Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 7, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture
August 7, 2018 |

Northwest Region

A mix of temperatures with mostly cooler/wet conditions during the week. The weekend brought some intense weather, including hail in the Swan Valley area, Gilbert Plains, a small band in the Dauphin area, McCreary and Rorketon. A large tornado touched down near Alonsa.

Hail damage to greenfeed and second cut hay fields is being determined.

Harvest of Fall Rye has started in the Dauphin area; spring cereals, including wheat, barley and oats are in the dough stage and ripening.

Majority of canola done flowering and in pod-filling stage. Sunsclad evident in podded canola.

Desiccation of peas have begun in the Swan Valley last week with the rest of the region to start this week. A small amount of peas in the Swan Valley have been harvested.

Soybeans in R3 to R4 stage.

Remaining fields of first cut hay will be put up this week. Greenfeed cutting may start earlier than normal this week, to take advantage of the good weather. Corn silage crops are advancing well.

Pastures and dugouts remain in good condition where adequate rainfall been received. Second cut hay harvest for beef operations will begin this week while nearing completion for dairy producers.