Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 10, 2023

Manitoba Agriculture
Crop Report

October 10, 2023

Northwest Region
A slow week of harvest progress across the region as rain set in. While some areas were able to work in between rains most areas were shut down. Temperatures for the week were mostly cool, with overnight temperatures dropping down below 0. Fall field work and anhydrous application is occurring as conditions allow.

Spring wheat harvest had another good week of progress, with most areas approximately 99% done. Yields have been ranging from 50-90 bu/acre, while some fields have done poorer and some better. Some spring wheat remains to be harvested in The Pas.

Canola harvest continued over the week and is approximately 90% complete. Yield reports have averaged from 40 to 55 bu/acre, while some crops have yielded below 40 bu/acre and some above 55 bu/acre. Reports of green stems making harvest challenging.

Soybean harvest progress is approximately 70% complete. There has been some challenges with plants not drying down and staying green. Yields have been average to above average at around 45 to 50 bu/acre, with some yielding lower due to lack of rain.

Provincial Overview
Limited harvest progress over the last week due to widespread rainfall across the province. Harvest progress sits at 86% complete across the province, which is ahead of the 5-year average (81%). Harvest has wrapped up for most of the spring cereal crops, with barley at 100% complete, oats at 100% complete and spring wheat at 99% complete. Overall, cereal crops remain in fair to mostly good condition.

Many corn fields have reached physiological maturity and are drying down. Grain corn harvest has started in the Central region and is sitting at 15% complete and 7% provincially. Canola harvest continues with approximately 87% of the acres being harvested across the province. Soybean fields are mostly in the R8 growth stage with harvest progress sitting at 73% provincially.

Producers are encouraged to scout their fields for weeds that have escaped control. This is an important part of integrated pest management. Waterhemp has been found in the Central and Eastern regions and producers should seek identification of any unusual pigweeds in their fields.

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