By Top Crop Manager
May 2, 2016 - Favourable weather and field conditions have allowed seeding operations to get underway in many areas of Manitoba.
According to the first crop report of the season, provincially it is estimated 10 per cent of the 2016 crop has been seeded. Most seeding progress is reported in the southwest and central regions.
A range of soil moisture conditions exists across the province. There are localized areas throughout the regions still experiencing wet conditions and need continued warm dry weather to dry out fields, with other areas noting drier topsoil conditions.
Winter cereal crops overwintered very well with crop conditions rated as good to excellent. Pasture and hay fields have resumed growth.