Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 20, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture
Crop Report
September 20, 2022

Northwest Region
A slower week of harvest progress with fall weather affecting harvesting hours. The week started with a light frost in some parts of the region near Swan Valley, Birch River, Grandview and San Clara. Although most crops have reached maturity and are safe from injury, there were some later soybean crops that may be affected. Most of the region received precipitation setting in Wednesday and scattered showers continued off and on through the week. Heavy morning dew and cloudy, humid days also contributed to the slow harvest progress, with the exception of The Pas, where little to no precipitation arrived and allowed harvest to progress.

Provincial Overview
Harvest progress sits at 40% completed across the province, approximately 3 weeks behind the 5-year average of 71% complete by week 38.

Steady rainfall across the province late last week stalled harvest progress. Farmers are anxiously awaiting drier weather to return to straight-cutting cereal and canola crops, and for breezy days to dry down damp swaths.

Canola harvest has been slow to ramp up – rain delays, high humidity, and soft fields have prevented the jump in harvested acres, but good progress has been made in the Central, Eastern, and Northwest regions.

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