Crop report – October 12, 2017

Manitoba


SOUTHWEST

There was good harvest progress in spite of precipitation, which varied from 10 to 75 millimetres along with hail.

Spring cereal harvest is almost complete, canola is about 77 percent complete and flax and soybeans have started.

Winter wheat and fall rye seeding is complete with most fields in the two to three leaf stage.

NORTHWEST

A weekend rainstorm stalled harvest operations, which had previously made good progress.

Harvest of canola, spring wheat, barley and oats is near completion, while soybeans have started and corn silage continues.

CENTRAL

Harvest is 70 to 90 percent complete but was slowed by precipitation.

Cereal, canola, pea and flax yields and quality are very good and harvest is generally complete, while soybeans, edible beans, corn silage and potatoes are ongoing.

Dugouts are low on many pastures because the water table has significantly dropped, and straw supplies are low.

EASTERN

Rainfall ranged from five to 70 mm.

Canola harvest is almost complete, while soybeans and corn silage are ongoing.

Pasture conditions are rated
20 percent good, 30 percent fair, 40 percent poor and 10 percent very poor.

INTERLAKE

Intermittent rains and cool, wet conditions stalled harvest, and the weather allowed for only one day of combining.

In southern areas, harvest of canola, cereals and peas is complete with excellent yields, but about 40 percent of soybeans, 50 percent canola and 10 percent alfalfa seed
are complete in northern areas.

Saskatchewan

SOUTHEAST

Ninety-two percent of the crop is in the bin, and yields are about average but vary greatly.

Rainfall ranged from one to 30 mm with strong winds and some frost damage. 

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 40 percent adequate, 42 percent short and 18 percent very short.

SOUTHWEST

Ninety-eight percent of the crop is harvested and well ahead of the five-year average of 88 percent, but flax and soybeans need to dry down.

Rain and snow this past week ranged from trace amounts to 78 mm, which helped replenish topsoil moisture.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as one percent surplus, 15 percent adequate, 60 percent short and 24 percent very short.

EAST-CENTRAL

Eighty-nine percent of the crop is harvested and well ahead of the five year average of 74 percent, but some crops are coming off tough and going into aeration bins.

Precipitation varied from trace amounts to more than 100 mm.

The topsoil moisture rating on cropland, hayland and pastures averages eight percent surplus, 48 percent adequate, 36 percent short and seven percent very short.

WEST-CENTRAL

About 92 percent of the crop is in the bin, but some tough crops are being aerated. 

Rain and snow this past week ranged from trace amounts to more than 75 mm.

The topsoil moisture rating on cropland, hayland and pastures averages two percent surplus, 28 percent adequate, 50 percent short and 19 percent very short.

NORTHEAST

About 80 percent of the crop is in and yield estimates range from average to well above average.

Precipitation varied from three to 78 mm with strong winds.

Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated 16 percent surplus, 59 percent adequate and 25 percent short, while hayland and pastures are five percent surplus, 62 percent adequate and 33 percent short.

NORTHWEST

About 69 percent of crops are harvested, and several more weeks of warm, dry weather are needed for completion.

Rainfall ranged from small amounts up to 42 mm, and the Meadow Lake area has reported the most accumulation since April 1 with 484 mm.

Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated 65 percent adequate, 29 percent short and six percent very short.

Alberta

SOUTH

Many areas received cold, wet weather, including snowfall.

Harvest operations are almost complete

Surface and sub-surface soil moisture conditions are rated as 38 percent poor, 28 percent fair and 33 percent good.

CENTRAL

Crop quality has been better than normal for most crops but is expected to decline because of frost and snow that has flattened standing crops.

About 87 percent of crops are in, 13 percent are still in the field, six percent are standing and seven percent are in the swath.

Surface soil moisture conditions have improved and are rated as five percent poor, 30 percent fair, 39 percent good and 26 percent excellent.

NORTHEAST

Favourable weather conditions allowed producers to make 21 percent harvest progress, but rain followed by snow halted harvest operations.

Nearly 53 percent of the crops are in the bin, 23 percent in swath and 24 percent still standing, but most standing crops are lodged or flattened.

Surface soil moisture conditions are rated as five percent fair, 28 percent good and 66 percent excellent.

NORTHWEST

Almost 26 percent of crops are in the bin, 35 percent in swath and 39 percent still standing, but harvest operations have been halted by rain and snow.

Surface soil moisture conditions are rated as five percent fair, 23 percent good, 68 percent excellent and four percent excessive.

PEACE

Harvest is progressing well and quality is generally above the provincial five year averages for malt barley and the top two grades of spring wheat, oats, canola and dry peas.

About 58 percent of crops are in the bin, 23 percent still in swath and 19 percent standing.

Surface and sub-surface soil moisture conditions are rated five percent poor, 18 percent fair, 44 percent good, 28 percent excellent and five percent excessive.

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