Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 4, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture
Crop Report
October 4, 2022

Northwest Region
Warm temperatures and drying winds contributed to a good week of harvest progress. A small thunderstorm through parts of the region, slowing harvest mid-week, but harvest was able to resume fairly quickly. A light frost touched down in some areas this morning.

Provincial Overview
Harvest progress sits at 63% completed across the province, approximately 3 weeks behind the 5-year average of 86% complete by week 40.

The past week had a substantial increase in harvested canola area, with over 1.9 million acres now off the field. This brings the canola harvest from 30% to 58%, or an increase of approximately 925,000 acres.

Soybean harvest has started, as farms wrap up cereals and canola. Yields reported to date range from average to above-average.

Some unharvested cereals have seen quality downgrading from recent wet weather, where staining, mildew and sprouting has affected late wheat and oat crops.

Fall tillage and fieldwork is underway wherever farmers are caught up with harvest, or are able to work when rains stop harvest progress. Harrowing stubble is common, and some fall broadcast fertilizer is being applied, together with a start to anhydrous ammonia banding.

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