Crop report

Manitoba

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.

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

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.

Saskatchewan

SOUTHEAST

Rainfall ranged from four millimetres in parts of the region to 89 mm in the Lampman area, which received the most province-wide.

Emerging crops are in good to excellent condition.

About 40 percent of oilseeds, spring cereals and pulses are ahead of development for this time of year.

Topsoil moisture for cropland is rated 70 percent adequate, while hayland and pasture is 85 percent.

SOUTHWEST

Precipitation varied from 11 to 68 mm. Cropland, hayland and pasture topsoil moisture is rated 96 percent adequate.

Most crops are in good to excellent condition and generally ahead of their normal stage of development.

Higher than normal numbers of cabbage seedpod weevils are reported in some areas.

EAST-CENTRAL

Rainfall ranged from two to 73 mm.

Topsoil moisture for cropland, hay land and pasture averaged 83 percent adequate.

Most crops are in good to excellent condition including hay quality, which is rated 23 percent excellent and 64 percent good.

Producers are applying fungicides for sclerotinia in canola and for ascochyta, anthracnose and sclerotinia in peas and lentils.

WEST-CENTRAL

Precipitation ranged from trace amounts to 69 mm.

Topsoil moisture on cropland, hayland and pasture are rated 81percent adequate.

Frequent moisture has helped boost crop growth with many in good to excellent shape and ahead of normal development.

NORTHEAST

Rainfall ranged from three to 55 mm.

Hay quality is rated 92 percent good and all major crops are in good to excellent condition, with about one quarter ahead of their normal development.

Cropland, hayland and pasture topsoil moisture is rated 90 percent adequate.

NORTHWEST

Precipitation amounts reached up to 39 mm with many areas in need of moisture.

Crops are generally at their normal stage of development for this time of year.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated 67 percent adequate, while hayland and pasture are 54 percent adequate.

Alberta

SOUTH

All major crop conditions have declined with 67 percent rated good or excellent.

About half of the surface and subsoil moisture conditions are rated good to excellent.

Approximately half of the first cut hay is completed compared with 63 percent of irrigated hay.

CENTRAL

About 73 percent of crop conditions are good to excellent and on par with the five-year average.

Surface and sub-surface soil moisture is rated 61 percent good or excellent.

The first cutting of dry land hay is 17 percent complete.

NORTHEAST

Crop conditions are rated 92 percent good or excellent and well ahead of the five-year average of 68 percent.

Surface moisture is 98 percent good or excellent, while subsoil moisture is 67 percent.

Dry land first cut haying is three percent complete.

NORTHWEST

Crop conditions declined to 91 percent good or excellent but well ahead of the five-year average of 67 percent.

All surface soil moisture conditions are good or excellent, while subsoil moisture is 69 percent.

Two percent of the first cut haying is complete.

PEACE

Overall crop condition ratings are at 81 percent good or excellent.

Surface soil moisture improved with 91 percent rated good or excellent, as did subsurface at 88 percent.

Six percent of haying is completed.

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