Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 16, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development June 16, 2014 |

Northwest Region
Rain showers and thunderstorms continued to impact most of the Northwest Region, with rainfall amounts ranging from 12 mm to over 51 mm. There is standing water in the low lying areas of many fields.

Some seeding progress was made last week, but producers in localized areas were challenged by wet soil conditions. Seeding progress is approximately 90% complete in the region. Across the region, seeding progress ranges from 99% complete in the Roblin area to only 70% complete at The Pas. Approximately 95% of the wheat crop and 90% of the canola crop is seeded. Soybean and grain corn planting is complete.

Fields that were seeded show good germination and even emergence. On average, 100% of the pea crop is emerged, 95% of the wheat crop is emerged, 75% of the canola crop is emerged with 30% of that in the seedling stage, and about 95% of the soybeans are emerged. In crop herbicide applications are being made. Excessive moisture is causing some crop damage. There are a few reports of low flea beetle activity in some fields.

Hayfields and pastures in the Northwest Region are experiencing excessive moisture conditions. Nearly all cattle are moved to pasture, but with less than average temperatures, forage growth is slow. Dugouts are full to capacity and in some cases, overflowing their banks onto surrounding fields.