Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 3, 2012

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre
August 3, 2012 |

Northwest Region

Throughout the week, the Northwest Region had seasonal daytime temperatures and occasional high humidity. There were scattered thundershowers resulting in variable precipitation amounts of 17 to 45 mm, with some locally higher amounts reported. The Fork River area reports some light hail damage.

Wet soils are drying through the northern sectors; however, some ponding still persists. In the rest of the region, soil moisture conditions are adequate to finish cereal crop development. Special crops continue to develop well in favourable conditions. Winter wheat harvest is general in the Ste. Rose and Dauphin areas with some initial reported yields up to 75 bu/acre and with good quality. Preharvest desiccation on red spring wheat and peas has begun. A limited number of canola fields near Roblin are being sprayed for bertha armyworm. Perennial grass seed crops and some early seeded canola fields are being swathed in the Dauphin and Ste. Rose area.

Haying operations continued with only 5% of first cut remaining and 85% is baled and ensilaged. Cereal silage and hay yields are average or below average and quality has declined further with weathering. Second cut forages are showing better quality and average yield.