Crop report

Alberta

SOUTH

Seeding progress is 88 percent complete while 47 percent of crops have emerged.
Pasture and tame hay conditions are 72 percent good and 21 percent excellent. Conditions for fall seeded crops are 66 percent good and 27 percent excellent.

CENTRAL

About 67 percent of crops are seeded with almost 15 percent emerged. Pasture and tame hay conditions are rated about 72 percent good. Fall seeded crops are rated 74 percent good and 15 percent excellent.

NORTHEAST

Seeding progress is 39 percent complete and most overwintered cereal grains are being baled due to sprouting.

Pasture and tame hay conditions are 70 percent good and 30 percent excellent. Fall seeded crop conditions are rated 84 percent good and 12 percent excellent.

NORTHWEST

About 35 percent of crops are now seeded, while spring harvest of overwintered crops continues. Pasture and hay conditions are rated 49 percent good and 35 percent excellent.

PEACE

Warm, dry and windy weather has helped seeding progress reach 37 percent complete.
Pasture and hay conditions are rated 58 percent good and 27 percent excellent.

Saskatchewan


SOUTHEAST

Seeding progress is 80 percent complete and about two percent will not be seeding because of lack of moisture or localized flooding. The region received little to no rain, but strong winds and lack of moisture have caused damage. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 65 percent adequate, while hayland and pasture are 56 percent adequate.

SOUTHWEST

Seeding progress is 76 percent complete, but the majority of emerged crops are either at or behind normal development stages for this time of year.

Precipitation ranged from one to six millimetres along with strong winds. Cropland, hayland and pasture topsoil moisture conditions have an average rating of 85 percent adequate.

EAST-CENTRAL

Seeding is 53 percent complete and on par with the five year average. Rainfall varied from three to eight millimetres. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated 90 percent adequate while hayland and pasture are 78 percent adequate.

WEST-CENTRAL

Seeding progress is 59 percent complete, and about five percent of acres will not be seeded because of excess moisture. Precipitation ranged from trace amounts to about four mm along with some frost. Topsoil moisture conditions for cropland, hayland and pastures have an average rating of 95 percent adequate.

NORTHEAST

Despite continued wet field conditions, 25 percent of crops are in the ground, but about 15 percent of acres will remain unseeded. Rainfall ranged from one to 18 mm with some frost but minimal damage. Topsoil moistures conditions for cropland, hayland and pasture average 56 percent adequate.

NORTHWEST

Seeding progress is 43 percent complete, but many fields remain wet and unable to support equipment. Precipitation varied from two to four mm with frost, but damage was minimal because most crops have not emerged. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated 75 percent adequate while hayland and pasture are 81 percent adequate.

MANITOBA

SOUTHWEST

Dry and windy conditions allowed producers to seed around the clock, which overall is 75 percent complete. Most early seeded crops have emerged, and winter cereals are in the tillering stage and growing well. Pastures are greening up but remain short, requiring rain and warmer temperatures to stimulate growth.

NORTHWEST

Seeding progress is 50 to 70 percent complete with warmer weather and limited precipitation. Herbicide applications are being applied to early seeded crops, while cutworm damage in some areas require spraying.Some cattle herds are being hauled to pasture but require supplementation because forage growth is insufficient.

CENTRAL

Precipitation ranged from 10 to 20 mm with frost reported in all areas. Seeding is 80 to 100 percent complete, and frost damage caused minimal damage in emerged canola. Striped and crucifer flea beetle injury affects early seeded canola with insecticides being applied to headlands and some entire fields.

EASTERN

Rainfall varied from 10 to 27 mm with some frost but minimal damage. Seeding is about 90 percent complete. Soil moisture conditions on cropland and pastures are about 80 percent adequate, while livestock are slowly being moved to pasture.

INTERLAKE

Seasonal rainfall since May 1 is about 50 percent of normal and growing degree days range from 76 to 111 percent of normal.Seeding is 80 to 95 percent complete with half the fields of spring cereals emerged. There is significant winterkill in some alfalfa seed and hay fields and about five to eight percent will be terminated and seeded to other crops.

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