Crop report – June 15, 2017

Alberta

SOUTH

Seeding is complete. Emergence reported at 96 percent with cereals in tillering stages. Precipitation varied from 10 to 25 millimetres. Surface soil moisture is rated 83 percent good or excellent.

CENTRAL

Seeding is near completion. Cereals 74 percent emerged, averaging in the five- to six-leaf stage. Rainfall ranged from 10 to 20 mm with temperatures in the low to mid 20s. Surface soil moisture is rated 83 percent good or excellent.

NORTHEAST

Seeding is about 89 percent complete and emergence is 57 percent with cereals in the four-leaf stage. Light showers caused short delays with temperatures in the low to mid 20s. Surface soil moisture is generally rated good or excellent with hayland and pastures also good or excellent.

NORTHWEST

Seeding progress is about 90 percent complete. Cereal emergence is at 47 percent with average development in the two-leaf stage. Rainfall ranged from 10 to 20 mm with temperatures in the low to mid 20s. Excessive surface soil moisture is reported in about 40 percent, with 95 percent of hayland and pastures reporting good or excellent.

PEACE

Seeding is 71 percent complete with 33 percent crop emergence and average cereal development in the two-leaf stage. Light showers reported last week with temperatures in the low to mid 20s. Eleven percent of fields report excessive surface soil moisture, while 13 percent report poor or fair soil moisture. Hayland and pasture report 86 percent good or excellent.

Saskatchewan

SOUTHEAST

Seeding is essentially complete with 98 percent of the crop in the ground, but emergence is slow and patchy. Most areas didn’t get any rain, but some areas received four to 15 mm, along with strong winds that blew soil around. Topsoil moisture conditions for cropland are 44 percent adequate and 39 percent short, while hayland and pastures are 30 percent adequate and 47 percent short.

SOUTHWEST

Seeding progress is 98 percent complete with slow germination and emergence. Rainfall varied from trace amounts to 29 mm along with strong wind, which continued to dry up and deteriorate topsoil moisture conditions. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated 64 percent adequate and 31 percent short, while hayland and pastures are rated 49 percent adequate and 39 percent short.

EAST-CENTRAL

Seeding is wrapping up with 96 percent complete, but crops are slow to emerge with patchy growth. Precipitation varied from trace amounts to 10 mm. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated 64 percent adequate and 30 percent short while hayland and pastures are 60 percent adequate and 33 percent short.

WEST-CENTRAL

Seeding progress is 95 percent complete and on par with the five year average. Rainfall varied from one to 14 mm and crops are slowly emerging, but they are patchy in growth. Topsoil moisture for cropland is rated 76 percent adequate and 23 percent short, while hayland and pastures are 70 percent adequate and 27 percent short.

NORTHEAST

Seeding progress is 84 percent complete, up from 43 percent last week, but many fields will remain unseeded because of excess moisture. Precipitation ranged from one to five mm along with strong winds. Topsoil moisture conditions for cropland, hayland and pastures have an average rating of 88 percent adequate.

NORTHWEST

Seeding progress is 88 percent complete and crops are emerging, but many fields are patchy because of uneven germination.

Rainfall ranged from trace amounts to 30 mm, along with strong wind.
Topsoil moisture conditions for cropland, hayland and pastures haves an average rating of 66 percent adequate and 24 percent surplus.

Manitoba

SOUTHWEST

Seeding progress is 95 to 97 percent complete. There has been little to no precipitation, and strong winds continue to dry soil surface, leading to poorer germination and emergence. Flea beetles are a major issue in canola fields but remain below threshold levels.

NORTHWEST

Seeding progress is 90 percent complete with the exception of The Pas, which is less than five percent complete. Rainfall was limited to light with scattered showers of up to 13 mm in some areas. Cattle continue to be moved to pasture, and forage growth has improved.

CENTRAL

Seeding is essentially complete. Precipitation ranged up to 60 mm along with localized hail with minimal damage. The hay crop looks below normal because of winter injury and dry weather.

EASTERN

Seeding progress is complete. Rainfall ranged from two to 10 mm with hot, dry and windy weather. Cutworm damage has been minimal in spring wheat, canola, corn and sunflowers, and some flea beetle damage has been observed in canola.

INTERLAKE

Small amounts of seeding remain in low areas and fields with poor drainage. Rainfall varied from .8 to 19 mm with strong winds and temperatures as high as 34.8 C. The first round of herbicide spraying is about a one-third complete.

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