Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 26, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development May 26, 2014 |

Northwest Region

Rain showers and thunderstorms in parts of the Northwest Region over the past week hindered seeding progress, particularly in the Dauphin, Ste. Rose and The Pas areas. Drying winds picked up over the weekend and temperatures warmed up significantly allowing producers to resume seeding operations in the rest of the region. Approximately 40% of the wheat crop and 10% of the canola crop are seeded. The most seeding progress for was made in the Swan Valley and Roblin areas where some producers are finished seeding wheat. Less than 5% of the soybean and field corn acres are planted. Seeding conditions are generally not ideal with wet fields throughout the region. Perennial and annual weed growth, as well as volunteer crop growth, improved over the past week.

Substantial rain over the past week kept pastures and hay fields significantly wet. Forage growth is relatively slow; however, the recent warmer temperatures increased development. Dugouts and water sources are full to capacity. Many cattle have been moved to pastures due to relatively low supplies of feed and wet conditions in wintering areas.