Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 21, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre
May 21, 2013 |

Northwest Region

Drying weather conditions occurred across most of the Northwest Region over the past week. Soil moisture is excessive in a few small localized spots within the region but mostly adequate moisture combined with warming soil temperatures resulted in excellent seeding progress. The largest progress was made in the Roblin area but on average throughout the region, about 45% of the wheat crop, approximately 15% of the canola crop and around 10% of the soybean crop has been seeded. Most of the soybean acres are in the Dauphin area. The overall percentage of acres seeded in the Northwest Region is estimated to be 35 to 40%. There has been very little crop emerge to date.

Although growing conditions improved considerably over the past week, hay and pastures throughout the region are growing slowly and are reported to be in fair to poor condition. Many producers have moved their herds to pasture.