Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 3, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture
July 3, 2018 |

Northwest Region

Warm temperatures in the past week helped advance the crops quickly. A few days of low 20s will help canola that was starting to show signs of heat stress. General rainfall throughout the region over the long weekend. Rorketon finally receiving some much needed rain however in need of more. Some localized hail reported in northern part of Swan Valley region

60% of the Canola flowering and some pod development in the Swan Valley region. 25% of the Spring Wheat is starting to head out/flower with the larger portion in the stem elongation stage; soybeans for the most part are in the vegetative stage with a small portion in Ste. Rose area at R1. Lentils in the Swan Valley region are flowering; peas also flowering with some fields starting to develop pods.

In The Pas region, spring wheat is heading into stem elongation, canola growth is variable with earlier seeded crops starting to bolt and the remainder in rosette stage; some crop loss in The Pas area due to water ponding in low areas.

Herbicide applications continue in later seeded crops. Fungicide applications occurring in most of region where Fusarium Head Blight risk rated high to extreme. Fungicide applications are also occurring on other crops as they reach appropriate stage.

Haying progress has been very slow with the frequent rainfall. Pastures are in good condition benefitting from this additional moisture. Dugouts are 75-100% full.