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Heavy rainfall hampers seeding in Manitoba

June 3, 2013 - Seeding operations continued across most of Manitoba last week prior to the precipitation that fell during the last days of May. Seeding progress by region varies from 80 to 95 per cent complete, with some areas within the regions not as advanced due to heavier rainfall amounts. Producers continue to modify initial seeding plans to account for seeding date. Reseeding of terminated winter wheat fields also continues.

• The earliest seeded crops emerged with in-crop herbicide applications underway on cereal and canola acres. Uniform emergence is noted for the most part. The cooler temperatures slowed plant development.

• Recent rainfall may impact crop emergence and plant stands, particularly in areas that received the higher amounts of precipitation.

• Frost was recorded in many areas of Manitoba over the weekend. To date, minimal damage to emerged crops was reported but crops will continue to be assessed over the coming days for injury symptoms.

For more season reports and updates, visit Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives.