Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 12, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development May 12, 2014 |

Northwest Region

Unfavorable weather conditions prevailed throughout the Northwest Region; cool temperatures and localized rainfall is delaying the start of spring field operations. The Pas and Dauphin areas report the highest surplus soil moisture conditions. There is localized ponding on many fields across the region. Winter wheat survival ranges from good to fair; majority of winter wheat acres are located in the southern part of the region. Weed and volunteer crop growth is very slow.

Growth on pasture and hay fields is limited due to cool conditions over the past week. Cattle continue to be supplemented with feed on sacrifice pasture areas. Very wet conditions predominate on pasture and hay fields. Water supplies are sufficient to excessive.