By Top Crop Manager
Sept. 23, 2014 - Warmer, drier weather conditions across most of Manitoba allowed for harvest progress. In the most recent Manitoba crop report, reported spring wheat yields range from 30 to 90 bushels per acre, barley 70 to 100 bushels per acre, oats 90 to 140 bushels per acre, canola 15 to 60 bushels per acre, and edible beans 1700 to 2100 pounds per acre. The first acres of soybeans were also harvested with early yield reports of 25 to 40 bushels per acre.
Many crops are being harvested at tough or damp moisture levels, requiring aeration or artificial drying to achieve safe storage moisture levels.
Winter wheat is emerging. Winter wheat acres will decrease from the previous year as a late harvest has resulted in decreased availability of stubble prior to seeding deadlines.