Crop report – September 7, 2017

Manitoba

SOUTHWEST

Little to no rain along with heat favoured harvest activities.

Harvest of winter wheat and fall rye is complete, while it continues for spring wheat, barley, oats, canola, peas, second-cut alfalfa and green feed silage.

Insect and disease levels generally remain low.

NORTHWEST

Most of the region remains hot and dry, but some areas had 10 to 20 millimetres of rain.

Harvest is nearing completion for winter wheat and fall rye, and well underway for spring wheat, canola, peas, lentils, annual cereal forages and native hay.

Several pastures have been overgrazed and in need of moisture.

CENTRAL

Precipitation varied from 10 to 18 mm and as many as half the pastures are rated poor to very poor due to lack of moisture.

Harvest is complete for winter cereals, most peas and second-cut hay, while swathing and per-harvest applications continue for spring cereals and canola.

Straw is being baled and post-harvest harrowing and cultivating operations have begun.

EASTERN

Accumulated rainfall was less than 10 mm and some dugouts are going dry.

Soil moisture conditions on cropland are rated 75 percent adequate and 25 percent short, while hay and pasture are 30 percent adequate and, 40 percent short and 30 percent very short.

Livestock winter-feed supplies are rated 20 percent surplus and 80 percent adequate for hay and straw, as well as adequate for green feed and feed grains.

INTERLAKE

Precipitation varied from seven to 33 mm.

Soil moisture conditions are rated 30 percent adequate and 70 percent short, while hay land and pasture are 20 percent adequate and 80 percent short.

More acres of native hay are being harvested around lakes than in the past three years due to lower amounts of rainfall.

Saskatchewan

SOUTHEASTERN

Harvest is on par with the five year average of 37 percent of crops in the bin and 30 percent swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 15 percent adequate, 51 percent short and 34 percent very short, while hay land and pasture is six percent adequate, 43 percent short and 51 percent very short.

SOUTHWEST

Forty-nine percent of the crop is in the bin, up from 30 percent last week and well ahead of the five-year average of 31 percent.

Rainfall ranged up to eight mm.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated 13 percent adequate, 38 percent short and 49 percent very short, while hay land and pasture is three percent adequate, 27 percent short and 70 percent very short.

EAST-CENTRAL

Fourteen percent of the crop is in the bin with 32 percent swathed or ready to straight-cut.

At 10 mm, the Rama area reported the most rainfall for both the region and the province.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated 26 percent adequate, 43 percent short and 31 percent very short, while hay land and pasture is 17 percent adequate, 48 percent short and 35 percent very short.

WEST-CENTRAL

Twenty-two percent of the crop is now combined and well ahead of the five-year average of nine percent, while 28 percent is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated 23 percent adequate, 48 percent short and 29 percent very short, while hay land and pasture is 20 percent adequate, 44 percent short and 36 percent very short.

NORTHEAST

Harvest is four percent completed with 13 percent swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated 51 percent adequate and 49 percent short, while hay land and pasture is 44 percent adequate, 51 percent short and five percent very short.

NORTHWEST

Five percent of the crop is combined and 24 percent swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Topsoil moisture conditions for cropland, hay land and pasture are rated five percent surplus, 60 percent adequate, 25
percent short and 10 percent very short.

Alberta

SOUTH

Harvest progress has advanced to 52 percent complete, well ahead of the five-year average of 23 percent.

The surface soil moisture rating is 61 percent poor, 29 percent fair and 10 percent good, while pasture condition is 67 percent poor, 20 percent fair and 11 percent food.

CENTRAL

Combining progress has spring wheat at 12 percent completed, barley at 14 percent, canola at eight percent and field peas at 62 percent.

Surface and sub surface soil moisture conditions have an average rating of 33 percent poor, 41 percent fair and 26 percent good, while pasture is 50 percent poor, 35 percent fair and 15 percent good.

NORTHEAST

Three percent of crops are in the bin and eight percent swathed.

The surface soil moisture rating is three percent poor, 11 percent fair, 34 percent good and 33 percent excellent, while sub soils are nine percent fair, 18 percent good, 51 percent excellent and 21 percent excessive.

NORTHWEST

Less than one percent of crops are harvested compared to the five-year average of four percent.

Surface soil moisture conditions are rated eight percent poor, 13 percent fair, 15 percent good, 49 percent excellent and 15 percent excessive, while pasture is seven percent poor, 38 percent fair, 36 percent good and 19 percent excellent.

PEACE

Eight percent of spring wheat is in the bin compared with five percent barley, four percent canola and 21 percent field peas.

Surface and sub soil moisture conditions have an average rating of four percent poor, 16 percent fair, 46 percent good, 30 percent excellent and four percent excessive.

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