation varied from trace amounts to 29 mm, which helped fall cereals to germinate.

SOUTHWEST

Ninety-two per cent of the crop is now in the bin.

Rainfall last week ranged from trace amounts to 12 mm along with a hard frost, but damage is expected to be minimal.

EAST-CENTRAL

Seventy-seven percent of the crop is combined with 16 percent swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Rainfall ranged from eight to 32 mm.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 38 percent adequate, 36 percent short and 25 percent very short, while hayland and pastures are 20 percent adequate, 46 percent short and 34 percent very short.

WEST-CENTRAL

Harvest progress has 81 percent of the crops combined with 13 percent swathed or ready to straight cut.

Precipitation varied from trace amounts up to 34 mm.

NORTHEAST

Moisture ground harvest to a halt, which is 53 percent complete with 34 percent swathed or ready to straight cut.

Rainfall ranged from seven to 35 mm along with a hard frost and strong winds.

NORTHWEST

Moisture and cool weather delayed harvest progress with 48 percent of the crop in the bin, but some crops are being taken off tough and aerated.

Precipitation varied from small amounts to 36 mm along with several nights of frost.

Alberta

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SOUTH

Harvest progress was hampered with cool temperatures and light showers but is virtually complete except for potatoes, sugar beets and flax.

Surface soil moisture conditions are rated 60 percent poor, 29 percent fair and 11 percent good.

Fall seeded crops are rated 71 percent poor, 13 percent fair and 14 percent good.

CENTRAL

Harvest is 76 percent complete, but minimal progress was made because of cool temperatures with light precipitation.

Surface soil moisture conditions are rated 19 percent poor, 38 percent fair and 40 percent good. However, conditions are 45 percent poor in eastern and central areas, where fall seeded crops are most likely to be seeded.

Fall seeded crops are rated seven percent poor, 63 percent fair and 30 percent good.

NORTHEAST

Cool temperatures and light rain shut down most harvest operations, which is 32
percent complete compared to the five year average of 60 percent.

Surface soil moisture conditions are rated five percent fair, 36 percent good and 56 percent excellent.

NORTHWEST

No harvest progress was made with cool temperatures and rainfall amounts of 25 to 50 mm.

Harvest operations are 14 percent completed compared to the five year average of 53 percent.

Surface soil moisture conditions are rated six percent fair, 23 percent good, 67 percent excellent and four percent excessive.

PEACE

Precipitation was 15 to 50 mm along with cool temperatures.

Harvest progress is about 40 percent completed compared to the five year average of 70 percent.

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Surface soil moisture conditions are rated four percent poor, 15 percent fair, 46 percent good, 30 percent excellent and five percent excessive.