Crop report – October 19, 2017

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Manitoba

SOUTHWEST

Precipitation varied but reached as much as 22 millimetres in some areas, along with several evenings of frost, which helped dry late-season crops.

Cereal harvest is complete except some late-seeded wheat and oats, canola is 80 percent complete, soybean 70 percent and harvest of sunflower and corn has begun.

NORTHWEST

Rainfall ranged from trace amounts up to 40 mm, along with a heavy, killing frost.

Harvest of canola and wheat, barley and oats is almost complete, and soybeans, flax and corn silage are progressing well.

CENTRAL

Minimal precipitation fell last week with temperatures as low as -6.8 C in some areas.

Harvest of cereals, canola, peas and flax are generally complete and almost finished for soybean, edible beans and potatoes.

Winter cereals are emerging and have advanced to three- to four-leaf stages.

EAST

Precipitation last week varied from two to six mm.

Harvest of soybeans is 85 percent complete and sunflowers are ongoing while grain corn harvest has just begun.

INTERLAKE

Rainfall varied from trace amounts up to about three mm.

In northern areas, all cereals, peas and soybeans are about 50 percent complete, canola is 80 percent complete and alfalfa seed about 20 percent.

Saskatchewan

SOUTHEAST

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Harvest is wrapping up with 97 percent of the crop in the bin but flax and soybeans are still drying down.

There are shortages of hay, straw, green feed and feed grain and some producers are shipping cattle.

SOUTHWEST

Harvest is essentially done but some crops need to dry down.

Precipitation varied from trace amounts to 26 millimetres accompanied by frost.

EAST-CENTRAL

Ninety-two percent of the crop is combined but cool, wet weather has slowed progress and much of the grain is coming off tough.

Rainfall has ranged from small amounts to 43 mm along with strong winds and some frost.

WEST-CENTRAL

Harvest is 97 percent complete compared to the five-year average of 88 percent.

Rainfall ranged from small amounts up to 15 mm along with strong winds and frost.

NORTHEAST

Ninety-two percent of the crop is in the bin, up significantly from 78 percent last week and ahead of the five-year average of 88 percent. 

Precipitation varied from very little to eight mm along with strong winds and frost.

NORTHWEST

Eighty-seven percent of the crop is in the bin, up from 69 percent last week, but behind the five-year average of 91 percent.

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Precipitation varied from trace amounts up to 13 mm, along with strong winds and frost.

Alberta

SOUTH

Harvest is complete and fall-seeded crops are rated 26 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 46 percent good and three percent excellent.

Pasture conditions are reported as 35 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 36 percent good and three percent excellent.

CENTRAL

Harvest operations are 91 percent complete but some areas are delayed due to heavy snow, scattered showers and cold temperatures.

Fall-seeded crops are rated as two percent poor, 62 percent fair and 36 percent good.

NORTHEAST

Sixty-four percent of crops have been harvested with 19 percent in swaths and 17 percent still standing, but rain and snow flattened many crops.

About 26 percent of spring wheat, 31 percent of barley,
34 percent of oats and seven percent of canola are still standing, with 38 percent of canola lying in swaths.

NORTHWEST

About 41 percent of crops have been harvested compared to the five-year average of 76 percent, with 30 percent in swath and 29 percent still standing.

About 40 percent of spring wheat, 54 percent of barley, 53 percent of oats, one percent of dry peas and 12 percent of canola are still standing,
with 60 percent of canola in swath.

PEACE

About 72 percent of crops have been combined compared to the five-year average of 89 percent, with 15 percent in swaths and 13 percent standing.

About 21 percent of spring wheat, 19 percent of barley, 22 percent of oats, two percent of dry peas and eight percent of canola are standing, with 30 percent of canola in swaths.

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