Cool, wet weather hampers Manitoba crop development
Aug. 13, 2013, Winnipeg, MB - Spring crop development in Manitoba, along with winter wheat and forage crop harvest, continues to be slowed by the continuing cool and wet weather in the province, according to this week's Manitoba Crop Report.
The majority of crops are either grain-filling or podding, with some of the later seeded crops finishing up flowering. Swathing of earliest-seeded canola has started.
Winter wheat harvest continues in the Central, Eastern and Interlake Regions with yields ranging from 55 to 80 bushels per acre, with good quality and protein levels.
A return to warmer and drier weather conditions would be welcome to aid in ripening of spring crops, continued growth in the warm season crops such as grain corn, sunflowers, edible beans and soybeans, and harvest operations.
Read the full report.
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