Crop report

Manitoba

SOUTHWEST
Fifteen to 30 millimetres of rain proved timely because most crops are planted and are progressing well.

Flea beetle feeding has been reported in canola.

Winter wheat is showing effects from the cool, dry conditions early in the season, which may decrease yields.

Dugouts are about 70 percent full.

NORTHWEST
As much as 50 millimetres of rain fell.

Seeding progress is almost complete with many crops emerging uniformly.

Flea beetle activity in canola has been noted, as has cutworms at or above threshold levels in canola and peas.

Hay fields and pastures are in good condition.

CENTRAL
Most areas reported 25 to 40 millimetres of precipitation, but some areas received up to 100 millimetres because of bands of heavy thunderstorms.

Seeding is almost complete, but some canola fields are being reseeded because of frost and wind damage.

There has been rapid weed growth, and spraying will be a challenge because of timing and field conditions.

There are no reports of significant disease s in crops.

EASTERN
Twenty to 50 millimetres of precipitation will help alleviate drier than normal field conditions.

Seeding is almost completed, and crops are in good condition.

First pass spraying of cereals, canola, corn, field peas and soybeans has begun.

Most hayland and pastures are in good condition.

INTERLAKE
Five to 38 millimetres of rain fell.

Seeding progress is almost complete, and herbicide treatments will begin soon as field conditions allow.

No significant numbers of insects have been reported.

Cattle are being hauled to native and tame pastures, which are rated in good to excellent condition.

Saskatchewan

SOUTHEAST
Seeding is almost complete and well ahead of the five-year average of 68 percent.

Most areas reported more than 35 millimetres of precipitation.

Topsoil moisture conditions for crops, hayland and pastures are about 83 percent adequate.

A large infestation of tent caterpillars is damaging trees.

SOUTHWEST
Seeding is nearly wrapped up.

Precipitation ranged from
10 to 68 millimetres, but the Shaunavon area holds the provincial record with 216 millimetres of rainfall since April 1.

Cropland, hayland and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are about 92 percent adequate.

EAST-CENTRAL
Seeding operations are about 90 percent complete and well ahead of the five-year average of 69 percent.

The Bethune area has seen
the highest amount of precipitation with 124 mm since
April 1.

Cropland, hayland and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are 88 percent adequate.

Some damage was reported in emerged crops from flea beetles, cutworms and flooding.

WEST-CENTRAL
Farmers have almost completed seeding.

Much needed moisture varied from five to 51 millimetres.

Topsoil moisture conditions have improved greatly on croplands, haylands and pastures, which average 82 percent adequate.

NORTHEAST
Rain did little to slow down seeding operations, which ranged from two to 31 milli-metres.

The Nipawin area has seen the greatest amount of rainfall in the region with 106 millimetres since April 1.

Topsoil moisture conditions are rated 87 percent adequate on croplands, hay lands and pastures.

NORTHWEST
Seeding is well ahead of the five year average and almost completed.

Precipitation ranged from two to 47 millimetres, but some areas remain dry with spotty germination.

Topsoil moisture conditions have an average rating of 70 percent adequate on croplands, haylands and pastures.

Alberta

SOUTH
Seeding is complete and most crops have emerged.

Surface and subsurface soil moisture averages about 70 percent good or excellent.

The first cut of dryland hay is expected to be negatively affected by early dryness.

CENTRAL
Seeding is completed, and about 85 percent of all major crops have emerged.

A moderate to severe soil moisture deficit remains, and precipitation has been 85 percent of normal.

Surface and subsurface soil moisture conditions average about 75 percent good or excellent.

Hay and pastures rose to about 75 percent good or excellent.

NORTHEAST
Seeding is almost complete with an average of about 65
percent of crops emerged.

Areas are very wet with precipitation amounts of 30 to 50 millimetres.

Surface and subsurface soil moisture averages about 65 percent rated good or excellent.

About half the hay and pastures are rated good or excellent.

NORTHWEST
Seeding is about 95 completed, and an average of about 65 percent of all crops have emerged.

Rainfall amounts were 15 to 25 millimetres and April-May accumulations are 150 percent of normal.

Surface soil moisture improved and is rated about 90 percent good or excellent, as did subsurface, which is about 60 percent good or excellent.

PEACE
Seeding is complete with about 80 percent of crops emerged.

The region saw 15 to 30 millimetres of precipitation but is well below the accumulation average for April and May at 180 percent of normal.

Surface moisture improved to about 75 percent good or excellent and about half the subsoil moisture is rated good or excellent.

Hay and pastures are improving with about 45 percent rated good or excellent.

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