Warm dry week may stress spring wheat

CHICAGO, June 2 (Reuters) – Warm and dry weather is expected to persist in the northern U.S. Plains spring wheat belt and the Canadian Prairies through next week, potentially stressing developing wheat, and other crops, agricultural meteorologists said. “It’s dry for the next 10 days, for the most part,” David Streit, a meteorologist with the […] Read more

Prairie crops in great shape

The potential exists for a western Canadian bumper crop barring significant, widespread weather problems in the second half of the growing season. Satellite images show that crop vegetative health is either higher or much higher than normal across the prairie region. “The bulk of Western Canada is looking very good at this point,” said Gordon […] Read more

Hardy winter wheat variety could boost prairie acres

FERINTOSH, Alta. — A hardy new variety of winter wheat could encourage growers to increase acres planted to the crop. Pintail is the hardiest winter wheat grown in Canada and this is the second year that Silver Creek Colony has grown it. There has been no need to reseed even with poor snow cover and […] Read more

Satellite images paint gloomy picture

Crops across southern Manitoba are usually fully emerged by July 15, and it’s almost impossible to see soil from the highway because the vegetation is so dense. That’s not the case this year. Many oilseed and cereal crops are patchy because of near record amounts of rain in the western half of the province. For […] Read more