Crop report

Manitoba

SOUTHWEST

Precipitation generally varied from 15 to 50 millimetres.

Overall, crops are developing well with good growing conditions, but water lying in fields is starting to cause yellowing.

Hay yields are average to above average, and some producers are opting for silage as a result of wet conditions.

NORTHWEST

Rainfall ranged from 10 to 100 mm, and severe winds were reported.

Crops are generally advancing well and in good to excellent condition.

Herbicide treatments are mostly complete, and fungicide applications continue where disease risk exists.

CENTRAL

Precipitation ranged from 20 to 100 mm with reports of hail and high winds, which caused lodging.

Stand thinning and yellowing are evident, along with field ruts caused during herbicide applications.

Insect numbers have been generally low to moderate
and below threshold levels, thanks in part to beneficial predators.

Forages are quickly growing, but haying continues slowly with some ensiling because of the frequent moisture.

EASTERN

Rainfall accumulations were minimal, and much needed good drying weather prevailed.

First pass herbicide applications are complete, and fungicide applications targeting fusarium head blight suppression continues. However, up to 25 percent of spraying may be cancelled in northern fields because of yield potential loss.

Most of the harvested hay has been put into silage because of wet conditions.

INTERLAKE

Most precipitation came in one day’s storm and ranged from five to 35 mm.

Fungicide applications by air are occurring to avoid field ruts, but some producers will not spray because of poor crop conditions.

Alfalfa weevil pressure continues, and maturity of alfalfa is reducing hay quality.

Saskatchewan

SOUTHEAST

Most crops are in good to excellent condition and about two weeks ahead of normal development.

Rainfall ranged from small amounts to 78 mm, and some low-lying areas are flooded.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated 79 percent adequate, while hayland and pastures are rated 94 percent adequate.

Hay quality is deteriorating with 73 percent good, and pasture conditions are 67 percent good.

SOUTHWEST

Crops remain in good to excellent condition, but pulse crops are beginning to yellow in some fields.

Precipitation varied from trace amounts to 35 mm with the Webb area holding the provincial record of 313 mm since April 1.

Fungicides are being applied to all crop types. Farmers are also spraying for cabbage seedpod weevils in canola and mustard crops and for grasshoppers in some lentil crops.

Cropland, hayland and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 95 percent adequate.

Wet conditions are downgrading hay quality, which is rated 69 percent good with about half of pastures rated good.

EAST-CENTRAL

Rainfall ranged from trace amounts to 59 mm, and some crops have lodged because of strong wind and heavy rain.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland, hayland and pastures have an average rating of 83 percent adequate.

Hay quality is deteriorating and is rated 75 percent good, while 67 percent of pastures are good.

WEST-CENTRAL

Precipitation varied from 12 to more than 100 mm and caused localized flooding and increased disease pressure. However, crops remain in good to excellent condition.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland, hayland and pastures are rated 86 percent adequate.

Hay and pasture quality is rated 60 and 53 percent good, respectively.

NORTHEAST

Crops remain in relatively good condition, and growth is quickly advancing under optimal growing conditions.

Rainfall ranged from small amounts to 40 mm. The area also reported strong wind and damaging hail.

Topsoil moisture conditions for cropland, hayland and pastures are rated 89 percent adequate.

Hay quality is 91 percent good, and pastures are 74 percent good.

NORTHWEST

Crops are generally in good shape but could benefit from more moisture.

Precipitation ranged from trace amounts to 38 mm. Powerful winds were also reported.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated 84 percent adequate, while hayland and pastures are 78 percent adequate.

Hay quality is rated 75 percent good, and pastures are 57 percent good.

Alberta

SOUTH

Precipitation helped alleviate dryness and improve crop condition ratings to 69 percent good or excellent.

Surface soil moisture rose significantly with 62 percent rated good or excellent, while sub-soil moisture also improved to 58 percent good or excellent.

About half of the pastures are rated good or excellent, and hay is 45 percent good or excellent.

CENTRAL

Crops conditions improved to 77 percent good or excellent with spring wheat, canola and field peas seeing the highest gains.

Surface and sub-soil moisture improved significantly to about 75 percent good or excellent.

Pastures are rated 73 percent good or excellent, and hay ratings rose to 68 percent good or excellent.

NORTHEAST

All crops are rated over 90 percent good or excellent, but spring wheat and field peas had a small decline, while barley and canola saw some improvement.

Surface soil moisture ratings declined slightly while sub-surface ratings rose marginally to 78 percent good or excellent.

Almost all pastures and hay ratings are in good or excellent condition.

NORTHWEST

Daily precipitation has crop conditions rated 95 percent good or excellent, but high moisture is affecting canola at 87 percent.

Surface soil moisture is 98 percent good or excellent, and sub-soil ratings rose to 73 percent good or excellent.

Pastures improved significantly to 79 percent good or excellent, and tame hay is at 73 percent good or excellent.

PEACE

Precipitation amounted to 60 millimetres in several areas.

Conditions improved to 81 percent good or excellent.

Surface and sub-soil moisture ratings rose slightly to an average of 91 percent good or excellent.

Pasture and tame hay ratings average 80 percent good or excellent.

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