Crop report – August 24, 2017

MANITOBA

SOUTHWEST

Precipitation of as much as 77 millimetres improved pastures and will help extend grazing.

Winter wheat and fall rye harvest continues, pea harvest has just started and canola is being swathed. Second cut alfalfa is being cut in several areas.

NORTHWEST

Rainfall ranged from six to 35 mm, and high daytime temperatures have quickly advanced crops.

Harvest has begun for winter wheat, barley, cereal silage and greenfeed. Native hay harvest and second cut alfalfa are being put up with yields varying from poor to good.

CENTRAL

Precipitation was variable with most areas receiving less than 10 mm, and sunscald is making crops look riper than they are.

Combining continues for fall rye, winter wheat, peas and forage seed crops.

Pastures are turning brown, and supplemental feeding may be required.

EASTERN

Rainfall ranged from three to 35 mm, and crop condition varies from good to excellent.

Soil moisture conditions on cropland are rated 80 percent adequate and 20 percent short, while hay and pastures are 60 percent adequate, 20 percent short and 20 percent very short.

Pre-harvest applications are almost complete, and early seeded oats and wheat are being harvested.

INTERLAKE

Precipitation varies from two to 30 mm, and crops continue to advance quickly with high daytime temperatures.

Winter wheat and fall rye are being harvested and show very low incidence of ergot.

Most of the barley has been harvested, and yields are in the 80 to 100 bushel per acre range with good quality.

SASKATCHEWAN

SOUTHEAST

Eleven percent of the crop is in the bin, while 10 percent is swathed or ready to straight-cut, which is well ahead of the five-year average of six percent combined and 11 percent swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Precipitation varied up to 22 millimetres, which will benefit later seeded crops, but more is needed for pastures and hayland.

SOUTHWEST

Harvest progress is most advanced in the province with 17 percent of the crop combined and 11 percent swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Rainfall ranged from trace amounts to 39 mm but will be of little benefit to those crops that are rapidly drying down or have already been combined.

EAST-CENTRAL

Harvest is underway with one percent of the crop combined and four percent swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Precipitation varied from trace amounts to 30 mm.

WEST-CENTRAL

Three percent of the crop is in the bin and seven percent is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Rainfall ranged from trace amounts to 43 mm, which will help some later-seeded crops fill.

NORTHEAST

Less than one percent of the crop is in the bin, and desiccation is underway in some pulse crops.

Rainfall ranged from trace amounts to 12 mm.

NORTHWEST

Less than one percent of the crop has been combined, but crops are ripening quickly, and swathing of canola and desiccation of pulse crops continue when weather permits.

Precipitation varied up to 48 mm, which will help later-seeded crops fill, although heavy rainfall has lodged crops and flooded fields.

ALBERTA

SOUTH

Twenty-five percent of crops are in the bin and well ahead of the five year average of nine percent.

About 33 percent of crops are in good to excellent condition, but down from the five year average of 68 percent.

CENTRAL

Most areas received five mm of rain, but more moisture is needed to fill late seeded crops.

About 50 percent of crops are rated as good to excellent.

NORTHEAST

Precipitation varied from five to 90 mm.

Crop conditions are rated at 79 percent good to excellent.

NORTHWEST

Crop conditions are rated at 57 percent good to excellent.

PEACE

Less than one percent of crops are combined and about two percent of canola and peas are in swath.

Crop conditions are rated at 59 percent good to excellent and on par with the five-year average.

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