Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 8, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development June 8, 2015 |

Northwest Region

Thunderstorms moved through many parts of the Northwest Region over the weekend but did not result in rainfall of any significance. Many areas of the region would benefit from additional precipitation. Day time temperatures over the week were generally quite warm, while in some areas, night time temperatures were just a couple of degrees above freezing.

Seeding is mostly finished throughout the Northwest Region, with the exception of some greenfeed acres and canola fields that have yet to be reseeded due to damage caused by frost. Most canola that was reseeded last week has yet to emerge. Where reseeding was unnecessary, about 50% of the canola is at the seedling stage. Most other crops are at the seedling stage of growth, with the exception of fall rye which has begun to head.

Annual and perennial weed growth is general throughout the region. Herbicide applications have begun depending on the crop and weed stage of growth.

Flea beetle activity in canola continues to cause concern in many parts of the region where feeding continues on slow growing, stressed and injured canola plants. Control measures are required on some canola fields in the Swan River district.

Forages and pastures are progressing rapidly as temperatures are rising. Alfalfa in some areas was stunted by frosts, but other fields not hit as hard are in the early bud stage. Majority of cattle have been moved to pastures. Water supplies are good.