By Top Crop Manager
May 20, 2014 - In Manitoba, seeding operations continued across most of the province prior to the precipitation that fell Sunday and Monday, according to the most recent crop report.
Seeding progress by region varies from five to 40 per cent complete. However, some areas within the regions are not as advanced due to wet conditions. The recent precipitation will slow seeding operations, but in areas where lower rainfall amounts were received, seeding operations will resume with minimal delay.
The earliest seeded spring wheat is emerging. Also, re-seeding of some winter wheat fields is occurring as winterkill has resulted in poor plant stands. Inadequate stubble height and density resulting in poor snow cover has been the dominant reason for winterkill.