By Top Crop Manager
July 21, 2014 - Good growing conditions in Manitoba, including warmer temperatures and minimal rainfall, advanced crops and allowed crops impacted by excessive moisture to continue their recovery. According to the province's latest crop report, favourable weather also allowed producers to make good progress with haying operations and applications of fungicides.
However, continuing wet conditions in some areas of Manitoba are impacting crops, hay fields and pastures. Disease pressure is being monitored, with reports of brown girdling root rot and blackleg lesions in canola, brown spot disease and bacterial leaf blight in soybeans, and Fusarium head blight in winter wheat.