Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 14, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture
September 14, 2021 |

Northwest Region

A decent week of weather for harvest to progress across the region. Overnight temperatures on the weekend dipped near freezing in some areas of the region, with Inglis briefly at -0.4°C and Minitonas at 0.3°C. Late season moisture has caused some delay in drying of crops, including canola and flax. Some post harvest field tillage operations have taken place across the region.

Spring cereal harvest is mostly complete in the southern part of the region, while the Swan River and Roblin areas are about 90% complete. Yields ranging from 40-70 bu/ac in spring wheat. The recent rains have caused some regrowth in oat crops Canola desiccation continues as stages are reached and harvest progress is approximately 55 to 60% complete across the region, with the exception of The Pas. The effects of the growing season are reflective in the yields with ranges from 15 to 30 bu/ac in poorer stands, while better stands range from 45 to 50 bu/acre. Recent rains have caused some drydown and regrowth issues in canola crops. Soybeans continue to ripen and are at the R7 to R8 stage with some fields close to being ready for harvest within the next week. Flax and fababeans also continue to ripen.

Pastures have responded well to the late summer rains and are in good condition for this time of year, with continued grazing on most pastures. Many producers are grazing re-growth of annual fields that has occurred with the recent precipitation. Corn silage harvest will begin soon. Some producers are waiting to harvest recent growth on alfalfa fields until after the first killing frost now. Cereal straw baling is wrapping up. Producers continue to make winter feeding plans. Water levels have increased but more is still needed to replenish water supply for next year.