Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 9, 2012

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives
GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre
July 9, 2012 |

Northwest Region

Recent warm temperatures aided crop development across the Northwest Region. Poor plant stands and drowned out areas are evident in canola fields as a result of excess moisture. In The Pas, canola fields still have still extremely wet areas.

Cereal staging ranges from heading/flowering in The Pas to fields in the milk stage at Swan River, Roblin and Dauphin. Canola staging is more variable with a few fields podding in Dauphin, then a range from rosette to bolting to the majority of acres flowering. High temperatures during the flowering period may affect canola yield potential. Fungicide application is on going for both cereals and canola crops, with some being applied aerially.

Haying operations have just begun across the region with the exception of The Pas. The first cut yields are average to below average with yields ranging from 1.4 to 2.0 tons per acre. Native pastures and hayland are still showing the effects of excess moisture from last year, particularly at The Pas and along the lakes in the region.