Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 6, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development June 6, 2016 |

Northwest Region
Temperatures and rainfall amounts were extremely variable throughout the Northwest Region over the past week. Higher accumulations were noted in the Ste Rose/Dauphin area with up to 75 mm of rainfall in localized areas, and the Roblin area received 75 to 100 mm in the northwest part of that district. Soil moisture conditions range from adequate in some parts of the region to excessive in localized parts of the Dauphin/Ste Rose and Roblin areas. The east side of the Swan Valley is drier, having received less than 12 mm of rainfall since seeding time.

Overall seeding progress in the Northwest Region is estimated to be 98% complete. One hundred percent of the wheat crop is seeded and has emerged. About 60% of the wheat is at the tillering stage of growth. One hundred percent of the canola crop is seeded with approximately 90% of the crop nicely emerged. Approximately 95% of the soybeans are seeded and 85% of those have emerged. Soybean emergence is reasonably uniform.

Herbicide treatments have started and will continue as field conditions allow and as crops reach the proper stage for application. There continue to be reports of flea beetle activity in some canola fields in the Swan River Valley and Roblin areas, but injury caused is minimal in many cases. There are reports of cutworms at and above threshold levels in canola, field peas and corn crops in the Swan River Valley. Some of those fields required treatment for cutworms and others had to be reseeded. Diamondback moth monitoring trap populations are highest in The Pas and Swan Valley areas.

Most hay fields are in good condition with the most advanced alfalfa in the bud stage. However, there are areas across the region experiencing drier conditions and would benefit from rainfall. Many animals have been hauled to pasture with the rest being moved this week.