Parched soils threaten Canadian canola, spring wheat

WINNIPEG (Reuters) — Canada’s western farm belt, dogged by excessive rain in some areas this spring, is now facing parched conditions in others, threatening wheat and canola crops, crop analysts say. A large area of southern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba has received less than 40 percent of normal precipitation during the 30-day period leading up […] Read more

Spring forecast

Alberta: Above-average snowfall across much of Alberta this winter may help replenish soil moisture when it melts. Last year’s dry weather and open fall had allowed farmers to harvest a bin buster of a crop. However, neither Alberta Agriculture nor Alberta Environment are willing to predict spring soil moisture levels, given that spring snowstorms are […] Read more