Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 1, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture
October 1, 2018 |

Northwest Region

Harvest took place throughout the region in between intermittent localized rain and snow showers, with operations underway again over the weekend. Cool temperatures with frost and heavy dew have also impacted harvest completion. Daytime temperatures were down into the low teens with nighttime temperatures dropping well below zero throughout the entire region. Rainfall accumulations resulted in an average of 13 mm through most parts of the region. The crop in the region is estimated at 75% harvested with operations on the east side more complete, while the northern part of the region still has a larger percent of acres remaining to harvest.

Spring wheat reported as 90 to 95% combined throughout the region, with some later seeded fields still standing. Yields ranging from 65 to 85bu/ac. Fieldwork is being completed as conditions allow.

The recent damp and wet weather has been a challenge for producers trying to combine their canola crop. Much of the canola harvested this past week came off tough or damp and needs to be dried for storage. Around Swan River the canola harvest is about 45 to 50% complete, yields of 45 to 60 bu/ac; canola harvest in Roblin area 40% complete; canola harvest underway at The Pas at 10 to 15% complete.

Lentil and pea harvests are complete with yields of 45 to 50 bu/ac and 50 to 70 bu/ac respectively. Harvest of soybeans is underway in the Northwest Region with reported yields of 35 bu/ac.

Damp conditions and cloudy weather has made it challenging for producers still baling feed and straw. Corn silage harvest is still on going. With the hard killing frost on the weekend all vegetation growth has subsided, thus livestock still on pasture require supplementation. Fall predation damage to domestic livestock and late season crops has begun, as crop options have diminished with harvest.