Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 1, 2012

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre
October 1, 2012 |

Northwest Region

Harvest is nearing completion across the Northwest Region as dry harvest conditions continue.

The silage corn harvest continues with average to above average yield and quality. The hemp seed harvest is underway with reported yields ranging from 800 to 1100 pounds/acre. The soybean harvest is general throughout the region with yields reported in the 45 to 50 bu/acre range. Flax yields are poor with yields of 12 to 15 bu/acre being reported. Buckwheat yields range from 8 to 30 bu/acre with variable quality; lower yields are where excess moisture was an issue during the growing season.

Fall field work is proceeding where suitable soil conditions allow. Dry soil conditions are impacting fall fertilizer applications.