Dry weather persists in parts of Alberta
By Top Crop Manager
May 15, 2015 - Dry weather continues to persist across the southern and central regions of Alberta. According to the province's crop report of May 12, seeding of canola is being delayed by some producers to await an improvement in seedbed moisture.
In the meantime, precipitation in the form of light rain and snow was received in northern Alberta and the Peace, but amounts were only sufficient to maintain surface moisture ratings. Cold nights at freezing or lower temperatures were reported last week in all regions which is affecting crop emergence. Hay, pastures and fall seeded crops are greening up but slow to grow. If moisture and temperature situations don't significantly improve in the very near future, the first cut hay crop will be negatively impacted.