Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 2, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development June 2, 2014 |

Northwest Region

Rainfall in most parts of the Northwest Region interfered to varying degrees with seeding progress. Rainfall amounts ranged from negligible in the Roblin area to over 100 mm last Thursday in parts of the Swan Valley.

Overall, approximately 50% of the intended crop in the Northwest Region is seeded. On average, approximately 50% of the wheat crop is in the ground, 20% of the canola, 40% of the soybeans, and 70% of the corn crop is planted. Most of the corn acres are located in the Roblin and Dauphin areas. Most seeding progress was made in the Ste Rose, Roblin and Swan Valley areas. There was very little seeding activity at The Pas and in areas north and west of Dauphin. Rain showers and thunderstorms mid-week and on the weekend brought seeding activity to a standstill in most parts.

A small percentage of the seeded crop has begun to emerge with the exception of the Roblin area where over 80% of the cereal crop has emerged and 10% of the canola and soybean acres have emerged. Perennial and annual weed growth, as well as volunteer crop growth, has increased.

Warm temperatures during the week resulted in excellent growth of many forages and pastures. Alfalfa grew 150 to 200 mm. Cattle continue to be moved to pastures with some continued supplemental feeding for those that have remained on sacrifice pasture or at wintering sites. Pastures and hayfields are waterlogged with the continuing showers. Dugouts are at capacity.