Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 4, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development July 4, 2016 |

Northwest Region

There was rainfall throughout the Northwest Region over the weekend, with amounts ranging from 10 mm in The Pas, up to 48 mm in parts of the Roblin area and from 17 to 100 mm in the Swan River Valley. There was severe winds and heavy rain early Monday in the Swan River area but possible impact on crops are not yet known.

For the most part, crops throughout the region are advancing nicely and are in good to excellent condition, with the exception of those crops recovering from excessive moisture and recent rainfall events. With regards to crop stage of growth, regionally, 20% of the wheat is elongating and 80% is heading. Canola growth has progressed rapidly over the past week although growth stage is, to some extent, variable within the same areas. Approximately 10% of the later seeded canola is at the rosette stage, 40% of the canola in the region is bolting and 50% of the canola is flowering. Approximately 20% of the field peas are in the vegetative stage of growth and 80% are blooming. Most of the soybeans are in the vegetative stage of growth with some fields in flower.

Herbicide treatments are generally complete throughout the region. Fungicide applications to spring wheat and canola fields are being made where disease risk exists. Reports of insect and disease damage are limited.

Significant rainfall this past week slowed haying progress down. Many producers are waiting prior to cutting and those fields already cut have not been dry enough to bale with the frequent rains. Warm, dry weather is needed this week to dry up fields. In areas where showers were more scattered around Ste. Rose and McCreary, some fields were dry enough for baling. Silaging of alfalfa grass fields continues as well. Pasture growth is abundant with adequate water for livestock.