Seed & Chemical
Early start to growing season in Manitoba
By Top Crop Manager
May 4, 2015 - Favourable weather and field conditions have resulted in an early start to the 2015 growing season in Manitoba.
Producers across the province have started to seed, with the most progress in the central and eastern regions. Localized areas that had excess moisture in past growing seasons are still experiencing wet conditions and need continued warm dry weather to dry out fields. For the majority of areas in Manitoba, rainfall is needed to assist in crop emergence and growth.
Winter cereal crops generally over-wintered very well, with the spring fertilizer already applied. However, pasture and hay growth has been slow due to dry conditions.