Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 5, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development October 5, 2015 |

Northwest Region
Drizzle and scattered showers on Sunday put a halt to harvest throughout the entire Northwest Region. However, good harvest progress was made in most parts of the region prior to the rain. The exception was the Swan Valley where harvest was interrupted mid week by rainfall with amounts between 10 to 25 mm. A general killing frost has yet to occur in many areas of the region.

Overall, harvest is 80% complete in the Northwest Region. Producers in the southern parts of the region have completed cereals and canola and are into soybean harvest. Flax, buckwheat and grain corn remain to be harvested. The rest of the region is waiting on later seeded canola, flax, soybeans and grain corn crops. Average yields and quality are reported for most crops.

Fall field work operations are generally caught up to harvest and many tilled fields have a good growth of weeds and volunteer plants. Soil moisture conditions are adequate in the region.

Corn silage harvest continues with reported yields below average in areas that were dry at the beginning of the growing season. Second cut alfalfa harvest will be underway around Roblin where there was a killing frost; producers in other areas are still waiting for a killing frost. Although pasture growth is complete for the season, majority of pastures are still adequate for livestock.